Building Conversation in Rhein Neckar
Starting last January, we have been organizing conversations in collaboration with Matchbox again. Our collaboration started three years ago during the Democracy Festival HAMBACH! Matchbox is a cultural organization that focuses on the rural surroundings and involves its inhabitants in art projects from their own region and the rest of Europe.
Last year we shared our practices with young people from the area. After a period of working together they guided the Conversation without words, the Agonistic conversation, the Impossible conversation and Thinking together – an experiment. An important part of the group is still actively involved in Building Conversation as facilitators.
This year our collaboration consists of two parts and will run until September. In January we started with the first part; a program where we perform a different online conversation every month. We alternate between Impossible Conversation, Distant Thoughts and Watching Pixels. In addition, we hope to physically go to Germany again in May to perform A Conversation for Two live. This time we will try to reach even more people from the region to connect young and old people from different villages.
In August and September we will also be transferring our performative conversations to a new group of young people on location in Neustadt (an der Weinstrasse) and Weinheim.
It is exciting to see how involved these young people are and that they feel the urge to seek out connection through conversations with each other and also to stay connected.