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I put a spell on you...

  • Vera Piechulla
  • November 30th 2019
  • TATWERK | Berlin

... Descartes, because you messed up my life once

A person, of whom we see only the hands and the torso, wears a white lab coat and holds in his:her hands a model of a human sacrum converted into a fruit bowl. Inside there are whole pears. © Ludger Storcks

Anatomy (from greek anatémnein: ana = up; témnein = to cut) is the act of cutting up or dissecting humans or other animals.

This lecture performance opens up the stage as a fictional anatomical theater.

In the first act 'FEMALE ANATOMY', my medical doctor self will reproduce the knowledge about 'the female body' as taught in anatomical textbooks.

The second act DISSECTING THE BODY OF KNOWLEDGE ON 'FEMALE ANATOMY' is an operation on the means of knowledge production and reproduction in anatomy as a cis- male, white european tradition.

The third and last act, THE ACT OF INCORPORATION, is a ritualistic approach to integrate body knowledge from different sources in my body.

This performance is part of an artistic and personal process to dissect and subvert the body images etched in my mind through medical studies. Voyers welcome!


November 30th 2019 | 8:30 pm
TATWERK | Berlin

Tickets: Sliding Scale 5 - 10€


By and with: Vera Piechulla


Vera Piechulla is a medical doctor, performance artist and anatomy teacher based in Berlin. She completed the Dance Intensive Program at Tanzfabrik Berlin, the PEPCC (Programa de Estudo, Pesquisa e Criação Coreográfica) at Forum Dança in Lisbon and was a guest student at the Master‘s program for choreography (MAC) at HZT Berlin. With 'Ones in the Zero' Vera won the jury award of Ballhaus Ost at 100 Grad Festival Berlin 2015. The same year, she received the DanceWEB scholarship program as part of the ImPulsTanz Festival in Vienna. Currently, she is training in Body-Mind-Centering and in manual medicine, intertwining more and more her medical and movement practices.