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The report “Dance Promotion in Switzerland – Panorama 2017” is out!

This report, to which I have largely contributed, has just been published by the National Cultural Dialogue which brings together representative of cities, cantons and the Confederation.
For the first time, the conditions in the sector, still insufficient despite many efforts made in recent years, are confirmed by statistical data collected from more than 60 funding bodies and as many dance venues and festivals.

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Talking Future: speculation, utopia and simulation in art

17.05.19 | 18:00 – 20:00 | alpha nova & galerie futura
Concept and moderation Isabelle Vuong
Artistic contributions Valerian Blos, Mikala Hyldig Dal, Gosia Lehmann

This conversation on speculation, utopia and simulation between future researcher and cultural worker Isabelle Vuong and the artists Valerian Blos, Mikala Hyldig Dal, and Gosia Lehmann both reflects and speculates on new categories of present and future times. In order to open paths to doing and undoing reality, mental models, imaginaries and artistic works about the future are presented, and give new insights into the present. The artists introduce how they work with utopia, simulacra and re-enactment to better understand the relations between reality and fiction, materiality and immateriality, between past, present and future.

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Research Framework: the future as open process “in the making”

The future? A modern concept
In our Western (post-)modern time, the future has become the focus of all attention. Whereas the pre-modern era paid reverence to a divine order which drew its legitimacy from the past, the modern age is characterized by a consciousness of the future which emerges together with the Enlightenment, its technical breakthroughs and capitalist societies. Preservation of a divine order is therefore gradually replaced by the quest for novelty and innovation specific to modern times, which in turn hold the promise of better futures.

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An exercise in addressing the future critically

Lecture-workshop | 1.45min (can be reduced to 1h) | contact me if interested

This lecture-workshop is built around two parts: the first part is aimed at deconstructing the common sense built around the future as conceptualized in a Western perspective; the second part aims at reconstructing another concept of future, thought of as a process “in the making”.

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Lecturer at Human Life Center#2 / 5-6 April 2019

Two days of art, research and dreams of the future with Human Life Center#2: Dreaming, Trauma and Seeds (for futures to come). Following last year’s success performance collective in Inkonst Malmö (SE), Tlön once again open the doors to their center for creative thought and practice beyond the normal, this time focused on the future.

#immersive theatre #conference #research #dream #trauma #political therapy #future studies

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working with choreographer Krassen Krastev / 2017 – 2019

Currently, I assist choreographer Krassen Krastev in the development of his new project CLSTRS with management, touring and dramaturgy help. His new production premiered at Arsenic in Lausanne (CH) in February 2019, and was on tour in April 2019 at festival zürich moves! (CH), at DNK Performance Art Space in Sofia (BG), and at Théâtre de l’Usine Geneva (CH).

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taking part in the Autumn Artist Exchange at Ponderosa (DE), October 17 – 26, 2018

The Autumn Artist Exchange is a three-week open residency happening at Ponderosa in Brandenburg, north of Berlin, from October 8–26, 2018.

This time of the Autumn Artist Exchange is offered as an opportunity for artistic work and research in a collaborative environment, together with other participants.
The Autumn Artist Exchange will be sharing space at Ponderosa with two other parallel residencies — Tipping Utopia and Garden as Stage.

Ponderosa is an art centre, a community, and a place to gather and exchange. It is located in the German countryside, in the village of Stolzenhagen, around an hour on the train from Berlin, close to the border with Poland. Ponderosa is well-known for its P.O.R.C.H. summer school, the Ponderosa Tanzland Festival, the Ponderosa Artists-in-Residence program, and the Ponderosa kitchen and gardens.” – ponderosa-dance.de

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