DISSECT in Berlin at Tieranatomisches Theater Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin 

November 2 and 4, 2022 

Alice Jarry will participate to DISSECT: a round table live performance, a multidisciplinary debate with works of contemporary art and design, staged in a public interactive setting. 

Picture : © Samuel Bianchini – ADAGP
Created by Samuel Bianchini and Emanuele Quinz at École des
Arts Décoratifs – Paris (EnsAD), DISSECT aims to restore more lively
forms of exchange than the so-called “roundtable”, in order to spark
radically multidisciplinary debates, and to grapple with the very
objects of the discussion. environment.

DISSECT on Nov 2 will feature the work Amygdala by contemporary artist Marco Donnarumma
in connection to the research led by the group Cutting of the Cluster of Excellence “Matters of Activity” at Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin (HU).

Guests: neurosurgeon Thomas Picht, theater scholar Maaike Bleeker, art historian Horst Bredekamp, computer scientist Johann Habakuk Israel, anthropologist Joffrey Becker and philosopher Margrit Shildrick.

Moderators: Patricia Ribault (weißensee school of art and design berlin) and Samuel Bianchini (École des Arts Décoratifs).

DISSECT on Nov 4 will be organized in cooperation with the artist Tomás Saraceno about the research led by the Material Form Function group and their exhibition Design Lab #13: Material Legacies at the Kunstgewerbemuseum (KGM) in Berlin.

Guests: arachnologist Peter Jäger, researcher in Cultural Studies Martin Müller, microbiologist Regine Hengge, artist and researcher Alice Jarry, behavioral ecologist Alex Jordan, socio-legal scholar Xenia Chiaramonte, and the spiders of the TA T.
Moderators: Patricia Ribault (weißensee school of art and design berlin) and Emanuele Quinz (Université Paris 8 and École des Arts Décoratifs).

Organized by the Cluster of Excellence “Matters of Activity. Image Space Material” at Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, in partnership with the Chaire Arts & Sciences of École polytechnique, École des Arts Décoratifs Paris – PSL and the Fondation Daniel et Nina Carasso; the Kunstgewerbemuseum in Berlin, and the Tieranatomisches Theater.

A project developed by the Reflective Interaction research group at EnsadLab (EnsAD’s laboratory). Scenography designed and directed by Samuel Bianchini, with Adrien Bonnerot and Pernelle Poyet (object design), Annie Leuridan (light design), Sylvie Tissot (software engineering), and Brice Ammar-Khodja (video).

Critical Practices in
Materials and Materiality