Launch of Project: Re-gained: A Performative User Manual
Flausen+ E-Werk Residency 2024 - Loreto Valenzuela.

Eine Residenz des E-Werk im Rahmen von flausen+.

Gefördert vom Fonds Darstellende Künste aus Mitteln der Beauftragten der Bundesregierung für Kultur und Medien.

In Zeiten des Verlustes fühlen wir uns oft hilflos in unserer Suche nach Trost und Orientierung. Aber was wäre, wenn Verlust etwas Neues auslösen könnte? Das Projekt erkundet, wie Tanz und Performance Verlust in eine Reise der Veränderung verwandeln können mit dem Ziel, ein Performance-Handbuch zu entwickeln, das nicht nur aus Worten besteht, sondern auch aus Bewegungen, Übungen, Möglichkeiten zur Bewältigung und zum Verständnis.

First Workshop Saturday 8th June 2024  info and registration here:

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Haslacher Str.41 
79115 Freiburg im Breisgau. 

We are thrilled to announce the launch of "Re-gained: A Performative User Manual," an experimental and transformative project under the Flausen+ E-Werk Residency 2024.

This initiative explores loss and grief through performance and dance, creating a safe space for healing and personal growth.
In the face of loss, we seek answers. Though nothing can replace what we've lost, we aim to explore how performance and dance can transform this experience into an opportunity for change. Our project will develop a user manual presented as a performance, allowing participants to explore "loss" collectively as a catalyst for personal growth and new beginnings.
Guided by the profound insights of Jacques Derrida, this residency will redefine loss as a gateway to transformation. Through movement and collective dance, we will explore how performance can reshape our experiences of suffering, turning it into a creative and communal act. We envision this performative manual transcending the theater space, adaptable for galleries, festivals, and pop-ups.

The project is deeply personal, inspired by the recent loss of my son, which has shifted my perspective on life. Art, creativity, and expression have been my solace, and I am committed to exploring new ways to understand and cope with loss as a collective act. Though there are no universal recipes for dealing with loss, I believe art offers unique spaces for coping and transformation. This project is a journey of healing and change, aiming to create a dynamic and inclusive performance that fosters connection, resilience, and renewal.

Join us in this experimental exploration, there will be a few invitations for you to take part, where we will create a safe and supportive space for participants to embrace their losses and discover the potential for personal growth.

Through anthropological research, we will understand how different communities experience loss, finding commonalities and differences in their coping mechanisms. This research will inform our studio work, involving artists, dancers, performers, and the audience in a collaborative and reflective process.

Stay connected with us through social media as we document our journey and engage with the community. The outcomes of this residency will form the foundation for our user manual, set to be implemented in various venues like theaters, festivals, and galleries.
We invite you to be part of this transformative project, to explore, reflect, and heal together through the power of art and performance.

Date: June 8, 2024
Location: E-Werk Freiburg, Haslacher Str. 41, 79115
For more information and to get involved, please contact:

Let's embark on this journey of collective healing and transformation.

First Workshop Saturday 8th June 2024  info and registration here:

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Re-gained:ein Performatives benutzerhandbuch.