Laboratory of Fools
WHO: Felix Baumann (DE) in collaboration with a group of artists and co-researchers from Berlin (DE), Prague (CZ) and surrounding.
WHAT: The laboratory is an exchange and research format dedicated to the exploration of humor and comedy from an interdisciplinary and movement-oriented approach. The research focuses on the body as a playful and creative tool to express the absurdities and paradoxes of daily life in a humorfull way. As well as to investigate humor and comedy as a central medium of communication, critique and catharsis.The aim is to gather and highlight the essential principles and qualities of humor and play and to apply them in the context of performing arts. Furthermore we want to investigate how our humor in everyday life and at work can influence our perspective and way of doing.
WHEN: the next sessions are in planning for August-Oktober 2023
WHERE: Berlin (DE)
The first try-out of the plattform was happening in 2020 at Studio ALTA in Invalidovna, Prag (CZ), as part of the "Myslet tancem project". Other co-researchers of the project were: Marie Gourdain (FR), Florent Golfier (FR), Lucia Kasiarova (SK/CZ), Sean Henderson (US/CH), Nicole Nigro (CAN), Lukáš Karásek (CZ), Tomas Janypka (CZ) and others.
The relaunch and revision of the format in 2023 was funded as part of the wider research project "Homo movens ludens" by the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and Media in the program NEUSTART KULTUR, aid program DIS-TANZEN of the Dachverband Tanz Deutschland.
CONTACT: for further information contact me: here
LAB OF FOOLS