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Engaging with the world
Workshop Jennifer Walshe & Du Yun

Tutors: Jennifer Walshe & Du Yun
Workshop dates: 20.07., 22.07., 24.07., 26.07.2020
Workshop times: 10.00–13.00 on all four days
Possible number of active participants: 15-18
Participants: Composers and performers (chosen from Call for Texts)
How to apply: Applicants for these projects must already be enrolled for the Summer Course! Summer course participants will be informed by the end of April where to send their text(s).
Application deadline: ⚠️ 30 April 2020

Description

Engaging with the world – writing in the world – writing from lived experience: In this hands-on workshop, participants will explore creating from lived experience as a lens for aesthetic engagement, culminating in a small presentation, or rather, a „preview performance“ for open feedback. Today’s dynamics of geo-political boundaries, socio-economic class, the molds of sexuality, and story-telling in gender roles, as well as “who gets to practice what,” are still quite rigid in many corners of the world. These borderlines – whether aesthetic, political, economic, or social – are all man-made, with the intention of examining the layers of history embedded within a cultural zone. The barrier between us and one another must be shattered. In the same breath, the barrier between us and ourselves should also be re-examined. To be a practicing artist is to position ourselves within our communities.

Call for Texts

Required material: Writing a piece / paragraph on your perspective of your own cultural heritage, your position with the current world, and how your artistic practices are reflecting these perspectives. Also possible: project ideas engaging these topics.

Applicants must already be enrolled for the Summer Course! As soon as the booking period is over, summer course participants will be informed where to send their text(s).
Application deadline is ⚠️ 30 April 2020.

If you have questions, please e-mail imd@darmstadt.de!

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