deufert&plischke (DE): A Worn World – Open Atelier

Saturday 24.10.     11.00 – 14.00
Monday 26.10.       13.00 – 19.00
Tuesday 27.10.        13.00 – 19.00
Wednesday 28.10.  13.00 – 19.00
Thursday 29.10.       13.00 – 19.00

Shopping Centre Minna, 2nd floor | Haapaniemenkatu 18
Accessible Event

A Worn World invites people of any age, origin, gender and ability to take part in open workshops and atelier – to share stories of clothes, shame, memories and fears, to exchange experiences and hand-on-practices.

Clothes can produce memories and emotions like fear, shame and sometimes simply pleasure. They have a distinct relation to the self: they carry spores of desire, appear in phantasies, remind us their former wearers, and mark social relation. In wearing clothes the personal and imaginary meets the symbolic and the social.

At this year’s ANTI Festival the artistwin deufert&plischke starts out a new participatory art project in Kuopio. They have started the work with the local students of Savonia University and open the process to all audiences in Kuopio during the festival.

You are invited to knit, sew and test different articles of clothing/objects/materials, discuss somatic experiences, dance, move – to transform. Working will happen in teams but there is always a space to plunge into individual universes. Each collaborator will hold a place in the artwork. Each process is documented and shared in mutually agreed forms.


More information

We invite you to contact us and sign up in the process and workshops in advance to ! Please tell us shortly about yourself (who you are, why you’d like to be involved, what dates you’d like to participate).

Registration in advance is voluntary – you may also simply pop in!


Safe festival experience

Please follow our general instructions for a Corona safe festival experience!



A Worn World is neither a workshop nor a performance but understands itself as an independent, yet ever fermenting artwork by engaging with the vibrant nature of clothes, tuning into their sensorial specificities, exploring gender prescriptions, collecting memory associations, investigating the politics of their fabrication, inventing ways that they can augment our bodily faculties. This traveling artwork will grow on stories about fear, shame, pleasure, ex-or inclusion, the potential that clothes contain for the making and marking of movement, for the presence of a person, and how shifts in presence can be provoked and acknowledged.

Organised in the framework of the Future DiverCities project, co-funded by the Creative Europe Programme of the European Union. Supported by Goethe-Institut Finnland and German Federal Foreign Office.

deufert&plischke (DE): A Worn World – Open Atelier

How to get there?

There is an accessible entrance and accessible WC.

deufert&plischke (DE): A Worn World – Open Atelier

deufert&plischke (DE)

As an artistic duo for more than 18 years, deufert&plischke have adhered to the radical notion that choreography can build society, not merely illustrate it. Thus, collaboration and participation are central themes in deufert&plischke's methodology, process and performance: in their multi-faceted work, be it a choreographic concert, lecture, or exhibition, theatre takes place only insofar as it can be knit together by everyone – artists and spectators – in the moment of performance.

Theater as a social situation – from the common rehearsal to the performance – is the driving force of deufert&plischke's choreographic form and artistic expression. They author their works collectively. The theatre of artistwin deufert&plischke interweaves the sensuous with the intellectual through the immediacy of body, voice and community. It unfolds as a landscape of choice and commitment for all, where the political is inherent to the act of theatre, and where art is defended as necessary excess. In their unrelenting search for expanded notions of (social) choreography, deufert&plischke have also recently turned their attention to letter-writing – a nostalgic medium for digital times, a once-private activity made public.

From 2016 til now they develop the Tanzfonds Erbe and Goethe Institute coproduced Letter to Dance project Just in Time in Berlin, Tel Aviv, NYC, LA (2016-18) and in Brussels, Reykjavik and Singapore (2019). In summer 2019 their recent choreographic piece »Liebestod« was premiered at Tanz im August Berlin. 2020 they moved from Berlin to Schwelm in North Rhein Westphalia. In 2020 the movie »Ma« will be premiered in Hamburg as well as their new social perfomance project »A worn world« in Kuopio at ANTI Festival 2020. deufert&plischke are teaching dance and social choreography at various international art schools (a.o. PARTS Brussels, HZT Berlin, Dasarts Amsterdam, DOCH Stockholm)