ALL EVENTS OF ‘THINKING TOGETHER’ ARE OPEN TO PUBLIC AND WILL BE CONDUCTED IN ENGLISH.
Monday, July 28 – Wednesday, July 30, 2014
Thursday, August 7 | 8 p.m. | lecture presentation
» Osthang campus: hall
«Lecture For Every One» is not a show. It is an intruder, a gift, a pleasant or challenging virus spreading through the complex fabric of the city. Like friendly strangers, the performance artists Sarah Vanhee and Katja Dreyer enter already existing gatherings – a board of directors, a jour fixe, a neighbourhood association, a hearing etc. – to give a brief lecture about living together. Infiltrating as many different contexts as possible, the lecture revolves around the following questions: How, in which language and with which content, is it possible to address all citizens, collectively and individually, in our fragmented societies? Can this be done other than through rules and laws, political messages, mass media and advertising? In truth, does a shared frame of reference exist today?
During the Osthang Project, between 28 and 30 July, Lecture For Every One will infiltrate gatherings and communal situations in the city of Darmstadt.
Concept & Text: Sarah Vanhee, in collaboration with Juan Dominguez Rojo, Berno Odo Polzer, Dirk Pauwels & Kristien Van den Brande | Performance German version: Katja Dreyer | Performance English version: Sarah Vanhee | Management host organisations & website Linda Sepp | Thanks to Sylvia Freydank, Kerstin Schultz, Thomas Schäfer, Marijke Vandersmissen | Production CAMPO (Ghent) | Co-production Kunstenfestivaldesarts (Brussels) & Frascati Producties (Amsterdam) | Supported by STUK Kunstencentrum (Leuven)
Sarah Vanhee’s artistic practice is linked to performance, visual art and literature. It uses different formats and is often (re)created in situ. Her work has been presented internationally in various contexts, such as Kunstenfestivaldesarts (Brussels), De Appel arts centre (Amsterdam), iDans (Istanbul), Centre Pompidou (Metz), Impulstanzfestival (Vienna), Artefact festival/Stuk (Leuven), Van Abbe Museum (Eindhoven), Printemps de Septembre (Toulouse), Arnolfini Gallery (Bristol), Mousonturm (Frankfurt). She published two art books with Onomatopee (Eindhoven) and De Appel (Amsterdam), as well as a short novel, TT, with Campo (Ghent). Her book The Miraculous Life of Claire C is part of the artist novel collection.
Since its inception in May 2013 Sarah Vanhee, her collaborating team and performers have realized more than 200 of those Lecture for Every One that will also take place in Darmstadt between 28 and 30 July. Between Gothenburg and Lisbon, Helsinki, Vienna and Paris these interventions into existing gatherings took place.
In her Lecture-Presentation – Thursday, August 7 | 8 p.m. – Sarah Vanhee will reflect on the diverse and rich experiences and impressions the artistic as well as political process of this project has generated and will contextualize it within the questions raised during thinking together.