»The Body WithIn« will be a 4h workshop for art practitioners that relate the\ir body with-in their work. In four phases Stertz will (1) give an introduction into her own methodology as a performance artist, (2) lead participants through a series of exercises to enhance their body awareness, (3) move over into performative and group exercises, and (4) end with short performance presentations by the participants, including a round of feedback.
This workshop will play with an insight, or an idea as material under the premise of sensing. – It is recommended to wear comfortable clothing to move in.
This workshop is free of charge and open to all.
Registration desired, please send an email to [email protected]
Lisa Stertz is an artist, who works mainly in the field of performance. She studied European Media Studies in Potsdam (MA, 2015), and under a New Artist Society Scholarship and a Fulbright Grant Fine Art Studio: Performance at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. She currently lives in Berlin.
«My performances are places of invitation and motion. I want to pick people up, invite them to get involved. I want to share my time with them, as they share theirs with me. If they notice that they are present with me and that I am not only present for them, I have reached this timeless claim of mine – for the moment. I prefer to touch people, instead of teaching them. If they can be-come aware of being alive, of feeling themselves through a way of communication I will have chosen for a performance, I succeeded. The word communication is key here since human communication became the central objective in my work. – I am thus inspired to design performances that lay out forms of encounter, rather than forms of exposition.”
This workshop is a part of the program 'Body in the City' – a series of inquiries between the borders of public and private spaces in relation to the body and its temporalities. This project is initiated by Sajan Mani
Image caption: Lisa Stertz – Ohne Titel, ohne Worte | Performance | Fall Apart — Discordants photographic exhibition | Polyphony, Berlin, June 2017, photo by Jana Henschen