Practical Art Workshops

A5 Trust-building through dance

Friday, 28.2.2020, 10.00 – 12.00, Viaduktraum

A short practical session in which the participants can get a taste of different methods for building trust through movement and dance. Besides their professional career, both workshop leaders have extensive experience with working with lay people in difficult contexts.

Bring clothes that allow you to move freely and – if possible – sneakers and warm socks.
No athletic skills or prior experience is required!!

Workshop leaders:
Meret Schlegel and Manel Salas

Irine Jorjadze

C5 Artistic activity: group experiment: artistic creation process

Saturday, 29.2.2020, 10.00 – 12.00, Viaduktraum

For this 2-hour practical experiment the artists Iris and Heimo Ganz will prepare a space with various tools and materials that will be individually assigned to each participant. Some of them are powerful, some more subtle and silent. The task will be to create something cooperatively, following one’s own inclinations and pleasure. At the end, the stages in the process of the joint creation will be reviewed together.

Workshop leaders:
Iris Ganz and Haimo Ganz

Bettina Minder

International Cooperation Complaints Choir

Thursday, 27.2.2020, after 20.00, 5.K11
Friday, 28.2.2020, 08.30–9.15, Viaduktraum
Saturday, 29.2.2020, 08.30–9.15, Viaduktraum
Saturday, 29.2.2020, 12.10, Hörsaal 1

With their 2005 Complaints Choir initiative, the Finnish artists Tellervo Kalleinen and Oliver Kochta have started a movement that has spread to more than 30 countries. The artists turned the concept into an open-source project, and about 150 complaints choirs have performed by now, many of them documented on the internet.

The project invites people to formulate a problem from their everyday lives, trivial or serious, and arranges these complaints into a song. The song is then publicly performed by those who contributed their complaints. This performance, half serious and half tongue-in-cheek, gives participants the opportunity to distance themselves from identifying with their problems. Rather than settling for being a victim, it stimulates them to action.

Tellervo Kalleinen will be present at the conference and organise a short complaints choir with the participants. Experience and a good voice are not required for participation, but humour for sure!

Lead by:
Tellervo Kalleinen