Uniarts Helsinki & The Art of Assembly

This may, Building Conversation is a guest at Uniarts Helsinki. Together with dramaturg and curator Florian Malzacher, Lotte van den Berg gives a workshop. During the workshop Lotte will explore what embodied learning & physical thinking mean for our work and take a closer look at the works Dying together and RIZOOM in specific.

During this week, Lotte wil also participate in The Arts of Assembly, XVII Assembling Knowledge.
At least since Joseph Beuys’ legendary “International College for Creativity and Interdisciplinary Research” artistic assemblies are also a playing field for the production and transfer of knowledge. The 17th edition of “The Art of Assembly investigates along concrete artistic practices how tools and experiences from performing arts offer settings and strategies for unexpected communication and transversal education: Choreographer and curator Satu Herrala in her works focusses on embodied knowledges in artistic and curatorial work, creating conditions for art to summon collective and transformative agencies. Artist Ahmet Öğüt – initiator of the Silent University, a solidarity-based knowledge exchange platform by displaced people and forced migrants- often seeks his collaborators outside the art field. Theatre maker Lotte van den Berg, initiator of the ongoing project “Building Conversation”, centers her practice around collective experiences and the relation between performance and social as well as ecological challenges. How can art offer spaces for empowerment and self-development?

The Art of Assembly is a series by Florian Malzacher & brut Vienna. In cooperation with Münchner Kammerspiele, Wiener Festwochen, Volksbühne am Rosa-Luxemburg-Platz, Goethe Institut, BIT Teatergarasjen Bergen, Theater Neumarkt Zürich, Kunsthalle Wien and Uniarts, Theatre Academy Helsinki.

The Art of Assembly XVII: Lotte van den Berg – Building Conversation from brut Wien on Vimeo.

Or listen to the podcast:

XVII: ASSEMBLING KNOWLEDGE (Satu Herrala, Lotte van den Berg, Ahmet Öğüt, Florian Malzacher)