My Worst Nightmare: Tal, Israel

February‘s theme for Voices of Berlin is My Worst Nightmare.   Tal, Israel   “My worst nightmare is being on a plane, crashing in the middle of the ocean and surviving, being alone in the middle of the ocean. Not finding your way out, just being there. Time goes by, and I’m just there with nothing to do except float. If you’re crashing and you’re dead, you’re dead it’s over but if you survive, it’s just now it’s just existing. I don’t even mean the sharks and things happening and the big waves and stones, sure that’s scary, but mainly the loneliness of just floating in the middle of the ocean, not knowing where you are or if anyone will ever come.”   Voices of Berlin is Berlin Untelevised‘s monthly Lives project. This project is to show the connection behind real lives within this both crazy and wonderful city by asking it’s many residents one question or theme...

My Worst Nightmare: Joe, Britain

February‘s theme for Voices of Berlin is My Worst Nightmare.   Joe, Britain “I had a recurring nightmare when I was a kid. It was that I was falling down a bottomless hole and being chased by a giant leaf. I used to call out in my sleep “I’m afraid of the giant leaf! I’m afraid of the giant leaf!” And I was, I was terrified I used to wake up in a cold sweat and crying, but I was young you know, 8, 9, 10 maybe. I’m not sure there’s not much meaning you can put on that, maybe it was a premonition about an environmental disaster? But I don’t like interpreting dreams.”   Voices of Berlin is Berlin Untelevised‘s monthly Lives project. This project is to show the connection behind real lives within this both crazy and wonderful city by asking it’s many residents one question or theme a month. Our ultimate goal is to curate...

My Worst Nightmare: Stefano, Venezuela

February‘s theme for Voices of Berlin is My Worst Nightmare.   Stefano, Venezuela “The first thing I thought of when you said worst nightmare is being buried alive. I have a terrible fear of that. I remember I saw a movie, I can’t remember the name, it could have been a show actually, but the guy was buried inside a coffin and he was trying to get out. It just scarred me for life… especially when I have to be inside anything confined. I was in this thing called the Tactile Dome and it was a kind of maze in the dark, and you were in there for 25 minutes going through little tunnels and slides and touching everything around you and it was completely dark. I almost went – I almost had a little, tiny panic attack but I didn’t. I’m a little bit claustrophobic but anyway, I just took a...

My Worst Nightmare: Mary, Ireland

Voices of Berlin is Berlin Untelevised‘s monthly Lives project. This project is to show the connection behind real lives within this both crazy and wonderful city by asking it’s many residents one question a month. Our ultimate goal is to curate a collection of accounts on many topics, ending each month with an abstract poem created through that month’s selection of responses and, thus, transform Berlin into a poet.  February‘s theme is My Worst Nightmare.   Mary, Ireland “So I had this recurring nightmare as a child. My dad was always really into music but it was always my mum that took me to this concert in my dream… which is weird cause it was always my dad that did that kind of stuff. She knew the band so we would go backstage and we got separated somehow, they would take me into one room and take her into another room. Then, I would come back into this...

Esther Heller – “Ipomoea Alba” | Domicilium

Esther Heller came through to Domicilium in December to say farewell for now to Berlin. After getting into the Creative Writing program at Oxford, Esther has had to move to England to further hone her artistic skills. Her special multi-media set was a pleasure both to host and witness. You can find Esther’s work on her website . Camera: Sanna Kartau, who writes and edits the Berlin Blog. Thanks so much for checking out this performance. We are constantly trying to improve. With the help of people like you, we can do so even faster. Support us by joining our Patreon.

Esther Heller – “Lilium ‘Stargazer'” | Domicilium

Esther Heller came through to Domicilium in December to say farewell for now to Berlin. After getting into the Creative Writing program at Oxford, Esther has had to move to England to further hone her artistic skills. Her special multi-media set was a pleasure both to host and witness. You can find Esther’s work on her website . Camera: Sanna Kartau, who writes and edits the Berlin Blog. Thanks so much for checking out this performance. We are constantly trying to improve. With the help of people like you, we can do so even faster. Support us by joining our Patreon.

