The OT301 is an international community of people that work and live in the old Film Acamdemy on the Overtoom in Amsterdam. We are organised as an association called Vereniging EHBK (Eerste Hulp Bij Kunst). Everybody that has or runs a space within the OT301 is a member of that association. As a community we share the responsibilty for the OT301.
Irina Baldini works as a performer and choreographs for theatre and site responsive. In 2013 she established 4bid Gallery in Amsterdam with three other artists, and currently runs it as a place of experimentation and site for the development of temporary cultures across mediums. She co-initiated the artistic program Highs & Lows, evening of performances in OT301, bringing together international contemporary choreography and performance art.
In 2016 she founded B.base, a program focused on the body as a subject of events, in the hybrid between visual and performative. She is lead by an interest in openings, beginnings and believes in disposable formulas for one-time experiences. Her engagement in the recent years with La Biennale di Venezia has been decisive for her practice and her relationship to the group of dancers she currently works with. Irina is an artist-researcher, maker, producer and teacher in dance and other art-forms.
She is author of the book Low Content, 2018, a collection of reflections around the notion of change through the sense of performance and Kelder, 2020, a photo-book rooted in the idea of in-betweenness and metamorphing.