trans-Art workshop

In this interactive trans-Art workshop, participants themselves can interact as artists and explore the various facets of trans art.


What is trans-art? How do we engage in dialogue, with and without language? And what constitutes an art-immanent dialogue? These are the questions that we want to explore in this workshop. With simple movement exercises, joint association and  Afterwards, the drawing participants can try out the dialogue between visual art and new music for themselves.


A trans-art workshop is designed for companies, educational institutions, organizations or interested groups. It is suitable for both adults and adolescents.


A trans-Art workshops can be booked at any time. The main advantages of booking a workshop are as follows:


1. I earn something as an artist.


2. It doesn't ruin a company because I'm affordable.


3. You are showing your team that you have your finger on the pulse.


4. The entire team, detached from hierarchical structures, can create a joint work. The resulting large-scale drawing will remain as a reminder of this shared journey in your group/organisation/company. Depending on your willingness and that of the team, the experience of contributing to the overall work within the group can be a very valuable experience that strengthens the team.


5. The questions we want to ask, as well as the experiences gathered in this workshop, can be applied to all areas of living together, not just art-specific ones. In dealing with trans-Art, we think about interaction: talking together, working together and living together as a society. Because in all of these cases, we engage in dialog, with or without language.


The workshop is divided into three parts, in which the participants will be guided through a journey of artistic dialogue.


We begin the workshop with movement exercises based on Ilse Middendorf and Bruno Mock. These exercises not only loosen up the body and mind, but also create the basis for a creative flowing dialogue by engaging with a dialogue partner.


In the second part of the workshop, we will think about dialogue as improvisation and ask what it means to conduct dialogue with and without language. We will move on from general forms of dialogue to dialogue that is immanent to art. By collecting associations and terms together, the participants will approach both forms and discuss their meaning in an artistic context.


The highlight of the workshop is the third part, in which participants can experience the dialogue between abstract drawing and new music for themselves. For one hour, participants are invited to try out, co-create and experience the interaction between free-tonal sounds and abstract drawing for themselves. Each participant will work together with a musician on the paper canvas for 5 minutes. The musicians are positioned so that they can clearly see their performer during the interaction. After 5 minutes, there will be a changeover, with three musicians interacting with the workshop participants twice for 10 minutes each before they are replaced by one another. A display above the screen shows the exact time span of 5 minutes. 


This part of the workshop is particularly fruitful for groups, as the participants interact not only with the musicians but also with each other by stepping up to the same paper canvas one after the other.



No prerequisites necessary, anyone can participate!


What to bring

Interest, curiosity and a good mood!



per person 50€

Price includes materials



approx. 2 hours



Studio Astrid Rieder

Bundestraße 37, 5071 Wals


On request also out of town!


The workshop is intended for companies, educational institutions, organizations or interested groups, adults and adolescents.


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