A practice-based laboratory featuring Stephanie Comilang, Rosalia Namsai Engchuan, Soydivision, members of EXC 2020, Research Area “Travelling Matters” and metaLAB (at) FU Berlin with metaLAB (at) Harvard’s founder and faculty director Prof. Jeffrey T. Schnapp.
The one-day event “Social Sculpture – Temporal Communities” contributes to the project’s broader inquiry into how embodied creative practices, such as performance, can unfold alternative narratives, practices of embodying histories and the transfer of embodied knowledge. The participants will lead a series of performances and workshops, culminating in a roundtable discussion. The lab also incorporates the “Narration and Embodiment” video series of the project “Circulating Narratives – Entangling Communities: Case Studies in Global Performance Art” (published online 1 December 2021).
The laboratory is part of the research transfer project “Circulating Narratives – Entangling Communities: Case Studies in Global Performance Art” in collaboration with Hamburger Bahnhof – Museum für Gegenwart – Berlin. The project is hosted at the international research Cluster of Excellence “Temporal Communities: Doing Literature in a Global Perspective” at Freie Universität Berlin and accompanies the museum’s exhibition, “Nation, Narration, Narcosis: Collecting Entanglements and Embodied Histories”. Opening in November 2021, the exhibition is curated by Anna-Catharina Gebbers with co-curators Grace Samboh, Gridthiya Gaweewong and June Yap, organised together with assistant curator Charlotte Knaup and Goethe-Institut fellow Rosalia Namsai Engchuan, funded by Kulturstiftung des Bundes and initiated and funded by the Goethe-Institut.
The laboratory will take place on 5 December 2021 at the Aktionsraum Hamburger Bahnhof – Museum für Gegenwart – Berlin in the context of the upcoming exhibition.
Organised by Anna-Catharina Gebbers, Charlotte Knaup, Siobhan Leddy, Annette Jael Lehmann, and Lieselotte Schinzing, Research Area 2: “Travelling Matters”.