as part of Re_Generation

19.04. – 01.07.2023

Re_Generation is a festival for pleasure, solidarity & healing. International artists, activists, and scientists will gather at the FFT for twelve days to introduce and try out practices that answer to a world that is exhausted in so many ways.

Kathy-Ann Tan

Our Undersongs: On Love, Grief and Regeneration

Lecture Talks & Workshops Social/Urban Movements

In this immersive session, the audience will be invited to listen to a newly written poetic/narrative text by myself that engages with the poems of Audre Lorde (which are less known than her essayistic work) and bell hooks‘ work on love, grief, transformation and regeneration. I will invite the audience to open up and dwell in a space of self-reflection and self-compassion, grounded in an acknowledgment of and homage to Black feminist radical thought and practice.


Re_Generation receives support from Kunststiftung NRW and from the Federal Commissioner for Culture and the Media, as part of the Alliance of International Production Houses. In cooperation with Cheers for Fears.


Kathy-Ann Tan is the founder of Mental Health Arts Space Berlin (, a non-profit arts/project space that centers the mental health, well-being, experiences, knowledges, histories and narratives of BIPoC and marginalised artists, and cultural workers. She is interested in alternative models of art dissemination, exhibition-making and institution-building that are attuned to issues of social justice. Her practice is informed by a desire to create accessible spaces and formats of conversation, sharing and discussion outside of academia. She is also the initiator of Decolonial Art Archives (, a forum for artists and curators who interrogate colonial narratives and amplify histories of decolonial struggle, imagination and freedom.