Sophia and Dan were hugely delighted to be invited to contribute to the two-day interdisciplinary workshop at the Theatre and Dance Studies Department of Bern University in Switzerland on 2-3 March. Johanna Hilari (Bern) and Anna Leon (Vienna) did a wonderful job of putting together a fascinating workshop with plenty of time to exchange, eat together and get to know each others research and artistic practice. The weather was good too!
Even though juggling online and presence teaching through our Guest Professorship at the UdK Studium Generale for Interdisciplinary Artistic Practice and Theory, finishing a PhD at Exeter University (Sophia) and teaching still at the HZT, Berlin is taking a lot of time and energy we thought we’d let you know what else we have been up to….
Dan continued his collaboration with Sabine Zahn in August and September with the project Into Dwelling, where they made a site responsive performative study of the area near Alexanderplatz.
Sophia and Ruby took part in a podcast series that Sheena McGrandles initiated called Don’t Mother Me For the upcoming podcast they discussed the video they made together in 2014 called ‘The matter between me and you’ which they then showed as part of an accompanying exhibition taking place during Sheena’s latest performance, Dawn – a Musical on Reproduction at the end of September
Dan is currently rehearsing with She She Pop on their latest production, Dance Me which is currently scheduled to premiere in January 2022 at Hebbel am Ufer, Berlin
From 17:00–18:57 (Berlin time) today, Sophia will moderate a panel about the launch of the new publication coming from PSR member Mila Pavićević’s residency Dance by Other Means (which I was honoured to proof read). The panel will consist of Sophia New, Igor Dobričić, Alexandra Hennig and Matthias Mohr. Its part of an all-day programme of events called Our Dance, organised by PSR collective (sorry guys, not going to link to your FB page for ethical reasons). Details and stream link can be found here.
We are delighted to announce that we are working for the wonderful Studium Generale (General Studies) team at the University of the Arts (Universität der Künste) here in Berlin, starting this Winter semester 2020/2021.
We are responsible for the Interdisciplinary Artistic Practice side of Studium Generale and are joined on the Academic side by our colleague, philosopher and author Philipp Hübl who also joined for this semester.
Sophia and Ruby will be presenting the video The Matter Between Me and You in the exhibition Künstlereltern at the Künstlerhaus Dortmund. The exhibition opens on 5th Sept at 2pm (where they will be present) and continues till 11th October.
Sabine Zahn’s urban movement project Fremdgehen, which premiered last year around Anhalter Bahnhof in Berlin has been invited to be part of Potsdamer Tanztage 2020. Dan once again joins Arantxa Martinez and Joshua Rutter to develop and perform this one-on-one movement piece through the streets of Potsdam. Tickets and further details available through the Fabrik Potsdam site.
As part of Sabine Zahn’s second Stadterweitern series of labs this week, we will present our performance lecture Together / Apart which we first developed during our residency at PACT Zollverein. The evening starts at 19:30 with a lecture by Dr. Saskia Hebert, I’m the Escalator and our contribution begins at 20:30. Haus der Statistik Haus D Otto-Braun-Straße 70/72 Berlin. Tickets are 7 / 5 EUR available by registering beforehand at email@example.com
Martin Howse and Dan have just recorded a walk near Martin’s studio in Mitte which will be broadcast this Sunday 17 May at 10pm on reboot.fm During the hour-long walk, we talk about Martin’s visit to two of the Stadterweitern labs organised by Sabine Zahn that Andrea Keiz and Dan devised last week. Martin kindly lent his electromagnetic detektors that were used in the Stadterweitern labs. UPDATE: if you missed the broadcast, you can listen to the programme here on reboot.fm’s mixcloud channel
Dan is one of the performers and artists you can phone as part of the telephone version of She She Pop’s Kanon. Lines will be open from 8pm on Thursday 14, Friday 15 and Saturday 16 May. Details on the Hebbel am Ufer website.
Dan prepared a series of lab experiments in urban space with Andrea Keiz as part of the series of labs called Stadterweitern by Sabine Zahn. You can find out more on the Stadterweitern website, as well as some sample excercises to do anywhere and feed into the research process.