SISTERS ACADEMY #6 - THE BOARDING SCHOOL, DENMARK, 2016
MANIFESTATION: SEPTEMBER 19TH - OCTOBER 18TH, DEN FRIE
What is the quality of the sensuous and how can it be explored? How can we explore and develop new modes of sensuous teaching and learning? Can we thereby transform the educational system from within? How do we define a curriculum, and how do we evaluate progression if this curriculum is defined by our readiness to explore and absorb sense impressions? How can we define the way the teacher develops as a professional and engages with others in a sensuous teaching environment and in terms of the development of new sensuous modes of knowledge production? How can we define the way the researcher develops methods and theories and engages with others in sensuous knowledge production? How do we collect data on and evaluate the effect, and the affect, of a performance-experiment, and what is the actual transformative impact? How can we give the sensuous an image in flesh and blood? When does this image get an impact? And for whom?
These are some of the questions one could explore whether you seek to respond to this call as a visiting teacher, a visiting researcher or a visiting artist at Sisters Academy #6 - The Boarding School.
The manifestation will unfold as an immersive and interactive boarding school exploring new modes of sensuous knowledge through the activist intention to explore the notion of a potential future world that we term Sensuous Society.
Sisters Academy #6 - The Boarding School will manifest at Den Frie Udstillingsbygning from 19th of September - 18th of October 2017 as winners of Udstillingsprisen Vision 2016.
About Sisters Hope and Sisters Academy
Sisters Hope is a Copenhagen-based performance-group and movement with an associated international troupe of performers and creatives from various backgrounds.
Sisters Hope operate in the intersection of performance art, research, activism and pedagogy. They draw on immersion and intervention when manifesting on the stages of everyday life and beyond aiming at democratizing and unfolding the aesthetic dimension. Especially focusing on educational contexts. Currently work on the large-scale project Sisters Academy - The School of a Sensuous society.
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In order to participate
Please send a letter of motivation of 500 words in which you describe why you want to participate, and how you wish to contribute to Sisters Academy #6 - The Boarding School. Include a 200 word biographical statement and send to: firstname.lastname@example.org no later than May 15th, 2017. Once accepted as a visiting teacher/researcher/artist we will initiate an inspirational dialogue about your participation.
Once accepted as a visiting teacher/researcher/artist more details on your participation will follow. When you arrive at the boarding school, you will be granted a bed and a zone in which to unfold your art and research and three meals a day. You cover your own transportation costs. You can apply to stay from 48 hours to four weeks.
The school will not be closed at any time - day or night - in the entire period of the manifestation. All participants donate all original data to our Archive before departure. It is possible to copy your data before departure - But think creatively as the boarding school is analogue. The Archive is open source and you can access it within the framework of the manifestation or afterwards by request. It is not possible to document your own work by photo or film within the framework of the boarding school. However, you are welcome to document your own donated data in this way when visiting The Archive in-between manifestations. More information will follow upon acceptance.
Sisters Academy #6 - The Boarding School
is a co-production between:
SISTERS HOPE (DK)
Sisters Hope is a Copenhagen-based performance-group and movement with an associated international troupe of performers and creatives from various backgrounds. Sisters Hope operate in the intersection of performance art, research, activism and pedagogy. The draw on immersion and intervention when they manifest on the stages of everyday life and beyond aiming at democratizing and unfolding the aesthetic dimension. Especially focusing on educational contexts as in the on-going large-scale project Sisters Academy. Sisters Hope was founded in 2007 by Gry Worre Hallberg and Anna Lawaetz and is currently led by Gry. www.sistershope.dk
DEN FRIE UDSTILLINGSBYGNING (DK)
Den Frie Centre of Contemporary Art is the house of the artists and shows exhibitions that are produced, initiated or chosen by artists. Den Frie is especially focused on contemporary artistic communities, collective exhibitions, artists associations and experimental groups and networks. The house is built by artists for artists and today strives to make an interesting and varied exhibition programme, that challenges the exceptional architecture of the building. www.denfrie.dk