Thinking Together

String Thinking

With Liza Lim

Thinking Together, the festival’s discourse format, is dedicated to time-related issues and questions that lay at the heart of the festival.

Clusters of threads move across the white image area, emerging from a lump-like structure.

Visual concept & design: Eps51, Berlin

  • In English

Past Dates

String Thinking: a hands-on workshop session exploring the animacy of string as a ‘companion creature’ that helps us to relate to, ‘think’ or 'invent' the world. The session works with ideas from Donna Haraway's 'Staying with the Trouble' (Duke Uni Press, 2016) as well as Tim Ingold's 'The Life of Lines' (Routledge, 2015) but does not require prior theoretical knowledge. Lim will also discuss how these ideas relate to her own work as a composer. This session is open to all. The workshop will focus on the topics ecology, story-telling and material agencies.

“It matters what matters we use to think other matters with; it matters what stories we tell to tell other stories with; it matters what knots knot knots, what thoughts think thoughts, what descriptions describe descriptions, what ties tie ties. It matters what stories make worlds, what worlds make stories.” (Donna Haraway)

Thinking Together is the discourse format of MaerzMusik – Festival for Time Issues. Dedicated to the materiality of thought – the bodies, minds and senses that share this space –, the format provides time to connect to stories and through questions that lay at the heart of the festival.

Consisting of lectures, workshops, public talks, reading groups and experimental settings, Thinking Together invites artists, participants, guests and hosts to reflect present time related issues through the lenses of sound and vice versa.