In Restshop #3, the library of the Institute of Rest(s) will meet Ujjwal Kanishka Utkarsh’s film practice.
Restshop is a series of collective studies articulated around a library, a practice in which books slide, literally, under our skins; a space to exercise our rests in the arms of words and sentences and poems, a space in which to (dis)articulate thoughts by re-practising forces that already exist. Together. Restshop #3 will be an encounter with/deal with/engage with/intersect with the stillness of moving images.
Restshop #3 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.
work is situated within the field of expanded choreography. Some of her works explore different formats of making work public, such as books and other writing, and learning platforms. Alongside developing her own work, she works as a dancer and performer with/for other artists (Anna Teresa De Keersmaeker, Jennifer Lacey, Anne Juren, Boris Charmatz, Sabina Holzer, Elizabeth Ward). Her most recent endeavours are BRUNO, Noa & Snow, and Institute of Rest(s). Approaching dance as a space of study, Alix dances, works, and writes between craft and chaos. 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.
is a PhD in Practice candidate at the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna. He has been working towards developing a form that emerges from the observational cinema tradition and continues that through his PhD project. In his current ongoing work, he is trying to see if and how he can look at and reflect upon political activity through this form. In the current political situation, where the space for voices of dissent is rapidly diminishing, truth is either viewed very simplistically and reality as objective or the post-modern perspective renders all truth relative and all reality socially constructed. In this context, this is also an exploration to see if such ideas of observational form could create a space that avoids the pitfalls of both these seemingly untenable theoretical extremes. Ujjwal primarily makes films while frequently dabbling into other forms like photography, sound, and theatre. He also often collaborates with performance artists and dancers. He has been and still does teaching various aspects of filmmaking and video art in several universities across India.
€ 36/*15 per day