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BackSketch of Togetherness #8

Sketch of Togetherness in cooperation with IntegrART - a network project of the Migros Kulturprozent

How can we really meet each other, enter into dialogue and interaction, listen, engage with each other and let ourselves be touched by other people?

With Sketch of Togetherness by Lea Moro, an artistic work was produced especially for the IntegrART conference. In collaboration with Nina Mühlemann (artistic concept IntegrART conference) and Michelle Ettlin (camera), the serial encounter format Sketch of Togetherness was continued and three unique Sketches between an artist with a disability and a politician were initiated. They spent from 2 hours to a day together and were accompanied by a camera. They asked each other questions, opened up spaces of resonance and reflection, and negotiated possibilities of coexistence.

Sketch of Togetherness in cooperation with IntegrART was realized together with Carine Pache & Sami Kanaan, Lua Leirner & Luca Maggi, Sara Hess & Corine Mauch.

The videos of the encounters were shown on 21 September 2021 at 8 pm as part of the IntegrART conference at the Gessnerallee Zurich. In addition, the continuing encounter between Lua Leirner and Luca Maggi took place in the presence of an audience on that evening.

Biographies

Carine Pache

Carine Pache was born in 1966 and lives in Geneva. At the age of 19, she moved to the USA and lived in NYC, L.A. and Boston, where she taught French and gave aerobics classes. In 1989, she had an accident in the Swiss mountains and has been a quadriplegic ever since. In 1992, as part of a vocational retraining programme, she trained as a travel specialist, which led her to travel extensively. In 1999 she took acting lessons and gained her first experience on stage. In 2011, she met Uma Arnese in the context of an association for inclusive dance and theatre. Since then, there has been a regular artistic collaboration between them and Carine is part of Uma's creations as a dancer and performer. In 2014, she danced and performed in the piece "soi-même comme un autre" by Foofwa d'Imobilité and participated in the choreographies of Geneva dancer and choreographer Olivia Ortega, among others.

Sami Kanaan

Sami Kanaan was born in 1964 in Beirut, Lebanon, the son of a Swiss from Basel and a Lebanese. After studying physics at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich (ETHZ), he obtained a diploma in physics in 1989, followed by a second degree in political science in Geneva, which he completed with a licentiate in 1992 and a diploma in 1995. Sami Kanaan has been a member of the Social Democratic Party since 1988, was President of the Geneva City Section from 1994 to 1998, and has held several elective offices: councillor of Geneva from 1997 to 2001, deputy to the Grand Council of Geneva from 2001 to 2005, and municipal councillor (executive) of Geneva since 2011, with re-election in 2015. He was mayor of Geneva from 2014 to 2015. He heads the Department of Culture and Sport, an important department as the City of Geneva is responsible for the entire France-Vaud-Geneva cross-border conurbation, which covers a catchment area of around one million inhabitants.

Credits

Participating artists: Carine Pache, Lua Leirner, Sara Hess / Politicians involved: Corine Mauch, Luca Maggi, Sami Kanaan / Video, camera, sound: Michelle Ettlin / Artistic collaboration IntegrART: Nina Mühlemann / Concept, artistic direction: Lea Moro


Sketch of Togetherness #8, #9, #10 were realized in cooperation with IntegrART - a network project of Migros Kulturprozent.

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