September 24 – 26, 2019, 10 am – 1 pm

Many thanks to the artist Emma Waltraud Howes for her seminar Rehearse your Intent – It is not such a fragile system … but it requires great care and discussing the works of our participants within the Studio Program at BAI | Berlin Artist Residency, Art School & Arts Incubator.

“In this seminar we will secure our tethers in order to direct our purpose to the furthest degree. Dancer and visual artist Emma Waltraud Howes will introduce us to experience creation through the deliberate direction of our intentions: How can we practice the benefits of improvisation and adaptability as tools to keep afloat in precarious times? Through a vigorous and critical analysis of the role that dynamism plays in communication this workshop will explore the malleability of our boundaries and the productivity of friction. Exercises developed by Howes may include: scored improvisations, Gi Gong meditation, and voice and movement techniques.” (Text by courtesy of Emma Waltraud Howes)

Emma Waltraud Howes (b. 1976 in Toronto, Canada, lives in Berlin) works as a translator between movement and form. Her interdisciplinary works are informed by her background in dance, performance theory, and the visual arts, and guided by observations of gestures. Howes focuses on the development of an expanded choreographic practice incorporating public interventions, kinaesthetic and architectural research, and an underlying drawing component in the form of graphic scores for performances.

Solo presentations (selection): Scores for Daily Living, Atelierhaus Quartier am Hafen, Cologne (2019), Scores for Daily Living, ZIL, Moscow (2019), The Nine Returns to the One, The Place, London and Centrum, Berlin (2018), dreiküchenhaus: Labour, Ritual, and Civilization, Hidden Lines of Space: Our House, Hamburg (2018), Scores for Daily Living, Kunstmuseet Nord-Trøndelag, Namsos (2018). She performed with and for: ‘Ten Days Six Nights’, Joan Jonas, Tate Tanks, London (2018); ‘Dynamis’, Georgia Sagri, Documenta14, Kassel (2017); ‘Liminals’, Jeremy Shaw, Venice Biennale (2017); ‘Symphony for a Missing Room’, Lundohl & Seitl, Martin-Gropius-Bau, Berlin (2016). Previous workshops include: Alive … & then Some, Ateneu, Porto, and Martin-Gropius-Bau, Berlin (2018).

More information on the Emma Waltraud Howes Website.