Self-As-Other-Trainings
Rather than representing the underlying politics and the subjects of discrimination in a known mediatic format, Self-As-Other-Trainings address the necessity of educating our own bodies through the active embodiment of the ‘other’ in choreographed storylines, in order to evoke critical self-reflection and eventually provoke behavioural change.
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the United Negotiations of Otherness explore, if performativity – depict as political process as well as artistic practice of role-play and embodied experience – can envisage a culture that appreciates both similarities and differences?
Title
Duration
Movements
Year

Textiles
44 min
picking, spinning, sewing, recycling
2017

The Training focuses on working conditions in the global textile production chain and the destructive impact of mass produced goods.

Greenhouse
40min
waiting, placing, spraying, stringing, trimming, harvesting, sorting
2017

The Training gives an insight into the daily life of thousands of employees of the agricultural sector in Europe.

Luggage
15 min
passing, stopping
2017

The training physicalizes regulations and the often accompanying absurdities for the transport of baggage in public transport to question the underlying politics.

Shop
10 min
entering, browsing, being observed, being searched, leaving
2018

The Training converts suspicion into key gestures, seeking to open up the discussion of unequal treatment in an everyday life setting.
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2018 Vivien Tauchmann