Performer Stammtisch was founded by Jörn J. Burmester in 2003 in order to connect the Berlin performance art scene, to keep each other updated on what we were working on, and to help one another out with opportunities. Until 2013, we met on the second Monday of each month, watched performances, talked about them and had a beer or two. The events were social, professional and educational in nature. As Stammtisch became known, artists from around the world, visiting or staying in Berlin, joined and presented their work. Our motto was “If you call your shit performance art, we want to see it”. The only condition to present work was to join an artists talk afterwards. Performer Stammtisch was 100% no budget voluntary work. We did not produce performances, pay for travels or artists fees. But there were free drinks, professional feedback and the best introduction to the world of Berlin performance art. For much of its existence, Performer Stammtisch was run in close collaboration with Florian Feigl.