depowering strategies

depowering strategies

depowerment research #1 – Agnese Bordjukova and Stephanie Hanna
sandhill moves, February 2018 at betOnest

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How can we level out power imbalances that keep us divided,
and separated from a peaceful and solidary life on this planet?

What is the leverage to do something from a powerless position?
And once in power, how do we avoid recreating vicious circles
of power games, power addiction and abuse?

How can artistic practices and attitudes support this process?

This is a digital sneak into a depowerment manifesto
(56 pages, b/w, illustrated, thread stitched, coloured soft cover)

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This book is a call into action. It was written as a base for an unfolding artistic research into power structures and leaving the cycles of tradition.

The book was launched on Sunday, February 25, 2018 at the Somatische Akademie in Berlin with a two-hour session, facilitated by Latvian dancer and choreographer Agnese Bordjukova and me, combining an embodied research practice with a reading, video screenings and options for feedback and exchange. A half-hour condensate of this session was offered at the winter symposium of Circle 7 – Artistic Research – of the Nordic Summer University in Riga, Latvia. We prepared and tested the depowerment research #1 at the Hibernate Residency in February 2018 at betOnest in Stolpe, Germany.

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June 2018

Flaws of Power, an unannounced performance happened in the department store window “Donau Ecke Ganghofer”
during the Neukölln art festival “48 Stunden Neukölln”

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depowering the empire

depowerment research # 1: Agnese Bordjukova and Stephanie Hanna
Nice and Monaco, November 2017

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The word “depowerment” will be tested on its practicability in an ongoing collective research.
The next print editions of “a depowerment manifesto” will be updated accordingly.

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preparations for a depowerment manifesto
Stephanie Hanna zu Thun und Lassen, 2017

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