Using Performance to Foster Inherent ‘Poetic Potential’ in Nordic Schools – Gry Worre Hallberg has contributed to the publication Sensuous Learning for Practical Judgment in Professional Practice. Can be purchased here. 2019
Sisters Academy – Education for the Future – I DO ART has created a publication on Sisters Academy containing the an artistic statement from Gry Worre Hallberg, The Sensuous Society Manifesto, photos from Sisters Academy manifestations, The Poetic Self exercise, notes and objects from The Archive and beyond. Can be purchased here. 2017
The Sensuous Society – Visions of the Now is an artistic research project initiated by Anna Lundh, containing a contribution from from Gry Worre Hallberg, the chapter ‘The Sensuous Society’. More information can be found here. 2017
The Sensuous Society – GPS: Global Performance Studies is the new peer reviewed online academic journal sponsored by Performance Studies International (PSi). Issue 1.2 contains the contribution ‘The Sensuous Society’ by Gry Worre Hallberg. More information can be found here. 2017
Dome of Visions – Experiments Towards Sustainable Futures – Book about the experiment Dome of Visions, providing an insight into the thoughts and visions that lie behind the project. Can be purchased here and here. 2016
Sisters Academy: Radical Live Intervention into the Educational System – An article on the radical sensuous live experiment Sisters Academy in Experiencing Liveness in Contemporary Performance, Routledge, 2016
All tomorrows dreams – An article, a manifesto on Sensuous Society in DRAMA, Nordisk Dramapedagogisk Tidsskrift no. 01 2015. Article can be read as pdf here.
Sensuous / Sisters – Intervenerende performancepraksis og sanselig uddannelse – An article on our practice and vision of a Sensuous society. Article can be read here. In Performance Designs 10 års jubilæumsbog, Roskilde University, September 2014.
Experiencing everyday life anew – An article that represents a voice within the terminology of experience economy that seeks to unfold experiences as a potential intervention into the capital system that will ultimately bring us to the potentially new – A Sensuous society. In the anthology Handbook on Experience Economy, 2013.
Embodiment of The Mystery – An article on how a new tendency within performance that I term live and relational fictional parallel-universes celebrates the atmospheric landscapes of filmmaker David Lynch and embodies mystery. In the anthology Fan Phenomena: Twin Peaks, 2013
Sensuous society – An article on Sensuous society written from the premise of the editor Mark Ellis – The writers compiled in this anthology have presented responses to the notion of a world without light as a metaphor for the society in which we exist. In the anthology Black Clouds, 2013
Theatre-in-Business – Udfordringer og potentialer – An anthology on the intervention of arts in business co-edited and article contribution by me with my fellow transitionaries in T-in-B :: Staging Transitions. Can be purchased here. 2011
Sisters Academy as a space and time for experimentation and healing in Periskop no. 24, December 2020
Det sanselige hus, den sanselige by in Dome of Visions, October 2018
Keynote: Sisters Academy. Intervenerende performancepraksis og sanselig uddannelse in BUKS nr. 61, April 2016
Sanselig læring in Replikker, December 2015
Sisters Academy – Udvikling af en ny kunstpædagogisk strategi in Art moves Terpsichores, September 2014
Sisters Academy – Et uddannelsessystem neddyppet i sanselighed in Peripiti, December 2013
Transformative Impact of Future Mind Tours in ISSUES #2, House of Futures, April 2012
Performing the future. Experimental futures studies in ISSUES #2, House of Futures, April 2012
The Significant Event. Establishing Universes, Creating Movements in ISSUES #2, House of Futures, April 2012
Pirat-performance in Kult-Uro December 2011
Protected by Fiction in CCC, Goldsmiths, ISSUE 1 # Novelty, 2011
Fiktionsstrateger i Samtidskunsten in Humanist September 2011
Et baseline-scenarie: Kunst og Bevidsthed 1812-2112 Pre-analysis article for the project In 100 years – starting now, June 2011
Sisters Hope – En kunstpædagogisk strategi forankret i en samtidskunstnerisk tendens in Peripiti June 2011
Sisters Hope in AFART January 2011
Fiction Pimping – Det poetiske liv i mellemrummet in Teater 1 October 2010
The Crack in AFART October 2010
At fænge elever med fiktion in Gymnasieskolen June 2010
Fiction Pimping in ISSUES April 2010
Arts-in-Business-økonomi her og der in The Danish Embassy of Singapore’s newsletter: News from Asia May 2009
Virtuel Experience Spaces – Can you use them? in Fremtidsorientering June 2007
Burning Man – Hvor kunst og erhvervsliv mødes in Det Postomdelte December 2006
Education, Contact and the Vitality of Touch: Membranes, Morphologies, Movements
This paper explores how touch is key to understanding education—not as an achievement or an instrument of acquisition, but as a process through which one becomes a subject capable of both living and leading a life that matters for ourselves and others. As a process, it is concerned with how we encounter things and others in the world and not solely with what we encounter. In particular, it argues that the dynamics of touch-as both a touch- ing and being touched by-are central for understanding educational encounters as sensory landscapes of contact. This paper turns first to Aristotle’s understanding of touch as central to life itself in order to contemplate how it is not merely one of the senses but signifies as the primary mode of all bodily contact with the world. This vital aspect will then be exam- ined in relation to the specific ways bodies experience contact, through their membranes, morphological make up and their movements. Here, I draw on a number of philosophers and theorists, such as Maxine Sheets-Johnstone, Juhani Pallasmaa and Erin Manning, and a recent art installation The Boarding School by Sisters Hope to demonstrate how bodies matter to the very practices of education. I conclude with some thoughts on what mor- phologies, membranes and movements can specifically offer to a sensuous understanding of education.
