mental – the festival

mental

the art festival about schizophrenia
June 11-18, 2022

Moritzplatz, Berlin-Kreuzberg, Germany
Salon am Moritzplatz | Superrr Lab | u.a.m.

science communication by means of Creative Arts Therapies
for free and open to all
especially for young people 15+
participatory formats of art education: pedagogues | teachers welcome!

If available, bring a smartphone and headphones for your visit.
We ask for an up to date coronatest and wearing of a mask inside.
Groups of more than 15 people are requested to book in advance.

the festival

How does it feel to experience schizophrenia? The Pop-up Institute brought together eight artists with and without schizophrenia experience. Together, they created an intermedia art festival that will take place at Moritzplatz in Berlin from June 11 to 18, 2022. On display will be interactive exhibits that attempt to bring the experience of schizophrenia to life. They will be accompanied by workshops, artist talks, and performances. The accompanying educational program is especially aimed at young people aged 15 and older. Educators and teachers are invited to visit with their classes or groups free of charge.

the pop-up institute

The Pop-up Institute does science communication. Its goal is to reduce stigmas of mental illness through the means of artistic therapies. Lily Martin and Kerstin Schoch founded the location-independent institute in 2021 as a cooperative institute of the Alanus University of Arts and Social Sciences and the HKS – University of Applied Sciences and Arts, Ottersberg. It is funded by the Volkswagen Foundation and the Eckhard Busch Foundation.

festival program

Saturday, 11. June 22

Zeit Veranstaltung Kategorie
15:00 - 21:00 Soft Opening
Salon am Moritzplatz | Superrr Lab | u.a.m., Berlin
Festivalbesuch begleitet durch Kunstvermittler*innen | Anmeldung für Gruppen > 15 Personen
16:00 - 16:30 DIESE STIMME HAT KEIN GESICHT [Performance]
Superrr Lab, Berlin
Festivalbesuch begleitet durch Kunstvermittler*innen | Anmeldung für Gruppen > 15 Personen
17:00 - 17:30 SENTIRE [Performance]
Superrr Lab, Berlin
Festivalbesuch begleitet durch Kunstvermittler*innen | Anmeldung für Gruppen > 15 Personen
18:00 - 18:30 INSIDE [Artist Talk]
Salon am Moritzplatz, Berlin
Festivalbesuch begleitet durch Kunstvermittler*innen | Anmeldung für Gruppen > 15 Personen
19:00 - 21:00 Pop-up Institute + friends
Salon am Moritzplatz | Superrr Lab | u.a.m., Berlin
Festivalbesuch begleitet durch Kunstvermittler*innen | Anmeldung für Gruppen > 15 Personen

Sunday, 12. June 22

Zeit Veranstaltung Kategorie
15:00 - 18:00 POP-IN
Salon am Moritzplatz, Berlin
Festivalbesuch begleitet durch Kunstvermittler*innen | Anmeldung für Gruppen > 15 Personen

Monday, 13. June 22

Zeit Veranstaltung Kategorie
10:00 - 12:00 MENTAL – DAS SPIEL: TAKE A RISK [Workshop]
Salon am Moritzplatz, Berlin
Vermittlungsformat für Gruppen | nur mit Anmeldung
12:00 - 14:00 POP-IN
Salon am Moritzplatz, Berlin
Festivalbesuch begleitet durch Kunstvermittler*innen | Anmeldung für Gruppen > 15 Personen

Tuesday, 14. June 22

Zeit Veranstaltung Kategorie
10:00 - 14:00 POP-IN
Salon am Moritzplatz, Berlin
Festivalbesuch begleitet durch Kunstvermittler*innen | Anmeldung für Gruppen > 15 Personen

Wednesday, 15. June 22

Zeit Veranstaltung Kategorie
10:00 - 12:00 SENTIRE [Artist Talk]
Salon am Moritzplatz, Berlin
Vermittlungsformat für Gruppen | nur mit Anmeldung
12:00 - 14:00 POP-IN
Salon am Moritzplatz, Berlin
Festivalbesuch begleitet durch Kunstvermittler*innen | Anmeldung für Gruppen > 15 Personen

Thursday, 16. June 22

Zeit Veranstaltung Kategorie
10:00 - 12:00 MENTAL – DAS SPIEL: TAKE A RISK [Workshop]
Salon am Moritzplatz, Berlin
Vermittlungsformat für Gruppen | nur mit Anmeldung
12:00 - 14:00 POP-IN
Salon am Moritzplatz, Berlin
Festivalbesuch begleitet durch Kunstvermittler*innen | Anmeldung für Gruppen > 15 Personen

