There are some big changes coming up for 2023 at the emser strasse, a “quiet” street in Körnerkiez just up the street from the Feuerwehr – beware – the sirens turn on right in front of our door.

while we take time to restructure, I get the chance to reenact the synthesewing construction orchestra for the first week of December, this time the archive edition:

I have been collecting sewing machines for the past five years at this address (if you’ve visited me you know there are machines hidden in every corner), and for the first time they will all be on display ready for stitching and sounds, enveloped by a vast collection of music instruments and wunderkammer of oddities.

The synthesewing construction orchestra is an interactive performative sound installation, as well as an open space for construction and deconstruction of machines, emphasising collective making as strategy for a queer feminist activism. An invitation to do it together: all are welcome to build, play, cut up clothes or cut up cables — there will be sewing machines, needles, scissors, and soldering irons. 

a continuous building site for self playing, oscillating, blinking, touch sensitive, light sensitive, talking, soft, found, stitched, glitched, and hacked instruments, acting and reacting in an ever fluctuating state of chaos.

want to come fix your clothes? 

there are about twenty sewing machines wanting to play.

time to take out all those sweaters full of holes, those trousers that need pockets, those lived, loved, and hated outfits that need mending.

A soft opening on Saturday December 3rd will be serenaded by the spacey banjo sounds of Entertainment for The Braindead( @eftbmusic ), accompanied by Agente Costura.

The Finnissage on Saturday Dec. 10th will welcome our new studio mates!

all are welcome to play and construct the orchestra. 

there will be tape recorders and tiny vinyl cutters. sharp scissors and singing sewing machines. blinking hats and noisy lunchboxes.

a tentative program of activities is in the making open to suggestions, collaborations, ideas, and constructions.

it´s all a matter of resistance.

the synthesewing construction orchestra – archive edition

Emser Strasse 126
12051 Berlin

03.12. soft opening with Entertainment for the Braindead 

            and “best of” the Schnick Schnack

10.12. schlüßel übergabe and surprises.