Articles by: Paula Walta

After a long career as choreographer and artistic leader of the company Beeldend Danstheater Telder, Paula chose to focus on artistic research, performance and deepening her practice. In 2018, Paula obtained Master of Theatre Practices diploma at ArtEZ University. Paula focuses on issues surrounding time and timelessness, productivity and resisting capitalism. She wants to question the way we perceive reality and searches for ways to stretch her consciousness into the unconscious part of the brain. She is interested in the body as an archive, in which many images, movements and memories are kept.        

Redefining Oikos. Where Do We Feel at Home?

Redefining Oikos. Where Do We Feel at Home?

In issuing this Open Call, APRIA wanted contributors to reflect on questions such as: ‘What or who determines what home is?’ and ‘What does it mean to be at home?’ Seven contributions from ArtEZ students and staff were selected, a variety of artistic research in form and content. The researchers delve into the complex meaning of oikos, re-examining concepts of home and the tension between safe and harmful spaces in times of crisis.

Just Leaving and Other Ways of Saying Goodbye

Just Leaving and Other Ways of Saying Goodbye

This series of articles has covered engagement. But what about disengagement? In other words, once a commitment has been made and a practice has been conducted, how does an artist ‘quit’ it? This article looks at some key considerations that make moral evaluation of engaged practices possible. In thinking through these evaluations, we come across a set of methods of disengagement that rethink the relation engaged practices have to ethical judgement.