Studio 13: ecologies of practice

Talk + Practice (3)

Silke Bake, Alice Chauchat, Bettina Knaup, Siegmar Zacharias

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

Part 3
Hosted by Silke Bake. Guests: Stefanie Wenner and others.

Zu durchlässigen Praktiken in den Feldern Dramaturgie und Kuratieren.

... and around the theatre lies the city and around the city lies the whole world and its walls are of skin, they have pores, they breathe. *

The porosity of these ‘walls’ facilitates a diversity of interdependencies and interweavings. The encounter between Silke Bake and Stefanie Wenner (both working as curators and dramaturges) is about this permeability. Together with the audience they would like to ponder the relations of the curatorial work with regard to the ‘world’ - connecting artistic modes of working with curatorial modi operandi, artists with structures, apparatuses with human beings and actions.

In English. Duration: ca. 180 minutes

* quoted from a speech by the Belgian dramaturge Marianne Van Kerkhoven in 1994


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)