Dialog zaczyna / Dialogue begins

collaboration with WEG DES KINDES

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Master thesis: “Lost in Translation? Enacting Tacit Knowing in Sociology and Dance”

in collaboration with dieSynapse and friends

Language: German; English translation TBD
Further development TBA

Making, communicating, reflecting,
and teaching somatic knowing

I sometimes dream of walking into a social science conference where PowerPoint is forbidden. Instead, you are invited to experience the gathered knowledge through your senses. You move through an art installation showing research results, to a workshop in methods taught through dance theater, and then to a storytelling event by the fire. Academics and non-academics intermingle in a way that makes our childlike curiosity about the world sparkle. We acknowledge our somatic, experiential subjectivity as knowledge makers and receivers and allow everybody to partake. There, multiple realities coexist, interact with one another, and create inferences. This would be a space where the artificial labor division between arts and sciences is broken – where the undone aesthetics of all of our translations of the world is made explicit. Would we dare to dance? Would we dare to enter a space where we do not know with clarity, where every concept must yield to the complexity of experience, where we are not in control?


OUR ANIMAL KINGDOM participative project

“The Animal Kingdom Project is an initiation between Numeridanse and Akram Khan Company. Inspired from the Company’s production Outwitting the Devil that centres the human connection to the natural world, this project was an opportunity for participants to evoke the wild things that we believe, live in all of us.”

See also:

sympoiesis | “making with”…

“Nothing makes itself; nothing is really autopoietic or self-organizing … Sympoiesis is a word proper to complex, dynamic, responsive, situated, historical systems. It is a word for worlding-with, in company.”
– Donna Haraway, Staying with the Trouble. Making Kin in the Chthulucene

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