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‚Listening Bodies‘ is a series of individual audio walks accompanied by a performer. Using the body as a listening tool, it connects the biographies of a heterogenous group of performers with the controversial layers of history of the site.

Concept

A series of individual audio walks through the building, each accompanied by one performer. Built as a sensory audio puzzle, „Listening Bodies“ connects the biographies of a heterogeneous group of performers with the controversial history of the site. These sensorial and immersive walks navigate around themes such as the manifestation of power on the body, intersectionality and opposing perspectives on history. The topics are negotiated via the body as a tool to listen, to create space and to relate.

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Architecture and History - How can we physically relate to different layers of experiences, actions, memories and relationships that make up this place (The Humboldt Forum and its historic site)?
Intersectionality and Responsibility - How can we understand what we are not? How can we develop a simple practice of moving, sensing and listening, that helps us to relate to representations of power?
Access - How to involve technology without being exclusive and what is Companionship?

Gabriele Reuter

Marcelo Schmittner

Charlotte Virgile