September 04. 2021
I can’t hear you
Event series from April 30, 2021 — October 02, 2021 by collective Research and Waves presenting various positions from the field of arts and culture dissecting the toxified terminology of work focussing on notions and practices of performance.
A workshop on work environments with soundscape, and a stretching class reflecting on various types of work and body re-connections with Raluca Croitoru and FemmeFitness.
16:00-17:30 “sound sound marks” with Raluca Croitoru
Raluca Croitoru facilitated a workshop focused on the acoustic properties of our work environments. Through listening exercises, thinking about sounds and also through making, we imagine and experiment with making small sonic adjustments for a more creative and supportive work soundscape. Duration: 1-1.5 hours, no prior musical background or experience required.
19:00-20:00 “(Over) Stretch”with FemmeFitness
This FemmeFitness event is dedicated to reflecting on work; work as in emotional, invisible, physical, racialised, and gendered. Alongside movement, we give space to all the work we do that goes unnoticed. We stretch from all the times we have been over-stretched. There is space for all feelings, and we hope to remind ourselves of the value of taking a moment of time to stretch, rest and be (re)connected to our bodies.
Raluca Croitoru (b.1989) is a visual artist and performer from Constanța (RO), currently based in Rotterdam (NL). Croitoru uses a multidisciplinary approach that coalesces elements from fine art, choreography and performance. Her practice focuses on embodiment and the interplay of the ambivalent states of activity and rest in everyday work and leisure environments. Croitoru works with performance, installation and video. Her works have been performed and exhibited at TBA Performance Festival, Portland (USA), Art in General, NYC (USA), Skånes Konstförening, Malmö (SE), Playground Performance Festival, Leuven (BE) and Art Encounters Biennial, Timișoara (RO).
Anisha Müller is an artist and movement instructor from the UK who gives empowerment workshops and talks. She specialises in feminist body practices where her main achievement has been founding and teaching the dance workout class: FemmeFitness. Her work is driven by the need to confront and discuss the policing of bodies, safer spaces and critical whiteness. Aiming to bring QTIBIPOC to the front, she has given workshops in London and Berlin including with Sophiensaale, Weissensee Kunsthochschule and Haus der Kulturen der Welt.