09:00 a.m. – 09:30 a.m.
Welcome & Cellular Dialogue I Introduction & meditation
09:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
Trauma and Dialogue
Abi Weaver with Dr Daniele Rugo and Farah Wardani
The session explores the grass-root theatre and film work of Memory from the Margins. The project trains 12 Syrian refugee women currently living in Shatila, Beirut. The training offers the women a safe space to explore their trauma as refugees living in Lebanon and the consequences of their daily struggles as women.
10:30 a.m. – 10:45 a.m.
10:45 a.m. – 11:45 a.m.
Exploring and Altering Spatial Concepts through Sound
Verena Lercher with Gerriet K. Sharma
Can sound create space for an alternative perception of the world? This deep-listening session offers the possibility to listen to the complexity and multifacetedness of the building sound-compositions by sound artist and artistic researcher Gerriet K. Sharma and to discuss how perception, once activated, composes its own, individual sound-spaces from its environment.
11:45 a.m – 01:00 p.m.
01:00 p.m. – 02:00 p.m.
With Other Animals
Rethinking Interspecies Dialogue through Performance Practice
Flo Fitzgerald-Allsopp with Hermione Spriggs
How might creative practice allow us to attend to forms of dialogue with the non-human world? This interactive session invites artist and researcher Hermione Spriggs to screen her short film Earth Swimmers (2021, 23mins), and considers the radical possibilities and ethical implications that might emerge from creative interspecies dialoguing with animals.
02:00 p.m. – 02:15 p.m.
02:15 p.m. – 03:15 p.m.
Rosalind Holgate Smith with Andrea Scheel & Manuela Blanchard
A film showing and discussion with two aquatic dance artists from the fields of Contact Improvisation and Somatic therapies; Manuela Blanchard (CH) and Andrea Sheel (MX). In this session we will explore how these specialists develop dialogues in and with water, considering touch, ecological systems thinking, and making aesthetic choices.
03:15 – 03:30 p.m.
03:30 p.m. – 04:15 p.m