Author Archives: Paula Kramer

SUOMENLINNA | GROPIUS – an artist book

Forthcoming publication (2020) on my postdoctoral research on intermateriality in outdoor performance. Published by Triarchy Press (UK). Supported by the Centre for Artistic Research and the publishing committee of the Theatre Academy, both Uniarts Heslinki.

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april 2019 – surface / spider @ Per/Forming Futures, Middlesex University

[12.04.2019] We sit in (semi)darkness as sounds, objects, words and images begin to interlace and correspond. What happened once somewhere? What did it feel like? What was once present and what is now here? How can this body- and site-based … Continue reading

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march 2019 – sensing the city, coventry university

[4. – 6.03.2019] A salon and two site-workshops, one facilitated by Sandra Reeve and one by myself. Part of the larger practice-based research project Sensing the City, funded through the AHRC. Sensing the City explores how practice can be utilised to … Continue reading

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aug 2018 – on the surface of time – länsi-mustasaari, helsinki

[14. Aug. 2018] A workshop as a physical intorduction to a forthcoming performance. Inviting others to play with the sites and materials. Meeting, rolling, lying, writing, singing – inventing a signature. Being part-of and apart. Bodies, rock, sea, wind, feathers.

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august 2018 – on the surface of time – länsi-mustasaari, helsinki

[17 – 19.08.2018] I begin in the fold. Lying. Listening. Opening towards sounds. Sea, wind, birds, boats, airplanes, humans. On a small island of rock, cradled in the baltic sea. Here I begin. Distal end of my left arm moving … Continue reading

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october 2018 – meeting buoy @ gtf jahrestagung, karlsruhe

[06.10.2018] A multi-media experiment that exposes a particular part of my research on intermateriality and movement, based at Uniarts Helsinki. It interlaces documentary video clips of outdoor movement practice on the island Suomenlinna with live projections of drawings, materials and … Continue reading

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april 2018 – rock / crust / body / snow / face / buoy – kiasma, helsinki

[25.04.2018] Part of Tutke Spring Research Days. Mixing words, sounds and materials on a table top with pre-recorded videos of movement practice on Länsi-Mustasaari (Suomenlinna). Meeting outdoor practice in an indoor setting, testing what carries over and what emerges anew. … Continue reading

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mar 2018 – about adequacy @ research as / in motion stockholm

[20.03.2018] Workshop on ‘adequacy’ in relationship to artistic research placed within academia (during ADIE intensive week for movement-based researchers): Adequacy not in the sense of ‘just enough’, but in the sense of demanding adequate conditions for artistic research to flourish … Continue reading

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feb 2018 – body. work. desire @ Kiasma helsinki

[17.02.2018] A shared day with moving artists in Kiasma’s seminar room and out in the snow. Warming up, relying on, sinking in the wisdom and efficacy of body and materials. Considering current personal thresholds and questions, asking what is relevant. … Continue reading

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august 2017 – “with plants”, helsinki

[29.08.2017] “With Plants” – a multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary event aimed at artists, researchers and scholars who are working with plants in various ways. Organised by Annette Arlander. Helsinki Collegium for Advanced Studies. I participated with: Picking-cooking-eating edible plants as part … Continue reading

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august 2017 – a day in the gallery – exhibition laboratory, helsinki

[26.08.2017] Shared day long event with Kirsi Heimonen and Jyrki Siukonen in the Exhibition Laborartory, Helsinki. Taking stock of a year of post-doctoral artistic research. Meeting films with pens and pencils, moments of conversation, moments of recognising, moments of touching. … Continue reading

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aug 2017 – tanzen im hof – tanzfabrik berlin – with susanne martin

[1.8.2017] Every first day of the month (1.6., 1.7., 1.8., 1.9., 1.10.2017), 2 choreographers meet with dance lovers, with and without dance experience to enter a physical dialogue and a sharing of movements with them. Playing with the Uferstudio garden, … Continue reading

