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Hybrid Encounters. Art Meets Science – Vortragsreihe

© Hybrid Plattform & Schering Stiftung

With “Hybrid Encounters”, the Hybrid Platform and the Schering Foundation begin a new series of events devoted to the dialogue between art and science in hybrid forms of presentation. Eminent international guests from the arts and sciences get a carte blanche to organise an evening event with a Berlin personality who is either artistically or scientifically active in a way that is complementary to their own background.

The opening event is organised by the choreographer and dancer Siobhan Davies and the neurologist Arno Villringer. They inquire into the interplay between body and brain, into embodied knowledge and the emotional effects of neuronal functions.

The starting point for the evening is the performance “Figuring” by Siobhan Davies and Helka Kaski. They present three choreographic situations in which the focus is on their own embodied archives of knowledge and the “gestural language” that is inherent to the latter. 


  • Siobhan Davies
    choreographer | artist | dancer
  • Prof. Dr. Arno Villringer
    Member of the Board of Directors of the Max Planck Institute for Human Cognitive and Brain Sciences, Leipzig | Director of the School of Mind and Brain, Berlin

The format »Hybrid Events« are organized and realized by Hybrid Plattform – a project platform of the Berlin University of the Arts and the Technische Universität Berlin – and Schering Stiftung.


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