The Political Voice Institute was launched in September 2019 at the Maxim Gorki Theatre in Berlin as the continuation of an exploration of contemporary chorus theatre. The institute is a workshop centre for the use of the collective voice/body and language. It is a social laboratory under the direction of Marta Górnicka, which seeks to build open, diverse communities and strengthen strategies for resistance to and criticism of violence in social life. It researches and develops practices in the domain of the political character of the voice/body/language. It looks for practical answer to the question: How can the voice be used for freedom?
The fields of work
Political Voice Institute
Work at the POLITICAL VOICE INSTITUTE takes place in the following fields:
the INSTITUTE enters disputed territories, it does not hesitate to transgress the »no platform« rule and the principles of political correctness,
the INSTITUTE is open to working with people of extreme opinions. It uses the languages and voices of radical counter-audiences. It literally encounters the bodies and languages of OTHERS,
the INSTITUTE’S PERFORMING TEAM experiments with contemporary body/voice techniques and polyphony,
the CHOREO CHORUS initiates work on dance technique and the choreography of collectivity,
the INSTITUTE creates librettos, manifestos, performances, it initiates public debate, performative actions and political interventions in the public space,
the INSTITUTE initiates practical work in the spirit of intersectional feminism and collective memory studies,
the INSTITUTE undertakes work and research on the workshop for the new society – practices of finding voice, giving voice, hearing and listening.