Writing a Script for a Past Revolution

Workshop & Video Installation, 2013 – 19

In the workshops, participants write a gestural script to run alongside the script/ transcription of the spoken content of a short scene from the 1st meeting of the Central Round Table of the GDR in 1989. The workshops have been adapted to the specific contexts in which they have taken place in Delhi (Devi Art Foundation) in January 2013, in the immediate aftermath of the anti-rape protests of December 2012, and at tranzit, Cluj, in October 2013, at a time when the anti-mining protests were ongoing at Rosia Montana and in Cluj itself. In 2018 a workshop including protagonists from the Round Table and students from Leipzig formed the basis of a video installation at Kunstverein Leipzig.

Conducted and presented at:

“Unterbrechungen: Skripte, Proben, Gesten”, Kunstverein Leipzig, 2018;
“Sarai Reader 09: Exhibition”, Devi Art Foundation, Delhi, 2013;
“A Vocabulary of Revolutionary Gestures. Materials from a Work in Progress“, tranzit, Cluj, 2013;
and as part of the seminar “Eastern Bodies“, Queer/Gender Call,
 Academy of Fine Arts Vienna.

Invited to (upcoming):

Disruptions, Interruptions, Misruptions, Soundruptions, Goethe Pop Up Minneapolis, August 2019