Through the Practising Attention
workshop, Myriam Lefkowitz
searches, invents, and exchanges practices and ideas that address contemporary
modes of attention, and which are guided by the enquiry: What practice to be
conditions for our
attention to shift? What practice to be could dig into the intimate connections
between perceiving and imagining, opening them as resources to perform other
forms of relationships?
In the workshop, Lefkowitz shares
sensorial, perceptive, and imaginary tools that she has developed over the
years of her practice. These tools predominantly use touch, different modes of
seeing, states between sleep and wakefulness, and silent forms of
communications, which are activated in the city and indoor spaces. Across the
workshop, these practices are opened up and mapped via the collective
conversations that the experience of them produces with the participants, and
the issues that emerge from these modified states of attention.
performance training is
required to participate in the workshop, though participants should be
comfortable with relating to others through touch, as well as working in darkened
spaces. The workshop will take place in Centro Municipal de San Francisco, a
community centre located at Plaza Corazón de María, 48.003-Bilbao.
take part in the workshop please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Myriam Lefkowitz’s Practising Attention is
commissioned and produced
by If I Can’t
Dance, I Don’t Want To Be Part Of Your Revolution (Amsterdam), and co-produced by Bulegoa z/b as part of
Corpus, network for performance
practice. The workshop has been developed in
partnership with La Ferme du Buisson, Paris, where Lefkowitz is currently on residency until the
end of the year.
z/b (Bilbao), Contemporary Art Centre (Vilnius), KW Institute for Contemporary
Art (Berlin), If I Can’t Dance, I Don’t Want To Be Part Of Your Revolution
(Amsterdam), Playground (STUK Kunstencentrum & M-Museum, Leuven), and Tate
Modern (London): www.corpus-network.org.
Corpus is co-funded by the Creative Europe Programme of the European Union.