What does it take to cross a border, and what does it take to belong
Dr. Sandra Noeth is a Professor at the HZT - Inter-University Center for Dance Berlin (MA SODA - Solo/Dance/Authorship). In Resilient Bodies, Residual Effects, she examines the entangled experiences of borders and of collectivity through the perspective of bodies. By dramaturgical analyses of contemporary artistic work from Lebanon and Palestine, Sandra Noeth shows how borders and collectivity are constructed and negotiated through performative, corporeal, movement-based, and sensory strategies and processes. This interdisciplinary study is made urgent by social and political transformations across the Middle East and beyond from 2010 onwards. It puts to the fore the residual, structural effects of borders and of collectivity and proceeds to develop notions of agency and responsibility that are immanently bound to bodies in relation.
Prof. Dr. Sandra Noeth in conversation with Prof. Rhys Martin and Sophia New