Kareth Schaffer and Julek Kreutzer, freelance choreographers and performers from Berlin, founded the »Artist’s Pledge« initiative in 2012 to call attention to the (self-) exploitative tendencies of the Berlin dance scene. Born out of the necessity of resisting precarity and its negative consequences for artistic creation and social/political engagement, Artist’s Pledge is a way for artists to claim responsibility for their own working conditions. Every artist can pledge what they need to do in order to ensure and protect their artistic work: Artist’s Pledge is an individual and peaceful protest against predominant mechanisms of dependency. Everyone can choose if they will work with or independently of seemingly self-evident modes of production (24-hour availability, urban nomadism, unpaid rehearsals in spite of state subsidy…).
This event is part of the CONGRESS.
ARTIST’S PLEDGE (In German and English):
Fri. 10:00 - 16:45 h / Festival Centre (Chamber) / free entry
Reading (In German and English):
Fri. 17:15 - 18:00 h / Festival Centre (Chamber) / free entry