ALL EVENTS OF ‘THINKING TOGETHER’ ARE OPEN TO PUBLIC AND WILL BE CONDUCTED IN ENGLISH.
Thurday, July 31 - Saturday, August 9, 2014
» Osthang campus
«Political Therapy» is a one-to-one performative format that creates the conditions for intimate conversation and speculative thinking around political issues. It borrows from the therapeutic set-up as it places a moment of ‘healing’ in the middle of a conversation. A session is individual and lasts approximately one hour. It is not recorded in any other way than by means of a conceptual map drawn during the conversation. Although it understands itself as a ‘therapy’, this practice is not aimed at solving problems, on the contrary: any problem is treated as an occasion for language to develop, for speculation to happen, and for politics to be felt. It is a form of therapy for those who neither need, nor want, to be fixed. (Valentina Desideri)
During the entire period of ‘thinking together’, Valentina Desideri will offer «Political Therapy» at the Osthang, by personal agreement. Prof. Stefano Harney will join the practice during the 10 days, looking for the rhythms and lines of collective study already at play in thinking together.
Valentina Desideri considers making as a form of study, and study as a form of making. She wants to create the condition to rehearse another kind of subjectivity: a being who creates herself through a social ensemble that is itself a constant and provisional creation. Her current practices include Fake Therapy and Political Therapy.
She co-organizes the Performing Arts Forum in St. Erme, France, she speculates with Prof. Stefano Harney, she writes biographies by reading people’s palms, she dances, and she is often around. Valentina Desideri trained in contemporary dance at the Laban Centre in London and did a MA in Fine Arts at the Sandberg Institute in Amsterdam.
«Political Therapy» – Please register for an individual session:
» Tel. +49 (0) 6151 787 61 80