November 20 – 22, 2018, 10 am – 1 pm

Many thanks to the artist Emma Waltraud Howes for her seminar “TETHER FOR AN ENGAGEMENT” and discussing the works of our participants within the studio program at BAI | Berlin Artist Residency & Art School.

“In her seminar for Berlin Art Institute, Emma Waltraud Howes will discuss the benefits of improvisation in the careers of international artists. She will present her most recent work, Tether for an Engagement, as a working methodology to explore interdependencies – techniques for the comprehension of internalized borders, methods for translation and magnification to an external site, and an oscillation between interior and exterior dynamics. She will introduce practical exercises toward a method for supporting the agency and creativity of the individual. Exercises include a frame to work within, the highlighting of embodied knowledge, and exploration of accumulative possibilities that occur when diverse individual skill sets encounter one another.” (Text by courtesy of Emma Waltraud Howes)

Emma Waltraud Howes (CA/DE) works as a translator between movement and form. Her interdisciplinary works manifest as multiple reconfigurations of the body and space informed by her background in dance, performance theory, and the visual arts within the framework of a conceptual art practice. Her labour is guided by observations of gestures with a focus 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 as compositions representative of a stage in the development from concept and intention to depiction and effect.

More information on the Emma Waltraud Howes Website.