Houseclub presents:

Isabelle Schad and Odile Seitz


From mid February to mid March 2013, Isabelle Schad and Odile Seitz were in residence in the Houseclub. The object of their research was one’s own body and the surrounding space. They worked with young people to examine the relation between the body and the space around it. How does my body alter space? Is it possible to define a border between my body and the space around it? Is it possible to distinguish between what’s outside of and what’s inside the body?

Isabelle Schad and Odile Seitz used beanbags filled with styrofoam pellets as material–as a transitional object and a connector between the bodies and between the body and the outside. Using an integrated approach to working with movement, they sharpened the awareness of one’s own body and the total body of the group. Is it possible for individuals, as partof a collective body, to remain a subject within a larger whole, without their own responsibility for the situation being reduced by the presence of others? They probed the relationships and tensions between bodies, movements, and spaces in landscape images made up of people and the malleable beanbags around them. The questions lurking in the background of the project were: What perception of one’s own body is supported by the beanbags? What relationships can exist between the young people because of these transitional objects? What free spaces and what creativity arises from this exploratory format? The collected research material was then be re-configured into a choreography.


Artistic direction: Odile Seitz


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