“WITHDRAWING THE PERFORMER” was conceptualized and conducted collaboratively by Charlotta Ruth (SE/AT) and Jasmin Schaitl (AT). The project researched methods of facilitating, sharing, and inviting participation within performative settings.It focused on participatory sense-making as a practical and theoretical area of research to map and develop artistic tools, facilitator methods, neuroscientific perspectives as well as contextual and pedagogical approaches for reducing thresholds for entering participation. They invited Imani Ramses to collaborate as a neuroscientist and performer in the project.