Category Archives: Research

march 2022 – lecture-performance York University Toronto (online)

[13.03.2022] Sharing my work with the Somatics Working Group (Dance, Theatre & Performance Studies and Interdisciplinary Studies), invited by Dr. Bridget Cauthery. Intensive conversation on ideosyncratic practices of documentation, working from site, material engagements, trust.

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february 2022 – conversation / reading @ University of Leeds (online)

  [09.02.2022] A conversation on intermateriality (in dance), (in writing), (in research) – organised by Dr. Fiona Bannon for the Centre for Practice-Led Research in the Arts. Moving, chatting, thinking, reading together – on practice, on theory. With depth and … Continue reading

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sept 2021 – january 2022 – Co-Researching with Joa Hug & collective

Embodied Research in a Digital Environment: the ‘Research Catalogue’ (RC) as an extended studio?! [Initated by Dr. Joa Hug, participating artist-researchers: Andrea Keiz, Joshua Rutter and Paula Kramer] In this collaborative research project we explored what lies beyond the (self-)understanding … Continue reading

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july – september 2021, #Correspondancing – Amaara Raheem (online)

Joining Amaara Raheem in the early phase of her research residency with Critical Path (AUS), together with Shivanjani Lal, Preethi Athreya and Amy Voris. A series of conversations to which we brought objects, writing, dancing; opening up into conversations about … Continue reading

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august 2021 – presentation @ CARPA7 Helsinki (online)

[27.08.2021] A multi-media book presentation / contemplation / reflection in the context of CARPA7 – Elastic Writing in Artistic Research. > sharing > showing > opening my new book Suomenlinna | Gropius, produced in the context of my time as … Continue reading

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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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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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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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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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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

This is how my research on Suomelinna began: 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 … 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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june 2013 – tandem series / artistic research @ tanzkongress düsseldorf

[08. June 2013] SHIFTING THE HUMAN : TOUCHING MATTER With writer/philosopher Wallace Heim (UK) I offered a collaborative artistic research labs during the dance congress 2013 in Düsseldorf. We moved indoors and outdoors, witnessed and watched, touched and talked, washed … 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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may 2012 – body, trees & things – a reflective presentation, berlin

[28. May 2012] artistic research lab and open studio @ Uferstudios Berlin research installation and discussion films, items, postcards, string, photographs, comments, leather, cloth, pins, costume a morning of quiet attentiveness, entering the installation through different pathways, playfully improvising with … Continue reading

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may 2012 – body, trees & things, stoneleigh

[10. May 2012] body, trees and things: final performance in the PhD-framework. From village church through fields and under trees, an afternoon near Stoneleigh village, close to Coventry. A site of ancient trees and airplanes, of criss-crossing and settling, of … Continue reading

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may 2012 – body, trees & things (announcement)

Welcome to body, trees and things – the final performance in the framework of my PhD. We’ll spend an afternoon at a tree site near Stoneleigh village, close to Coventry. There will be images, trees, performance, food and conversation. I’ve … Continue reading

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february 2012 – trees, – a winter triangle, stoneleigh

[15. Feb 2012] Moving on the outer edges of what has becomes visible as a triangle. These trees were planted in lines that meet each other – three corners, three trees, three little performances. In time you will find your … Continue reading

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november 2011 – trees, – absolute soloist, stoneleigh

[23. Nov. 2011] Me and a tree became me and two elderberry bushes, a ball of string, a white flag, an old dead oak in the background. A small audience arrangement. Three people watching from tree trunks and camping mat … Continue reading

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october 2011 – trees, – collective inauguration, stoneleigh

[08. Oct. 2011] Inviting known strangers to be among trees with a performer and a musician. It is early evening, quiet autumn. Not much movement in the atmosphere, but a shift into light and then it gets dark. Collective procession … Continue reading

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october 2011 – trees, – collective inauguration (announcement)

Throughout the year I have been working with musician Michaël Lacoult (double bass/objects) at a tree-site near Stoneleigh Abbey (Warwickshire). I am now considering this site as a possibility for one part of my practical PhD-examination in 2012. To ‘plough … Continue reading

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may 2011 – applied and social theatre working group interim event

  Study day on Richard Sennett’s book The Craftsman TaPRA interim event at the Central School of Speech and Drama in London, May 27th, 2011 skin, touch, collective, resistance, chicken, anchor, skill I offered a performative response to The Craftsman, improvising … Continue reading

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january 2011 – research installation at NOFOD, odense, denmark

In the context of the Nordic Forum for Dance Research 2011 (NOFOD), I presented a research installation – a material as well as metaphorical communication tool of my research. Both static and ‘there’, yet also processual and continuously changing through the intervention of … Continue reading

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2011 obreros espaciales / raumarbeiter 2

Second international meeting @ dansBURG in the Catalan Pyrenees: Obreros Espaciales: Laboratori transversal de arquitectura i dansa – Space Workers: transversal laboratory of architecture and dance.

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2010 obreros espaciales / raumarbeiter 1

In collaboration with architects Pepe Ramos and Marta Serra I started the research network obreros espaciales, in English space workers, in German raumarbeiter. We invite architects, dancers and others who have dealings with space into moments of collective investigations. The first … Continue reading

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2009 dem raum lauschen / escoltar el lloc

With dance and movement therapist Montse Martí I embarked on a photographic and movement based investigation of what arises when we listen to space. What we found was an intense inscription of individual and collective memory into a location. The … Continue reading

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