Die gemeinsame Studienreise des Master Art Education fand auf Grund der aktuellen Situation in Zusammenhang mit dem Coronavirus innerhalb der Schweiz statt. An insgesamt vier Tagen beschäftigten sich die Studierenden vor Ort mit der Konzeption von Museen und Ausstellungen, künstlerischen Positionen und Vermittlungsangeboten. In den besuchten Institutionen gaben Kurator*innen und Vermittler*innen vertiefende Einblicke in ihre Handlungsräume sowie ihre Aufgabenbereiche. Organisiert und begleitet wurde die Studienreise von Angeli Sachs und Bruno Heller.
Rückblickend hat die Studienreise offengelegt, wie zentral der gemeinsame Erfahrungsaustausch und die Ausstellungsanalyse im Raum für das Studium sind. Auch der Austausch zwischen Studierenden der drei Vertiefungen Curatorial Studies, Kulturpublizistik und Kunstpädagogik hat die Diskussionen inhaltlich bereichert.
Der Bericht zur Studienreise kann als PDF (siehe unten) heruntergeladen werden. Im Bericht werden die einzelnen Tage zusammengefasst. Die Vielstimmigkeit der Eindrücke wird anschliessend von den teilnehmenden Studierenden anhand von Fotos und Kurztexten über einzelne Kunstwerke, Objekte oder Ausstellungssituationen sichtbar gemacht.
Mit Beiträgen von Lara Baltsch, Kim Anni Bassen, Jamie Bernold, Fanny Frey, Beate Frommelt, Chiara Giardi, Caroline Glock, Desirée Hieronimus, Julia Hodel, Adelina Ismaili, Jonas Lendenmann, Jael Rappersberger, Marilena Raufeisen, Dominik Rogenmoser, Tobias Söldi, Milos Stolic und Cynthia Stucki.
The inspiration for the piece came from certain feelings, images and visions that I had from my own personal inner search processes. Together with the dancers, we embarked on a short and intense journey to capture and embody those feelings and visions. In the midst of it all, we found inspiration, communal-power, solitude, struggle and magic.
Biomorphil is a piece of expanded choreography. It’s inspired by symbiotic social structures we find in nature like coral reefs or forests. In order to survive, all their tiny bits are in constant movement and interaction with each other. Together with a team of 7 artists of various disciplines, we created our own little ecosystem that consists of humans, textile, portable loudspeakers and moving lights. Biomorphil is a transdiciplinary creature with it’s own life, it’s own logic and it’s own movements than you get to enjoy will all of your your senses.
My graduate project is titled "The Courage to Change" and its main purpose is to go against all sorts of psychological bullying that leads the most sensitive people to not believe in themselves, and therefore have more difficulty understanding their role in the world. So the themes I deal with are the need for self-expression and the acceptance of our body and mind, topics that are similar in my thesis.
When I decided to devise a small film to represent this topical, I thought a lot about what images the outside audience might remember in order for my work to serve something greater. In this film I portray myself as the embodiment of any twenty-one year old boy, living a silent day lost in thought, until he looks in front of the mirror and sees imprinted on himself all the words that other people have said with the goal of hurting him. Through this video narration I wrote a monologue and recorded my voice so that the viewer would be guided by my words to better understand the meaning of what he would have seen, and thus metabolize it.
Towards the middle of the film there is a transition that completely reverses the scenario, at that moment I represent another topic taken from my thesis and of personal interest: Boylesque, which is a discipline that was born after the evolution of dance, and obviously takes its origin from Burlesque but taking as protagonist the male gender. This choice was purely subjective and certainly daring because of the costumes and images that were recorded, but my goal was to leave an imprint with a dance style that is not often mentioned because it is considered a niche. "The courage to change" is a hymn to mutual respect and support between human beings, and also a voice of comfort for all the people who have suffered like me who need to feel less alone. In this film I lay bare my body, my soul and my thoughts that are expressed by movements, images and words and I hope that the audience will be able to perceive it too. I wanted to give my university career a respectful closure, dealing with human reflections and at the same time with what as brought me this far: Dance.
The solo piece performed by rabii hadane focusses on the condition of how to make a dance piece in the times of the pandemic. it deals with the issues of freedom,the need to dance and sanitary security. on stage we see choreographed movements that deal in different manners with the current situation, finding that there is a learning curve when it comes to dance and covid-19.
«Dance of the opposites» is a short movie that portraits the natural balance that is always naturally established in the universe. It’s a representation of the freedom we can find in letting go of things we cannot control, and it shows that finding inspiration in nature can lead to freedom, mindfulness and harmony in life.
Opposites create balance, one doesn’t have meaning without the other, like shadow doesn’t exist without light.