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july 2017 – how do we …? @ DSP coventry

[7. – 9.7. 2017] Collaboration with geographer and social theorist Prof. Nigel Clark and choreographer and doctoral researcher Simo Kellokumpu. Mini-residency during the 4th Dance and Somatic Practices Conference, co-creation of a gallery space and performance. How do we collaborate … Continue reading

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june 2017 – workshop @ NOFOD – göteborg

[14. – 17.06.2017] Dance, Deviation & Public Spaces Workshop at NOFOD 2017: “Dance and Democracy”. Playing and experimenting with the norms of acceptable behaviour in public spaces and the potential of dance to reconfigure them. Fluidity between normal-not-normal. Drag en … Continue reading

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may 2017 – testlauf eins/testrun one – Martin-Gropius-Bau

[16. + 17.05.2017] One-to-one performative format on two days, collaboration with Sabine Zahn. In parallel: a walk with somatic interventions and Sabine, a pic-nic, conversation and site-based performance in three parts with Paula. Sunny and rainy, strawberries, sloe jam and … Continue reading

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april 2017 – lab @ SAR conference – helsinki

[28.04.2017] Body-based Research and Dissemination – A Collective Exploration & Participatory Methodology Lab (collaboration with dancer and doctoral researcher Joa Hug). A participatory lab, exploring *body* practices in the field of artistic research. How does the body stay “in”? Engrained into … Continue reading

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june 2017 – #CHARP – research pavilion venice

[30 June 2017] Performance and artistic exam in the framerwork of Simo Kellokumpu’s doctoral artistic reseach on Athmospheric Choreography. Collaborators: Outi Condit, Paula Kramer and Vincent Roumagnac. Everything is already in movement, movement is everywhere. Particles moving, the building decaying, … Continue reading

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summer term 2017 – artistic research – BA seminar @ HKS Ottersberg

Co-teaching with Prof. Gabriele Schmid at HKS – University of applied sciences and arts in Ottersberg. A very diverse group of students – theatre pedagogues, visual artists and art therapist. Does artistic research ruin the art? Does it have to … Continue reading

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2016 – 2019 Suomenlinna

  A new place, a new country, a new site. Everything is unknown. I begin to work, here and there now. Here: Rocks, water, military. On my first day (16.12.2016) I walk all around the islands and find two spots … Continue reading

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2016 – 2019 Martin-Gropius-Bau

Exploring a site in Berlin. A stranger in a known place. Behind buildings, on a nodal point. Here is everything at once – remnants of Nazi Germany, a long stretch of the wall, the city parliament, a refugee accomodation, a … Continue reading

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november 2016 – lecture @ KuvA – academy of fine arts, helsinki

[2.11.2016] Lecture/investigation on/of Intricate Relationships – Art, Site-Specificty and Research in the series Reframing the Artwork, curated by Annette Arlander and Mika Ehlo. Lovely group and lovely work. Exploring material as a connective force in site work and artistic research. Approaching … Continue reading

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sept 2016 – rock/body exeter

Working with — a granite from Cornwall (formerly from the Equator), a 300 year old Lucombe Oak, a Stone Oak in the further distance, liquidized China Clay, quarry man David A. Paton, choreographer Carolyn Deby and video artist Annette Arlander. … Continue reading

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A rock sent to Amaara Raheem

Shared performance making of sorts – corres-pond-dances with dear colleague Amaara Raheem in Melbourne (AUS). A work in progress. Using various means of communication we send each other things, feelings and thoughts across oceans. Our dance is a correspondance; an … Continue reading

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july 2016 – being with this world @ IDOCDE symposium vienna

[29. – 31. Jul 2016] Teaching at the 4th IDOCDE Symposium on Contemporary Dance Education at ImPulsTanz. Dancing bodies taking seriously – the asphalt, the grass, the shadows, the foam and other strange stuff donated by the folks upholstering seating … Continue reading

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february – october 2016 – reflecting with practice – joa hug

