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Between Bodies and Place

27.06 - 04.07.2022

Between Bodies and Place brings together 13 artists from Performance Art Networks SITE (UK) and PAErsche (D). Through a series of collaborative performances the artists will explore sites across the Rhur region in Germany, generating dialogues though Performance Art actions around Queer Ecologies and the politics of erosion. 


The Ruhr and the UK have a shared industrial history of mining and resource extraction - a history of landscape erosion and social change. Through the process of collaborative Performance Art exchange places of social, political and ecological degradation are transformed into places of encounter, discourse and creative expression. 


Performances will take place on: the viewing platform on the Bo-West freeway interchange in Bochum, Rheinorange in Duisburg, and Schurenbachhalde in Essen with open social gatherings taking place after each performance.

All performances are free admission and held in public spaces. In this way the project aims to welcome audiences both familiar and unfamiliar to Performance Art practices.


“Through the language of performance art, we aim to contribute to the emergence of a respectful global consciousness; locally, personally and internationally. Through artistic collaborations as well as cooperation with the local cultural spaces; Lokal Harmonie in Duisburg and Kunsthaus in Essen, we can help and support each other. Through encounter and exchange we can learn to be empathic and geologically compassionate again.”

– orgateam Between Bodies and Place –



An-Malv, Christiane Obermayr, Helen Davison, Jade Blackstock, kane stonestreet, Klaut, Marita Bullmann, Monstera Deliciosa, Sandra Johnston, selina bonelli, Stephan US and Thomas Reul.

Artists bio's here


18.06.22 - Webinar: Between Bodies and Place

18:00 (UK Time) / 19:00 (CEST) 

Online presentation of the project and the collaborating networks SITE and PAErsche.

Stream here

29.06.22 - Performance #1

17:00 - 19:00:  Viewing platform Autobahndreieck BO-West, Wattenscheider Straße 140, 44793 Bochum

Followed by a social gathering from 19:30 @ Neuland, Rottstraße 15, 44793 Bochum.


01.07.2022 - Performance #2

18:00 - 20:00: Rheinorange, at the Bört, 47059 Duisburg

Followed by a social gathering from 20:30 @ Lokal Harmonie, Harmoniestraße 14, 47119 Duisburg

03.07.2022 - Performance #3

15:00 - 17:00: Schurenbachhalde, 45329 Essen

Followed by a social gathering from 18:00 @ Kunsthaus Essen, Rübezahlstraße 33, 45134 Essen

Admission to all events is free.

German Language version available here.


Access Information


These events take place outdoors, in public rural spaces that are not easily accessible. Most venues require walking, which may be a bit longer and in some cases may be uphill. There are no restrooms at the performance sites. If there is anything we can do to make your visit easier, please contact us and we will do our best to assist you before and during the event.

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