Gallery Workshop
01.09.19 3–6 pm
Gallery Workshop

Matters of Care

Workshop with Emma Waltraud Howes

In this workshop, held by dancer and visual artist Emma Waltraud Howes, participants willexplore matters of care between human and non-human. The exercises will give the opportunity to experience organic and inorganic physical matter. How can we communicate with objects through touch and the deliberate direction of our concentration? How can we find a new relationship to nature and matter by practicing touch with objects? Exercises developed by Howes may include: improvisation, Gi Gong meditation, Ba Gua, as well as voice and movement techniques.

The workshop is a continuation of Emma Waltraud Howes’s previous workshop Barely even Touchingin the context of the show Tender Buttons and of an ongoing exploration of touch in the program of Künstlerhaus Bremen. This workshop takes place in the context of Nona Inescu: Corporealle.

  • Emma Waltraud Howes

    (b. 1976 in Toronto, Canada, lives in Berlin) works as a translator between movement and form. Her interdisciplinary works are informed by her background in dance, performance theory, and the visual arts, and guided by observations of gestures. Howes focuses on the development of an expanded choreographic practice incorporating public interventions, kinaesthetic and architectural research, and an underlying drawing component in the form of graphic scores for performances.
    Solo presentations (selection): Scores for Daily Living, AtelierhausQuartier am Hafen, Cologne (2019), Scores for Daily Living, ZIL, Moscow (2019), The Nine Returns to the One, The Place, London and Centrum, Berlin (2018), dreiküchenhaus: Labour, Ritual, and Civilization, Hidden Lines of Space: Our House, Hamburg (2018), Scores for Daily Living, Kunstmuseet Nord-Trøndelag, Namsos (2018). She performed with and for: ‘Ten Days Six Nights’, Joan Jonas, Tate Tanks, London (2018); ‘Dynamis’, Georgia Sagri, Documenta14, Kassel (2017); ‘Liminals’, Jeremy Shaw, Venice Biennale (2017); ‘Symphony for a Missing Room’, Lundohl & Seitl, Martin-Gropius-Bau, Berlin (2016). Previous workshops include: Alive … & then Some, Ateneu, Porto, and Martin-Gropius-Bau, Berlin (2018). ↗

  • No previous experience required
    Workshop will be held in English.
    Participation free (donations welcome)
    Register until 26 August at: ↗