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Public Conversations “Practices: Strategies and Tactics”

This series of public conversations pursues research about the practices of artists, curators, theoreticians and how they work. It is an inquiry about how their work structures their life and vice versa.  

The meetings will be guided by questions about what and how they do and make “things” related to art and their everyday life, exploring notions such as: tactics, strategies, freedom, making a living, application, project, embodiment, friendship, individual, collective… as well as other current  concerns, related to their contexts and practices.

The different guests are invited to participate in a public conversation in the evening and a “studio visit” during the day, in which the students of the institute will have the occasion to invite them to share questions about their current works; show something; or have a one on one conversation about a topic of their interest.

Next Dates:

SARAH PAROLIN // 26.06.2024

Sarah Parolin is an independent dramaturg and producer with experience in the context of contemporary artistic creation and distribution both for performance and visual arts. Over the past years she collaborated with various independent artists and collectives as well as institutions such as BOZAR, Asia Arts Centre, Santarcangelo Festival. Between 2014 and 2024 she has been accompanying Kate McIntosh’s work as well as co-directed the Brussels based SPIN VZW. She is carrying together with other fourteen the project-space Fortuna in Neukolln. She is one of the two halfs of Backbone Berlin, and currently one of the three thirds of the production platform neon lobster. 

CAROLINA BIANCHI // 09.07.2024

Carolina Bianchi is a Brazilian theatre maker, writer and performer, currently based in Amsterdam. In her pieces theory and practice are inseparable, the writing is the primal practice, and her choice to work with numerous casts and different aspects of chorality is recurring. The actors embodied several performative practices that correspond to the vocabulary of the universe of each particular piece.  Her works depart from a crisis perspective  to launch confabulations about gender, sexual violence and art history.   Her staging is a combination  of different references from literature, cinema and painting, filled with musical mashups, and a constant confrontation with everything that seems to be an absolute truth. She is the director of the collective CARA DE CAVALO from São Paulo.  Her last creation, on 2023, the first chapter of the The Cadela Força Trilogy: A Noiva e o Boa Noite Cinderela, premiered at Festival D”Avignon and has being presented in countries as France, Germany, Belgian, Serbia, Holland,  Austrália, Italy and more. The show was considered by the Le Prix du Syndicat de la Critique of France the best foreign show in the country last year. Her past shows she made in Brazil were O Tremor Magnífico (The Magnificent Tremor) - 2020 and LOBO (Wolf). In 2025 Bianchi will premiere the second chapter of her trilogy, at the Kunsten Festival Des Arts.


Past Dates:


Antonia Baehr // 09.11.2022 

Matthias Mohr // 23.11.2022

João Fiadeiro // 07.12.2022

Melanie Mohren & Bernhard Herbordt // 17.01.2023

Carolina Mendonça // 01.02.2023

Rolf Michenfelder // 08.02.2023

Ana Vujanović // 19.04.2023

Bojana Cvejić // 03.05.2023

Joanna Tischkau // 10.05.2023

Giulia Casartelli // 24.05.2023

Susanne Zaun & Judith Altmeyer // 14.06.2023

Florence Lam // 28.06.2023

Olivia Hyunsin Kim // 05.07.2023



RABIH MROUÉ // 6.12.2023


SWOOSH LIEU // 17.1.2024

ARKADI ZAIDES // 31.1.2024


METTE EDVARDSEN// 15.05.2024

MALA KLINE // 22.05.2024