h a p t i c a f f i n i t i e s – Sessions
online Language: Englisch + German Participation is free of charge. For further information and registration please write to: email@example.com
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.
12.4., 6 PM
SOFIE LUCKHARDT, ANNELIESE OSTERTAG, BELLE SANTOS, AND RAHEL SPÖHRER
19.4., 6 PM
26.4., 6 PM
3.5., 6 PM
READING, TALKING, RESEARCHING
10.5., 6 PM
17.5., 6 PM
JOSHUA WICKE AND ANNA ZETT
24.5., 6 PM
READING, TALKING, RESEARCHING
31.5., 6 PM
SLOW READING CLUB / HENRY ANDERSEN AND BRYANA FRITZ
7.6., 6 PM
CLAY AD AND ISABEL GATZKE
14.6., 7 PM
VALENTINA DESIDERI AND DENISE FERREIRA DA SILVA
21.6., 6 PM
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: firstname.lastname@example.org