Dragana Bulut works with choreography and performance. In her choreographic practice she treats the theater as a place for social gathering, questioning the different configurations of aesthetics, economics, emotions and their entanglement. By appropriating established social formats she creates performances grounded in the tension between immaterial and material, object and affect, challenging the space between reality and fiction. These social choreographies make transparent various, often overlooked processes of how society choreographs behavior. She graduated from MA studies Solo/Dance/Authorship, University of Arts Berlin. Since 2005 she develops her own choreographic work, which was presented in different contexts (including: HAU Hebbel am Ufer Berlin, Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Tanzquartier Wien, Pact Zollverein Essen, Museum Folkwang Essen etc.) Her current research deals with the commodification of emotions through the lens of social choreography. 

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.