Save the date: Bodies of Evidence

14 januari – 17 januari


An artistic-theoretical conference on bodies, borders and movement at DOCH, School of Dance and Circus/University of the Arts, Stockholm.

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, as well as to deep changes in the order of the world which inherently challenge the way in which borders are produced, perceived and represented (such as political and societal crisis and conflicts, structural violence, accessibility and environmental calamities). Here borders appear not only as lines of separation but as dynamic and performative processes and spaces of encounter, and introduce the question of our individual and collective involvement, responsibility and agency in the process.

Through specific practices, strategies, formats and discussions and the co-existence of different voices, the project holds a trans-disciplinary perspective; it is situated 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 if the violence and consequence of our inscriptions?
And how can we rehearse citizenship and engage in the production and representation of borders?

With Meriç Algün Ringborg, Kristin Flade, Frédéric Gies, Monika Halkort, Hagar Kotef, Nicola Perugini, Cecilia Roos, Farah Saleh, The Silent University, Josefine Wikstrom and more.

Curated by Sandra Noeth

Curatorial team: Anna Efraimsson, Peter Mills, Sandra Noeth

Bodies of Evidence is made at The Dance Department at DOCH, School of Dance and Circus/Stockholm University of the Arts.
Updated information and a complete list of participants will be available in October 2015.