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As If It’s Just About To Happen

To access what persists in the entanglement of artistic and pedagogic practices, this project returns to four workshops, facilitated within HZT (Inter-Universtiy Center for Dance Berlin) BA Dance, Context, Choreography programme between 2014–2016, with the question “What was and is it doing and what can we create with it now?”  

Initial experiences, notes and memories from the workshops were approached with a strategy of interruption - a structure of excerpts, footnotes, invitations and responses - that produced a new order of connections based on selectivity, discontinuity and proliferation. Readers are encouraged to be involved with the passages of writings and drawings within the books—to follow, skip across, take apart, expand, reassemble, rewrite and respond further. To experience what is still creating itself, as if it’s just about to happen.   

The series of four books was initiated and directed by Litó Walkey, and published by HZT  Berlin. Core writers Florian Feigl, Sheena Mcgrandles, Litó Walkey and Britta Wirthmuller were joined by HZT students and alumni, guest artists and illustrations by Tabea Xenia Magyar. The books were copy edited by Karen Christopher and designed by Carsten Stabenow and Andreas Töpfer of Milchhof Atelier.

The publication was exhibited at Strahler Gallery Berlin, accompanied by performative readings, workshops and Hawaiian music by Hula Hut and the Seven Seas.  

Contributing writers are: Florian Feigl, Sheena McGrandles, Litó Walkey, Britta Wirthmüller,  Katerina Bakatsaki, Derrais (d.a) Carter, Jeanine Durning, Arnold Dreyblatt, Essi Kausalainen, Johannes, Lothar Schröder, Joy Mariama Smith, Rhys Martin, Helen Mirra, Anne Schuh, William Wheeler, Johanna Ackva, Asaf Aharonson, Cécile Bally, Sandhya Daemgen, Katerina Delakoura, Xenia Taniko Dwertmann, Ewa Dziarnowska, Rosemarie Eberl, Ivan Ekemark, Forough Fami, Josephine Findeisen, Judith Förster, Juan Felipe Amaya Gonzalez, Renen Itzhaki, Camille Jemelen, Suvi Kemppainen, Julek Kreutzer, Katrine Staub Larsen, Anna Lena Lehr, Myriam Lucas, Liina Mariudottir, Magdalena Meindl, Kai Merke, Josefine Mühle, Lyllie Rouvière, Zhenya Salinschi, Sunayana Shetty, Grėtė Šmitaitė, Julia Keren Turbahn, Aabshaar Wakhloo, Alistair Watts, and Simone Gisela Weber.

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Collaborative Writing / Publication / Exhibition (2017)
Strahler Gallery Berlin 
1-2 June 2017 

Publisher:  HZT Inter-University Center for Dance Berlin


Litó Walkey is a Berlin based artist whose work operates through performance, writing and choreography exploring non-hegemonic strategies for being connected, resourceful, and response-able. In her work, attentiveness procedures emphasize lateral and divergent thinking to consider the radical potential of marginal, accidental, and less visible phenomena. Collaborating through circuits of transversal interdisciplinary processes, Litó aims to create public spaces for critical thinking and experimentation unbound by single authorship, discipline or terminus.
Litó’s work has been supported through artistic commissions from international choreographic performance festivals and organizations. The work is complimented by ongoing discourse and practice-based exchange with colleagues and students inside and outside academic environments. 

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