Thanks to everyone who participated in OTHERWISE. It’s been a truly moving experience. We are working on the next iteration right now and will morph our online presence soon.




In the meanwhile, you can read about the festival here or get in touch if you have questions or requests.



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The programme for OTHERWISE comprises an exciting mix of sessions about bodily experiences, introspective practices, collective and individual quests and liminal performances. Out of 60 submissions we chose 18 collaborators who will be in the core of this research endeavour called festival and together with us explore the potential for collective transformation.

A CALL FOR A POSITIVE AUTOMATION
Maël Henaff

ANIMA MUNDI
Aiina aïon

CRUISING THE MAP
Lucas LaRochelle

ELECTRIFIED
Krolikowski Art

GUIDED SESSION 007
Karolin Brägger & Martina Mächler

MARS SONG
Elisa Storelli & Constantin Engelmann

SYNESTHESIA TRAINING
Lacey Verhalen
MYHT – ULTIMATE LIMITS
Linda Luv

NEW NATURE
Davide Piscitelli

REFLECTING ON ALGORITHMIC AGENCY
Labor 5020

SENSING GAIA
Merle Ibach, Patrick Salz, Paul Heinicker, Philipp Weibel

STRATEGIES OF ARRIVAL – HOW TO MOVE LIKE A TERRESTRIAL BEING
Michail Rybakov

DOG WALK
Benjamin Burger, Michaela Büsse, Rebekka Bangerter
TALKING STONES
Marit Mihklepp

UTOPIA RESHUFFLED
Shintaro Miyazaki, Selenca Savić, Viktor Bedö, Michaela Büsse, Yann Patrick Martins

UTOPIA AND SOCIAL PREPPERS: SESSIONS FOR REWRITING NARRATIVES OF FEAR
Alla Popp & Sarah Wenzinger

SPECULATIVE PRACTICES OF BODY MUTATIONS
Katya Pislari, Sasha Puchkova and Daria Iuriichuk

CROSS-SPECIES SURVIVAL DINNER
Research Institute for Botanical Linguistics


FLAGS FOR THE EARTH
Postfossil

About


Otherwise festival is initiated and curated by Michaela Büsse (PhD candidate Institute for Experimental Design and Media Cultures) and Benjamin Burger (performer and artistic director of the performance-production Extraleben) as part of their ongoing artistic research project H0 — Institute for Metamorphosis. H0 is short for “Null Hypothesis” and represents the omnipresence, indulgence and constant beaconing of grey goo scenarios in the light of the so-called Anthropocene. Through aesthetic investigations into the full spectrum of contingencies Institute for Metamorphosis aims to unsettle what is taken for granted with specific, speculative, minor and situated counter practices.

The research project is funded through the generous support of Gessnerallee Zurich and City of Zurich.


For questions and inquiries please send an email to info@h0.institute
Otherwise Festival is initiated by H0 — Institute for Metamorphosis
Concept & Curation: Michaela Büsse & Benjamin Burger
Video & Website: Konstantin Mitrokhov
Design: Benjamin Burger
Photography: Michael Meili