Writings & Press

ARTICLES

Sisters Performance-metode – Sanselig læring, RePlikker nr. 48, November 2018

Sisters Academy – Education for the Future, I DO ART, December 2017

The Sensuous Society in Visions of the Now, Sternberg Press, October 2017

The Sensuous Society in GPS: Global Performance Studies Issue 1.1, June 2017

Sisters Academy: Radical Live Intervention into the Educational System in Experiencing Liveness in Contemporary Performance, Routledge, 2016

Keynote: Sisters Academy. Intervenerende performancepraksis og sanselig uddannelse in BUKS nr. 61, April 2016

Sisters Academy – Sanselig læring in Drama og Teater nr. 2, December 2015

Sanselig læring in Replikker, December 2015

All tomorrows dreams in DRAMA, Nordisk Dramapedagogisk Tidsskrift no. 01, 2015

Sensuous / Sisters – Intervenerende performancepraksis og sanselig uddannelse in Performance Designs 10 års jubilæumsbog, Roskilde University, September 2014

Udvikling af nykunstpædagogisk strategi MOVING ARTS, April 2014

Sisters Academy – Et uddannelsessystem neddyppet i sanselighed in Peripiti. Journal of dramaturgical studies. 20-2011. Theme: Music theatre, 2013

Sisters Hope – En kunstpædagogiks strategi forankret i en samtidskonstnerisk tendens in Peripiti Journal of dramaturgical studies. 15-2011. Theme: Art pedagogy, 2011

Protected by the fiction in CCC, Goldsmiths, ISSUE 1 # Novelty, 2011

Sisters Hopein Afart, 2011

At fænge elever med fiktion in the journal Gymnasieskolen, 2010

Sisters Academy

Advisory Board,  statements and press.

Sisters News

#18: Sisters winter

#17: Sisters autumn meets fall

#16: Sisters fall

#15: Sisters summer

#14: Special edition

#13: Sisters winter meets spring

#12: Special edition

#11: Special edition

#10: Sisters summer

#9: Special edition

#8: Sisters spring

#7: Special edition

#6: Sisters autumn

#5: Sisters summer

#4: Sisters documentary

#3: Special Edition

#2: Sisters New Year

#1: Sisters fall

Talks

Sensuous Learning, Gry Worre Hallberg  at TEDxUppsalaUniversity

Sensuous society, Gry Worre Hallberg at TEDxCopenhagenSalon

Sisters Academy, Gry Worre Hallberg in Experimental Cities

Participation as Poetic Transformation, Gry Worre Hallberg at Aarhus University

The Press says

Article: Sisters Hope underviser på ny linje på Ryslinge HøjskolePROSCENIUM 18/10 2018

Article: Hun mener samfunnet undergraver livets sansbare dimensjoner Subjekt 16/10 2018

Article: Håbet mellem dagen og natten KBH LÆSER 7/2 2018

Article: Minder og refleksioner fra Sisters Academy samlet i ny publikation I DO ART 17/12 2017

Article: Omfavnet af ånd IDOART 27/10 2017

Article: Sæt sansningen på skoleskemaet Kunsten.nu 14/10 2017

Article: Glem alt om rationel tænkning de næste 24 timer Information 13/10 2017

Article: En anden, bedre verden? ISCENE 10/10 2017

Article: At være lukket inde på kostskolen på Den Frie er ret befriende Politiken 8/10 2017

Podcast: Sisters Academy – The Boarding School Kunsten.nu 4/10 2017

Podcast: Et døgn på Sisters Academy 3/10 2017

Article: Jeg lod mig tjekkede ind i en parallelverden i 24 timer og lod mig (næsten) hjernevaske Vice 2/10 2017

Article: Sisters Academy: Den æstetiske kostskole gjorde mig til orm Kulturmagasinet Fine Spind 29/9 2017

Article: Den smukke kostskole Weekendavisen 15/9 2017

Article: Et mystisk og sanseligt møde med en alternativ verden Køge Dagbladet 8/3 2017

Article: Kaos og sanselighed indtager Fremtidslinjen Sjællands Nyheder 7/3 2017

Article: Starka intryck när Sisters Academy gör Take Over på skola i Simrishamn DramaForum nr. 3-4 2016

