22. July 2020 Luisa Overath

Pina, Wim Wenders 2011


The line of a path or the texture of a meadow guides our movement through the landscape. It impacts a dynamic and a rhythm. At the same time, the transience of human gestures contrasts with continuous natural (physical and biological) processes, such as the growth of trees, the erosive force of the wind, the folding of mountains. In this elective, we will investigate these choreographic aspects of landscape morphology in different ways: We will discuss a selection of texts and films and examine significant positions from dance, art and landscape architecture. In addition, we will practically explore the relation of our own movements to the landscape in various workshops.

Finally, we will look at the dynamic qualities of some squares and parks in Zurich. We will juxtapose our own intuitive choreographies with the spatial qualities of these sites and thus experience a dynamic dialog with landscape. This will be documented with videos and individually composed scores.

Intro: Thursday, 25th February, 12.00, HIL H 40.9

  • Course 052-0714-21 K
  • 2 Lessons per Week, 6th-7th March 2021 Weekend Workshop
  • 2 Credits
  • max. 20 Participants
  • Language: German
  • Offered in: MSc Landscape Architecture, MSc Architecture