Carla Anacker, Julia Höft & Emilia Sting

Emilia Sting

inspired by organic surface structures, corporealities and visions of an unfolding queer feminist world perception, the work of emilia sting revolves around imaginaries of bodies, interconnectedness and concepts of becoming. working mainly with text and textiles she merges these elements, shaping them into installations and performances.

Julia Höft

Julia Höft studied Integrated Design at the University of the Arts in Bremen. In her aesthetic practice, she experiments with language and moving images and puts them into dialog. The resulting conversations are intended to create new contexts and open up spaces for action. The fragmentary, ambiguity and irritation serve her as a suitable tool and form the foundation of her visual language.

Carla Anacker

Based on her intensive engagement with and through her body, Carla Anacker attempts to approach a transformative, porous, multi-layered, interwoven and sensual state of being in her artistic works. To this end, she moves between the media of dance, choreography, sculpture and text.
She studied Integrated Design at the University of the Arts in Bremen until 2022, after which she completed the one-year Dance Intensive training program with a focus on contemporary dance technique, composition, movement research and bodywork at Tanzfabrik, Berlin.

Lesarten und Schreibweisen [Readings and ways of writing]

The state of ongoing emergency is constantly inscribing itself onto our bodies. 
These bodies – permeable compositions of materiality – are intricately entangled within their surroundings and thus part of it. 
Whenever a state of emergency occurs the human body immediately reacts via chemical, muscular processes. 
Bodies harden, fall silent, stiffen. 
They release adrenaline, tense up. These reactions are expressed in certain body regions.

In the psoas. 
In the atlas. 
On the vocal cords. 

The body de/forms.

On the one hand our writing practice is our method of reading the reactions of the body within the State of Emergency, on the other hand it suggests translations of these reactions into written language(s). In writing we also find a strategy to make space, to empty oneself therefore enabling the body to resonate and to stay responsive. The process of writing paves a poetic path on which we can dream of a state different from that of emergency. 

At dawn, on paper, lying down, on the wall, blind and ambidextrous – we want to write from/through the body. Through our writing practice we transcend into a collective language-body assemblage.