Future Bodies

Imaginations of the future have something paradoxical within. They are aiming towards a time to come but are produced in the past. Saved in our memories of visionary images communicated through novels, films, documentaries and other forms of speculations of what the present times could become. Science Fiction allows us a glance into the everyday life of tomorrow and gives us an opportunity to reflect on it. In this mode, Science Fiction tells us more about our present then it does about our future. When looking at contemporary visions in movies and TV series, we also see reflections of the hopes and fears we are confronted with today.

These visions become guidelines for our actions and performances that will somehow be inscribed in our body’s in a mysterious and undefinable way. During the five days we want to explore the role of the body in the future. How can we envision our body imaginations in comparison to our current perception of time and while at the same time reflecting on the way we live our everyday life today?

Drawing from methods of storytelling, biographical theatre and movement, this workshop will focus on the body, performance and how to re-imagine the world. Combining contemporary art, theatre and performance practices, students will work on visualising and reconfiguring possible futures.

 

Projektleiter*innen:
Gudrun Herrbold (Performance)
Işıl Eğrikavuk (Gesellschafts- und Wirtschaftskommuniktion)
Wenzel Mehnert (Gesellschafts- und Wirtschaftskommuniktion)

 

Veranstaltungsort:
Grunewaldstr. 2-5, Raum 122

 

Teilnehmer*innenzahl:
20

 

Sprachen:
deutsch / englisch

 

Gudrun Herrbold ist Theaterregisseurin und Dozentin für Theaterpädagogik und Performance. Sie studierte Germanistik, Philosophie und Politologie in Köln, Schauspiel in Berlin und New York und Art in Context an der UDK Berlin. 2007-2010 war sie Professorin für Kunst in Aktion an der HBK Braunschweig, seitdem lehrt sie an verschiedenen Hochschulen und Instituten. Seit 1998 verwirklicht sie biografisch-dokumentarische Theaterprojekte.

Işıl Eğrikavuk studied Western literature at Boğaziçi University (Istanbul) then went to The School of The Art Institute of Chicago with Koç Foundation scholarship for her MFA in Performance Art. She taught art and media at Istanbul Bilgi University between 2009-2017.  She currently lives in Berlin and is part of faculty at Universität der Künste (UdK), Media Department. Eğrikavuk is the winner of Turkey’s first contemporary art prize, Full Art Prize in 2012. She is also the first recipient of SPOT Production Fund’s artist grant. She has participated in numerous international exhibitions, residencies, and her work has been published in both local and international journals.

Wenzel Mehnert arbeitet seit 2016 als Wissenschaftlicher Mitarbeiter an der Universität der Künste im Fachbereich Audiovisuelles Storytelling. Hier forscht er zu der Rolle von Zukunftsnarrationen und der antizipiert mit Hilfe von spekulativen Methoden den Einfluss von technologischen Innovationen auf die Gesellschaft. In der Lehre liegt sein Fokus auf der Schnittstelle zwischen qualitativer Sozialforschung und AV-Formaten sowie künstlerischen Transformationsprozessenn der urbanen Ethnographie.

 

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