In this short encounter with the artist and choreographer Philipp Gehmacher, notions of materiality will be reflected upon in relation to the body, movement and physicality. Philipp Gehmacher's current works will be a starting point to the investigation of the relationship between the subject of the performer, materials, objects, and their inherent autonomy. Last but not least, concerns of performance taking place in galleries or theatres will be addressed and explored.

Philipp Gehmacher lives in Vienna and works internationally. He is a choreographer, dancer and student at the University of Applied Arts Vienna in the “Sculpture and Space” programme. His works on gesture, space and touch have featured in numerous festivals and venues around the world. He has collaborated across art forms, most importantly with the choreographer Meg Stuart. Gehmacher initiated the lecture performance series walk+talk and is currently focusing on objects and sculpture. He received the renowned Jerwood Choreography Award and the Austrian Advancement Award for Dance from the BMUKK.

The course is organised in cooperation with the Baltic Circle Festival.

Wednesday 16 November at 10-14
Thursday 17 November at 10-14
Instructor: Philipp Gehmacher
Location: Galleria Sinne, Helsinki
Duration: 2 sessions / 8 hours
Participation fee: 65 €
Enrolment by 1.11.
Cancellations by 1.11.

Availability is limited, so sign up in time! Welcome letters and invoices are sent to participants immediately after registration closes. Cancellations must be communicated no later than seven days before the course begins. With the exception of injuries and illnesses certified in writing by a doctor, cancellations made later than seven days before the course or workshop are subject to full course fee.

Please bring a receipt of your course payment to the first meeting of your course. Zodiak's courses and workshops can also be paid using pre-paid Liikuntaseteli and Kulttuuriseteli vouchers (Smartum Oy) as well as Virikeseteli vouchers (Edenred Oy).

For further inquiries, please contact Inari Pesonen at or 050 412 7116 (weekdays from 11 am to 4 pm).