Residency artists and researchers

Multidisciplinary art

Achim Lengerer

Artist and editor

Artist and editor Achim Lengerer works on questions of political speech and language that he addresses in his live performances, cinematic soundtracks or spatializes within installations and printed matter. Lengerer was educated at the Academy for Film and TV, FAMU, Prague, the STÄDELSCHULE, Frankfurt and the SLADE School of Fine Arts, London and completed his post-graduate studies at the Jan-van-Eyck-Academie, Maastricht, NL.

Currently Lengerer is working on a Ph.D at Goldsmiths, University of London, on the format of the collective rehearsal as an artistic and political model for spaces of social negotiation(s). Lengerer founded different collaborative projects such as freitagsküche in Frankfurt a. M., and voiceoverhead, with artist colleague Dani Gal (ISR). In 2017 he was invited to  to documenta14 with a 21-hour radio broadcast produced by SavvyFunk/Deutschlandradio.

Since 2009 Lengerer runs the showroom, production- and publishing house Scriptings, currently based in Berlin-Wedding. Scriptings functions as a discursive platform additional to Achim Lengerer’s solo-projects. Artists, filmmakers, writers, graphic-designers, performers as well as political activists are invited – all of which are working with the formats of “script” and “text” within their process of production. The use of “script” or “text” does not necessarily head towards the final production of printed matters, but might result in the production of a movie, performance or object generated through processes of reading, writing or verbal and political utterance. The presentations consist of live events (talk, discussion, reading, display, performance) as well as the publishing of the magazine Scriptings. During the residency Lengerer will continue to work on a collaborative project with Finnish artist Niina Lehtonen Braun, the community and library project Scriptings#50:  Learning “by heart” – A multilingual library for Nelly Sachs, a response to the poem of the Jewish-German-Swedish writer Nelly Sachs (1891-1970) and her poem “In deep flight”.