Studio 13: ecologies of practice

Talk + Practice (1)

Silke Bake, Alice Chauchat, Bettina Knaup, Anna Nowicka, Maria F. Scaroni, Siegmar Zacharias

A research and discussion series in four editions with Silke Bake, Alice Chauchat, Bettina Knaup, Siegmar Zacharias and guests.

Part 1
Hosted by Alice Chauchat. Guests: Anna Nowicka, (dancer/choreographer) and Maria F. Scaroni (dancer/choreographer).

Alice’s current research approaches dance as a practice of subjectivity, where the individual is a porous entity, constantly in the making, dynamically entangled with her environment. It is therefore, also and necessarily, a practice of relationality. Relating implies living with alterity. The other is always unknown, forcing us to acknowledge the existence of an experience that is not (completely) shared. If experience is a mode of knowing, how can not-knowing be experienced as an integral part of experience? Can dance help the dancer act response-ably to what he doesn't know? For the evening of November 28th, we invite you to come and dance, talk and be together through dances (or dance scores) proposed by Alice Chauchat and two other choreographers. These dances emphasize the unstable character of “the person” and his capacity to be affected by his environment vs. a fantasized “autonomy”. They are occasions to feel how relations produce us, and to make room for being connected to more than we can know.
You don’t need to have any dance background, only a body, curiosity for letting go of “one self", and comfortable clothes.

In English. Duration: ca. 180 minutes

Ecologies of practice
The permanent state of crisis, which we witness today, can't be restored to a previous sense of order, neither through disciplinary / disciplining thought nor through acts of distancing and exclusion. It requires global agency and imagination, which bears with the un-known and takes into account our relational interdependency. It requires radical openness, a speculative attitude, pleasure in engaging with the un-known and un-certain and a willingness to think beyond human-centred catgories and temporal and spatial dimensions.
Classical ecology is the theory of environmental relations, of distribution and movement of energy and matter in a house(hold). Meanwhile the term is used in a broader sense – including the social, the environmental, the intellectual realms. ecologies of practices* experiments with various settings of work and conversation. Silke Bake, Alice Chauchat, Bettina Knaup, Siegmar Zacharias - all working in the field of contemporary performing arts – take their current interests and methodologies as starting point to engage and think with guests from contemporary dance and other disciplines: categories of aesthetics (technology/technic, ethics/practice, form/format, process/product, subject/object/agent) are being explored in their multiple conditionality and relationality.  *borrowed from Isabelle Stengers

Concept 2016/17: Silke Bake, Kuratorin/ Dramaturgue Mentor; Alice Chauchat, Choreographer/Dancer/Teacher; Bettina Knaup, Curator/Autthor; Siegmar Zacharias, Artist/Theoretician.
STUDIO 13 was initiated by curators Silke Bake and Jacopo Lanteri in 2015 with the aim to offer a space for exchange about working methods and interests in the field of performing arts. 

  • Wedding 13
Uferstr. 23, 13357 Berlin

5 € (incl. soup/snack)