Radialsystem is an institutional anchor of Berlin's independent arts scene: as a venue for contemporary performance art, this establishment develops, investigates and presents new forms of artistic expression, particularly in the areas of choreography, music theater and concerts, thereby unleashing international momentum. We want to know what 21st-century music sounds like and adopt a global perspective to question categorisations such as “classical” or “contemporary”. Through the encounter between music and other arts, we search for forms of expression beyond the classical concert or opera. As part of the vibrant Berlin dance scene, we create space and visibility for local and international artists alike.
Radialsystem aims to sound out boundaries – to make them permeable and, at times, to redefine them. We bring into conversation people with different experiences, bodies and ways of thinking, and together we search for new narratives about our world. It is our desire to make culture visible and experiential, as a landscape of many equally valid perspectives. Contradictions are allowed and ought to coexist, affect one another and create friction.
We work with partners at the intersection of art, science and society, and want to learn from marginalised voices in particular, to empower one another and to reach a collective diversity.