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Tender Absence:
Glocal Class

Digital Festival

Digital Festival
Part of the Glocal Class is open to the public. The program will be published in mid-January.

The Schwankhalle is »accessible« (pursuant to DIN 18040-01). The foyer and the sanitary facilities are accessible at ground level and without steps.
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Tender Absence is a digital festival for glocal artistic production, experimental formats and playful encounters. The third edition of the festival is characterized by exchange and (un)learning: 10 artists from around the world gather to mutually provide insights into their locally situated and at once digital and globally operating artistic practices in workshops, lectures and work sessions. How can art be produced in the dichotomy of local situatedness and global networking? Whom do we address on the internet? How can we globally convey our local conditions without exoticizing them?

The results of the Glocal Class will be presented in a 24-hour tour on March 18 and 19, accompanied by a supporting program of talks, lectures and interactive, social spaces.

Peira (Berlin/Leipzig/Vienna) develops artistic projects in collaborations. The members of Peira met in 2009 at the Institute for Applied Theater Studies Giessen and worked under the name ongoing project (2014 - 2021). Since 2021, Chris Herzog, Alexander Bauer, Lisa Schwalb and Alma Wellner Bou have been active as Peira. Their interdisciplinary works range from stage performances to audiowalks and talk formats to sociocultural projects. All of Peira‘s works pursue the goal of questioning social conditions. At the same time, they do not stop at criticism, but shape feasible utopias and sustainable networking.


Concept: Peira
Artists: Jafar Hejazi, Jere Inkongio, Masha Patsyuk, Camila Galaz, Cocompi, Farzad Golghasemi und Gabriela Valdespino (hacer sitio corp.), Sandra Suubi, Hara Shirin, Vishal Kumaraswamy

Supported by the Performing Arts Fund with funds from the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media within the framework of NEUSTART KULTUR, and with funds from the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF). This project is funded as part of the Union‘s response to the COVID-19 pandemic.