Articulation Convention workshops

I: Articulation Convention (Werkplaats Typografie, Arnhem, 2014)
II: Tools (Estonian Academy of Arts, Tallinn, 2014)
III: Articulation Convention (Gerrit Rietveld Academie, Amsterdam, 2015)
IV: Encyclopedia of Articulation (Ventriloquist Summer School, Oslo, 2015)
V: Organisation and gathering (Estonian Academy of Arts, Tallinn, 2015)
VI: Exercises (Sandberg Instituut, Amsterdam, 2015)
VII: Methods (Estonian Academy of Arts, Tallinn, 2016)
VIII: Business (Sandberg Instituut, Amsterdam, 2016)

Theatre and theatricality don’t belong to the stage and screen only. Stories are imprinted daily into the memories of people, crossing the threshold of make-believe and entering the world of maybe-facts and maybe-figures. Every now and again, the spirit of theatre makes an appearance in day-to-day situations in various disguises: from objects, to people, to entire situations. Individuals are known to both consciously and subconsciously direct behaviour to bring about a desired appearance. It’s remarkable how we can so seamlessly switch between different facades, modes of speech, different tones, moods. To this extent, we can all be considered actors putting on routine performances over and over again. Needless to say, this has to be delivered with much conviction and confidence, to the level of mastery of the theatrical performance. How to survive on the playground, or maybe the ‘battlefield’? Articulation Convention sets out to provide the tools for the game.


Each workshop is accustomed to the specifics of the group such as group size and overall characteristics. For each workshop new materials and activities are created and planned. Some of the additional activities have so far included visits to the theatre, film screenings, street tours and a number of collective bonding exercises.