Closed event. The participants will decide in the course of the lab whether or not there will be a public presentation.
This transdisciplinary research examines the materiality of writing, which means the writing and being written of bodies in relation to their environment. What are the inscriptions, indentions and traces? As writing is based on movement, gestures, vibration and time, surfaces and (writing) instruments, reading will evolve into an awareness of listening and getting in touch.
It is an invitation to a future nature-culture fiction about the mess we’re in. And how we are struggling with scribbling gestures to make sense of time. It is an invitation to listen to choreographies of coexistence, to detect endangered seeds and to delve into our relations with them.
Following the need to act in solidarity, we share our artistic practices and investigate transversal alliances. They involve non-human agents, technologic-ally-mediated elements, earth-others (land, waters, plants, animals) and non-human inorganic agents (plastic, wires, information highways, algorithms, etc.).
The semantic field of Medusa has the capacity to accommodate this heterogenous, elusive assemblage of a materially embodied and embedded community. With Medusa’s help, we will investigate an ecology in which all matter is specifically situated as a vibrant, vital presence in order to create a space for experimentation, imagination and poetry.
The lecture It lay like a log absolutely motionless and apparently deprived of all its faculties by our damp climate, so inhospitable to foreign visitors by Jeroen Peeters has been invited within the scope of this lab.
is a performer and author. Her work concerns the interactions and the fault lines of bodies in motion and texts. Her artistic practice is influenced by performing in projects by Bilderwerfer, toxic dreams, Vera Mantero, Philipp Gehmacher, Fabian Chyle, Milli Bitterli, Lux Flux, Jeroen Peeters, as well as numerous artistic research labs at the intersection of artistic practice and theory. Since 2007, she has published texts on and for performances and contemporary dance in various media.
She has been a certified trainer of SIB® (systemic and integrative bodywork) since 2016 and offers individual therapy sessions. She is an associated artist at the artist initiative Im_flieger and co-founder, alongside Jack Hauser and Ester Strauss, of the Institut der künstlerischen Forschung zur Körperpoesie der Kindheit. In close collaboration with the visual artist Jack Hauser, she has created many performances and interventions in public spaces, galleries, museums and theaters.