Rehearsing the roles undisciplined body and movement practices could play in challenging revenant hauntings of patriarchy, fascism, coloniality and capitalism, the proposed encounters take up the threads of a historical multiplicity: embodied knowledges and political dissonances that found expression in metropolitan entertainment and information industries, in dance (sub-)cultures as well as political movements in Berlin between 1918 and 1926. Nervous urban textures and states of choreographic unrest articulated the traumas, desires, conflicts, and new socialities formed in the realities of German and European colonialism and the aftermath of the First World War.
How does body knowledge move through time?
How do we connect to and through our historical corporealities?
Approaching absences and resistant derivatives through situated and intersectional knowledge production the presented propositions are open invitations – to weave somatically vibrant collectivities and to enter the rhythms and measures of today’s alienations and technologization, rhythms and measures that connect us and that tear us apart.
The project took departure from the performance b(l)ack dada: drone nonperformance from 2016 by the artist collective knowbotiq.
A collaboration between aproduction e.V., Archive Kabinett, School Without Center /District, the Institut for Contemporary Art Research / ZHdK and Arthur Boskamp Foundation initiated by Joerg Franzbecker, Suza Husse and Yvonne Wilhem / knowbotiq and funded by Hauptstadtkulturfonds.
niv Acosta, Amal Alhaag Nathalie Anguezomo Mba Bikoro, Paolo Caffoni, Zasha Colah, Chiara Figone, Lamin Foufana, Joerg Franzbecker, Maria Guggenbichler, Suza Husse, knowbotiq, Astrid Kusser, Shanti Suki Osman, Alesandra Seutin, Fannie Sosa, Yvonne Wilhelm