“Education, Contact and the Vitality of Touch: Membranes, Morphologies, Movements” by Sharon Todd in Studies in Philosophy and Education, 2021. Read here.
The article investigates how Sisters Hope intentionally evoke examples of (and for) a future Sensuous Society. It argues that framing is key to what Sisters Hope examples evoke and whether they ‘work’ as intended; as transformative counter-parts to ‘the outside world’. While extremity may take on the appearance of shocking contrasts, it is also emphasized as a matter of blurry boundaries in the selected perfor-mance art examples. In this context, extremity is cast as radical risk and potentiality that shake or transform experienced reality. The paper argues that Sisters Hope participants navigate in what if modes where sensations in the present and hopes for the future overlap in utopian performatives here and now. Through engagement with performance art examples over time, pretend play can transform into experienced authenticity, and this may eventually reverse experiences of what is ordinary and extreme for the immersed participant. The paper ends with a contemplation on whether the transformative impact of perfor-mance art examples is limited by societal fear of the unknown.
Cultivating Creativity in Methodology and Research
In the anthology Cultivating Creativity in Methodology and Research Sisters Academy is used as an example of new modes of being in time.
“Into the Wild: Notes from a Traveller” by Christina Berg Johansen in “Cultivating Creativity in Methodology and Research”, 2018. Read here
Æstetik og pædagogik
In the anthology Æstetik og pædagogik, Sisters Academy is used as an example of aesthetic experience in collective learning processes with contemporary art.
“Arts-in-business from 2004 to 2014 – From experiments in practice to research and leadership development” in “Artistic interventions in organizations: Research, theory and practice” by Lotte Darsø, 2016. PDF
The performative schizoid method is developed as a contribution to performance as research by Connie Svabo. The method is inspired by contemporary research in the human and social sciences urging experimentation and researcher engagement with creative and artistic practice. Sisters Academy is mentioned as an inspiration for this method, and Svabo also initiated and conducted her experiments as a Visting researcher in Sisters Academy #3 – The Boarding School and in Sisters Eat at the Prague Quadrennial PQ15. In the article, the method is presented and an example is provided of a first exploratory engagement with it. The method is used in a specific project Becoming Iris, which enquires into the creation of arts-based knowledge during a three month visiting scholarship at a small, independent visual arts academy. Using the performative schizoid method in Becoming Iris results in four audio-visual and performance-based productions, centered on an emergent theme of the scholar acting as artist as the bird in borrowed feathers. Interestingly, the moral lesson of the fable about the vain jackdaw, who dresses in borrowed peacock feathers and becomes an outcast, stands in sharp contrast to the potential of a performative schizoid method: to liberally experiment and make-believe.
“Performative Schizoid Method: Performance as Research” in “PARtake: The Journal of Performance as Research” by Connie Svabo, 2016. PDF
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Sensuous Society – Carving the path towards a sustainable future through aesthetic inhabitation stimulating ecologic connectedness
In Gry Worre Hallbergs PhD she explores how her artistic practices stimulate an ecological awareness of connectivity in the participants, which according to the ecological theory presented in the dissertation is pivotal to sustainable transition. This stimulation is induced through aesthetic evocation, by which the aesthetic, and thus sensuous, do support the transition towards a more sustainable future. She furthermore recommends what she has termed inhabitation in the artwork – Inhabitation moves beyond not only spectatorship, but also participation and allows for more permanent access to the sensuous and poetic.
PhD, “Sensuous Society – Carving the path towards a sustainable future through aesthetic inhabitation stimulating ecologic connectedness”, by Gry Worre Hallberg, Københavns Universitet, Det Humanistiske Fakultet, 2021. PDF
An examination of how courage can be strengthened through performative practice and in which ways a focus on performativity can enhance and secure a more stable learning. The dissertation considers philosophical, psychological, collective, relational and phenomenological theories of art and courage in order to define courage in performativity and to create a method of practicing a more couragous approach to the practice. Ellen Flyvbjerg draws on her personal experiences from Sisters Academy #3 – The Boarding School in her research.
