Unversehrtheit: Conversations on the Integrities of the Body

Tue. 5.5. to Wed. 24.5, every Tuesday and Wednesday 6 p.m.

The Coronavirus pandemic has once again placed the body at the centre of political and social debate. However, questions about its status were already relevant before the virus and remain key issues in many conflicts that continue to have a decisive influence on the world.

What does it mean for an individual body, for the body of a collective, to be safe or unharmed? How is the idea of the integrity of a body linked to how we imagine, experience, represent or define a body? To what extent is it also a matter of aesthetics, of performance? And, what is our responsibility when it comes to create visibility and agency for bodies that are under physical or symbolic attack? Here the question also arises of which bodies we deem worthy of ethical recognition and legal protection.

The online-series ‘Unversehrtheit: Conversations on the Integrities of the Body’, initiated by curator and scientist Sandra Noeth brings together international artists and researchers across different disciplines and fields of practice to take a close look at the body and its possible integrities.

Discussion-based encounters between experts (In Conversation #1-#8) are combined with dramaturgical sessions (Dramaturgical Perspectives #1-#4) focussing on strategies and practices that artists develop in response to their specific experiences.

Conversations with: Banu Bargu (Political Theorist, Professor University of California Santa Cruz)  Steven Cohen (Performance Artist), Omar Al-Dewachi (Medical Anthropologist, Associate Professor Rutgers University New Brunswick New Jersey), Gurur Ertem (Sociologist & Dancer), Yasmeen Godder (Choreographer), Eisa Jocson (Visual Artist & Choreographer), Dennis Krämer (Sociologist, Ruhr-Universität Bochum), James Martell (Political Scientist, Professor San Francisco State University), Lina Majdalanie (Performance Artist & Author), Raquel Meseguer (Choreographer) Francesca Raimondi (Philosopher, Professor Goethe-Universität Frankfurt a. Main), Emilia Zenzile Roig (Political Scientist, Funder & Executive Director CIJ-Center for Intersectional Justice), Hakan Topal (Artist, Professor for New Media, Arts & Design, Purchase College New York), Jeremy Wade (Choreographer), Akira Takayama (Theatre Director), Nuno Ramos (Artist & Author) and others.


Curated by: Dr. Sandra Noeth (Professor, HZT Berlin), in collaboration with Anna Wagner.

‘Unversehrtheit: Conversations on the Integrities of the Body’ is a project by Künstlerhaus Mousonturm with Sandra Noeth as part of ‘Corponomy – Politics of the body in dance, performance and society’, funded by the Federal Agency for Civic Education (Bundeszentrale für politische Bildung) and as part of ‘DMT – Digital Mousonturm’, funded by the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media as part of the Alliance of International Production Houses, supported by the Inter-University Centre for Dance Berlin.