A walk with ancestors

30th October
13 – 13.40h Europe/Berlin

Audio guide walk “A walk with ancestors”

52°27’31.1″N 13°29’19.7″E

As part of an ongoing ancestral research, this audio guide walk reflects on our ancestry, collective memories of displacement, and death rituals in post-colonial society, seeking to support the unfolding and sensing of one’s thresholds in relation to time, space, and the body in different dimensions and with different rules. Using somatic exercise and fictional family memories, we find ourselves reconnecting and thinking with the forest and our ancestors. It is a proposal to slow walk through the nature as a group sharing the experiences, together and alone, while listening to an audio guide via your own headphone.

Artistic direction, Narrative writing and Voice by Yin Cheng-Kokott // Music, Composition and Sonic Landscapes by Adrian Cristea, Gina Lo

***Please wear warm layers, bring rain gear in case of light rain, blanket to sit on, your own headphone, phone and internet connection. You are encouraged to download SoundCloud app on your phone beforehand instead of using web browser on that day for smoother experience. 
*** In case of extreme weather condition, the event will postponed for the better experience. When that happens, the announcement will take place a night before via email.
***To register for the audio guide walk, please sign up through this link, you will receive a link to the audio through SoundCloud a day prior to the meeting. The registration opens until 28th October. 
***This project is funded by the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and Media within the framework of the initiative NEUSTART KULTUR, aid programm DIS-TANZEN by the Dachverband Tanz Deutschland.

::Artist Bio

Adrian Cristea
Adrian is a multi-disciplinary creative coder and hobbyist musician, who enjoys conveying stories through interactive applications, textural audio and finds ways of unlocking the potential of others to express emotion via these mediums.

Gina Lo
Gina Lo is a Taiwanese-born sound artist, field recordist, and performer, based in Berlin. In her current research of her projects, she explores the triangular relationship between environment, ambience, and humans through live performances and spatial sound installations. In her improvisational performance, she focuses on the exploration of an ever-changing sound world through electroacoustic instrumentation, field recording, abstract vocal and custom-designed synthesizer. Employing deep listening as an act of playing, the artist explores the delicate and temporary relationship between her instruments and the environment through frequency, resonance and noise.

Yin Cheng-Kokott
Yin Cheng-Kokott is a Taiwanese-born, Berlin based transdisciplinary performance artist, somatic practitioner, choreographer, and pleasure activist. She is a student of yoga, contemporary dance, voice work, tarot and shibari. She holds a bachelor of arts in drama at the National Taiwan University of Arts. Her current research meditates on ancestral connections and erotic empowerment, exploring the political statement of the body in the public space through interactive elements in performance acts.