Erde-Workshop II, Exercises with clay in the forest

Dušan Rodić

Strandbad Tegelsee/Zentrum für Kultur und Erholung Schwarzer Weg 95, 13505 Berlin

Erde Workshop
Erde Workshop

Hosted by: Neue Nachbarschaft/Moabit and Moabit Mountain College

Participation in the workshops is free of charge and registration is not required.

Artistic exercises with clay in the forest are the result of research in the field of the concept of nature in relation to the idea of separation from the rest of the living world with which we share this planet.

Dušan Rodić approaches the problem of the division of our environment into nature and culture from a psychological aspect. The term biophilia was used by Erich Fromm to describe the human urge to connect with other living beings. This term was developed by Edward O. Wilson in the Biophilia hypothesis. People are connected to their environment beyond their senses, which has become less important due to the rise of digital communication. By losing connection to our bodies and our senses, we lose connection to the living world around us.

The artistic tasks and exercises compiled and designed by Dušan Rodić aim to redirect attention to physical intelligence in order to achieve emotional balance. The awakening of consciousness in relation to our senses opens up the possibility of communicating with the living world around us. Activating the body and awakening the senses are key to dissolving feelings of separation from nature.

Dušan Rodić, born in Belgrade (SRB), studied at the Gerrit Rietveld Academy, at the Rijksakademie van beeldende kunsten and at the Berlin University of Arts. Dušan Rodić uses functional everyday objects for his sculptures and installations. In his artistic research he deals with the problem of the division of the environment into nature and culture. The psychological approach helps to understand human perception, interpretation and interaction with the environment. Rodić actively works with the audience itself and develops a series of practical exercises, which are mostly practiced in nature-related places and using natural materials. Dušan Rodić lives and works in Berlin.

Erde-Workshop is a part of the two-year collaborative project
Artistic Ecologies: New Compasses, Tools and Alliances conceived in collaboration with WHW, Zagreb, the Rijksakademie van beeldende kunsten, Amsterdam, and Neue Nachbarschaft/Moabit, Berlin.

The program is co-funded by European Union and Foundation Between
Bridges.

Timeline

WHW

ACTIVITY
TYPE
DATE
PARTICIPANTS
LOCATION
Exhibition
Marwa Arsanios, Željko Beljan, Marina Naprushkina, Rupali Patil, Dan Perjovschi, Selma Selman, Marko Tadić, Cecilia Vicuña
Croatian Association of Visual Artists (HDLU), Zagreb
Conference
Kohei Saito, Françoise Vergès, Roland Ngam, Karin Doolan, Diana Ürge-Vorsatz, Paul Stubbs, Marwa Arsanios, Pablo Martinez, faridrakun (ruangrupa), Alexandra Köves
Zagreb trade fair, Youth Center Ribnjak, HDLU, Zagreb
Discussion
Marina Naprushkina
Youth Culture Centre Ribnjak in Zagreb
Seminar
Pablo Martinez, Adelita Husni Bey
Youth Culture Centre Ribnjak in Zagreb
Seminar
Marina Naprushkina
Youth Culture Centre Ribnjak in Zagreb
Seminar
Yael Davis
Youth Culture Centre Ribnjak in Zagreb
Summer School
Pablo Martinez, Marina Naprushkina, Gleb Amankulov, Larissa Araz, Kemil Bekteši, Klara Burić, Katja Crevar, Aria Farajnezhad, Đejmi Hadrović, Hu Yun, Mari Kalabegashvili, Ivana Mirchevska, Jelisaveta Rapaić, Rita Süveges
Youth Culture Centre Ribnjak in Zagreb
Seminar
Zbyněk Baladrán
Online
Exhibition
Vlatka Horvat, Marina Naprushkina
Gallery Nova, Teslina 7, Zagreb

Rijks

ACTIVITY
TYPE
DATE
PARTICIPANTS
LOCATION
Residency
Mirte Hartland, Poetry Circle, Rijksakademie
Rijksakademie Open Studios
Residency
Reza Afisina (Arts Collaboratory guest resident), Rijksakademie
Rijksakademie Studio 39 (Reza Afisina)
Exhibition
Rijksakademie Open Studios
Exhibition
Taita Hernando Chindoy in collaboration with artists Milena Bonilla and Ana Cristina Rodriguez Muñoz
Rijksakademie
Workshop
Pablo Martinez, Jose Salas, Chad Cordeiro, Fransisca Angela, Hamo Salein, Elke Uitenthuis, Ramia Suleiman, Wes Mapes, Ratu Saraswati, Rijksakademie, Framer Framed
Framer Framed
Exhibition
Wouter van der Laan, Esther Meijer, We Sell Reality, Elke Uitentuis - Rijksakademie Social Practice Workshop
Framer Framed
Residency
Peng Zhang
Amsterdam
Residency
Arts Collaboratory members and Rijksakademie residents
Rijksakademie van beeldende kunsten, Amsterdam
Workshop
Wouter van der Laan, Esther Meijer, We Sell Reality
Rijksakademie

