Jared Gradinger

Jared Gradinger Jared Gradinger

Jared Gradinger takes part in the project “The right to be cold* – circumpolar perspectives” and will be as a resident artist at Malakta, Finland, from 9th till 30th October 2019.

Jared Gradinger is an interdisciplinary artist working in the fields of performance, dance, social art and ecology. Since moving to Berlin in 2002, he has been developing long-term collaborations and unique artistic practices that connect community, performance and Nature whilst exploring different forms of co-existence. His starting point is, "What can we do together that we cannot do alone?"

He has a long term artistic collaboration with Angela Schubot, with whom he creates extremely physical works dedicated to experimenting with new forms of co-existence through an unconditional togetherness, most recently in co-creation with Nature. He co-created the Impossible Forest: a 40m2 garden dedicated to the non-humans and unseens. He is a co-founding member of Constanza Macras Dorky Park (2002-2009) and supported the Social Muscle Club (2013-2019). He has ongoing work relationships with Meg Stuart, Liz Rosenfeld, Shelley Etkin, Stefan Rusconi, HAU, Sophiensaele, Uferstudios, Theater o.N. Jared has worked with William Forsythe, Jeremy Wade, Aleesa Cohene and others. He continues to teach and offers mentoring to artists, groups and students.

about the project “The right to be cold* – circumpolar perspectives”

The Goethe-Institut initiates a cross-border project including the countries Canada, Greenland, Iceland, Norway, Sweden, Finland, Russia, The Netherlands and Germany. The focus of the transdisciplinary project lies on the so-called Arctic and Boreal region. The processing of colonial history in the far north and the rights of the local people is part of the proposed program. Overarching theme in all of this is the climate change, which is fundamentally challenging and changing the northern living conditions.

The format of the circumpolar residence chain with temporal overlaps of the invited residents is an experiment. The project wants to strengthen existing residences and structures outside the capital cities and circumpolar connect them, despite of the difficult east-west travel routes. Taking along and passing on topics will create cross-border discourses and projects.