Conversation Piece: Verflochtene Körper with artist Sonja Bäumel, cultural analyst Jules Sturm, and Doris Uhlich, dancer and choreographer

We talk with artist Sonja Bäumel, cultural analyst Jules Sturm (Zurich University of the Arts) and Doris Uhlich, dancer and choreographer, about new ways of perceiving the human image and how understanding the microbiome helps us to comprehend our symbiotic life and provide an expanded understanding of our self in a more than human world.

Attention: Start Performance Doris Uhlich already 4 pm!

Sat, 29.4.2023 4.30 pm5.30 pm
MAK Forum
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The performed and multisensory installation by the artist Sonja Bäumel aims to stimulate the cultural imagination via the potential of microorganisms. It seeks to alter our perception of the boundaries of the human body and explores what the microbial paradigm shift may mean for cross-beings boundaries. Exploring the vital relationships, bonds, and interconnections between our bodies and the microbes that cohabit them, it invites visitors to wonder, observe, and understand what it might mean to embody the human in a more-than-human world. 

We need to talk! The MAK starts the new art education format Conversation Pieces. We will speak with artists, activists, scientists, and personalities from various fields about select objects from the MAK Collection. Conversation Pieces is dedicated to themes like diversity, feminism, participation or loneliness, symbiotic bodies, racism in collections, planet care, and much more. We use the MAK as a polyphonic place for the exchange of ideas and to engage in various sociopolitical discourses and problems that enable new perspectives on an extraordinary collection. Conversation Pieces can be understood as an impetus to make widespread pictorial worlds and narratives visible and to critically question them by talking about them together.
We kindly ask you to arrive at least 20 minutes before the event begins. 
In addition to the event fee, a museum ticket (admission ticket, MAK Annual Pass, Kulturpass, etc.) is required to attend the event. Participation fee: € 10 (excl. admission to the museum)

The event will be held in English.