Author Archives: Paula Kramer

april 2019 – [not a performance] in the morning hours, Berlin

[05. & 06.04.2019] Martin-Gropius-Bau, Südplatz (South Side) I’ve never worked with such an elusive score, catch-me-if-you-can, but this is what it was. Matching the site, the situation, the hovering between appearing-disappearing. I and it – we cannot be held accountable. … Continue reading

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2024 – 6. + 7. Juli, Publikumsworkshop für Konzert Grenzen|los

Grenzen|los – Konzertabend des Neuen Kammerchors Berlin über persönliche Grenzen, Bedürfnisse und Kommunikation Eigene Bedürfnisse und Grenzen wahrzunehmen und diese unserem Gegenüber verständlich und empathisch zu kommunizieren, kann sich intim und befreiend, aber ebenso herausfordernd und unangenehm anfühlen. Wie erkenne … Continue reading

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2025 – February – 2 weeks at Ars Bioarctica in Kilpisjärvi

Together with my colleagues Gesa Piper (dance) and Venla Helenius (photo/video), I will spending two week in residence at the Biological Station in Kilpisjärvi, Finland. Together we will study with and learn from the mountain, the landscape, the dark and … Continue reading

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march 2024 – Celebrating Female* Lineage 2024

[09.03.2024] We had a beautiful day amidst our ancestors and those that are yet to come, amongst the known and unknown, the easy and the more difficult. Moving, writing, listening, speaking, walking, eating, talking. Seeing each other and all that … Continue reading

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october 2023 – Card Set/Kartenset Choreography & Urban Practice

Das Kartenset Choreographie & Urbane Praxis ist veröffentlicht und kann hier runtergeladen werden! The card set Choreography & Urban Practice has been published and is available for download here! Das Kartenset lädt ein, über Stadtgestaltung aus choreographischer Perspektive nachzudenken. Insgesamt … Continue reading

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october 2023 – LA SELVA – International Research Residency in Ostia (IT)

[5.-8.10.2023] Beautiful, complex and intensive days in Ostia, near Rome. Among ruins, with trees, in water, with many people. “Beginning with where we are” is a personal commitment I take forward from here, as well as to time and plan … Continue reading

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september 2023 – Sein im Fallen (Being in Falling) @BuKo Psy4F

[23.09.2023] Workshop “Sein im Fallen” für die Teilnehmenden vom Bundeskongress 2023 der Psychologists4Future. Uns gewahr werden, in Kontakt kommen, mit uns, anderen, unserer Umgebung. Vielleicht nur das: Hinlegen, auf den Boden. Großflächiger Kontakt. Abwarten. Nach einem indoor Warm-Up waren wir … Continue reading

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august 2023 – Festival of Deceleration, Berlin-Neukölln

[26/27.08.2023] A series of six short movement workshops with children and adults in a beautiful and somewhat wild orchard in the wider framework of the Festival of Deceleration @ Museum Neukölln (Berlin). Playing, crawling, jumping, imitating, being silly, relaxing, lying, … Continue reading

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september 2023 – Prefiguring a Choreographic Milieu – Berlin

[4.-7.9.2023] Four days of intensive peer research @ Floating University, curated & organized by Sabine Zahn, Alice Chauchat and Dan Belasco Rogers. Strengthening a common awareness of the specificities and needs of what outdoor practitioners/choreographers do, without reducing it all … Continue reading

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2024 – Publication I – Dancing with/in Atmospheres

A chapter in the publication following Contingent Agencies, long term artist research project & interdisciplinary symposium by Nikolaus Ganterer & Alex Arteaga. Coming soon : )!

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2024 – Publication II – Dancing with World

A video contribution to the Journal of Embodiment (JER), issue edited by Doerte Weig and Raffaele Rufo. Find the first issue of “Ecologies of Embodiment: Co-Editing With the More-Than-Human” here. The second one is coming soon!

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Dancing Outdoors! – Contemporary Pioneers

2022 six month of intensive research have been funded by Fonds Darstellende Künste with funds from the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media within the progam NEUSTART KULTUR. I continue to work on the project and a corresponding … Continue reading

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december 2022 – Denklabor Choreography, Dance & Urban Practice

[14. – 16.12.2022] Denklabor Choreography, Dance and Urban Practice: Questions, Theses, Perspectives – three days with experienced peers exploring the particular contributions and potentials of embodied practices dealing with “the city”, “sites”, “environments” and everything else taking place outdoors … Participants: … Continue reading

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autumn 2022 & spring 2023 – Space for Practice @ Floating University

Space for Practice auf dem Gelände der FLOATING UNIVERSITY, kuratiert und organisiert von Sabine Zahn und Alice Chauchat. Mittwochs, 9:00 – 11:00. Zeit und Raum für choreographische Praxis, Tanz, Bewegung: draußen! Kostenlos und ohne Anmeldung. Unterricht von und mit: Sabine … Continue reading

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september 2022 – symposium Contingent Agencies in Vienna (AT)

Intensive Research Symposium at Zentrum Fokus Forschung in Vienna, part of the PEEK project Contingent Agencies by Nikolaus Gansterer & Alex Arteaga. An intense week of collective surrender – to place, atmosphere, agencies, time-space, world. All bound into each other, … Continue reading

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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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june 2022 – Sentient Performativities Dartington (UK)

[26 + 27.06.2022] Back to teaching and meeting in person: A day workshop in collaboration with dear friend, fellow movement person and Feldenkrais practitioner Sharon Gimpel Let there be rest – a dive into embodied shmita (26.06.2022) and a solo … Continue reading

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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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4.11.2021 – body.site.intermateriality session @Leeds University (online)

Sharing my work with Theatre and Performance students, organized by Dr. Fiona Bannon.

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SUOMENLINNA | GROPIUS (2021) – MY BOOK

Published by Triarchy Press, designed by Yimeng Wu and based on my postdoctoral research on intermateriality in outdoor performance. Supported by Uniarts Helsinki’s Centre for Artistic Research as well as the Publishing Committee of Uniarts and the Theatre Academy TEAK. … 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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august 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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march 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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february 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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august 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 Conference 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 framework of Simo Kellokumpu’s doctoral artistic research 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

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 – A rock sent to Amaara Raheem (experiment)

One white rock – hand-to-hand – now on its way to you. (2.11.2016) A work in progress. Rock still en route (as of 2021). And otherwise: Our dance is a correspondance; an enquiry into multiple modes of transference and transformation, … 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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september 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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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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mar 2016 – artist retreat/research phase – Coventry

[14. – 18.03.2016] 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 … 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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