Bachelor Thesis, “At turde er at turde igen – praksisbaseret udvikling af performative metoder for øvelse af mod i kunstnerisk kontekst”, by Flyvbjerg K. Nielsen, Ellen, Copenhagen University, Spring 2016. PDF
Master Thesis, “Training for the Creative Economy” by Dipo Zimmermann, Emilie and M. E. Hammer, Carina, Copenhagen Business School, Spring 2016. PDF
Examination paper, “Sanseæstetisk projektarbejde som Strategisk organisationsudvikling på Fremtidslinjen” by Morten Roneklint Ellehauge, Diplomuddannelsen, Spring 2016. PDF
Examination paper, “Sisters Academy – set i et transformativt læringsperspektiv” by Mette Laier Henriksen, Spring 2016. PDF
Bachelor Thesis, “Den æstetiske dimension – et blik på sanselig erfaring som grundlag for læring, dannelse og erkendelse, gennem et studie af performancegruppen Sisters Hope og værket Sisters Academy #3” by Mikkel Dahlin Bojesen, Copenhagen University, Spring 2016. PDF
Dome of Visions – En midlertidig hybrid
In the bachelor thesis “Dome of Visions – En midlertidig hybrid” Dome of Visions is used as a case in the exploration of the temporary use of urban spaces.
Bachelor Thesis, “Dome of Visions – En midlertidig hybrid” by Amalie Leth Andersen, Anna Uldall Christensen, Christoffer Straarup Møller, David Rosing, Jakob Kvist Hansen, Kira Mikkelsen, Mikkel Kjærulf Torp, Roskilde University, Spring 2016. PDF
Bachelor Thesis, “Sisters Academy – I et dannelsesperspektiv”, by Maja Ravn Christiansen, Aarhus University, Fall 2015. PDF
The Velvet State – Beretningen om et sanseligt samfund
In the examination paper “The Velvet State – Beretningen om et sanseligt samfund” Sarah Kamille Amininejad Teilbrand explores the performance art installation ‘The Velvet State’ manifesting at Roskilde Festival 2013 from a phenomenological perspective. The focus is on the potential of art piece’s ability to challenge the way we experience the world.
Examination Paper, “The Velvet State – Beretningen om et sanseligt samfund”, by Sarah Kamille Amininejad Teilbrand, Aarhus University. PDF
In the Master Thesis “Diplomarbeit” Claudia Lomoschitz highlights Sisters Hope and the large-scale project Sisters Academy as an initiative that explores performative knowledge production. This is in continuation of the thesis’ main focus; new performative ways of generating and transferring bodily knowledge. The shift from rational, text based knowledge forms towards a bodily practical knowledge highlighted artistic practices and their forms of knowledge production.
Master Thesis, “Diplomarbeit” by Claudia Lomoschitz, The Academy of Fine Arts, Vienna, May 2014. PDF
Sisters Academy som eksempel på samtidens sanselighedspædagogiske behov
In the paper “Sisters Academy som eksempel på samtidens sanselighedspædagogiske behov” Luna Christine Christensen explores the manifestation by Sisters Academy at Odense HF og VUC in the spring of 2014. Her focus is on the desire for more sensuous practices in contemporary pedagogical thinking.
Examination Paper, “Sisters Academy som eksempel på samtidens sanselighedspædagogiske behov” by Luna Christine Christensen, Aarhus. PDF
Teaterteori og poetik
In these two papers Katrine Koppelgaard and Louise Bruun Hansen investigates respectively the work of Sisters Hope and Cantabile 2. Their research is based on three joint collaborative work-days between the groups in Stege, Møn with the purpose of inspiring each other and exchanging experience and finding and unfolding related and different elements of their poetics. Same but not the same.
Koppelgaard focuses on the performativity and theatricality in Sisters Hope and Hansen explores the perception of art of Cantabile 2.
Examination Paper, “Teaterteori og poetik”, Dramaturgy, ARTS, Aarhus University by Katrine Koppelgaard. PDF
Examination Paper, “Teaterteori og poetik”, Dramaturgy, ARTS, Aarhus University by Louise Bruun Hansen. PDF
Dansk Gadekunst i et kunst- og kulturarvsperspektiv
In this Master Thesis Sarah Trolle Jacobsen investigates street art in and heritage perspective. She uses Fiction Pimps as a case to explore and unfold the concept ‘relation street art’ presented by Gry Worre Hallberg in the article “Crack My World” in the anthology on Danish street art “Dansk Gadekunst”.
Master Thesis, “Dansk Gadekunst i et kunst- og kulturarvsperspektiv”, Institut for Kunst og Kulturvidenskab, Københavns Universitet by Sarah Trolle Jacobsen, March 2015. PDF