Friday, 17. June 22

Zeit Veranstaltung Kategorie
10:00 - 12:00 INSIDE [Artist Talk]
Salon am Moritzplatz, Berlin
Vermittlungsformat für Gruppen | nur mit Anmeldung
12:00 - 16:00 POP-IN
Salon am Moritzplatz, Berlin
Festivalbesuch begleitet durch Kunstvermittler*innen | Anmeldung für Gruppen > 15 Personen

Saturday, 18. June 22

Zeit Veranstaltung Kategorie
15:00 - 20:00 Finissage
Salon am Moritzplatz | Superrr Lab | u.a.m., Berlin
Festivalbesuch begleitet durch Kunstvermittler*innen | Anmeldung für Gruppen > 15 Personen
16:00 - 16:30 SENTIRE [Try out]
Superrr Lab, Berlin
Festivalbesuch begleitet durch Kunstvermittler*innen | Anmeldung für Gruppen > 15 Personen
17:00 - 17:30 NO MUD NO LOTUS [Performance]
Salon am Moritzplatz, Berlin
Festivalbesuch begleitet durch Kunstvermittler*innen | Anmeldung für Gruppen > 15 Personen
18:00 - 18:30 ALL ABOUT SCHIZOPHRENIA [Q&A]
Superrr Lab, Berlin
Festivalbesuch begleitet durch Kunstvermittler*innen | Anmeldung für Gruppen > 15 Personen
19:00 - 19:30 DER 436. TAG [Finale]
Offener Garten Moritzplatz, Berlin
Festivalbesuch begleitet durch Kunstvermittler*innen | Anmeldung für Gruppen > 15 Personen

educational formats for young people aged 15 and over

educators | teachers welcome!

Educators and teachers are invited to participate in our artistic education formats with their classes or groups. They are free of charge after registration. We recommend the educational formats for young people from the age of 15. They consist of POP-INs, workshops, artist talks, and performances. Take a look at our festival program. There you will find all formats including information about content, maximum group size and accessibility. More information about accessibility and trigger warnings can be found below.

registration for groups | classes

You want to visit the festival with your group? Register in advance via email. For the registration we need the following information:

  1. Institution, contact person, and contact details
  2. Info about the group (group size, age, school type, needs, etc.)
  3. Title and date of the format you want to visit (please send us 2-3 options in case the desired date is already booked).

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us. Just write to us.

accessibility

Unfortunately, the festival is barrier-free only in parts. We vow to improve and will consider this more in the future. Here is some information about accessibility with…

a wheelchair

The Salon am Moritzplatz has a mobile ramp for the 2-3 steps at the entrance. The exhibition room on the first floor is wheelchair accessible. The basement is accessible only by stairs and is not wheelchair accessible. The Superrr Lab is not wheelchair accessible. However, the exhibits and performances at Superrr Lab are designed to be intentionally viewed from inside and outside through the display window. Our formats in the public space around Moritzplatz are wheelchair accessible. There is a barrier-free WC in the adjacent building that can be used.

hearing impairment

Some of the artistic works are suitable for people with hearing impairments. Our art educators on site will be happy to show you which ones. Some of the educational formats are suitable for people with hearing impairments. You can find more information about this in the respective description in the festival program.

visual impairment

Some of the artistic works are suitable for people with visual impairments. Our art educators will be happy to tell you which ones. Some of the educational formats are suitable for people with visual impairments. You can find more information about this in the respective description in the festival program.

If you have any questions about accessibility, please write to us. If you want to visit us, we would appreciate a short information in advance, so that we can make your visit as pleasant as possible.

trigger warnings

Some artistic works and educational formats contain hallucinatory voices that can be triggering for people experiencing psychosis. We put trigger warnings (TW) on them, in the festival program and on site. We are working on a Braver Space. If you feel uncomfortable, feel free to speak to our on-site art educators at any time.

press

If you have any questions or are interested, please feel free to write to us.

Press release
Poster

The public’s image of people with mental illness is largely shaped by how they are portrayed in the media. Fair Media from the Action Alliance for Mental Health (Aktionsbündnis Seelische Gesundheit) offers journalists a guide to good reporting that helps them to cover topics without discrimination.

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