Zwischen Raum und Zeit: Ein Gespräch über Körperlichkeit in Digitaler Kommunikation
Interview by Simon Knebl
In Hopscotch Magazine
June 2022: Published on the occasion of HfG Graduates 21/22
How can we appropriate digital spaces and engage with them in a self-determined and emancipatory way?
The conversation gives insights into the research project Hybrid Encounters/In Close Distance (see below).
It shares experiences made during the performative investigation in the second part of the project and examines conventions and restrictions of digital communication.
Design: lob.tf and Bárbara Acevedo Strange
Edited by Lena Reitschuster
Hybrid Encounters/In Close Distance: On Acts Of Listening and Speaking in Hybrid Spaces
Supervised by Michael Kryenbuehl, James Langdon, and Ivan Weiss
In two parts, the work investigates corporeality in digital communication such as video calls, phone calls and voice messages.
The first part, Hybrid Encounters, consists of interviews with performers and somatic coaches Roni Katz, Julia Bonn, Francisca Khamis Giacoman, and Tina Reden. The conversations share how their workshop formats were translated into a digital setting and examine different aspects of listening and speaking.
The second part, In Close Distance, is dedicated to the performative dialogue format Between Us by performer and choreographer Roni Katz. Together with the artist, three different digital settings were investigated in terms of texture, intimacy, and corporeality. Recordings of the performative investigations were shown as a 6-channel sound installation in the atrium of the Karlsruhe University of Art and Design in February 2022.
Excerpts of the first part can be read here.
E for Embracing Differences
The Glossary of Undisciplined Design looks into undisciplinarity as a feminist unpacking of the field of graphic design, dogmatic rules, discriminatory structures, and a particularly one-sided canon. Carried by a decidedly fragmentary and
collective backbone, the GUD handbook combines various theories and narratives of varying densities—from visual essays, hands-on experiments, interviews, or advertorials, to poems, speculative tales, and academic writing.
E for Embracing Differences is an excerpt of the project I don’t know. Are you sure?—an experiment on embracing frictions and disagreement when working together.
Read more about the project below.
C for Collective Uncertainties
C for Collective Uncertainties is an excerpt of the conversation “I don’t know. Me neither” held at the Glossary of Undisciplined Design Symposium in February 2020. While giving insights into the projects F for Failing Queerly, P for Professional Amateur, and E for Embracing Differences—all published in the Glossary of Undisciplined Design—, the conversation dives into the underrepresented surprises of failure, the joys of amateurism, and the power of redefining weakness.
A Self in Relation: Tender rituals and joyful interventions in the face of loneliness.
19 tender rituals, joyful interventions and narratives in the face of loneliness—developed by various artists, designers and writers as an invitation to experiment and engage with broader forms of relationships
and notions of the self.
Check out all 19 approaches on the website
and read the text on Futuress.org.
Feminist Findings presents stories on the labor, loves, networks, hierarchies, friendships, fall-outs, struggles, victories, economics, designs,
and daily lives of womxn in the past, working out what it might mean to organize a feminist praxis.
The Courage To Take Space sifts through the German 70s feminist magazine Courage.
Mapping women's cafes, pubs, and feminist bookstores listed in the classified ads, the texts asks:
Where did these spaces go, and how has the feminist movement changed to this day?
Read the whole text on Futuress.org
I don’t know. Are you sure?
With Hanna Müller
Supervised by Anja Kaiser and Rebecca Stephany
I don’t know. Are you sure? searches for a way of working together that actively engages with friction and appreciates differences
instead of seeking the comforts of compromise and middle ground.
The collection of fifteen collaborative methods is accompanied by short interviews reflecting on topics such as conflict,
sharing skills and resources, and the resilience.
A free pdf can be downloaded here.