Article: Statens Kunstfond støtter Fremtidslinjen i Køge Lokalavisen Køge Bugt 28/04 2016

Article: STU-skole vil styrke sensitive elever med sanseæstetisk projekt Folkeskolen.dk 27/04 2016

Article: Åbne sanser og god læring Børsen March 2016

Article: “Slängs ut i något helt nytt” Sydsvenskan March 2016

Article: En ny värld på Nova Academy Ystands Allehanda, March 2016

Radio: P1 Eftermiddag DR P1 05/02 2016

Article: Sisters Hope og Den Frie har vundet Vision 2016 og 3 millioner kroner KOPENHAGEN 05/02 2016

Article: Sisters Hope og Den Frie vinder udstillingspris på 3 millioner kunsten.nu 05/02 2016

PMD: Vinder af Udstillingsprisen Vision 2016 vil omdanne Den Frie Udstillingsbygning til sanselig kostskole bikubenfonden 05/02 2016

Article: Hengivelsen som kritik kunsten.nu 05/02 2016

Article: Fynsk eksperiment med uddannelse til Sverige TV2 Fyn 18/11 2015

Article: Klart vilken gymnasieskola Sisters Academy ska ta över Sydsvenskan 12/11 2015

Article: Scener fra en performativ kostskole med sanselighed og æstetik på skoleskemaet NXT 23/10 2015

Essay: Sisters Academy, kunstcentret Inkonst i Malmø Peripeti 28/09 2015

Article: Måske kan det ikke forklares I DO ART 15/09 2015

Article: Intensivkurs i sinnligt lärande Scenkonst Guiden 14/09 2015

Article: SISTERS ACADEMY Very Communities 10/09 2015

Article: Skola med rum för allas poeter  Malmö Lokaltidningen 09/09 2015

Article: Med performance som lupp och vapen Sydsvenskan 04/09 2015

Article: Febrig drömvärld på Inkonst Sydsvenskan 02/09 2015

Article: The Boarding School har åbnet sine døre NXT 01/9 2015

Article: Internatskolans bläckfisk uppmuntrar estetiskt lärande Skånes Fria 28/08 2015

Article: Sisters Academy öppnar dörrarna på söndag Sydsvenskan 27/08 2015

Article: Inkonst gör skolan till konstprojekt Vårt Malmö 27/08 2015

Article: Inkonst förvandlas till internat Sydsvenskan City 27/08 2015

Article: Fyra frågor om Sisters Academy Skånska Dagbladet 27/08 2015

Article and radio: Inkonst förvandlas till internat sverigesradio Kulturnytt 25/08 2015

Article: Inkonst blir radikal internatskola Göteborgsposten 25/8 2015

Article: Lev ett dygn i en art deco-dröm Malmo Etc 23/08 2015

Radio: Sisters Academy #2 Ullaarngani Tusakkat Greenland National Radio KNR 19/06 2015

Article: Sara Linderoth: Sisters Academy – en kulturrevolution i skolan Skola och samhälle 11/06 2015

Article: En bläckfisk i centrum när Inkonst blir internatskola i tre veckor  Sydsvenskan 14/05 2015

Article: Sanselig undervisning. Asterisk marts 2015

Article: Teaterlaboratorium: Cantabile 2 og Sisters Hope in Peripiti 10/02 2015

Article: Utomeuropeiskt på svenska scener Svenska Dagbladet 30/12 2014

Article: Uffe Elbæk: Lad os snakke Danmark op og ikke ned Politiken 26/12 2014

Article: FORANKRING GENNEM FORGRENING – INTERVIEW MED GRY WORRE HALLBERG FRA PERFORMANCEGRUPPEN ‘SISTERS HOPE’ turbulens.net 01/12 2014

Article: Performance Sense Laboratory – et kuratorisk eksperiment. DET POSTOMDELTE nr 68.

