Starting from the photographic archival material we will explore ‘othering’ through exercises which will aim to make the body performative and open imagination to story-telling. Stream of consciousness writing, collaborative dramaturgy and image theatre (from Theatre of the Oppressed) will be used along the visual material. By navigating between the characters in the photographs, the characters we create and ourselves and by working between the past and the present we will generate an-other narrative on ‘othering’. Apart from the performative and textual outcomes the workshop will also generate new visual and audio material that will draw connections between participants, text and archival photographs.
We will work in small groups each consisting of three local participants and two participants from the Trans Europe Halles network working remotely from their respective locations in Europe. All material generated during and after the workshop will be hosted on an electronic platform.