A research project in three phases – Berlin I + Helsinki I & II. Framed and directed by Joa Hug as part of his doctoral research project at the University of the Arts Helsinki on the epistemic potential of Body … Continue reading

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april 2016 – moving & making, sant cugat – lecture and workshop

[26. + 28. April 2016] Moving & Making: Experiments with Body, Space and Material Happy return to ETSAV, the Vallès Higher Technical School of Architecture in Sant Cugat. Organised by Marta Serra-Permanyer and Prof. José-Luis Oyon. Working in the big … Continue reading

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14 – 18 mar 2016 – artist retreat/research phase – coventry

One week in Coventry with dance artist Sandra Reeve, exploring the Contexts of Time and Space in Ecological Movement. Organised as part of a wider research project by Emma Meehan. Sandra Reeve facilitated a closed artist’s retreat, exploring the context of … Continue reading

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ongoing outdoor class – tuesdays 10:00 – 12:00

I  offer an ongoing outdoor class on Tuesday mornings from 10:00 – 12:00 @ Königsheide in Berlin. By registration only – please let me know if you intend to come and make sure you have a relpy from me that … Continue reading

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may 2015 – HZT artistic research phase and workshop with alys longley

[8. – 26.05.2015] Collaboration with Alys Longley (NZ) at HZT Berlin. We brought to this research phase aspects of our main practises – experimental documentation (Alys) and materiality orientated movement (Paula) and offered these worlds to each other. Together we … Continue reading

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may 2015 – presentation at NOFOD – reykjavik

[30.05.2015] Moving, Writing, Living – Experimental documentary practices in site-specific dance research. A work-in-progress presentation in collaboration with Alys Longley (NZ). A room filled with cards, cloth, an accordion book and a few items from Reykjavik’s beach. Collective explorations of … Continue reading

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july 2015 – the sheep are black and white … @ DSP coventry

the sheep are black and white                                               & they are not black and not white Duet with Bettina Mainz, ca. 40 min trials, correlations, incidences and independencies, practiced in performance in the company of things, objects and materials Working with aspects … Continue reading

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october 2014 – body, thing, material – somatische akademie berlin

[29.10.2014] [body, thing, material – somatic encounters] Der Oktober-Salon der Somatischen Akademie Berlin widmete sich im Gespräch mit Katja Münker und mir der Welt der Ding- und Stofflichkeiten. — Körper, Ding, Material. — Struktur, Gewicht, Temperatur. — Luftzug, Arm, Eisenbahn. … Continue reading

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july 2014 – movement, environment and mindfulness, milwaukee

[17. July 2014] A workshop with young people, participants of the GATE (Global Action Through Engagement) summer programme for High School students at the University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee (USA). A couple of walks around and in the campus woods, in … Continue reading

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march 2014 – daffodil lab @ C-Dare coventry

[11. March 2014]   4 white tables, a waterbowl, some daffodils with bulbs and earth. tea, butter, bread and jam. a page of writing becomes a paper boat. A set up for a daffodil cake? [Sarah wonders]   A sharing … Continue reading

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november 2013 – smash theory session @ agora berlin

[17. November 2013] Constructing bodies in a cul de sac: evoking the abstract or provoking the explicitness? A shared evening event with Marc Carrera (Tatwerk Berlin) and Michael Neuber; part of the theory session series of the physical performance trainging … Continue reading

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july 2013 – the walk in phd @ DSP conference coventry

[12. July 2013] At the Dance and Somatic Practices Conference 2013 (Coventry University) I presented my research installation The Walk-In PhD. It offered the possibility to step into my research process and engage with its current form, move with objects, … Continue reading

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august 2012 – publication of performance research 17.4 “on ecology”

I have co-edited the issue entitled ‘On Ecology’ of Performance Research together with Stephen Bottoms and Aaron Franks. It was published in August 2012, including my article “Bodies, Rivers, Rocks and Trees: Meeting agentic materiality in contemporary outdoor dance practice.” … Continue reading

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