Concept and organization:
Gabriele Brandstetter, Kai van Eikels, Katja Münker, Eva-Maria Hoerster, Ludger Orlok, Sandra Umathum
Program as PDF:
Flyer TAKE US FOR A WALK
Foto: Katja Münker
TAKE US FOR A WALK
20. – 26. Oktober 2014, Uferstudios + Tempelhofer Feld, Berlin
Whether walking together or on our own, we are always synchronizing and desynchronizing: swinging limbs, adjusting
muscle tone, heartbeat, breathing… Our bodies are defined by a multiplicity of rhythms, which permanently
influence each other. If we look closer into the seemingly simple movement of walking, we discover a rich
polychronicity and various forms of mutual attunement. In a five-days workshop, an open-air performance, and
a two-days symposium, artists and scholars from different fields will explore the dynamics of walking in respect
to rhythmical self-organization. Which are our techniques, our cultures, our ecologies, our politics of walking?
PART I: THE ART OF WALKING – WITH KATJA MÜNKER
The Berlin-based Feldenkrais teacher and performance artist Katja Münker will make
participants re-discover walking with the help of the Feldenkrais Method. In playful, explorative
and contemplative approaches, walking will be deconstructed into its constituent
physical, rhythmical and spatial aspects and then reorganized in order to achieve
a more varied walking experience and technique.
Monday 20 + Tuesday 21 October, 10am – 5pm, Uferstudio 14
PART II: ONE STEP AT A TIME – WITH HAMISH FULTON
The British land art and concept artist Hamish Fulton who has achieved international
fame as a ‘walking artist’ will host the second part of the workshop, where participants
can become familiar with his practice. With a series of small indoor and outdoor walks,
and exchange of thoughts on communicating through walking, different states of togetherness
and separateness and different options to frame walks will be explored.
Wednesday 22 – Friday 24 October, 10 am – 5 pm ( Friday 3pm ), Uferstudio 14
THE OBJECT CANNOT COMPETE WITH AN EXPERIENCE – SLOWALK PERFORMANCE
Devised and led by Hamish Fulton, at Tempelhofer Feld, open to all.
“The walking participants are also the art observers.” (Hamish Fulton)
Friday 24 October, start 4pm (duration: ca.1h), meeting point: main entrance Oderstraße /
Saturday, 25th October 2014
||Welcome and introduction (Gabriele Brandstetter + Kai van Eikels)
||Daniela Hahn: Leaving the Factory. Walking Under Working Conditions
||Ralph Fischer: Walking Together/Walking Against. Poetics and Politics of Pedestrian Movements
||plan b (Sophia New + Daniel Belasco Rogers): Taking a Walk for a Line, presentation
||Conversation between Hamish Fulton, Sophia New + Daniel Belasco Rogers
||Martin Nachbar: Walking Around the Theater. On Possibilities to Share (Kin)Aesthetic Experience
in the City, presentation and performance
||Katja Münker: Invitation to Walk. A collective choreography, performance
Sunday, 26th October 2014
||entire day: gehen exhibited, installation by Katharina Greimel
||Introduction: ‘Synchronization’ as a concept in science and arts
||Panel 1: Democracy and Poetry — Synchronizing Lives (Eva Axer)
||Panel 2: Synchronization and (Im)Balance (Sabine Zubarik). Gesture as Desynchronization
||Discussion (symposium ends ca. 5pm)
Uferstudio 14, Uferstudios Berlin, Uferstraße 8 / 23, Berlin-Wedding. www.uferstudios.com
Public transport: U8 Pankstraße, U9 Nauener Platz, S-Bahn Gesundbrunnen
Please register for the workshop until 6 October.
All events are open to the public and admission-free.
TAKE US FOR A WALK is a collaboration between:
DFG-Schwerpunktprogramm »Ästhetische Eigenzeiten« +
Freie Universität Berlin, Institut für Theaterwissenschaft; Zentrum für Bewegungsforschung; Universität der Künste
Berlin; Hochschulübergreifendes Zentrum Tanz Berlin; Tanzfabrik Berlin; Hochschule für Schauspielkunst »Ernst Busch«.