Esther Heller – “Echinopsis” | Domicilium

Esther Heller came through to Domicilium in December to say farewell for now to Berlin. After getting into the Creative Writing program at Oxford, Esther has had to move to England to further hone her artistic skills. Her special multi-media set was a pleasure both to host and witness. You can find Esther’s work on her website . Camera: Sanna Kartau, who writes and edits the Berlin Blog. Thanks so much for checking out this performance. We are constantly trying to improve. With the help of people like you, we can do so even faster. Support us by joining our Patreon.

How I Stay Alive: The Poem | Voices of Berlin – January

You come into existence, your brain comes online, you become a functioning unit then you’re like… the fuck? Today is the best day of your life… Just in a dream. Wow, this is a bit of a tightrope we all live on. I’ve thought many times about suicide… This repetitive, mind-numbing, soul-killing experience… I keep goin’ on, I dunno. I found little tricks, little things to do and really nothing helped. I didn’t want to ask anybody for help. It’s always work a day here, work a day there. There’s the sketchier, I-need-rent, Craigslist segment. Let’s go out every night and get fucking wrecked I don’t do ketamine so I really don’t fit in A foot fetish job, then… Can you translate my book? I keep reminding myself of my own self-worth. What’s going to keep me happy? It’s useless to protect people- the worst thing you can do to...

Esther Heller – “Aquarium” | Domicilium

Esther Heller came through to Domicilium in December to say farewell for now to Berlin. After getting into the Creative Writing program at Oxford, Esther has had to move to England to further hone her artistic skills. Her special multi-media set was a pleasure both to host and witness. You can find Esther’s work on her website . Camera: Sanna Kartau, who writes and edits the Berlin Blog. Thanks so much for checking out this performance. We are constantly trying to improve. With the help of people like you, we can do so even faster. Support us by joining our Patreon.

Esther Heller – “Golden Glitter” & “Uses of the Erotic” by Audre Lorde | Domicilium

Esther Heller came through to Domicilium in December to say farewell for now to Berlin. After getting into the Creative Writing program at Oxford, Esther has had to move to England to further hone her artistic skills. Her special multi-media set was a pleasure both to host and witness. You can find Esther’s work on her website.   Camera: Marc Seestaedt, whose work can be found on his website. Thanks so much for checking out this performance. We are constantly trying to improve. With the help of people like you, we can do so even faster. Support us by joining our Patreon.

Elijah Elpenor – “Automatic” | Domicilium

Elijah Elpenor has been working on a series of automatically composed essays. His performance at Domicilium consisted of excerpts from a larger collection of these works. Camera: Marc Seestaedt, whose work can be found on his website. Thanks so much for checking out this performance. We are constantly trying to improve. With the help of people like you, we can do so even faster. Support us by joining our Patreon.

Olivia Shaw – “This Blaze Was Not a Mystery” | Domicilium

Olivia Shaw came to the Domicilium stage bearing pages from her journal. In an honest and vulnerable set, she offered us insight into daily musings, struggles, and inner turmoil. Camera: Marc Seestaedt, whose work can be found at https://www.marcseestaedt.de. Don’t forget to subscribe if you like the vibe!

Olivia Shaw – “The One You Choose” | Domicilium

Olivia Shaw came to the Domicilium stage bearing pages from her journal. In an honest and vulnerable set, she offered us insight into daily musings, struggles, and inner turmoil. Camera: Marc Seestaedt, whose work can be found at https://www.marcseestaedt.de. Don’t forget to subscribe if you like the vibe!

A.E. Sadeghipour – “Concrete Reign” | Domicilium

A.E. Sadeghipour came to Domicilium equipped with a slew of fine poems which demonstrated the breadth of her oeuvre. Her poem “Concrete Reign” is a brief recounting of the memory of departing her birth country of Iran and the grief of her mother at having to do so. Find more of A.E. Sadeghipour on her website and on Instagram Camera: Sara Herrlander, who can be found on her website and Instagram. Domicilium happens every second Tuesday of the month in Berlin. If you’re in the hood, come through! We’d love to see you there. Also, don’t forget to subscribe if you like the vibe!

