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 full program and schedule will be posted at a later date, please follow the event on facebook for further updates.

For now we have confirmed Stelarc, Paul King, Allen Falkner and Håvve Fjell as speakers.

Performance by Superfly Suspension Crew, Stearc/WoD and others.

Classes and workshops will be added as they get confirmed.

To frame the environment we will exhibit art by several artists with strong ties to the suspension community.

Exhibitors:
Helene Fjell Photography
AMF Korsets
SUKL – Schwester Ursulas Knochen Licht
Christian Prinz -Silkscreen prints

Saturday 18th will largely be dedicated to Stelarc, where he will present a lecture about his work, PS Media will host the official release of the publication Stretched Skin—Obsolete, Uncertain and Indifferent Body, by Stelarc. The 3rd suspension performance by Stelarc and Håvve Fjell/Wings of Desire will also be presented on Saturday night.

Throughout the event there will screening of suspension related short movies and videos. Submissions may be sent to Beto Rea for our consideration.

The Venue will be open Friday and Saturday from 10am to midnight. Sunday from 10am to 4pm.

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.