Theater, Performance und Tanz in Hamburg - Kampnagel

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Therapeutische Allianzen

  • © Filmstill aus Karin Michalski The Alphabet of Feeling Bad
  • © Filmstill aus Javier Téllez, Caligari und der Schlafwandler, courtesy der Künstler und Figge von Rosen Galerie
  • Sat, 01.11.2014 13:00
    Kampnagel – P1
  • Sun, 02.11.2014 11:00
    Kampnagel – P1

When the WHO passed its constitution in 1946, it defined health as a state of complete physical, mental and social wellbeing, and not just as the absence of illness or affliction. In an age in which the objectification of the body and psyche had already been carried to completion by the disciplines of medicine and science, this definition was remarkably farsighted. Today, on the other hand, health seems to designate processes in which the body and soul are to be “produced” in such a way as to become immune to statistically calculated health hazards. The associated exercises can be experienced as pleasurable, but they also represent two-edged acts in which bodies are managed primarily as potentials. Here persons develop a relationship of mistrust with their own bodys – a relationship persistently aimed at successful therapy. Whatever you do, don’t be flabby, faltering, tense, inhibited, or, worst of all, have bad posture. Against this background, the THERAPEUTIC ALLIANCES symposium will be devoted to historical and current images of artists. Are the days past in which the melancholy, consumptive, hysterical or hypochondriacal are considered artistically productive? Or, conversely: if creativity has become the norm, can depressive disorders, which are on the rise all over the world, be interpreted as healthy cramps?

  • With: Thomas Bock, Hans-Christian Dany, Eva Illouz, Yana Milev, Kai van Eikels, Jan Verwoert u.a.
  • Concept: Anna Bromley/Michael Fesca in Zusammenarbeit mit Nele Wulff
  • Curator of "Illness as metaphor": Britta Peters

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