Article: “Det var en vanvittig oplevelse” Soundvenue | Roskilde Feeling

Article: INSTALLATION OG PERFORMANCE PÅ ART COPENHAGEN Magasinet Kunst 17/09 2014

Article: Folkene bag Art Copenhagen guider til kunstmessen Politiken 05/09 2014

Article: Udvikling af nykunstpædagogisk strategi MOVING ARTS April 2014

Article: Flumskola vill rädda Sveriges elever SVT 14/08 2014

Article: Miljonbidrag till fiktiv konstskola Metro 13/08 2014

Article: Inkonst får miljoner för att starta internatskola Sydsvenskan 13/08 2014

Article: Sisters Academy – i gränsland mellan performancekonst, forskning, aktivism och pedagogik Kulturstiftelsen 13/08 2014

Article: “Falling in love with foxes” – The art world of Roskilde Festival 2014 Arterritory 21/07/2014

Article: Performance Sense Laboratory, Day #1, Roskilde Festival 2014 Kopenhagen 07/07 2014

Liste: Det toppede og floppede på Roskilde Politiken 07/07 2014

Article: Jeg har været på opdagelse IDOART 05/07 2014

Article: Velkommen til den midlertidige IDOART 03/07 2014

Recommendation: Performance sense laboratory Politiken 06/07 2014

Video: Oplev syretrippet: Ræv i fjer, støn i lænker Politiken 06/07 2014

Article: Roskilde-gæster får syrede sanseoplevelser i Art Zone Politiken 06/07 2014

Article: Sanselige eksperimenter på Roskilde Festival Kopenhagen 05/07 2014

Article: Roskilde Festival 2014 Kopenhagen 29/06 2014

Article: 3 picks: Roskilde Festival Kopenhagen 30/06 2014

Article: En bolsjestribet legeplads midt i smatten SNYK 26/06 2014

TV: SISTERS ACADEMY – L’APPRENTISSAGE PAR LES SENS Arte 27/05 2014

Article: Søstrene kom, så og sejrede – og hvad kan vi så bruge på Fyn? HF & VUC Fyn 02/05 2014

Article: Prawo do zmysłów. fundacja bęc zmiana – notes 90 25/04 2014

Article: Sisters Academy: Putting my body to the idea. kopenhagen.dk 07/04 2014

Article: Internatskola flyttar in på Inkonst. Sydsvenskan 01/04 2014

Article: Sans og Lær. Gymasieskolen 30/03 2014

Article: Elever skriver takkebreve til skole-performere. Politiken 11/03 2014

Video: Sisters Academy lukker ned. hfogvucfyn 10/03 2014

Youtube: a series of films from HF & VUC FYN: Uniformerne, Fra Skole til Univers, Første møde med søstrene, Underviserne, The Staff of Sisters Academy, Åbent Hus, Afslutningen

Blog: Smuk video fra Sisters Academys 1 uge i Odense. Eurowoman.dk 08/03 2014

Video: Sisters Academy, Aabent Hus. Hf og VUC Fyn. hfogvucfyn 06/03 2014

TV: Kan man lære dansk og matematik ved at bruge sin krop og sine sanser?  Kulturen på TV2 NEWS 05/03 2014

TV: Elever gør store øjne til røgfyldt morgensamling. Politiken TV 04/03 2014

Article: Lærerhjerte danser af glæde over eksperiment i Odense. Politiken 04/03 2014

Blog: Photo Gallery ~Sisters Academy~ Vol.1 Photos by Diana Lindhardt. erikomakimura.com  04/03 2014

Blog: Sensuous Knowlegde Production: or A Universe of Inspiration. sensescapesblog 03/03 2014

Video: Sisters Academy#Underviserne. hfogvucfyn 03/03 2014

Radio: P1 Kulturnyt 28/02 2014

Radio: Forsøg med sanseligt læringsunivers. 24syv Morgen 28/02 2014

Recommendation: Sisters Academy kreanord.org

Radio: P1 Morgen 27/02 2014 (01:40 into the program)

TV: TV-Lillebælt 26/02 2014 (5:15 into the program)

Article: Dystre søstre skubber lærere og elever ud over grænsen. Politiken 25/02 2014

Blog: Sensory experiment at Danish High School. happy-help.com 25/02 2014

Radio: Radiointerview Fynske Medier/Klubben – Interview with Gitte Bruus Albrechtsen 25/02 2014

