International Conference 2021

Practice Practice

November 4 – 6th, 2021

Practice is everywhere in art. Practical exercises pervade artistic production and its activities in a wide variety of forms. These include the explicit training of bodily techniques as well as the more implicit practice of, for example, a particular sentence, a sequence of movements or process of working.

The annual conference “Practice Practice” of the Research Training Group “Aesthetic Practice” at the University of Hildesheim directed the perspective both to the explicit forms of practice and to the discrete practice procedures of aesthetic practice. The annual conference was intended to initiate a search movement that discovered practicing on rehearsal stages, in studios, in writing and thinking rooms, and other production spaces of aesthetic practice, in order to ask: What actions can be understood as practice? Who practices and who watches while practicing? Is it possible to practice watching? And what is practiced at all? In doing so, different theoretical aspects of practicing were taken into consideration.




The event took place as a face-to-face event at the Kulturcampus Domäne Marienburg (small circle of participants). The contributions of the international guests were integrated online. We are pleased to make the recording of the contributions available to a larger audience. The speakers are responsible for the content of the recordings.

Susan Leigh Foster: Practising as Creating, 04.11.2021

Judd Morrissey/Mark Jeffery/Abraham Avnisan: Video Rehearsals, Fields and Cover Songs, 05.11.2021

Annual Conference “Practice Practice”, November 4 - 6th, 2021, Culture Campus Domäne Marienburg

External Guests:

ATOM-r (Judd Morrissey and Mark Jeffery, School of the Art Institute of Chicago) and Abraham Avnisan (Kent State University)
Prof. Dr. Bettina Brandl-Risi (FAU Erlangen-Nürnberg)
Prof. Dr. Gregor Fuhrmann (TU Cottbus-Senftenberg)
Prof. Mark Jeffery (School of the Art Institute in Chicago)
Prof. Dr. Susan Leigh Foster (University of California, L.A.)
Prof. em. Dr. Ryōsuke Ōhashi (Kyōto, Mercator Fellow)
Ruben Pfizenmaier (JLU Gießen)
PD Dr. Monika Roscher (Universität Marburg)
Prof. Dr. Margarita Tsomou (Hochschule Osnabrück)
PD Dr. Kai van Eikels (Ruhr-Universität Bochum)

edgarundallan "DURST"

Contributions from members of the Research Training Group:

Dr. Lucilla Guidi
Ekaterina Trachsel

Dominika Cohn and Jens Schmidt (performance installation "Situations-Apparat No. 3: Endlospapier")

Further information on the concept of the conference is available here.