NICOLÓ BELLI, Palace In City Residency, Berlin 2019 : “What was special about this event was the unpretentious and welcoming atmosphere, the humanity of the works dynamics and the sensation of simplicity evoked by the curatorial quality. The atmosphere was really relaxed and uncomplicated, the right environment to work on your expressivity. The workshops leaders where presenting the exercises like they were sharing a wonderful discovery with some friends and this attitude helped to create very nice and equal group dynamics.”
JACKY JANES, Palace In City Residency, Berlin 2019 : “There was a great freedom of creating the events in a very natural way. This ability to act and shape The Palace freely (within the implicit value system) in addition to the members intrinsic passion to invest their time and energy into this project, gave me the sense of a living, self run organism with collective ownership. Each of the workshops I attended amazed me because of the open and welcoming energy. I enjoyed the diverse topics and was inspired by the passion of the hosts for their respective fields. What struck me most was the freedom of the format of each workshop.”
RACHEL DE LE TORRE, Residency 2017 : "The Palace was an amazing opportunity to meet diverse artists with similar interests, these connections have been invaluable to help develop my own work. As a result of those I met, I have since worked with the photographer Sophie Le Roux and artist Danielo Schaffer, on a shoot for my album release. It was also amazing to have Brotherhood Sound System on board doing tech for my live show. I can't wait until next year but also know I won't have wait until then to find another wonderful opportunity to collaborate creatively within The Palace community."
AONYMOUS, Residency 2018 : “The palace was an out and out success. The crowd felt equally as accountable as the organisers, no one was a consumer. Every contributor benefited from having all eyes and ears on them, this was incredibly validating and legitimised everything that was put on. More or less every festival offers pageantry, and while the palace did this very well, it offers so much more under the surface. The main words that come to mind are breadth and versatility. There was no one genre - every artist, writer and performer was welcome.”
FABIAN HOFFER, Residency 2016
"The Palace 2016 was a great experience of true collaboration. Imagine 120 people of different ages, cultural background, many of which don't know each other come together for an intense five-day event cooking together, building, learning, being creative, cleaning, caring for each other. It felt like family at the end."