Restshop #1 together with Sabina Holzer*

27.02 – 03. 03 2023

Restshop #1 is the first iteration of a workshop series organised around the project Institute of Rest(s). Borrowing from existing gestural traditions of interruption, refusal and resistance spotted in the alleyways of our practices, this workshop will be based on a glossary-repertoire of REST PRACTICES, speculating on the socio-political stakes of specific senses and sensations of resting. We will: REST from the current economy of creativity and novelty / REST from performance (of the self) / REST from using language, and anything else for that matter as a conveyor of clarity, fluency and transparency / REST in indeterminacy / REST in a text (a word, in a spell, in a library) / REST in the rests, the ruins, les invendus (the unsold / the leftovers) / REST in gestures, movements / REST in poetic non-action / REST between languages, in the shade of our shady mother tongues.

*Sabina Holzer is a performance artist, writer, and movement facilitator. Her works explore ecologies of human and more-than-human bodies with particular attention to movement based on somatic practices. She loves to engage in collaborative settings, especially with Jack Hauser, Elisabeth Schäfer, Alix Eynaudi, Katrin Hornek, Jeroen Peeters and other fabulous fellows. With them, she develops collaborative artistic research settings, performances and interventions in public spaces, galleries, museums, and theatres. Since 2007 she has published in different media and projects.

Restshop #1  is part of the research project entitled Institute of Rest(s). This research is developed within the Research department of La Manufacture – University of Performing Arts, Lausanne, with the support of the HES-SO University of Applied Sciences of Western Switzerland. In partnership with Tanzquartier Wien , La Grange Center /Arts et Sciences / UNIL Lausanne, Xing Bologna, Le Far Nyon, Tanzfabrik Berlin, Volkskundemuseum Vienna, ImpulsTanz Vienna.

This work is deeply indebted to Paula Caspão, Cécile Tonizzo, Sabina Holzer, Ujjwal Kanishka Utkarsh, Quim Pujol, Joachim Hamou, Emma Bigé, Mark Lorimer, An Breugelmans, Paul Kotal, Jason Dodge, Lydia McGlinchey, Raimundas Malašauskas, Anne Faucheret, Anne Juren, Bruno Pocheron, Alice Chauchat, Mette Edvartsen, Litó Walkey, Clara Amaral, Valentina Desideri, Christian Kosmas Mayer, Olia Sosnovkaya, Serena Lee, Elizabeth Ward, Claire Lefèvre, Virginie Bobin, Agnès Quackels, Silvia Fanti, Jacopo Lanteri, Samuel Feldhandler, Mzamo Nondlwana, Goda Budvytytė, Ari Ban, Auguste De Boursetty, Catol Teixeira, Yvane Chapuis.