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Body // Language // Archive – kolejny warsztat: 6-14 grudnia – Gerswalde, Niemcy

Trwa nabór na kolejne warsztaty, które współorganizujemy z niemieckim stowarzyszeniem MIKUB e.V. (Berlin) praz chorwacką organizacją Black Sheep / Ovca Crna (Vrhovine) >>> 

Brandenburg, 6th to 14th December 2017

Background

Every society follows a logical structure that seems to determine the way we are, act and even talk. The performance workshop body // language // archive which this year consists of three independent encounters and already held in Croatia in July 2017 and Poland in September 2017, will now take place from 6th to 14th December 2017 in Gerswalde; Brandenburg, aiming at a critical questioning of this structure through performative interventions.
The workshop also works on a set of questions concerning discrimination and eliminatory violence in the present and the past. We will focus our attention on the region of Uckermark, where the workshop will take place – significantly symptomatic of structures of social exclusion and discrimination acts in Germany, over the last 90 years. In this area the concentration camp for women in Ravensbrück and also the youth concentration camp Uckermark are located where girls and young women were murdered systematically.

The GDR past plus the frictions of transformation in the early nineties have also clearly left its marks. Rural exodus and the collapse of the municipal economies are some keywords.

We will critically explore contemporary issues such as the manifestations of racism, xenophobia and right-wing radicalism in Germany. We will hereby consider the places as “intangible testimonies” of these (traumatic) traces of the past as well as our individual experiences und backgrounds. Reflecting these personal accesses is for us as important as dealing with the facts of the past.

Approach

We are inviting 18 participants from Germany, Poland, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Croatia, Kosovo, Macedonia, Montenegro, Serbia and Slovenia to an 8-day performance workshop in Gerswalde, region Uckermark, in December 2017. The workshop is structured in three phases: at first the participants will try out and develop theatrical and performative techniques to deal with the above mentioned set of questions. In a second phase we build small teams who will work on a project and thus explore the topics and methods of their choice. In the end, the teams will present their preliminary results consisting in performative actions, environments or even video-art formats, which may include finished or work-in-progress pieces. In this way body // language // archive works as platform to initiate, develop and to try out concrete artistic goals that can persist beyond the duration of the workshop.

The workshop is dedicated to young adults who are interested in artistic work and aims beyond the topic to extend the artistic skills and aesthetic experience. All participants will be actively coached by expert drama tutors, directors and dramatic advisors.

Registration & Logistics

The workshop takes place from 6th to 14th December 2017 in Gerswalde (Brandenburg). The official workshop language is English. The participation in the workshop as well as accommodation and catering are free, but we will need to charge a registration fee of 50 €. Travel costs can be reimbursed up to 120 € (total sum for both ways).

Please keep in mind that we will need the sign-up sheet filled in by you in order to process your registration, latest by the 8th November 2017.

Registration form: download

Registration and enquires please under: body-language-archive@mikub.org

More info >>> www.bodylanguagearchive.wordpress.com/upcoming/

 

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