A.E. Sadeghipour – “Madreseh” | Domicilium

A.E. Sadeghipour came to Domicilium equipped with a slew of fine poems which demonstrated the breadth of her oeuvre. Her poem “Madraseh” is a short window in to the daily life and inquiries of a school girl in Iran. Find more of A.E. Sadeghipour on her website and on Instagram Camera: Sara Herrlander, who can be found on her website and Instagram. Domicilium happens every second Tuesday of the month in Berlin. If you’re in the hood, come through! We’d love to see you there. Also, don’t forget to subscribe if you like the vibe!

A.E. Sadeghipour – “White is Loveless” | Domicilium

A.E. Sadeghipour came to Domicilium equipped with a slew of fine poems which demonstrated the breadth of her oeuvre. Her poem “White is Loveless” is a rumination on the growing significance of color in contemporary culture. Find more of A.E. Sadeghipour on her website and on Instagram Camera: Sara Herrlander, who can be found on her website and Instagram. Domicilium happens every second Tuesday of the month in Berlin. If you’re in the hood, come through! We’d love to see you there. Also, don’t forget to subscribe if you like the vibe!

A.E. Sadeghipour – ” Privilege of Assimilation” | Domicilium

A.E. Sadeghipour came to Domicilium equipped with a slew of fine poems which demonstrated the breadth of her oeuvre. Her poem “Privilege of Assimilation” is an exploration of the tolls assimilation can take on a child transplanted to a new culture. Find more of A.E. Sadeghipour on her website and on Instagram Camera: Sara Herrlander, who can be found on her website and Instagram. Domicilium happens every second Tuesday of the month in Berlin. If you’re in the hood, come through! We’d love to see you there. Also, don’t forget to subscribe if you like the vibe!

A.E. Sadeghipour – “Persian Has No Pronouns” | Domicilium

A.E. Sadeghipour came to Domicilium equipped with a slew of fine poems which demonstrated the breadth of her oeuvre. After revealing her obsession with the word ‘you’ to the audience, A.E. felt it necessary to explain from whence that obsession sprung. Her piece “Persian has No Pronouns” is an effort to give a bit of context to her fascination with pronouns. As the name of the piece suggests, her mother tongue, Farsi, does not use pronouns, and A.E. thinks it might be better for it. Find more of A.E. Sadeghipour on her website and on Instagram Camera: Sara Herrlander, who can be found on her website and Instagram. Domicilium happens every second Tuesday of the month in Berlin. If you’re in the hood, come through! We’d love to see you there. Also, don’t forget to subscribe if you like the vibe!

A.E. Sadeghipour – “Why Are You Here” | Domicilium

A.E. Sadeghipour came to Domicilium equipped with a slew of fine poems which demonstrated the breadth of her oeuvre. Her set’s second piece was a continuation down the path of nerdiness with which the set opened. “Why are You Here” explores A.E.’s obsession with pronouns, grammar and syntax in a surprisingly personal exploration of the word ‘you’. Find more of A.E. Sadeghipour on her website and on Instagram Camera: Sara Herrlander, who can be found on her website and Instagram. Domicilium happens every second Tuesday of the month in Berlin. If you’re in the hood, come through! We’d love to see you there. Also, don’t forget to subscribe if you like the vibe!

A.E. Sadeghipour – “If the BVG was an RPG” | Domicilium

A.E. Sadeghipour came to Domicilium equipped with a slew of fine poems which demonstrated the breadth of her oeuvre. She kicked off her set with this funny piece situated on the field of battle… Pokemon Battle. “If the BVG was an RPG” utilizes A.E.’s love for RPGs and her familiarity with the woes of Berlin public transit to great effect. Find more of A.E. Sadeghipour on her website and on Instagram Camera: Sara Herrlander, who can be found on her website and Instagram. Domicilium happens every second Tuesday of the month in Berlin. If you’re in the hood, come through! We’d love to see you there. Also, don’t forget to subscribe if you like the vibe!