Research lab: On Levitation: Researching Qualities of Participation, 2015
Co-organised with Pedro Manuel and Inge Koks within the context of the summer academy We Live Here 2015. This was a three day event open to 2o makers from the field of theatre and performance and with invited guests: Arne Hendriks, Erik Hagoort, Eugene van Erven, Imanuel Schipper, Florian Malzacher, Edit Kaldor and the magician Ramana. The lab proposed a speculative exercise as key to researching participation, by working with the concept of ‘Levitation’
Each guest worked with participants during half a day on a series of questions or provocations to participation, then groups:
1. Engaged with the idea of levitation as a speculative exercise to disrupt/disassemble, diffuse, recast a participatory project;
2. Reassembled redesigned, invented a project working from
the concept of levitation and taking into consideration questions on participation worked during the first day of the workshop.
The program for the three days was as follows:
We wrote a text introducing the workshop: