Temporary Archipelago

Temporary Archipelago consists of dance artists Ana Laura Lozza, Lee Meir, Kareth Schaffer, and Claudia Tomasi. All of us graduates from HZT Berlin, we examine different ways of supporting each other’s work within and outside of institutional frameworks, always under the name of “Temporary Archipelago No….

Temporary Archipelago No. 1 (June 21st, 2014)

This first showing at Tanzfabrik Berlin presented a frame that juxtaposed 4 individual projects to create something more than the sum of its parts: 4 projects running alongside and through each other, 4 ideas willing to be corrupted, 4 artists striking a balance between collectivism and individualism.

Temporary Archipelago No. 2, (September 20th/21st, 2014)


Temporary Archipelago no. 2 at ada studios Berlin presents Interluding. This exhibition-performance resulted from Ana Laura Lozza, Claudia Tomasi, and Kareth Schaffer examining each other’s previous works from Temporary Archipelago no. 1 for mutual themes, urgencies, and gestures. On the basis of this common ground, they search for a continuous construction of a choreographic space through the positioning of objects, texts, images, bodies, and performativities. In Interluding the artists make room for absence and conjecture, inviting the spectator to divine for herself the strands of authorship woven through a common endeavor. They articulate a detour and proliferate from there: in re-enacting found material, in re-adjusting their bodies as the discipline may require, and in revering the theatre space, even in the exploitation of its very boundaries.

ada Studio’s Studioschreiber Thomas Schaupp described the work as follows:

„Das mag alles etwas chaotisch klingen – und eigentlich war es das irgendwie auch. Aber dieses Chaos machte ungemein Spaß, nicht zuletzt auch durch die sympathische und erfrischend unprätentiöse Bühnenpräsenz der drei Künstlerinnen, die allesamt auch mal über sich selbst lachen konnten…“ (Thomas Schaupp, ada Studioschreiber, 22.09.2014, http://www.ada-studio.de/pages/texte/text-ndext1-2014.html)

Concept & Performance: Ana Laura Lozza, Kareth Schaffer, Claudia Tomasi
Assistence: Sonya Levin
Temporary Archipelago no. 2 presents ‘Interluding’ was made possible with the support of the Kulturverwaltung des Berliner Senats (Einstiegsförderung), ada Studios,  HZT Berlin and Uferstudios GmbH. Trailer filmed and edited by Walter Bickmann of Tanzforum Berlin.


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