SODA Lectures 2019

Corporeal Matters: a lecture series on the diagnostic capacities of bodies

Bodies – and their artistic articulations - are key to understanding the complex surroundings that we live in today: they unfold their diagnostic capacities by reconstructing and reflecting, de-normalizing and re-appropriating, testing, imagining and speculating on what conditions our living-together in manifold and multi-layered ways. Small-scale, in the everyday, or at a global level, bodies, here, appear simultaneously as witnesses, documents, and agents as they move across physical and symbolic territories drawn by vectors of power such as nationhood, sovereignty, and normalcy. However, they are not approached as transparent windows that provide unmediated access to reality or as the last resort of authenticity and immediacy. Rather, they us to rethink corporeality today and underscore the intertwinement between aesthetics, politics, and ethics.In five public events, the SODA lecture series 2019 gathers artists from different fields of engagement: dance and choreography, theatre, visual arts and film. They introduce their artistic practices as specific ways of responding to, of intervening and participating in the worlds that we live in by sensorial, performative, choreographic and symbolic strategies. 

MA SODA lectures series summer term 2019

24.4.2019   Marwa Arsanios: What comes after research? | studio 11
08.5.2019   Perel: You Make Me Sick | studio 11
29.5.2019   Ian Kaler: Transparencies  | studio 11
19.6.2019   Mischa Leinkauf: Challenge Your Boundaries – A Lecture on handling Impossible Tasks  | studio 9
10.7.2019   Çağlar Yiiğitoğulları: Wunderland | studio 9

The lecture series in English is open to all and free of entrance. 

It is curated by Prof. Dr. Sandra Noeth and co-hosted by the SODA-students Kuba Borkowicz, Bernardo Chatillon, Jason Corff, Jorge De Hoyos, Ana Lessing Menibar, Minna Partanen and Rhyannon Wagg.

Wednesdays 6pm at HZT I Studio 9 + 11 I Uferstudios I Wedding Uferstraße 23 I 13357 Berlin