THE LETTING GO | BERLIN

L: Day 3, Natascha lets go of Yesterday & R: Day 2, Reinhard lets go of Longing (in German), bloodline tattoos and photos by the artist.

L: Day 3, Natascha lets go of Yesterday & R: Day 2, Reinhard lets go of Longing (in German), bloodline tattoos and photos by the artist.

September 6 – 7, 2014.
Berlin Festival Art Village | curated by Jan Kage.
Installation + Performances: 12hrs/day – 13:30 to 01:30 – all sessions booked out.

Natascha Stellmach, Berlin Festival location on the Spree, 2014

Berlin Festival location at Arena on the Spree, 2014. The annual music and art festival attracted 20,000 visitors who all entered via the Art Village. The Letting Go was situated directly at this entrance.

Spectators outside The Letting Go Installation at Berlin Festival, photo by Michael Lelliott

Spectators outside The Letting Go at Berlin Festival, photo by Michael Lelliott

Participant meditating in The Letting Go at Berlin Festival, photo by Michael Lelliott

Participant meditating with Stellmach as part of The Letting Go, Berlin Festival, photo by Michael Lelliott

Stellmach guiding a participant through a meditation pre-consultation, Berlin Festival, photo by Irma Cirikovic

Participant meditating with Stellmach, Berlin Festival, photo by Irma Cirikovic

Stellmach guiding a participant through a meditation pre-consultation, Berlin Festival, photo by Irma Cirikovic

Participant meditating with Stellmach, Berlin Festival, photo by Irma Cirikovic

Stellmach consults a participant, Berlin Festival, photo by Michael Lelliott

Stellmach and a participant find ‘the word’, Berlin Festival, photo by Michael Lelliott

Stellmach tattooing a participant, The Letting Go, Berlin Festival, photo by Michael Lelliott

Stellmach tattooing a participant as part of The Letting Go, Berlin Festival, photo by Michael Lelliott

Stellmach tattoos Grief in German, Berlin Festival, photo by Michael Lelliott

Stellmach tattoos Grief in German, Berlin Festival, photo by Michael Lelliott

Stellmach tattoos Cross in German as part of The Letting Go, Berlin Festival, photo by Michael Lelliott

Stellmach tattoos Cross in German as part of The Letting Go, Berlin Festival, photo by Michael Lelliott

Stellmach tattoos Janus as part of The Letting Go, Berlin Festival, photo by Michael Lelliott

Stellmach tattoos Janus as part of The Letting Go, Berlin Festival, photo by Michael Lelliott

Stellmach tattooing a participant, Berlin Festival, photo by Boris Eldagsen

Stellmach tattooing a participant, Berlin Festival, 2014 photo by Boris Eldagsen

Stellmach tattooing a participant, Berlin Festival, photo by Boris Eldagsen

Stellmach tattooing a participant, Berlin Festival, 2014, photo by Boris Eldagsen

After 12 hours, Stellmach preps for her last consultation of the day, Berlin Festival, photo by Boris Eldagsen

After 12 hours, Stellmach preps for her last consultation of the day, Berlin Festival, photo by Boris Eldagsen

A participant during tattooing, The Letting Go, Berlin Festival, photo by Irma Cirikovic

A participant during tattooing, The Letting Go, Berlin Festival, photo by Irma Cirikovic

See The Letting Go for more information in English and German, including a short film.