“I think it all depends on what you want to express through your art,” says Berlin-based French DJ and producer David Monnin as he explains why the identity of a being has both creative and an anti-creative influence in the process of making art. “You can’t ever completely dissolve your identity. Most of us have grown up within a social and cultural universe that we can’t really escape. Even if you manage to dissolve it for a short moment, it will always come back and leave a mark on your work.”
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On 3 December 2017, over 100 people gathered at the Goethe-Institut in Colombo, Sri Lanka to bear witness to a distinctive, idiosyncratic performance: Sub_Sequence where 5 individuals performed a live, collaborative audio-visual set. …
boxout.fm may have launched under a year ago, but it feels like India’s first-ever independent
online community radio station has been around for much longer. Through various initiatives
(boxoutwednesdays, boxoutsessions, theplug.news) outside of the radio station, they’re
challenging the idea of what they truly are and can be; this could not be truer with their boundary-pushing initiative ‘Boxout in Transit’.
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The sixth Berlin based Border Movement residency saw New Delhi based producer and DJ Sanil Sudan aka FILM get selected to spend 2 months in Berlin…
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“I was supposed to stay longer, but I was told by the German Embassy before I went to extend my visa that I shouldn’t bother because they’d spoken to “someone who would know” and they almost definitely weren’t going to extend my stay.” …
The fifth Berlin based Border Movement residency saw Mumbai based producer and artist Sanaya Ardeshir aka Sandunes get selected to spend 2 months in Berlin…
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In 2016 we launched a new residency initiative called BMR to create meaningful and relevant opportunities for music makers from South Asia and Germany. Over the course of 2016 and 2017 BMR invited 6 South Asian artists to Berlin for 2 months and have hosted 3 Berlin based artists in South Asian cities.
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Applications for Border Movement Residency (BMR) Berlin 2018 – a unique 2 month tailor made program for musicians from South Asia are now open.
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BMR is a program in partnership with Goethe-Institut, Wild City, Ableton and Musicboard Berlin offering unique tailor made residencies for South Asian and Berlin based artists. In 2017 BMR: Berlin sent Alien Panda Jury, FILM and Sandunes to Berlin while BMR: South Asia hosted residencies for 2 Berlin based artists in Tehran and Nepal/Sri Lanka/India.