Un/controlled Gestures – 2 EDITION
In recent years, globalization and technology have increased our mobility and accelerated our lives. The pace at which we must manage communication, tasks, and life in general has increased dramatically. Faced with a sudden, uncontrolled break in our interaction with the world, an end to our mobility, our lives decelerated. A new sobriety, an awareness of time itself and perhaps even of its value, noticeably changed our lives.
This deceleration, like all other historical developments, is felt very differently from group to group. In fact, for many, deceleration only made clearer the constraints under which they lived. The lack of mobility added to the uncontrolled gestures that already limited freedom in daily life and artistic expression.
We invite artists to present their projects around the theme of deceleration and to reflect on other issues that have arisen since the beginning of the pandemic. Un|Controlled II is a project to investigate and explore the power of body language, the power to imagine new futures, to move and change our current selves and potentially others.
Un/controlled gestures, 2nd Edition” is an initiative of the Goethe-Institut in cooperation with HAU Hebbel am Ufer Berlin, curated by Nedjma Hadj Benchelabi and Shaymaa Shoukry.
UN/CONTROLLED GESTURES – 1 EDITION