TAKE US FOR A WALK
(DE-)SYNCHRONIZING MOVEMENT

20. – 26. Oktober 2014, Uferstudios + Tempelhofer Feld, Berlin

Whether walking together or on our own, we are always synchronizing and desynchronizing: swinging limbs, adjusting muscle tone, heartbeat, breathing… Our bodies are defined by a multiplicity of rhythms, which permanently influence each other. If we look closer into the seemingly simple movement of walking, we discover a rich polychronicity and various forms of mutual attunement. In a five-days workshop, an open-air performance, and a two-days symposium, artists and scholars from different fields will explore the dynamics of walking in respect to rhythmical self-organization. Which are our techniques, our cultures, our ecologies, our politics of walking?


Workshop

PART I: THE ART OF WALKING – WITH KATJA MÜNKER
The Berlin-based Feldenkrais teacher and performance artist Katja Münker will make participants re-discover walking with the help of the Feldenkrais Method. In playful, explorative and contemplative approaches, walking will be deconstructed into its constituent physical, rhythmical and spatial aspects and then reorganized in order to achieve a more varied walking experience and technique.

Monday 20 + Tuesday 21 October, 10am – 5pm, Uferstudio 14

PART II: ONE STEP AT A TIME – WITH HAMISH FULTON
The British land art and concept artist Hamish Fulton who has achieved international fame as a ‘walking artist’ will host the second part of the workshop, where participants can become familiar with his practice. With a series of small indoor and outdoor walks, and exchange of thoughts on communicating through walking, different states of togetherness and separateness and different options to frame walks will be explored.

Wednesday 22 – Friday 24 October, 10 am – 5 pm ( Friday 3pm ), Uferstudio 14

Performance

THE OBJECT CANNOT COMPETE WITH AN EXPERIENCE – SLOWALK PERFORMANCE
Devised and led by Hamish Fulton, at Tempelhofer Feld, open to all. “The walking participants are also the art observers.” (Hamish Fulton)

Friday 24 October, start 4pm (duration: ca.1h), meeting point: main entrance Oderstraße / Herfurthstraße




Symposium

Saturday, 25th October 2014

10:00 Welcome and introduction (Gabriele Brandstetter + Kai van Eikels)
11:00 Daniela Hahn: Leaving the Factory. Walking Under Working Conditions
12:00 Ralph Fischer: Walking Together/Walking Against. Poetics and Politics of Pedestrian Movements
Lunch break
14:30 plan b (Sophia New + Daniel Belasco Rogers): Taking a Walk for a Line, presentation
15:00 Conversation between Hamish Fulton, Sophia New + Daniel Belasco Rogers
Coffee break
16:30 Martin Nachbar: Walking Around the Theater. On Possibilities to Share (Kin)Aesthetic Experience in the City, presentation and performance
17:30 Katja Münker: Invitation to Walk. A collective choreography, performance
18:30 Discussion

Sunday, 26th October 2014

entire day: gehen exhibited, installation by Katharina Greimel

10:30 Introduction: ‘Synchronization’ as a concept in science and arts
11:00 Panel 1: Democracy and Poetry — Synchronizing Lives (Eva Axer)
Lunch break
14:30 Panel 2: Synchronization and (Im)Balance (Sabine Zubarik). Gesture as Desynchronization (Reinhold Görling)
16:30 Discussion (symposium ends ca. 5pm)


Uferstudio 14, Uferstudios Berlin, Uferstraße 8 / 23, Berlin-Wedding. www.uferstudios.com
Public transport: U8 Pankstraße, U9 Nauener Platz, S-Bahn Gesundbrunnen
Please register for the workshop until 6 October.
All events are open to the public and admission-free.



TAKE US FOR A WALK is a collaboration between:

DFG-Schwerpunktprogramm »Ästhetische Eigenzeiten« + Freie Universität Berlin, Institut für Theaterwissenschaft; Zentrum für Bewegungsforschung; Universität der Künste Berlin; Hochschulübergreifendes Zentrum Tanz Berlin; Tanzfabrik Berlin; Hochschule für Schauspielkunst »Ernst Busch«.




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