The starting point of each of performance by BERLIN is located in a city or a region somewhere on the planet. A characteristic feature of its approach is its documentary and interdisciplinary work methods. Focusing on a specific research question, it engages different media depending on the content of the project. Bart Baele and Yves Degryse founded BERLIN in 2003 with Caroline Rochlitz. They started the series “Holocene” (the Holocene is the current geological era) with the performances “Jerusalem”, “Iqaluit”, “Bonanza” and “Moscow”. A few years later BERLIN started a new cycle “Horror Vacui” (the fear of emptiness) of which “Tagfish” and “Land’s End” are the first two episodes. BERLIN is currently working on new performances in both cycles. The number of projects has not been defined, but the “Holocene” cycle will end in Berlin with the creation of a fiction-documentary project with different residents from cities that have previously featured in the cycle.
As of May 2016