Where The Unborn Conspire: Worlding workshop for more than one voice*

Everything not saved will be lost
— Nintendo

Which songs are sung after the end of a world? The workshop approaches worlding through voice, breath, relational dynamics, and role-play techniques. It is a game played by the living, summoning the voices of those who will come after them, through the resonance of their flesh. You recognize me by my voice. I learned to love listening to you. The characters dwell in what is left of the institution - A ruin to re-inhabit. Participants can play a character from the computer at home or become their body moving through the Theater space. Either way, they act as Accomplices as they construct the metaphysics of another world. An apocalypse is also a beginning.

18.09.21 @ Shedhalle Protozone 4: Extra Worlding
Concept by Carina Erdmann
with support of Lendl Barcelos and School of Commons

Where the Unborn Conspire, Invite, 2021, Graphic Design: → Marijn Degenaar

First the remote players created a world collectively from which characters emerged that were then embodied by the participants physically present at Shedhalle. They were connected via livestream transmitted by smartphone worn with chestmounts.

The Worlding Workshop included adaption of existing scores for performance and choir improvisation, sensing, deep listening, and feminist practice.**


‘It is the idea of intersubjectivity. You are one character. A me & you relation is held within the character. Mutual acceptance produces the subject. The me is the me & you feeling sth. together. A way of working through who that me is together.’ — Pule

‘The experience allowed us to think through really crucial concerns: How do we keep our minds open to the potential of true change? What would that mean for us as people? Who would we become?’ — Chantelle

Where the unborn conspire_ WORKSHOP SCRIPT

*After the title ‘For more than One Voice: Toward a Philosophy of Vocal Expression’ by Adriana Cavarero

**Deep Listening:  A Composer's Sound Practice - by Pauline Olivieros, Undoing What We Know: Dramaturgy as Cosmology on the Making
→ by Andrea Božić and Julia Willms, → To become Two: Propositions for Feminist Collective Practice by Alex Martinis Roe