Arnab Banerjee, Aljaž Koprivnikar, Bouke Mekel, Zhang Cui & Elena Tilli

(Un)Learning DistancesVirtual SpaceEnglisch


Enter the virtual space here.

In this virtual journey through the human habitus we examine the interaction of external and internal worlds, while discovering the mechanisms and relationships of what is not always before our very eyes, what is invisible, unexpressed and also hidden, but serve as building blocks of our organism and mental-emotional system. With a selected series of intermedia approaches – textual and visual materials, choreography and sound – we trace how the external (positive and negative) stimuli are causing changes in our body (and vice versa) and within the relationship between rationality and emotion. Between the given and the (un)learned, the project draws attention to our complex design and our position in the world and society. The center and the hierarchy between reason and the physical, between knowing and unknowing, is broken down in the process, drawing attention to its mutability and multiplicity in search of a third way between two variables – the physical and the rational, the conscious and the subconscious, memory and forgetting, our vitality and our final decay.

Contributing Artist:

Cesar Rene Perez, Wang Mengfan, Nina Dragičević, Katja Gorečan, Aljaž Koprivnikar, Katia Sofia Ditzler, Boris A. Novak, Martin J. Fischer Kloos, Subahdra Kharpade, Kirtana Kumar, Debjit Mahalonobis, Avinash Kumar, Harsho Mohan Chattoraj, Vikramjit Sardar and Nivedita Mukherjee.


The project (Un)Learning Distances – Digital, International Residency Program is developed in cooperation with transmissions GmbH and is funded by the Fonds Darstellende Künste with funds from the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media within the framework of NEUSTART KULTUR.

The residency around Arnab Banerjee, Zhang Cui, Aljaž Koprivnikar, Bouke Mekel and Elena Tilli was additionally supported by the cooperation “ToGather” of the NRW KULTURsekretariat with its International Visitor Program and the Academy for Theater and Digitality as well as the Department of Digital Arts at the Theater Dortmund.


Internationale Residenzen, Showing © Silviu Guiman
Internationale Residenzen, Showing © Silviu Guiman
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Internationale Residenzen, Showing © Silviu Guiman