28 September 2019
11–16 h

Inside / Outside A Workshop on Trust & Boundaries
What are the conditions for mutual trust?


Myriam Lefkowitz

The two-day workshop is dedicated to the themes of trust and boundaries both in interpersonal relationships and in relation to the public space in which we move daily. Especially when we take care of other people, mutual trust plays an indispensable role. However, we also quickly lose ourselves in the process of caring for others, and in doing so also lose the fine perception for ourselves and our environment. How can these conditions for mutual trust be explored, and how can we sensitize our perception of our environment and our personal boundaries?

The first part of the workshop will take place in M.1, for the second part we will explore Hohenlockstedt with an experimental walk: One workshop participant will silently guide another participant through town. The guided person is asked to close his/her eyes and only open them on instruction. Walking together enhances the sensory experience and transfers the familiar perception of the place to the entire body. Through the touch of being led, the conditions for mutual trust and the feeling of one's own limits are explored and negotiated non-verbally.

For more than ten years, Myriam Lefkowitz has shared the format of the performance exercise WALK, HANDS, EYES (HOHENLOCKSTEDT) with its inhabitants in various places - in Paris, Medellin, Venice, New York, Dhaka; and now also in Hohenlockstedt.

About the workshop leader

The French-American performance artist Myriam Lefkowitz (*1980), who lives in Paris, investigates the close connections between perception and imagination in order to create conditions for extended sensory experiences. These concerns also shape her ongoing project WALK, HANDS, EYES (HOHENLOCKSTEDT). Her works have been presented at the Venice Biennale, the Kadist Foundation (San Fransisco), the MOT (Tokyo), De Apple (Amsterdam), the Le Nouveau Festival (Centre Pompidou), the Bergen Triennale, and at the Ferme du Buisson (Paris). She teaches regularly at Science Po (Paris), Open School East (London), the Royal Institute of Art (Stockholm), DasArt (Amsterdam) and others. In 2017/18 it was awarded by IF I CAN ́T DANCE
I DON ́T WANT TO BE PART OF YOUR REVOLUTION (Amsterdam) and is currently an associated artist at Ferme du Buisson, while working on a film in collaboration with artist Simon Ripoll-Hurier.


The workshop is open to all who care for other people privately, professionally or voluntarily or who receive care from others themselves - be it at home, in schools, hospitals, day care centres, social projects, etc. With a joint lunch and child care on site (on request). The workshop will be held partly in English, partly in German; on-site translation assistance will be offered. Therefore, nobody should feel excluded from the offer due to language skills. Free registration with Sascia Bailer sb@arthurboskamp-stiftung.de or under 04826 850 110.

Part of the workshop series Care for Caregivers

Care work is varied, but the challenges are often the same: chronic overload, lack of support, increased isolation. In a series of workshops led by artists, topics such as trust, communal support, self-esteem and recognition are therefore at the forefront. The participants are given tools and knowledge that they can integrate into their everyday lives. Recognition, exchange and networking of local care workers will be made possible – and care will be provided for those people who mostly care. The workshop series is part of Sascia Bailer's curatorial programme at the Arthur Boskamp-Stiftung. As Artistic Director 2019/2020, she focuses on care work, community and solidarity.

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29. September 11–16 h Inside / Outside A Workshop on Trust & Boundaries
What are the conditions for mutual trust?