Songs of a melting iceberg – Displaced without moving
Participants at SAVVY Contemporary Dafna Maimon, Jessie Kleeman and Ivalo Frank, Marja Helander, Jonas Tinius, Frederikke Hansen, Aqqalu Berthelsen aka Uyarakq, Athi-Patra Ruga, Syowia Kyambi, Michèle Magema, Constanza Macras and Adham Hafez, Dávvet Bruun Solbakk, Siegmar Zacharias, Christine Fentz, Ibrahim Mahama, Lana Hansen, Jacob Remin, Nana Adusei-Poku, Laakkuluk Williamson Bathory, DJ Cambel Nomi, Esben Valloe, Inuk Silis Høegh
Artistic direction Ricarda Ciontos
This year’s Nordwind will explore questions about the unity, fragility and diversity of constructions of identity. In Songs of a melting iceberg – Displaced without moving, for the first time, artists and scholars from the Arctic, northern countries, the African continent, Berlin and Hamburg will be invited to work together on artistic projects. In the process, they will try to get away from stereotypes and prejudices and to formulate and exchange their own perspectives and artistic ways of working.
Especially in times when concepts such as ‘nation’, ‘identity’ and ‘cultural origin’ are being exploited by right-wing populist movements, it’s important to reappropriate these terms and resist a one-sided interpretation.
Songs of a melting iceberg – Displaced without moving will take place in five different venues in Berlin and Hamburg: SAVVY Contemporary, Silent Green, Studio 1 of Art Centre Bethanien, Galerie Wedding and Kampnagel. The festival’s cooperative partners are the XJAZZ Festival and the KW Institute for Contemporary Art.
Songs of a melting iceberg – Displaced without moving is a NORDWIND project, funded by Capital City Cultural Fund Berlin, Danish Arts Council, German Foreign Office, Goethe Institute, Finland Institute, Institut français, the Hamburg Foundation for Culture, the Institute for Foreign Relations (ifa), Danse- og Teatersentrum, Heinrich Böll Foundation, Hamburg City Office for Culture and Media, TINFO Theatre Info Finland, Air Greenland, Ubeeqo, Stadtmobil Carsharing, the Norwegian Embassy, the Icelandic Embassy, the Canadian Embassy, the Swedish Embassy, the Danish Embassy, the Finish Embassy
In cooperation withKampnagel Hamburg, Silent Green, SAVVY Contemporary, Art Centre Bethanien, KW Institute for Contemporary Art, XJAZZ Festival Berlin, Theatre of Nations Moscow.
Media partnersExberliner, taz – die tageszeitung, TANZ, Theater heute, Zitty, Oak – The Nordic Journal, Ask Helmut, Bpigs – Berlin Independents Guide