An artistic-theoretical conference on bodies, borders, and movement
January 14 – 17, 2016 at DOCH/Stockholm University of Arts and Tensta konsthall

Bodies of Evidence focuses on the body and movement in bordering processes. It revisits current debates on borders and bordering events linked to migration and mobility in Sweden and on a global level. It also reacts on deep changes in the order of the world, such as political and societal crisis and conflicts, structural violence, accessibility and environmental calamities, which inherently challenge the way in which borders are produced, perceived, represented, aestheticized and legitimized. Here, borders appear not only as lines of separation. Much more, as dynamic and performative spaces of encounter, they introduce the question of our individual and collective involvement, responsibility and agency in the process.

Bodies of Evidence holds a trans-disciplinary perspective and engages in the co-existence of different voices. The four-days event adopts specific strategies and methodologies, formats and disciplines, travelling between choreography, human rights and scientific research: What is the choreography of bordering experiences, and what is the status of affect, empathy and sensing in bordering processes? What is ‘speakable’, what is ‘expressable’ by and through the body and movement? How do we deal – as citizens, artists, thinkers, researchers, students, public – with the ethical and political implications of our actions? How can we take a position while being aware of the violence and consequences of our inscriptions?

With a.o. Antonia Augugliaro, Khaled Soliman Al Nassiry & Gabriele Del Grande, Meriç Algün Ringborg, Kamal Aljafari, Malin Arnell, Ramsay Burt, Anna Efraimsson, Emily Fahlén, Kristin Flade, Frédéric Gies, GLÄNTA, Gian Maria Greco, Monika Halkort, Agri Ismaïl, Anne Juren, Mahmoud Keshavarz, Shahram Khosravi, Hagar Kotef, Peter Mills, Sandra Noeth, Daniel Peltz, Nicola Perugini, Peter Bo Rappmund, Cecilia Roos, Farah Saleh, The Silent University, Josefine Wikström, Arkadi Zaides, Christina Zetterlund as well as the students of the Master’s programme in film and media at Stockholm University of the Arts.

A study circle is organized in cooperation with The Silent University.

A reader with additional working material will be available by mid December.

Bodies of Evidence is made by the Master Programme in Choreography at Stockholm University of the Arts: Researcher/Curator: Sandra Noeth Curatorial Team: Anna Efraimsson, Peter Mills Coordination/Production: Frédéric Gies, Ingela Stefaniak PR/Commmunication: Tove Hellkvist

Funded by Stockholm University of the Arts and supported by Tensta konsthall/Silent University.

All events are free of charge and open to the public.

(Photo: Sandra Noeth)

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