18:00 Uhr
24.05.2021

h a p t i c a f f i n i t i e s – Sessions

A RESEARCH GROUP ON TOUCH, HAPTIC AESTHETICS, AND INTIMACY IN THE ARTS
h a p t i c a f f i n i t i e s
Zoom-Sessions
online
Language: Englisch + German
Participation is free of charge. For further information and registration please write to: haptic.encounters@posteo.net

Due to the loss of touch caused by the risks associated with it in our current moment, the political and ethical implications of this sense become noticeable. Life unfolds within manifold encounters that often elude control. Touch is a basic condition of our vulnerable existence, pointing toward mutual dependencies, porous bodily boundaries, brutal intimacies, as well as cross-species collaborations.

 

If we consent to not being a single being (Fred Moten), how does that change the way we write, compose, rehearse, perceive, perform, and institute? How has touch been understood in the arts, particularly in the context of performance? How do we negotiate relations of proximity and distance in the spaces we share? And how can we approach as well as affirm the performativity and mediality of touch?

 

The online research group h a p t i c a f f i n i t i e s meets weekly to explore these and other questions in an informal setting, initiating a conversation among artistic, theoretical, and activist practices, where touch is understood as a contact zone among different organs, senses, and media.

 

h a p t i c a f f i n i t i e s t alternates between facilitated and open research sessions to encourage and accommodate different forms of research, conversation, and exchange.

 

h a p t i c a f f i n i t i e s is initiated by Sofie Luckhardt, Anneliese Ostertag, Belle Santos, and Rahel Spöhrer and hosted by FFT Düsseldorf


h a p t i c a f f i n i t i e s – facilitated research Sessions

For the h a p t i c a f f i n i t i e s – facilitated research sessions, we invite practitioners to share works in progress, questions, and individual research on touch, intimacy, and haptic aesthetics (Laura M. Marks). The forms and durations of the meetings will vary according to the respective hosts, topics, and practices, and will be announced individually. For some sessions preparation will be necessary and research material will be sent out beforehand. 

 

h a p t i c a f f i n i t i e s – open research Sessions

The h a p t i c a f f i n i t i e s – open research sessions provide a space for shared  readings, reflections, individual initiatives, pre- and post-discussions of individual as well as collaborative research endeavors.


all dates

12.4., 6 PM

intro session

SOFIE LUCKHARDT, ANNELIESE OSTERTAG, BELLE SANTOS, AND RAHEL SPÖHRER

 

19.4., 6 PM

facilitated session

CAROLINA MENDONÇA

 

26.4., 6 PM

facilitated session

ISABEL LEWIS

 

3.5., 6 PM

open session

READING, TALKING, RESEARCHING

 

10.5., 6 PM

facilitated session

ANTONIA ROHWETTER

 

12.5., 8 PM 
public lecture 

LAURA U. MARKS

 

17.5., 6 PM

facilitated session

JOSHUA WICKE AND ANNA ZETT

 

19.5., 6 PM 
public workshop 

JOSHUA WICKE AND ANNA ZETT

 

24.5., 6 PM

open session

READING, TALKING, RESEARCHING

 

31.5., 6 PM

facilitated session

SLOW READING CLUB / HENRY ANDERSEN AND BRYANA FRITZ

 

7.6., 6 PM

facilitated session

CLAY AD AND ISABEL GATZKE

 

14.6., 7 PM

facilitated session

VALENTINA DESIDERI AND DENISE FERREIRA DA SILVA

 

21.6., 6 PM

open session

WRAP UP, FEEDBACK, FUTURE

 

Participation in any of the h a p t i c a f f i n i t i s sessions is free of charge. Continuous participation is appreciated and the number of participants for each session is limited! For further information and registration please write to: haptic.encounters@posteo.net

 

We will share the description as well as the number of participants for each session via our Facebook group.

 


Credits
Part of the #TakeCare Residenz “Touch, Theatre and Performance”. Funded by the Alliance of International Production Houses e.V. within the framework of the „Neustart Kultur: #TakeCare“ program supported by the Fonds Darstellende Künste e.V. and sponsored by the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and Media.