Art For Landscape Research, Latvia 2019, image by Daniel Hengst
Bek Berger is an Australian curator, artist and creative producer. She has recently been appointed Artistic Director of the New Theatre Institute of Latvia and Curator of International Contemporary Theatre Festival, Homo Novus. Previous to this she has contributed to festivals such as American Realness (NYC), Dance Massive, Darwin Festival (AU) & Fierce Festival (UK). As a curator she has (co)/initiated projects such as Critical Futures, Convergence, Possible Futures Forum. Since 2017 she has been working as a dramaturg and producer of choreographer, James Batchelor and she has an ongoing collaboration with German media artist Daniel Hengst, Art for Landscapes.
Bek Berger’s residency is realised with support from The Australia Council for the Arts.
Bek will collaborate with young artists at Annantalo to collectively contemplating the future, the end of climate change, the downfall of the patriarchy and the dismantling of the systems that keep us apart. They will be replacing sci-fiction dystopias with futures they can really imagine living in. Through digital workshops before her arrival and physical ones after, this multi-art-form, multi-age, collaboration will be shared with the public in November. As a bi-product of this collaboration they will author a short film of their contemplations that they will attempt to share with Finland by hijacking a TV show or station***
*** Alternatively they would like to simply share it with a wider public on TV – if you have any connections with TV stations please contact the artists
This project has been assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council, its arts funding and advisory body