Talking about writing
“We shy away from enthusiasm.” — Frantz Fanon
Writing about dance is more than writing a review. In that sense, TQW’s Magazine initiative is not a journalistic counter-public but a reaction to the various expectations held by artists, authors, scholars and readers relating to dance coverage, which cannot be met by way of mere review journalism. The lab enquires into the politics of writing and the way in which we use criteria, viewing habits, prejudices, the failure to understand, power. Is non-coercive criticism possible and desirable? Which forms of writing do we enjoy reading? Which standpoints can we take in writing? Can these be changed? Are we aware of how we write? The lab takes the experiences gained in the first months of the present season into account. The participants Jette Büchsenschütz, Christoph Chwatal, Theresa Luise Gindlstrasser, Christian Keller, Anna Kromer, Gianna Virginia Prein, Sara Schausberger and Michael Franz Woels will work on texts of their own, discuss texts written by colleagues and ponder over future models of writing.
is a dance scholar, philologist and journalist. He has been teaching at artistic and academic institutions, most recently at HZT Berlin and the University of Salzburg.
Until March 2016 he was a research associate at the DFG research unit “Verzeichnungen” (archiving) at the Berlin University of the Arts, and he was a fellow of the Collège international de philosophie Paris from 2007 to 2013. He has been co-editing the e-journal MAP – Media Archive Performance (perfomap.de) with Barbara Büscher since 2009.