3AM is a multi-disciplinary event that brings together artists and audience in order to challenge, experiment and reinvent the formats of presentation, and / or to propose a moment where works can be tried out in a welcoming environment.
It happens more or less every 2-3 months in Berlin and each time a new artist or group of artists are invited to organize the event in the way she/he/they want.
3AM has a focus on giving value to experimentation and local collaboration. Our frame stays purposefully open to allow for any new forms to emerge: combining performance and science, music and durational installations. We like finished products, but we also like testing things out and we have the luxury of being able to fail. We invite different people to collaborate with our core team every time in making the event possible.
3AM is an experiment. We design the event organisation to be transparent. “Behind the scenes” of our process is always and fully available online via our allocation matrix. We make our process public and the event runs thanks to the volunteers who make it possible. In short, everybody is a volunteer! Every contribution – from performing on stage to cleaning the space after – is given an equal credit to. All the money earned at the event get equally redistributed (according to our publicly available allocation matrix) among all the participants, according to the time they spent on making the event possible.
We’re not interested to set up a new platform for artist visibility but rather to create and preserve a time that can allow experiment and failure to happen, discussion and silence.
It’s not about success, fame, reward but rather about attempt, participation, reflexion. As we’re looking for ways to minimize the consumerist aspect of the events, the audience is as well invited to take part, take care of practical and artistic aspects of the event.
Clement, Dmitry, Jasna, Nina, Sandra