THE LETTING GO

The Letting Go is an ongoing project and 1:1 process with Natascha Stellmach. It addresses a personal obstacle through a holistic experience that includes the art of bloodline tattooing. Through an empowering process of identifying, naming, embodying, seeing and experiencing healing and impermanence play out on the body, it helps us learn to accept our vulnerabilities. The Letting Go encourages self-awareness and celebrates our capacity for reconciliation.

PERFORMANCES: ENGLISH  |  DEUTSCH
PRIVATE SESSIONS: ENGLISHDEUTSCH

THE PROCESS:

Participant meditating with Stellmach as part of The Letting Go, Berlin Festival, 2014, photo by Michael Lelliott

1. The Letting Go: “Landing in our Bodies”, Berlin Festival 2014, photo by Michael Lelliott

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2. The Letting Go: “Finding the Word”, Kunst Galerie Fürth 2015, photo by Joana Schwender

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3. The Letting Go: Preparing to tattoo, MK&G Hamburg 2015

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

4. The Letting Go: Natascha tattoos ‘the word’, Berlin Festival 2014, photo by Michael Lelliott

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5. The Letting Go: “Embodying the Word-Wound” (Bernd’s Letting Go), Galerie Wagner+Partner 2013

Stellmach photographs a participant with her CLING tattoo

5. The Letting Go: Natascha photographs the Word-Wound, MKG Hamburg 2015

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6. The Letting Go: The skin heals and the word fades and eventually disappears: Dupe, Day 25, Selfie by Adam, 2016

[Respect goes out to the 100+ daring, stunning souls who have participated in The Letting Go thus far.]

PRESS
Barbed Magazine |  The Letting Go: artist portrait, Issue 05 / Spring 2017, Detroit, p. 55
Teaser Magazine | Künstler Portrait: Natascha Stellmach by Katrin Kobberger – Artist Portrait, 2015 (Deutsch)
Essay | Gespannte Erwartung: Ecce Me! – by Rafael von Uslar, 2015 (Deutsch)
Nürnberger Nachrichten | Mit Herzblut gezeichnet – Review by Reinhard Kalb, 2015 (Deutsch)
TV – Hamburg 1 | Diese Tattoos verschwinden von selbst, 2015 (Deutsch)
Hamburger Abendblatt | Wenn das Museum zur Tätowierstube wird – Review by Heinrich Oehmsen, 2015 (Deutsch)
Der Tagesspiegel | Vom Regen ausgewischt – Review by Michael Nungesser, 2014 (Deutsch)
art in berlin | Scheitern – so many ways to fail – Review by Inge Pett, 2014 (Deutsch)
Dazed Digital | Under The Gun – Review by Natalie Holmes, 2013
Berliner Zeitung | Das Böse ist immer und überall – Review by Ingeborg Ruthe, 2013 (Deutsch)
Die Welt & Berliner Morgenpost | Kämpf den Dämonen – Review by Frédéric Schwilden, 2013 (Deutsch)
Deutschlandradio Kultur | Kunst die unter die Haut geht – Andreas Main, 2013 (audio & transcript: Deutsch)
TAZ, Die Tageszeitung, Berlin | Tattoo-Happening zur Selbsterkenntnis – Review by Meike Jansen, 2013 (Deutsch)
a.muse Berlin | Beyond The Smoking Gun – Review & Interview by Julie Anne Miranda–Brobeck, 2013
Troublemag | Review & Interview by Carmen Ansaldo, 2013
Nau Nua Art Magazine | Interview by Juan Carlos Rom, 2013

©NataschaStellmachThe Letting Go: Mathias's Ernst & Frauke's Kerker, 2015

Day 1, Frauke & Mathias’s Letting Go, 2015

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