Borrowing from existing gestural traditions of interruption, refusal and resistance spotted in the alleyways of our practices, this workshop will be based on a glossary-repertoire of REST PRACTICES, speculating on the socio-political stakes of specific senses and sensations of resting. We will: REST from the current economy of creativity and novelty / REST from performance (of the self) / REST from using language, and anything else for that matter as a conveyor of clarity, fluency and transparency / REST in indeterminacy / REST in a text (a word, in a spell, in a library) / REST in the rests, the ruins, les invendus (the unsold / the leftovers) / REST in gestures, movements / REST in poetic non-action / REST between languages, in the shade of our shady mother tongues.
Restshop #1 is part of a research project entitled Institute of Rest(s). Supported by La Manufacture, Haute école des arts de la scène – HES-SO, Lausanne. In partnership with Tanzquartier Wien, La Grange – Centre / Arts et Sciences / UNIL Lausanne, Xing Bologna, far Nyon, Tanzfabrik Berlin, the Austrian Museum of Folk Life and Folk Art, Vienna, ImPulsTanz, Vienna. Alix Eynaudi holds a 2023 research grant from the city of Vienna.
dances, works and writes between craft and chaos in a (most of the time) joyful mess. She doesn’t work alone; any event, research, or invitation is an alibi to spend time with accomplices, a mesh of friendships scintillating under skins, a stirring of full-of-wonder support. She specialises in (deep) choreographic hanging-out sessions.
is a performance artist, writer, and movement facilitator. Her works explore ecologies of human and more-than-human bodies with particular attention to movement based on somatic practices. She loves to engage in collaborative settings, especially with Jack Hauser, Elisabeth Schäfer, Alix Eynaudi, Katrin Hornek, Jeroen Peeters and other fabulous fellows. With them, she develops collaborative artistic research settings, performances and interventions in public spaces, galleries, museums, and theatres. Since 2007 she has published in different media and projects.
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