Week 2023



Zoom link will be published soon.


Jan Verwoert – “Reality”

Reality gets ever more fragile. As a context, reality is never just given. Reality needs to be negotiated, as a social, spiritual, political, historical occurrence. Reality is based on trust. Where trust dies, society dies, and reality dies with it. It’s replaced with the power to instil fear in others, and steer such fear to gain more power, so as to instil still more fear, and so on. Fear isolates. Reality connects. Reality resists fear. One many levels, in many modes, under many signs. Reality is multi-layered and at least 5 dimensional. Art is a poly-connector between multidimensional beings (humans included), temporalities (past futures live on) and spaces (spheres, cosms, macro as micro), it works on many levels. It is an ancient key in which to achieve reality communally. Like reality, art cannot exist without trust. How to inspire trust when fear rules? In which key, mode, or manner, by way of which art and politics, under what star, in which spirit or sign?

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.