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Fri 29 05
New Empathies
6 pm

Free admission, participation after registration.

Registration at register@radialsystem.de. After successful registration you will receive all necessary information, including a short technical guide // The language of communication is English, but during the workshop it will also be possible to work with your own preferred language.

New Empathies: Scores for the Time being

Online-Workshop with Scores for Gardens
New Empathies
New Empathies © Promo
With an online workshop, the interdisciplinary research group "Scores for Gardens" searches for artistic forms of expression for the current situation: Many people around the world are at the moment confronted with the struggle of being caught in an immobilised state, a state of being “in-between". What comes after seems impossible to imagine, our lives before are already too far away... We are drained by nostalgia and uncertainty when it comes to relationships, whereas the vulnerability and fragility of our current structures are becoming increasingly visible. We are experiencing a time that has never before existed in this way – and if the “in-between” is defined as an appropriate narrative, important questions can be derived from it: How do our bodies and (artistic) language respond to this situation? And how does it affect our ways of perceiving our surroundings?

During the workshop the hosts of the collaborative garden share their playful approach on shifting perspectives in an attempt to capture and nurture this "in-between"... Through listening, movement and writing exercises, we will attempt to contain and nurture our current in-between states: becoming fruit, trees, bacteria, roots and moist wet soil, be buried, forgotten, or transformed... In this time-sensitive present, when gathering in the fictional space of a garden, we ask: how can we dig and carve some space where we can allow things such as uncertainty, grief, or joy to happen?

"A Score for the Time being" - inspired by the story "A Tale for the Time being" by Ruth Ozeki - is a collective attempt by the research group "Scores for Gardens" to create a temporary digital garden. The group borrows the symbiotic and organic form of gardens, aspiring to reflect on the complexity of the remote, transdisciplinary, collaborative artistic practices. Over a period of one week, a virtual space will be created in which the participants of the workshop will work together with the artists. The workshop begins and ends with an online meeting where all participants come together.

New Empathies – Far from a distance

In June 2019, radialsystem launched “New Empathies”, a series of programmes spanning two years, consisting of concerts, installations, choreographies, workshops, and discussions on the practice of the empathic and their potential with regard to artistic, technological, political and ecological questions.

Due to the current situation, the fourth “New Empathies” weekend at the beginning of May 2020 cannot take place as planned – and the question of how we can create resonance among ourselves as a basis for community, solidarity and social awareness despite keeping a minimum distance and the ban on contact has suddenly become a noticeable challenge.

Therefore, in the coming weeks we want to explore and reflect on the possibilities and limits of virtual spaces as places of empathy. Mid-April we will start our new online series "New Empathies - Far from a distance", in which we want to create periods of encounters and shared aesthetic experience.

“Scores for Gardens” is an interdisciplinary study group formed by Katrine Elise Leth Nielsen, Juan Felipe Amaya González and Angeliki Tzortzakaki in August 2019. It borrows the symbiotic and organic form of a garden to reflect on the complexity of cross-cultural and remote collaborative artistic practices. “Scores for Gardens” as an open-end learning platform operates with peer-to-peer exchange of ideas, tasks, and inputs remotely (via digital platforms) and by meetings focusing on the intersection of movement, writing, and voice work.

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  • Organisation and artistic concept Katrine Elise Leth Nielsen, Angeliki Tzortzakaki and Juan Felipe Amaya Gonzáles

Programme

Mon 25 05 2020 10 a.m. Tue 26 05 2020 Wed 27 05 2020 Thu 28 05 2020 Fri 29 05 2020 6 p.m. Mon 25 05 2020 Online-Meeting Duration about 1 hour Fri 29 05 2020 Online-Meeting Duration about 2 hours Tue - Thu participants* of the workshop will receive tasks and materials by e-mail.

Credits

„Score for Gardens“ is supported by Travers, Kopenhagen, and radialsystem. Mentor: Matthias Mohr. „New Empathies“ is sponsored by Berliner Senatsverwaltung für Kultur und Europa. Media partners: tip Berlin, Ask Helmut und Exberliner.

New Empathies
New Empathies © Promo
Shanghai Botanical Garden
Shanghai Botanical Garden © Juan Felipe Amaya Gonzales

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Free admission, participation after registration.

Registration at register@radialsystem.de. After successful registration you will receive all necessary information, including a short technical guide // The language of communication is English, but during the workshop it will also be possible to work with your own preferred language.

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