String figures are among the oldest cultural techniques known to humanity. In anthropology, string figures were long considered a universal game. As a body practice that can be found in so many places of this world, it fed the epistemological fantasies of a universal cultural comparison throughout the 20th century. Furthermore, string figures, for which one usually needs nothing but a string tied at the ends and one or more pairs of hands, have also served as inspiration in Western modern art time and again.
Mareile Flitsch, together with Sarine Waltenspül (University of Lucerne) and Mario Schulze (University of Lucerne and Basel), invites you to theworkshop on Friday, 9 June 2023, at the Ethnographic Museum. Programme download (PDF, 133 KB). Registration until Tuesday, 6 June 2023, to email@example.com
On the evening before, on Thursday, 8 June 2023, the Donnerstagskino (Thursday Cinema) will take up the topic cinematically and show six string figure films.