What kind of knowledge do we need to imagine the world differently and in what ways can we generate and share this knowledge? The publication “Encounters – Embodied Practices” was edited by choreographers and curators Martha Hincapié Charry, Sandhya Daemgen, and Raphael Moussa Hillebrand as well as Radialsystem’s artistic director Matthias Mohr. The book has been published by Archive Books in collaboration with Radialsystem.
In the context of the numerous ethical-political challenges of the global present, actors from the dance and choreography scene both in Berlin and internationally talk about forms of knowledge production beyond the prevailing conception found in Western modernity. They counter the mind-body separation and the notion of a universality of knowledge with multiplicities of knowledge production that emerge with and from the reality of differently situated bodies. “Encounters - Embodied Practices” is an invitation to think of knowledge production as an embodied relationship – as a starting point for developing strategies for overcoming social injustices.
What potential do embodied practices offer for emancipatory movements? How can community be created through these practices, and what responsibilities does this entail? What role does the body play in the preservation and transmission of knowledge? In this publication, Lukas Avendaño, Wagner Carvalho, Sandhya Daemgen, Ismail Fayed, Alex Hennig, Raphael Moussa Hillebrand, Martha Hincapié Charry, Isabel Lewis, Matthias Mohr, Prince Ofori, Mother “Leo” Saint Laurent, Léna Szirmay-Kalos, Thiago Granato and July Weber conduct conversations about embodied strategies of knowledge production and knowledge transmission based on their respective choreographic and curatorial practices.
“Encounters – Embodied Practices” is available via Archive Books or can be purchased at our ticket office.