NNM

ACTIVITY
TYPE
DATE
PARTICIPANTS
LOCATION
Workshop
Dušan Rodić
Strandbad Tegelsee/Zentrum für Kultur und Erholung Schwarzer Weg 95, 13505 Berlin
Workshop
Edoardo Micheli
Strandbad Tegelsee/Zentrum für Kultur und Erholung Schwarzer Weg 95, 13505 Berlin
Workshop
Josias Scharf
Strandbad Tegelsee /Zentrum für Kultur und Erholung Schwarzer Weg 95, 13505 Berlin
Discussion
Alungoo Xatan, Dior Thiam, etaïnn zwer, Frances Breden
Strandbad Tegelsee/Zentrum für Kultur und Erholung Schwarzer Weg 95, 13505 Berlin
Residency
Rupali Patil
Strandbad Tegelsee/Zentrum für Kultur und Erholung Schwarzer Weg 95, 13505 Berlin
Workshop
Alina Dzeravianka and Sveta Husakova
Strandbad Tegelsee /Zentrum für Kultur und Erholung Schwarzer Weg 95, 13505 Berlin
Lecture
Daniela Medina Poch, Raras Umaratih, Krishan Rajapakshe
Strandbad Tegelsee /Zentrum für Kultur und Erholung Schwarzer Weg 95, 13505 Berlin
Workshop
Lena Pozdnyakova and Eldar Tagi
Strandbad Tegelsee/Zentrum für Kultur und Erholung Schwarzer Weg 95, 13505 Berlin
Discussion
Mariam Agamian, Ju Bavyka, Masha Beketova, Timur V. and Galka Yarmanova
Strandbad Tegelsee/Zentrum für Kultur und Erholung Schwarzer Weg 95, 13505 Berlin
Discussion
Lynhan Balatbat-Helbock, Hubert Gromny, Kelly Krugman, Mokia Laisin, Lia Milanesio
Strandbad Tegelsee/Zentrum für Kultur und Erholung Schwarzer Weg 95, 13505 Berlin
Lecture
Marta Sala, Batoul Sedawi, Krishan Rajapakshe
Strandbad Tegelsee/Zentrum für Kultur und Erholung Schwarzer Weg 95, 13505 Berlin
Performance
Lahya Aukongo, Amora C.Bosco, Krishan Rajapakshe
Strandbad Tegelsee /Zentrum für Kultur und Erholung Schwarzer Weg 95, 13505 Berlin
Workshop
Improvisation Group / Maddi Fuente Ubani, Cristina Leoni-Osion, Biljiana Pais, Lena Pozdnyakova, Cristina Viegas
Strandbad Tegelsee /Zentrum für Kultur und Erholung Schwarzer Weg 95, 13505 Berlin
Performance
Sofia Ocherednaya, Betül Torlak, Kasia Wojcik and Yasemin Altınay
Strandbad Tegelsee /Zentrum für Kultur und Erholung Schwarzer Weg 95, 13505 Berlin
Exhibition
Zinzi Buchanan, Inky Lee, Daniela Medina Poch, and Meghna Singh
Strandbad Tegelsee /Zentrum für Kultur und Erholung Schwarzer Weg 95, 13505 Berlin
Performance
Galina Yarmanova, Jahia La Sangoma, Marianna Szczygielska, Marianna Szczygielska, Sybille Neumeyer and Svitlana Shymko
Strandbad Tegelsee /Zentrum für Kultur und Erholung Schwarzer Weg 95, 13505 Berlin
Workshop
Biljana Pais
Strandbad Tegelsee /Zentrum für Kultur und Erholung Schwarzer Weg 95, 13505 Berlin
Pubic Talk, Workshop
Alina Dzeravianka, Sveta Husakova
Strandbad Tegelsee /Zentrum für Kultur und Erholung Schwarzer Weg 95, 13505 Berlin
Performance
Jelena Fužinato, Bojana Fužinato and Endi Tupja
Strandbad Tegelsee /Zentrum für Kultur und Erholung Schwarzer Weg 95, 13505 Berlin
Workshop
Cam-Anh Luong and Roland Sookias
Strandbad Tegelsee /Zentrum für Kultur und Erholung Schwarzer Weg 95, 13505 Berlin
Workshop
Edoardo Micheli
Strandbad Tegelsee /Zentrum für Kultur und Erholung Schwarzer Weg 95, 13505 Berlin
Discussion
Rupali Patil
Strandbad Tegelsee /Zentrum für Kultur und Erholung Schwarzer Weg 95, 13505 Berlin
Workshop
Greta Cazzola and Nicola
Strandbad Tegelsee /Zentrum für Kultur und Erholung Schwarzer Weg 95, 13505 Berlin
Podcast
Florine Schüschke, Eleni Tsamadia, Alina Dzeravianka, Marina Naprushkina, Agnieszka Kilian, Rupali Patil, Galina Yarmanova, Marianna Szczygielska, Svitlana Shymko, Jahia La Sangoma, Sybille Neumeyer, Shane Monro, Biljana País, Sofia Ocherednaya, Betül Torlak, Kasia Wojcik, COVEN BERLIN, Marta Sala, Sveta Husakova, Cyrille Cartier, Saša Kralj, Lahya Aukongo, Amora C.Bosco, Mariam Agamian, Dorota Blaszczak, Cheong Kin Man, Marta Sala, Lynhan Balatbat-Helbock, Hubert Gromny, Kelly Krugman, Mokia Laisin, Lia Milanesio, Jelena Fužinato, Bojana Fužinato, Sveta Husakova
Berlin and online