three D poetry

Maya Matilda Carroll

Maya Matilda Carroll c_Gadi Dagon

Maya Matilda Carroll is an independent choreographer, performer, mentor and teacher, based in Berlin since 2004. In the past thirteen years she has created over 30 works from solo to extended group pieces. Carroll has collaborated with artists and performers from diverse backgrounds; classical and contemporary dancers, visual artists, poets, musicians, actors, opera singers and amateurs, coming from different continents and different cultures. Carroll has choreographed independently as well as being commissioned to create pieces for state theatres, independent companies and dance academies. She teaches classes and workshops in Europe and abroad, extensively developing her teaching methods alongside her artistic work. In 2011 Carroll founded The Instrument with her partner, composer and musician Roy Carroll. Her work is anchored in between the palpable and the imagined; between reality and myth, drawn from and towards the body's memory, social roots, single and collective humans and their environment.

Roy Carroll

Roy Carroll c_Shiran Eliaserov

Roy Carroll (born in 1974 in Dublin, Ireland) is a musician and composer and lives in Berlin. His work covers improvisation, composition, choreographic collaboration and practical. experimental research with porous boundaries between the areas. Carroll is interested in electro-acoustic musical processes and their physical and acoustic manifestation in performance. His most recent pieces provoke unstable interplays between various electro-acoustic media such as converters, actuators, amplifiers and signal processing. Roy has created some 22 works together with his partner Maya Matilda Carroll. His works with The Instrument add movement and physicality and the possibilities of the stage and the theatre to his electro-acoustic aesthetic.

Christian Hawkey

Christian Hawkey c_Timm Kln

Christian Hawkey (born in 1969 in Hackensack, New Jersey, USA) grew up on Pine Island in Florida and studied Creative Writing at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. In 2008 he was a fellow of the DAAD Artists in Berlin programme. Christian Hawkey translates contemporary German poetry and short prose by the Austrian writer Ilse Aichinger. His own work has been translated into twelve languages. He teaches Creative Writing at the Pratt Institute, Fine Arts Department in Brooklyn, which he founded in 2013. Christian Hawkey has published three books of poems, four chapbooks and bilingual erasures of sonnets by Elizabeth Barrett-Browning in Sonne from Ort (kookbooks 2013) in collaboration with German poet Uljana Wolf. In 2006 he received a Creative Capital Innovative Literature Award.

Publications (a selection):
Ventrakl (poems). Ugly Duckling Presse 2009
Citizen Of (poems). Wave Books 2007
The Book of Funnels (poems).Wave Books 2005

Anna Huber

Anna Huber c_Bettina Stoess

Anna Huber (born in 1965 in Zurich, Switzerland), is a choreographer and dancer and lives in Berne, Switzerland, and in Berlin. She explores movement and a complex, differentiated language at the interface where art meets abstraction and emotion. Since 1995 she has developed and toured internationally with many solo, duo and group pieces and architecturally-specific projects, which she has taken on tour. In her stage pieces and her inter-disciplinary and room-specific projects and improvisations she creates an independent artistic language which in its precision, complexity and presence produces moments of perception as intense as they are fragile. Huber works internationally as a teacher and mentor at universities and colleges. In 2008 and 2013 she held the Valeska Gert Guest Professorship for Dance and performance at the Freie Universität Berlin.

She has been awarded many international prizes and fellowships for her work, including the Hans Reinhart Ring in 2002, the 2010 Swiss Dance and Choreography Prize and a studio fellowship in New York from the City of Berne in 2014.

