REMIX returns in 2019!
A ten-day collaborative residency at Ponderosa. Located in the eastern German countryside outside Berlin, near the Polish border and the Oder River.
Artists of all disciplines — performance, music, media, visual arts, and others — are invited to come together for a collaborative experiment called REMIX.
REMIX begins with two days of sharing art, whether in performance, installation, exhibition, screening, presentation, or concert. All of the artists in residence will have the opportunity to show, experience, and be inspired by each other’s work.
Next, the REMIX: join in collaboration with other resident artists of your choosing. Take your work(s) apart. Make a mash up. Re-construct it. End with the beginning. Start over. Dance the re-write. Make the film. Drift into the landscape. Turn it into a theme park.
Choose your own adventure.
Artists will have a full week to create in collaboration, using studios and outdoor spaces at Ponderosa and nearby. During the week, there will be additional opportunities to exchange in dialogue and practice with the entire residency group.
The final days, we experience the outcomes of the REMIX: all-new works through all-new collaborations!
Who is REMIX for?
This residency is intended for artists with an established art practice. A suggested guideline is minimum 2-5 years working professionally. The collaborations will be self-directed. This requires mature experience with creative process, as well as self-responsibility in interpersonal relations.
The residency curators will offer the residency group light facilitation. This will include welcome sessions to get to know each other, support in choosing collaborative groups, coordination of times and spaces, availability as a sounding board or outside eye as needed, and facilitation of collective exchanges for the entire residency group.
What do you get from REMIX?
As a participant in REMIX, you will be able to:
About the curators
The main location of the residency will be Ponderosa, however some nearby locations will be also available for participants to use as creative sights. Going around is easiest on the bike – participant are encouraged to bring their own, however there will also be bikes available to rent for a small fee. For residents who own or need a car, that can be useful as well.
Cooking and meals
Cooking will be a communal effort. For the final performance days we will organise a cook. However, during the working days, participants will be responsible for cooking for themselves or in groups. The small kitchen in Ponderosa will be set up and available for residents. We'll also organise some communal dinners where we'll all share a meal and our stories.
Please note that Ponderosa is a low-tech facility. We have some lights and musical equipment and a lot of goodwill and inspiration for working together. However, flexibility and a DIY approach to your technical needs will be necessary.
To apply, please write a letter of interest to the curators at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please tell us about your practice, the art you’d like to show, and why you are interested in participating in REMIX.
Individuals and small groups (existing collaborations) are welcome to apply.
Please get in touch and let us know a little about you!
Costs for participants:
The costs are all inclusive — food and sleeping costs are included, and residents are welcome to explore and use the available facilities at Ponderosa, indoors and out.
Potential participants may be interested in exploring our available information about funding possibilities for attending REMIX.