Valentine’s Day is usually an annual vacation celebrated about February 13. This can be a day to honor charming love, as well as marital relationship. There are various definitions within the holiday, nonetheless it is generally associated with intimate dates, gift items, and blossoms.

The origins of Valentine’s Day could be traced returning for the Middle Ages. This is when it was common to exchange tiny tokens of affection, like a letter or cards. These were commonly made from magazine and hand-written.

In the late 18th hundred years, it has become a commercially-oriented vacation. A variety of industrial sectors sprung about manufacture the cards. By the mid-19th century, factories started producing Valentine’s Day cards that contained poems inside.

Today, Valentine’s Day is a entertaining, affectionate holiday that is certainly celebrated in countries about the earth. Among the many customs, people give cards, sweets, and flowers. A few couples look forward to this day all the year.

Valentine’s Day is also well-known in Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Canada, France, Mexico, and South Korea. Single ladies celebrate the break as well.

Through the Middle Ages, the festival was held during the middle section of February. The chickens began matching on this date. Traditionally, these folks were thought to match couples, which makes them happy.

Similar Valentine is acknowledged with helping Christians escape the persecution of ancient Romans. He is viewed as a st in the Catholic Church. A lot of saints are named after Valentine. One was obviously a Roman priest, while the other folks were Both roman soldiers. However , most people are unaware of their connection.

Work Group

Objective Enactive
This online lecture-demonstration unfolds the term ´Poetic Materiality´ within the context of designing and choreographing with Somatic Costumes. Through critiquing and applying the somatic practice of Skinner Releasing Technique, the poetics of philosopher Gaston Bachelard and the materiality of anthropologist Tim Ingold, this talk begins to map poetic and material agencies between bodies-costumes within the design-performance encounter.

Artist Talk

Objective Enactive

This talk will focus on the first outcome of Glitsch(ening) Ci(rculari)ty, a tripartite site-specific, where I am pursuing a speculative exploration of the ecology of the city, between the urban and the biological, unfolding its layers and materiality of time. The talk will end in a conversation between fellow researchers and artists in the collaborative project Urban Ecologies, where Glitsch(ening) Ci(rculari)ty, is generated from.


Polyvocal Tongue The presentation will focus on relational ethics and polyvocality in performative text. It will also explore the use of plural languages in a play, looking at how a polylingual praxis can open up new aesthetic potential in playwrighting and in artistic research in general.


TRANSPOSITIONS— JAR, Mette Edvardsen and modular diaries At the start, the idea for an artistic research conversation with Mette Edvardsen did not spring out of the topics shortlisted for the conference—hospitality, vulnerability and care—but a book that she had co-edited, and dropped in my shelf.

Panel Discussion

The Ethics of Vulnerability and Artistic Research

Any ethical framework must take account of the vulnerability of the human condition. This is significant in all creative endeavours – especially in artistic practice and the teaching of it – since the very act of creating something and putting it out into the world is an expression of vulnerability.