7 August 2021
Performing Questions: Relationships in Times of Crisis
The interview is an offer of conversation, a game of questions and answers, a dialogue that can transform into a polyphonic choir of singularly plural voices. As a form of personal, localised articulation, interviews always produce situated knowledge, whether in a real or a fictional space.
From our perspective as choreographers, it is thus about embodied knowledge. The moment of self-articulation is an act of self-invention in which identities and narrations take shape, at the intersection of personal statement and speculative fabulation. In this workshop, we would like to propose the interview as a performative and speculative question machine to deal with relationships in times of crisis.
On a content level, we will develop divergent views and definitions of the terms crisis (f.e. COVID-19, political, ecological, personal crises, etc.), and relationship (f.e. with other people and non-humans). The following questions will accompany and structure our performative experiments: How does COVID-19 influence the forms in which we relate to one another? How can we talk about it? What can be imagined speculatively in conversation?
Martina Ruhsam and Rose Beermann
EUR 490: Course fee
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