Walking Theory @Les Laboratoires d’Aubervilliers presents:
“Performative Technologies of the Group”
a workshop at Les Laboratoires d’Aubervilliers, Ile de France
How can choreography and performance be used as instruments to form a group of individuals ad hoc who will collaborate on a project? What are the techniques of forming a group body of workers who never worked before? How does a worker exercise the skills of immaterial labor required for a “successful” collaboration: flexibility, communication skills, “openness,” curiosity in the other, non-conflictual problem-solving? How do individuals develop tactics to “dance” together in a group of equals?
The workshop will simulate two distinct, but comparable situations of contemporary forms of labor: building a team of business workers, and gathering a group of performers for a project that relies on collaboration of all members. The aim of the workshop is to explore “group technologies” in the two different contexts: simulated situations with role-playing, games and exercises of group formation, individual and mass gestures etc.
Conceived and organized by Walking Theory (Bojana Cvejic)
Led by coaches Siegmar Zacharias and Christine De Smedt, and Bojana Cvejic
Filmed by Marta Popivoda and Maja Radosevic
Coordinator Virginie Bobin
The workshop is part of the project «How to do things by theory» (2010-2012) by Walking Theory collective comissioned and produced by cultural center Les Laboratoires d’Aubervilliers.