TV: TV2 25/02 2014

TV: FYN LIVE: SISTERS ACADEMY TV2 Fyn

TV: FYN LIVE: SISTERS ACADEMY TV2 Fyn 25/02 2014

Video: Første møde med Sisters Academy. hfogvucfyn 25/2 2014

Recommendation: Omfattende performance kunst på FLOW. This Is Odense 24/02 2014

Radio: DR P4 24/02 2014 (ca 20 min and again 2 hours into the programme)

Blog: Sisters Academy Observations of The I#1 Cast. Eurowoman.dk  24/02 2014

Blog: Sisters Academy #1: An introduction. Eurowoman.dk  24/02 2014

Article: Parallelverden: Odense-elever skal sanse sig klogere Fyens Stiftstidende 20/04 2014

Blog: Sisters Academy. Eurowoman.dk 20/02 2014

TV: Sisters Academy vil inspirere morgendagens mindset. Politiken TV 19/02 2014

Article: Gymnasie-skole i Odense går med i ekstremt eksperiment. Politiken 19/02 2014

Article: Sisters Academy: An aesthetic educational system. Kopenhagen Art Institute 18/2 2014

Blog: Sisters Academy Documentary – WEMAKECOLORS. wemakecolors 18/02 2014

Blog: SOLSORTENS SANG – Sisters Academy fra en lærers POV. VUC Odense 31/01 2014

Article: Sisters Academy – Et uddannelsessystem neddyppet i sanselighed in Peripiti, December 2013

Newsletter: Education of the future in House of Futures News, January 2014

REPORTS

The Hope of The Sensuous

An examination of the conceptual framework ‘The Critical Gaze’ and ‘The Devoted Body’ and how the terms affect the sensuous experiments conducted in Sisters Academy. Processed from the point of view of Maurice Merleau-Ponty’s definition of phenomenology, and the issue is investigated based on notebooks from 30 upper secondary school students who have participated in Sisters Academy. It is concluded that the critical gaze and the devoted body manifest as different levels of engagement in Sisters Academy. They affect each other continuously within the framework and hold different potentials in relation to the sensuous experiment. The devoted body holds potential to access new modes of being and being together and has the potential to expand its margin of manoeuvrability. The devoted body can also be a reflecting body. Devoted participants can feel limited by those who approach the experiment with a critical gaze, an approach that can appear one-dimensional. Simultaneously, the critical gaze can also be a vulnerable body. The concept of fear and fear of the unknown are relevant to both levels of engagement. Simultaneously, their way of responding to fear is also a part of what sets them apart from each other. The two concepts merge in the intersection, in ‘The Absorbed Body’, which takes the shape of a critical practice that plays out performatively in the meeting between the participant and the experiment.

Master Thesis, “The Hope of The Sensuous – An exploration of The Critical Gaze and The Devoted Body”, by Senderovitz, Nana, Roskilde University, Winter 2017/2018. PDF

Det skønne i en Uskøn Verden

A thesis centered Sisters Academy – The Boarding School #3. It explores the potentials of an education based upon aesthetics and draws upon the danish philosopher Dorthe Jørgensen and her ideas of what she has termed beautiful thinking.

Master’s Thesis, “Det Skønne i en Uskøn Verden”, by Lantz Møller, Janne, Roskilde University, Spring 2017. PDF

At turde er at turde igen

An examination of how courage can be strengthened through performative practice and in which ways a focus on performativity can enhance and secure a more stable learning. The dissertation considers philosophical, psychological, collective, relational and phenomenological theories of art and courage in order to define courage in performativity and to create a method  of practicing a more couragous approach to the practice. Ellen Flyvbjerg draws on her personal experiences from Sisters Academy #3 – The Boarding School in her research. 

Bachelor Thesis, “At turde er at turde igen – praksisbaseret udvikling af performative metoder for øvelse af mod i kunstnerisk kontekst”, by Flyvbjerg K. Nielsen, Ellen, Copenhagen University, Spring 2016. PDF

Training for the Creative Economy

In their thesis Emilie Dipo Zimmermann and Carina M. E. Hammer investigate how current training initiatives are organizing to prepare participants for the creative economy. They use Sisters Academy as one of three cases. The thesis suggests that a framework towards training that can be used as an inspiration for practices and re-thinking training towards preparing the future worker for the creative economy.

Master Thesis, “Training for the Creative Economy” by Dipo Zimmermann, Emilie and M. E. Hammer, Carina, Copenhagen Business School, Spring 2016. PDF

Den ordentlige lærer

In her Bachelor Thesis Maja Ejrnæs examines how teachers negotiate their responsibility to meet multicultural aspects and ethnic minoritiy children in a primary school in Denmark. Ejrnæs draws on her own experiences as a Sisters Academy staff member in her exploration. The study concludes that inclusion of ethnic minority children is a given but not fixed responsibility among primary school teachers, and it shows how teachers negotiate responsibility based on risk awareness and work motivation. It points at the importance of a teacher perspective in order to understand practices of inclusion in a primary school in Denmark.  

Bachelor Thesis, “Den ordentlige lærer – En antropologisk undersøgelse af oplevet læreransvar på en ‘flerkulturel’ folkeskole i Danmark” by Maja Ejrnæs, Copenhagen University, Spring 2016. PDF

Sanseæstetisk projektarbejde som Strategisk organisationsudvikling

Morten Roneklint Ellehauge accounts for his view on the aesthetic dimension and his ambition to prioritise the sensuous at the STU school Fremtidslinjen in collaboration with Sisters Hope through The Takeover-format.

Examination paper, “Sanseæstetisk projektarbejde som Strategisk organisationsudvikling på Fremtidslinjen” by Morten Roneklint Ellehauge, Diplomuddannelsen, Spring 2016. PDF

Sisters Academy – set i et transformativt læringsperspektiv

Mette Laier Henriksen explores aesthetic learning processes by using Sisters Academy – The Takeover as her empirical fundament.

Examination paper, “Sisters Academy – set i et transformativt læringsperspektiv” by Mette Laier Henriksen, Spring 2016. PDF

Den æstetiske dimension
In his Bachelor thesis Mikkel Dahlin Bojesen examines how the aesthetic dimension can create a foundation for an alternative and sustainable line of thought concerning education. He uses his first hand experience in Sisters Academy as a point of departure and undertakes an analysis of the critical theory that supports the aesthetic dimension. He argues that sensuousness and the aesthetic dimension can create a vital foundation for learning and education. He concludes that the repression of capitalist society is creating one dimensional human beings, and that the aesthetics needs to be the core of educational thinking, to create a playful life value for the individual.

Bachelor Thesis, “Den æstetiske dimension – et blik på sanselig erfaring som grundlag for læring, dannelse og erkendelse, gennem et studie af performancegruppen Sisters Hope og værket Sisters Academy #3” by Mikkel Dahlin Bojesen, Copenhagen University, Spring 2016. PDF

Sisters Academy – I et dannelsesperspektiv
Maja Ravn Christiansen examines the educational ideal of Sisters Academy – The Boarding School. She analyses the use of pedagogical and dramaturgical means to affect the participants. The use of theatricality, transformative potential and the framing of the manifestation are investigated. Christiansen view the educational ideal through the lens of Friederich Schiller’s aesthetic education of man and Jacques Rancière’s intellectual emancipation.

Bachelor Thesis, “Sisters Academy – I et dannelsesperspektiv”, by Maja Ravn Christiansen, Aarhus University, Fall 2015. PDF

Diplomarbeit
In the Master Thesis “Diplomarbeit” Claudia Lomoschitz highlights Sisters Hope and the large-scale project Sisters Academy as an initiative that explores performative knowledge production. This is in continuation of the thesis’ main focus; new performative ways of generating and transferring bodily knowledge. The shift from rational, text based knowledge forms towards a bodily practical knowledge highlighted artistic practices and their forms of knowledge production.

Master Thesis, “Diplomarbeit” by Claudia Lomoschitz, The Academy of Fine Arts, Vienna, May 2014.

Sisters Academy som eksempel på samtidens sanselighedspædagogiske behov
In the paper “Sisters Academy som eksempel på samtidens sanselighedspædagogiske behov” Luna Christine Christensen explores the manifestation by Sisters Academy at Odense HF og VUC in the spring of 2014. Her focus is on the desire for more sensuous practices in contemporary pedagogical thinking.

Examination Paper, “Sisters Academy som eksempel på samtidens sanselighedspædagogiske behov” by Luna Christine Christensen, Aarhus. PDF

Teaterteori og poetik
In these two papers Katrine Koppelgaard and Louise Bruun Hansen investigates respectively the work of Sisters Hope and Cantabile 2. Their research is based on three joint collaborative work-days between the groups in Stege, Møn with the purpose of inspiring each other and exchanging experience and finding and unfolding related and different elements of their poetics. Same but not the same.
Koppelgaard focuses on the performativity and theatricality in Sisters Hope and Hansen explores the perception of art of Cantabile 2.

Examination Paper, “Teaterteori og poetik”, Dramaturgy, ARTS, Aarhus University by Katrine Koppelgaard. PDF
Examination Paper, “Teaterteori og poetik”, Dramaturgy, ARTS, Aarhus University by Louise Bruun Hansen. PDF

JOURNALS

Æstetisk og pædagogisk 
In the anthology Æstetik og pædagogik, Sisters Academy is used as an example of aesthetic experience in collective learning processes with contemporary art.
” ‘The Poetic Self is not a fiction’ – Undersøgelser af æstetisk erfaring i kollektive læreprocesser med samtidskunst” by Helene Illeris in “Æstetisk pædagogisk”, 2018. Read here
Deltagelse som kunst- og kulturformidling
In the book Deltagelse som kunst- og kulturformidling, Sisters Academy is used as an example of participation as a democratic experiment.
“Ekskurs: Sisters Academy” in “Deltagelse som kunst- og kulturformidling” by Anne Scott Sørensen and Hjørdis Brandrup Kortbek, 2018. Read here
Writing as the body: KØTER at Sisters Academy – a philosophical report
KØTER took part as visiting artists when Sisters Academy #3 – The Takeover manifested at Nova Academy in Simrishamn, Sweden. In his report Jonas Schnor, a member of KØTER, unfolds their findings.
“Writing as the body: KØTER at Sisters Academy – a philosophical report” in “Research Catalogue” by Jonas Schnor, 2016. Read here
Artistic interventions in organizations: Research, theory and practice
In the publication Artistic interventions in organizations: Research, theory and practice Lotte Darsø has contributed with a chapter where she reflects on the development of the field of Arts-in-Business from 2004 to 2014. Sisters Academy is used as a case in order to illustrate how learning through aesthetic and artistic approaches can carve the way towards developing innovation competency, which is suggested as one of the future core competencies needed for leading organizations in a global society.

“Arts-in-business from 2004 to 2014 – From experiments in practice to research and leadership development” in “Artistic interventions in organizations: Research, theory and practice” by Lotte Darsø, 2016. PDF

Performative Schizoid Method: Performance as Research

The performative schizoid method is developed as a contribution to performance as research by Connie Svabo. The method is inspired by contemporary research in the human and social sciences urging experimentation and researcher engagement with creative and artistic practice. Sisters Academy is mentioned as an inspiration for this method, and and Svabo also initiated and conducted her experiments as a Visting researcher in Sisters Academy #3 – The Boarding School and in Sisters Eat at the Prague Quadrennial PQ15. In the article, the method is presented and an example is provided of a first exploratory engagement with it. The method is used in a specific project Becoming Iris, which enquires into the creation of arts-based knowledge during a three month visiting scholarship at a small, independent visual arts academy. Using the performative schizoid method in Becoming Iris results in four audio-visual and performance-based productions, centered on an emergent theme of the scholar acting as artist as the bird in borrowed feathers. Interestingly, the moral lesson of the fable about the vain jackdaw, who dresses in borrowed peacock feathers and becomes an outcast, stands in sharp contrast to the potential of a performative schizoid method: to liberally experiment and make-believe.

“Performative Schizoid Method: Performance as Research” in “PARtake: The Journal of Performance as Research” by Connie Svabo, 2016. PDF