Body in the City

A series of inquiries between the borders of public and private spaces in relation to the body and its temporalities.
Initiated by Sajan Mani
Lisa Stertz – Ohne Titel, ohne Worte | Performance | Fall Apart – Discordants photographic exhibition | Polyphony, Berlin, June 2017 photo by Jana Henschen
11 January 2018, 2-6 pm
The Body WithIn
Performance Workshop by Lisa Stertz
»The Body WithIn« will be a 4h workshop with art practitioners that relate the\ir body with-in their work. In four phases Stertz will
(1) give an introduction into her own methodology as a performance artist, (2) lead participants through a series of exercises to enhance their body awareness,
(3) move over into performative and group exercises, and
(4) end with short performance presentations by the participants, including a round of feedback.
This workshop will play with an insight, or an idea as material under the premise of sensing. – It is recommended to wear comfortable clothing.
This workshop is free of charge and open to all.
Lisa Stertz on Tumblr
Lisa Stertz on Vimeo
Lisa Stertz is an artist, who works mainly in the field of performance. She studied European Media Studies in Potsdam (MA, 2015), and under a New Artist Society Scholarship and a Fulbright Grant Fine Art Studio: Performance at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. She currently lives in Berlin.
“My performances are places of invitation and motion. I want to pick people up, invite them to get involved. I want to share my time with them, as they share theirs with me. If they notice that they are present with me and that I am not only present for them, I have reached this timeless claim of mine – for the moment. I prefer to touch people, instead of teaching them. If they can be-come aware of being alive, of feeling themselves through a way of communication I will have chosen for a performance, I succeeded. The word communication is key here since human communication became the central objective in my work. – I am thus inspired to design performances that lay out forms of encounter, rather than forms of exposition.”

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