as part of Re_Generation

19.04. – 01.07.2023

Re_Generation is a festival for pleasure, solidarity & healing. International artists, activists, and scientists will gather at the FFT for twelve days to introduce and try out practices that answer to a world that is exhausted in so many ways.

Lea Kieffer

Sci-Fi Anatomy

Performance Workshop Digital Culture Talks & Workshops

SCI-FI ANATOMY (SFA) is a somatic storytelling practice where the content slides from anatomical references onto the slippery slope of science fiction. Opening a dialogue between the matter of the body and the sea of thoughts and imagination, it explores and challenges the binarity of fiction/reality: the ways through which we imagine shapes, identities, borders, the self and the body/ies, our relation to the world, to ourselves and otherness. What are the ways in which these stories and categories affect our bodily sensations and the way we move and dance? Sci-fi acts as a powerful tool beyond the naive and the re-creative disrupting our narratives of the reality, speculating on potential futures and imagining ways to cope.

SFA narratives often manifest in a post-apocalyptic future, somewhere in the deep sea of the universe. Climatic events, alien interventions and our own ecosystem of mystical creatures activate odd metamorphosis and interspecies hybridisation. Time and space are mashed and stretched. Bones melt like butter, blood streams grow like corals, and the moon divorces the earth with the “Waterworld” sorrow aftermath.


Lea Kieffer is a dance artist, costume designer, and tailor. Her work explores processes of transformation and the dialogue between imagination and physicality through dance, body work and craftsmanship in hybrid and transdisciplinary formats.


Re_Generation receives support from Kunststiftung NRW and from the Federal Commissioner for Culture and the Media, as part of the Alliance of International Production Houses. In cooperation with Cheers for Fears.