site-specifc performance art project with two primary school classes
As part of my didactic seminar in art education at the University of Osnabrück, I worked with students to develop a site-specific performance project for a third and fourth grade class at an Osnabrück elementary school in the Rulle district. After some introductory exercises in the school and on the school grounds, the children worked for five days in the Ruller Haus, a small cultural center that has been used over the centuries as a medieval pilgrimage chapel, schoolroom, forester's house, and home. The children were able to choose a location in the house or the surrounding garden, research its history and current use, and develop a performative action for that location under the guidance of the students. The results were presented to students, parents, teachers and interested visitors. All the works created were filmed and subsequently given to each participating child as a DVD. The exploration of this project is the center of my doctoral thesis, published by kopaed, Munich in 2020, see https://www.kopaed.de/kopaedshop/?pid=1279.