Medienforschungsschwerpunkte / Research Areas
the themes for 2021:
an approach to ecosomatics and staying with the troubles: compostition
(reading Donna Haraway's "Unruhig bleiben"/Staying with the Trouble)
collective futurewriting & cooperative ritualwork
[from dekarnation, by Eva Maria Leuenberger]
»stell dir vor / die haut fällt von dir ab / wie
die rinde / einer anderen zeit /
am rückgrat wachsen / blätter«
»der wind in den bäumen krallt / auf der haut,
und nur die nacht / ist sicher /
da sind die fenster offen: / atmen die luft, als wäre sie frei«
»Imagine / the skin falls off of you / like bark /
of another time /
growing on the backbone: leaves «
»The wind in the trees claws / on the skin, and only the night / is safe / then the windows are open: / breathe the air as if it were free«
[inspired by Frank Wiilderson's book]
(just think of nature as cultural heritage, to be protected)
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All images on these pages are by members of the Interaktionslabor. Forest/riverrun excursion and performance of extended drawing were filmed by Klaus Behringer & Johannes Birringer.
Some of the motifs and inpsirations for the painting workshop are from the excursion to the river, the thmeatic conversations on compost and compostition (via Haraway), and Heiner's
philosophic speed-dating tasks as well as the collective writing project
For film premiere of the 2020 action performances in Gravel Maraboutage, go to
For film footage from the premiere of the DAP-Lab's new dance work, go to
Interaktionslabor and Performance Academy
HOUSING/ WORKSHOP FEE (general)
€ 400 (payable upon arrival): Participants in the workshop will be able to stay at our Guesthouse on the campus of the Mine, adjacent to the Gray Hall lab studio. All enrolled participants will be considered in residence, and breakfast and dinner are included in the fee. The team often cooks together in the kitchen / dining room, or goes for lunch in the beautiful new cafeteria on the mine hills.
When the Interaktionslabor goes off shore, as in the summer of 2015 and 2016, prospective participants can travel to the location and join up, making their own logistical arrangement for food and accommodation. The off shore workshop fee is symbolic: € 25 or bring some food or beverages and prepare to help cooking.
The plein air workshops will be held at Haus Tusculum, in Schmelz. Housing is offered for free. Participants can also bring their own tent to camp in the gardens.
johannes.birringer (at) brunel.ac.uk