mini-residency program

„Come As You Are“ invites Disabled and Chronically Ill artists to provide insight into their existing artistic practices. The starting point is the question of what an accessible and enjoyable process would look like for the invited artists. What do working rhythms, communication modes, choreographies and rehearsal spaces have to look like in order to escape ableist norms? Which big and small access-needs and deviations from ableist conventions and norms are necessary to fulfill the claim „Come As You Are“?

Invited artists:

Angela Alves

Angela Alves lives as a freelance choreographer in Berlin and identifies as Arip Artist. Her artistic practice focuses on political dimensions of the unavailable body and explores its transformative potency

Further artists will be announced.


At the end of a one-week mini-residency, a glimpse of the work will be presented via the IMPLANTIEREN homepage
to allow the public to experience the thoughts, ideas and designs. The format of the publication will be decided by the artists, IMPLANTIEREN will be responsible for transcription, translation into sign language / easy language or similar. The results will be published here by February 2023.

will follow

Designed and curated by a team of Disabled, non-disabled and Chronically Ill people: Alina Buschmann (inclusion and anti-discrimination consultant, activist), Dr. Yvonne Schmidt (lecturer and head of the SNF research project DisAbility on Stage, ZHdK Zurich), Steffi Tauber (musician & theatre maker), Chiara Marcassa and Nora Schneider (artistic co-directors IMPLANTIEREN 2022/23).

Come As You Are is an &FRIENDS GASTSPIEL, realized in the framework of FESTIVALFRIENDS and made by the programme „Verbindungen Fördern“ by Bundesverband Freie Darstellende Künste with means of Beauftragte der Bundesregierung für Kultur und Medien.