How to perform a scream?
        
2023-24

voice and performance workshops


‘’How to perform a scream?’’ is a concept of voice and performance workshops that investigate voice as a discipline, metaphor, agent, and tool to reconstruct, fracture, and understand one’s individual voice as well as the power of a collective voice - a choir -  while expressing the unspoken.

The workshops are customized to suit specific contexts, employing a variety of exercises and techniques. They are available in both English and German.

To request workshop or collaborate, feel free to contact the artist at nadja.kracunovic@yahoo.com

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2024


‘’ How to perform a burden?: Carquejeiras’’CRL - Central Elétrica, Porto (OPO)︎︎︎

‘’How to perform a scream?’’
Frauenzentrum Towanda, Jena (GER)
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‘’SO KLINGT MEINE MÄDCHENSTIMME!’’
Mädchenzentrum, Erfrut (GER)︎︎︎


2023


‘’How to perform a scream?’’
KulturHaus, Joseph Konsum Zentrum, Leipzig (GER)︎︎︎

‘’How to perform a scream?: Hydra’’ Bauhaus M14 Studios, Weimar (GER)︎︎︎



...oral histories, erotics,  morality, organized silences, pleasures and displeasures, vocal narratives, inhabiting landscapes, and wholeness.


Crying Classroom
         2022-24

mobile interdsiciplinary insititution 


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Crying Classroom is an inclusive and collaborative project aiming to exchange methods and strategies for dealing with/and understaning crying within an institution. The project was founded in 2023 by prof. Dr. Birte Kleine-Benne, Nadja Kracunovic and Rand Ibrahim.
We offer workshops, performances, lectures, exercises, readings, and screenings that tackle the complex topic of crying within different institutions. If interested, write at cryingclassroom@gmail.com

2024


‘’We need to talk about Racism at out University’’
29.05.2024, Weimar, Germany
Workshop at the Symposium at the Bauhaus-Universität WeimarModerators: Rand Ibrahim and Nadja Kracunovic
Hosted by Bauhaus Module ‘’ Bauhaus Fragility - We need to talk about Racism at our University’’
Host: Lea Maria Wittich, Mona Mahall, Arijit Bhattacharyya

“Thoughts on crying”
19.01.2024, Vienna, Austria
Workshops at the PCAP (Post-conceptual Art Practices) at the Akademie der bildenden Künste Wien
Moderators: Rand Ibrahim, Nadja Kracunovic
Host: Melina Vesley
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“Mapping Human Rights with Tears”
26.04.2024, Reykjavík, Iceland
Workshop (hybrid) @ The Iceland University of the Arts
Moderators: Rand Ibrahim, Nadja Kracunovic
Collaborator: Laura Wiemers
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ABOUT THE PROJECT

Crying as a subject of research within an academic art historical and theoretical context has only been marginally examined. Giving space for this topic to be explored interdisciplinarily was the aim of The Crying Institute: an art theoretical and historical seminar held at the Bauhaus University Weimar in 2022–23, by Prof. Dr. Birte Kleine-Benne, with assistance from the artists Be Koerner, Tatiana Theo Ilichenko, Nadja Kracunovic, and Rand Ibrahim.

Focused on the research in crying – including perspectives from medicine, biology, anthropology, psychology, psychoanalysis, social studies, cultural studies, politics, history, gender history, religion, semiotics, sociology, and communication theory – the institute compiled key theoretical and historical texts, significant terminologies, suitable methods, and existing artworks and practices that have investigated crying as a topic. The aim was to become operational as an institute of crying experts.

Coming from an urge to move to a physical space, the institute evolved into a new stage of research. The result is the Crying Classroom, a research space for students and art practitioners of all disciplines to instrumentalize new artistic strategies, pedagogies, and research methodologies within a culture of emotions.

The Crying Classroom was founded to explore crying through a variety of mediums and approaches in the contexts of different institutions. Targeting practitioners of art and various disciplines, as well as students, the Crying Classroom functions as a mobile, interdisciplinary classroom. The project has thus far established collaborative classrooms in 2023/24 as with Der Laden and Bauhaus University Weimar in Germany, conducted PCAP (Post-conceptual Art Practices) workshops at the University of Fine Arts Vienna, and an online workshop with The Iceland University of the Arts, Reykjavík.

Crying Classroom founders, 2023




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