Hubert Machnik

Hubert Machnik c_Christine Peters

Hubert Machnik, (born in 1955 in Frankfurt am Main) is a composer and guitarist and plays mainly New Music. He was a member of the Ensemble Modern from 1981 to 1989. Machnik composes piano and chamber music, music for the stage, dance, film and audio-visual installations as well as computer music, electronic music and radio pieces. For concerts he travels to Tokyo, New York, Montreal, Toronto, Sao Paulo and many cities in Europe. Most recently he was Guest Professor for Computer Music and Multimedia Applications at the University of Giessen and developed the piece Humboldt/ Pym-Travelogue & Prospekt\ion (Lefkada & Thessaloniki, National Theatre of Greece). He has collaborated with such musicians as Heiner Goebbels, Richard Siegal, Arto Lindsay and Vollrad Kutscher and played in ensembles and orchestras such as the Berlin Philharmonic, the Blindman Saxophone Quartet, Deufert & Plischke, the Anouk van Dijk Dance Company and the William Forsythe Company.

Herta Müller

Herta Müller c_von Becker

Writer Herta Müller (born in 1953 in Nitzkydorf, Romania) lives and works in Berlin and is a Nobel Prize winner for Literature. After studying German and Romanian Philology in Temeswar in the 1970s she worked initially as a translator in a machine factory. She was swiftly sacked for refusing to work for the Securitate, the Romanian secret police. Her first book, Niederungen, was completed in 1978 but not published until 1982 in a censored version. It took another two years for the original, uncensored version to appear in Germany. Interrogations, house searches and threats by the Securitate forced her to emigrate to Germany in 1987.
Herta Müller has been a member of the German Academy for Language and Poetry since 1995. She has had guest professorships in Britain, the USA and Switzerland. Although her work is mainly prose, she has nonetheless made an indispensable contribution to German poetry. Müller’s central themes are departure, emigration and leaving without ever arriving anywhere. She received the Nobel Prize for Literature in 2009 for her book Atemschaukel.

Publications (poetry):
Vater telefoniert mit den Fliegen. Collagen. Hanser 2012
Die blassen Herren mit den Mokkatassen. Collagen. Hanser 2005

Other publications (a selection):
Immer derselbe Schnee und immer derselbe Onkel. Hanser 2011
Der Fuchs war damals schon Jäger. Novel. Reissue. Hanser 2009
Der Mensch ist ein großer Fasan auf der Welt. Story. Reissue. Hanser 2009
Atemschaukel. Novel. Hanser 2009
Herztier. Novel. Reissue. Hanser 2007
Der König verneigt sich und tötet. Essays. Hanser 2003

Markus Pesonen

Markus Pesonen c_Catarina Brazo

Markus Pesonen (born in 1984 in Kuopio, Finland) is a Finnish composer, guitarist, sound-alchemist and multi-media artist who explores the effects of sound on human beings and the environment. He composes for quite different areas of music – from solo guitar with live electronic to his eleven-member ensemble the Markus Pesonen Hendectet, from chamber music to techno. Parallel to his ten albums Pesonen has written music for thirteen dance and theatre pieces and three films. His performances have taken him to Europe, America and Asia, to such venues as the Royal Albert Hall, the Museo de Arte Moderno in Mexico City, the Taipei Arts Festival, the Gateshead International Jazz Festival in Great Britain, the Banlieues Bleues jazz festival in France, the WeJazz Festival in Finland, the New Directions Festival Luleå in Sweden, the Kulturhuset Stockholm, the Jazz Festival in Willisau, the Exploratorium Berlin, the Radial System and the Berlin Schaubühne.

Shang-Chi Sun

Shang-Chi Sun c_Ping Yen Chou

Shang-Chi Sun (born in 1977 in Taipei, Taiwan) is a dancer and choreographer who was trained at the National Academy of Arts in Taiwan and gained his Master of Arts in Choreography in 2012 at the Ernst Busch Hochschule and at the Zentrum Tanz in Berlin. He shows his works in Europe and Asia, at such venues as the Festival d’Avignon, Maison de la Danse in Lyon, the Festival Tanz im August in Berlin, the Shizuoka Arts Festival and the Taiwan International Festival of Arts. His works are concerned with rotating movements and visual scenarios. His awards include the Bavarian Theatre and Literature Prize of the Munich Chamber of Commerce and Industry Art Foundation in 2005 and the First Prize for Choreography at the 12th International Dance Solo Festival in Stuttgart.