Wings of Desire and Superfly Suspension Crew presents:
3rd International Body Suspension Symposium

November 17–19

The Body Suspension Symposium is an event series with focus on Suspension as an art practice. The first Symposium was realized in Oslo 2012 and the second in New York 2015, in collaboration with Anchors Aweigh/SKIN.

The Symposium targets the suspension community with lectures, classes and workshops geared towards practitioners. In the evening we will present lectures and performances that are also open the general public. Enthusiasts are welcome to attend the full event.


The event will be held at:
Machinenhalle Malzfabrik
Bessemerstrasse 2-14
D-12103 BERLIN

Malzfabrik Website

The Venue will be open Friday and Saturday from 10 am to midnight. Sunday from 10 am to 4 pm. Saturday 18th will largely be dedicated to Stelarc, where he will present a lecture about his work. The 3rd suspension performance by Stelarc and Håvve Fjell/Wings of Desire will also be presented on Saturday night. To frame the environment there will be short movies and art exhibitions by several artists with strong ties to the suspension community. The full program and schedule can be found at our events:


Defying Gravity with special guest: Stelarc

3rd International Body Suspension Symposium


Superfly Suspension Crew
Santa Sangre Body Rituals feat. Joa Helgesson


Paul King
Allen Falkner 
Håvve Fjell
Beto Rea
Alan Belardinelli
Dr. Anna Zakrisson


Helene Fjell Photography
AMF Korsets
SUKL – Schwester Ursulas Knochen Licht
Christian Prinz -Silkscreen prints
Krousky Peutebatre-pictures


Short movies:
Louis Fleischauer PureKaos Short film
La Negra Cascabeles and La Negra
Damian Pisarra 22 souls
Lukas Zpira Rituals
Pina Brutal and Kukulcan Rituals My body is like air 
Harvey Rabbit
Miss Crash Music Video Born Villain No Reason
The Retrosic music video Maneater & Desperate Youth
Red Lake Circus Land of Oz
Sangre Fria Delirium & Entre Sombras 
Coco Katsura Art Gallery
Miguel H. Graetzer & Beto Rea Red Bird
Miguel Pissarra Addicted


Sunday night there will be an afterparty at Bohnengold, free for all participants. Bohnengold is open from 9 pm to 4 am and a badge from the event is required to enter.


The Early Bird price for the whole event including lunch and dinner at the venue is €270. After October 28 the price jumps to €320, so get your payment done before this date! Register through the form below.

You may also buy tickets only for the opening hours, tickets can be bought through the online ticket system 

Tickets for Friday: Pre-sale €10/ Door €12
Tickets for Saturday: Pre-sale €13/ Door €15
Tickets both days: Pre-sale €20/ Door €25


Please note:
The Symposium is not primarily an event to get suspended, the emphasis is on Education and Art. There is however a limited possibility to do so, if you are willing to submit your body for a performance and/or workshop/class. In other words; the suspension might not be one of your choice, and the timing and execution of the suspension will be at the practitioner in charge’s discretion. (You will of course be informed in advance and choose to pass if the suspension in question is not yours to do.) There may, or may not, be time/space to facilitate a few suspensions besides the ones mentioned above.

Applications for being a body/suspension model for the Symposium and requests for individual suspensions can be sent to Håvve.