für bildende Kunst
Outreach: Workshop 3 – »Seedling«Saturday, 05 June 2021, 15:00 – 18:00
Organized by: neue Gesellschaft für bildende Kunst
Part of the series:
»Kerne der Kraft« [Kernels of Energy] nGbK outreach 2021
Realm of experience 1: Individuality and collectivity in political resistance
Workshop 3 – »Seedling«
This workshop is for Black LSBT*I*Q+ people and LSBT*I*Q+ People of Color.
Online (via Zoom), free of charge, in English
Please register in advance.* Limited number of participants.
The pandemic is currently showing us how information, protective measures and offers of assistance do not reach everyone, and how forms of exclusion are consolidated in our society. Even before this, many people knew that discrimination creates adversity. Any positive changes that have taken place to date must be credited above all to the work of activists, many of whom are also among those affected. In such cases, experiencing discrimination and organizing against it at the same time can become a double burden.
This third workshop in the programme will examine questions about where we can generate power for transformation in our bodies, and how we can use this energy to nourish ourselves individually and collectively.
Using body, breathing and singing exercises, visualizations and group reflection, participants will learn to open up and explore spaces in the body as a way of generating energy for political struggles. This time, the focus is on the hips and the pelvic floor. This part of the body plays a special role in singing, as it is here that the energy needed to produce and hold different types of note is generated.
No one will be asked to sing in front of others and no previous experience of singing is required. The workshop will be conducted in spoken English. The exercises can be performed sitting or standing.
This online workshop is for Black LSBT*I*Q+ people and LSBT*I*Q+ People of Color.
Participants are not required to have attended the previous workshop in the programme.
* Please send your registration by 2 June 2021 to Melanie Erzuah by email (vermittlung[at]ngbk.de) with the following details:
- Name, pronouns
- A few sentences on your social positionality and motivation for taking part in the workshop.
About the workshop leader:
Melanie Erzuah has experience in musical education and educational training, working from a Black queer perspective on emancipatory body practices, on questions of identity politics, and on how bodies are influenced by multiple discrimination. With enthusiasm for choral singing, Melanie Erzuah uses music to strengthen links to other people and to one’s own body as a path to healing. This year’s nGbK outreach scholarship will test concepts that aim to strengthen people’s access to their own creative energy and apply this energy to artistic, political and transformative processes, in turn allowing participants to strengthen each other as individuals and as a collective.