25.6 /7 Practices of Interweaving



Issue editors: Richard Gough, Christel Weiler, Stefan Donath

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This double issue of Performance Research is the result of a two-year collaboration with the International Research Center ‘Interweaving Performance Cultures’ at the Freie Universität, Berlin. The Center was founded in 2008 with the aim of opening up a completely new field of research: processes of interweaving performance cultures. For ten years, scholars from around the world were invited to be Fellows, conducting their own research in relation to the Center’s theme. While the word ‘interweaving’ points to a variety of practices – activities of merging heterogeneous materials, encounters between living beings and objects, processes of interaction and negotiation and the fraught undertaking of engaging with one other, entailing the risk of resistance – it also points to togetherness, tension, retreat and potential transformation.

Since its concluding conference in July 2018, the Center has focused on producing a multi-volume series of scholarly publications on specific aspects of the interweaving of performance cultures. However, from the inception of the project, artists were also invited to take up residency at the Center, to give guest presentations, to explore radical reinterpretations of interweaving and to pursue their artistic practice within the theme. This issue will weave and curate material from many of these visiting artists, exploring different formats for the presentation of their practice – interviews, conversations, manifestos, photo-essays, artist-pages and texts.



Stefan Donath, Richard Gough, Christel Weiler

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“I want to blur that sense of identity and I wanted to do that with the museum”

Nikhil Chopra


Canvases and Frames

Nikhil Chopra, Richard Gough


Braiding with Time

Anuradha Kapur, Richard Gough


It’s All One Family

Niky Wolcz, Christel Weiler


Sitting With My Legs Crossed – Unfolding

Rosanna Raymond


If the Shoe Fits … Wear It!

Catherine Diamond, Teresa Barja


Extravagantly Enigmatic

Ong Keng Sen


Creating Nothing

Ong Keng Sen


Kattaikkūttu’s Performance Spaces

Hanne M. de Bruin, Sue Rees


Advaita Vedanta and Qi Gong

Johanna Devi


Difficult Dialogue Between Artists and Academics/Scholars

Danny Yung, Richard Gough


Touch Me, If You Want

Janez Janša


You Never Knocked On My Door or Okay, Bigmouth, Join In

Tamer Yigit, Christel Weiler


Live Transference on Stage as the Creation of a New Type of Performer

Monika Gintersdorfer


(In)Tending to Provoke

Kaite O’Reilly, Christel Weiler


A Moment When All Concepts Get Lost

Ismael Ivo, Christel Weiler, Stefan Donath


What is Vodun?

Koffi Kôkô


Towards Anamnestic Art

Jarosław Fret


Allowing the Sacred to Appear

Magdalena Mądra


New Every Day

Aram Kerovpyan, Virginia Kerovpyan


Guts ’n’ Brains

Susan Leigh Foster


You Don’t Do Those Things Alone

Bonaventure Soh Bejeng Ndikung


Interweaving Performance Cultures

Rabih Mroué, Richard Gough


Singing the Future Now

David Moss


Dance as a Gift

Nanako Nakajima, Gabriele Brandstetter


A Hongkonger in Bangalore

Kimho Ip


In Praise of Bastards

Michael Roes


Catastrophe/Catharsis of Creative Process and Unknown Journey

Yuko Kaseki


Distant Interweaving, Close Knots

Evelyn Schuler Zea


Intercultural Listening

Peter Lichtenfels, Kevin O’Connor, Regina Gutiérrez


Interweaving as a living theatre practice

Femi Osofisan, Biodun Jeyfo, Christel Weiler, Stefan Donath, Stefan Donath


‘This book is the very first opportunity for Chinese directors to collectively raise their voice’

Tian Mansha, Herbert Fritsch, Stefan Christ, Torsten Jost, Torsten Jost, Christel Weiler


‘Persian Hippolyte’

Proshot Kalami


Performing Change

Nora Amin


I Had Fun Fearing Cockroaches

Lina Majdalanie


Internal Life

Paul Carter


The Forme of Cury

Richard Gough


Festivilization of Cultures [review]

Azadeh Sharifi


White Shadows on Contemporary African Performance [review]

Rainy Demerson







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