Anna Berndtson


Durational performance, admission at all times / Alternative seating and reclining options

Part of "NO LIMITS Festival Berlin"


14:00-20:00 Durational Performance

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In her durational performance, the artist Anna Berndtson deals with her personal boundaries. Infinitely slow she
moves through a landscape of tennis balls, clearing her way using her white cane. This work evokes associations of competitive sports, visual impairment and speed norms, as well as the “collective trauma“ and the pressure on Swedish children in the 1970s and 80s to become the next Björn Borg.
Anna Berndtson lives and works in Malmö and Berlin. She was a student of Marina Abramović at HBK
Braunschweig. “Borg” (2002) was a turning point in her artistic work. For the first time, the picture became more important
than the action. It also was the first time her disability was the focus of her work.



By and with: Anna Berndtson


  • Past
    German premiere
    Sat 9.11.2019, 14:00 / HAU2

Going to the theatre often requires long periods of sitting on more or less comfortable seats in confined spaces. We offer alternatives, so that more people can enjoy the event. At all events there are a variety of options for sitting or laying down, e.g. beanbags, sofas or mattresses. These alternative seats are limited. Please use the Early Boarding or contact us directly after purchasing your ticket.

Haptic Access Tour (Start: 13:30)


Hallesches Ufer 34, 10963 Berlin

Wheelchair users are kindly requested to register their attendance at least one day before the performance. Thank you for your understanding. If you need help, please contact our Ticketing & Service team at +49 (0)30 259004-27 or send us an email to

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