Social Sculpture Workshop Unfolding-Unwrapped in the classroom
Goethe-Zentrum, Yerevan, Armenia, March 2018
After a talk with the head of the langauge department and two teachers of the Goethe Zentrum in Yervan, I tried something new. The workshop became part of German langauge lessons. I adopted a shorter version in German of Unfolded-Unwrapped for to intregrate into the class room sessions. The experiment was carried out with three different groups of students. However it was not only for to conduct the workshop, but also for to explain more about the concept of Social Sculpture. That the term was first invented by Joseph Beuys and his ideas behind it. After the workshop the students discussed in German how they saw the workshop and concept
Finally for the students it was a complet new and different approached towards their use of langauge abiltities. As well to widen their knowledge about German culture from a different angle.
YEREVAN IN MARCH - Երեւանը մարտ ամսին
March 2018, Yerevan, Armenia
Since 28th of February I am working on my interdisciplinary and collaboration project with the focus on the city of Yerevan, Armenia
YEREVAN IN MARCH includes live and video performance / video / photography and poetry. The performance part is created in cooperation with students of the Yerevan State Institute of Theatre and Cinematography . The author and poet Marine Petrossian contributes with two poems I WANTED TO BUILD A CITY and ARRIVED TO REMIND ME OF WHAT to the project. Concept and content refers to the urban and social environment of the city of Yerevan. The city is interpreted and reflected performatively, visually and through poetry.
In addition to the performance of the live performance, YEREVAN IN MARCH will be accompanied by a photo exhibition and video performances at the Goethe-Zentrum in Yerevan.
The project is made possible by the help of the Art and Cultural Studies Laboratory – ACSL, Yerevan and with kind support of Stroom, The Hague,Netherlands and the Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany in Yerevan
The Visible Poetry Project VPP
December -2017 - April 2018
The Visible Poetry Project (USA) was founded in 2017 with the goal of bringing together a collective of filmmakers to create a series of videos that present poems as short films. Drawing from works created by renowned poets, including Neil Gaiman and Tato Laviera, as well as emerging poets, the Visible Poetry Project strives to make poetry accessible, exploring how we can recreate and experience poems through the medium of film.
Throughout the month of April - National Poetry Month - VPP release one visual poem each day. An exercise in translation and a reclamation of both poetic and film discourses, the resulting thirty videos explore how we read, interpret, visualize, and hear poetry.
I choose a poem from the American poet Jennifer Tonge. Since December I am working on a video for to visualize the poem of her.
However I see the project as collaboration project and therefore I stand in regulary contact with Jennifer Tonge about the developed of the video