Festival for Pleasure, Solidarity & Healing

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. How would we like to coexist in this world, in the future? Together with the visitors, they will try to approach this question as well as additional topics around depletion, renewal, and healing. The settings in which this happens are experimental and playful, sensual: A performance in a spa, a listening session full of scents and textiles, relaxed talks at dinner… The visitors are invited to get acquainted with decolonised and queer perspectives on exploitation, colonialism, and capitalism. And maybe conceive of strategies together on how to coexist in the future – without reproducing the structures that led to the depletion of our resources and energies.

The festival starts with the three-day workshop programme Training for Political Imaginaries and will flow into a symposium pervaded by performances and rituals.

The programme for Re_Generation has been jointly developed by the FFT with artist, philosopher, and activist Siegmar Zacharias.


Siegmar Zacharias

Practicing Futures While Grieving

Listening Session
Fr. 12.05. , Sa. 13.05.

Neha Spellfish

teyat vivan

possession eksperyans
Sa. 13.05.

Rahel Spöhrer

continuities... sharing and assembling what we want to carry along

Re_Generation closing session
So. 14.05.

Neha Spellfish


Sa. 13.05. , So. 14.05.

Annick Kleizen

regeneration medicine: a conversation

Sa. 13.05.

Kathy-Ann Tan

Our Undersongs: On Love, Grief and Regeneration

Sa. 13.05.

Dani d’Emilia and mar~yã

Reattuning to Metabolic Entanglement through Radical Tenderness: Presentation about Series of Art-life Ritual Actions

presenting work done in collaboration with the Gesturing Towards Decolonial Futures collective and other 11 Brasilian performance artists
Sa. 13.05.

Re_Generation Symposium

Lectures, Talks, Workshops
Sa. 13.05. , So. 14.05.

Mzamo Nondlwana und Pêdra Costa

Bicha Boo Collective

Sa. 13.05.

Lea Kieffer

Sci-Fi Anatomy

Performance Workshop
So. 14.05.

Eroca Nicols


Do. 11.05. , Fr. 12.05.

Training for Political Imaginaries

Workshops + Gespräche
Fr. 05.05. , Sa. 06.05. , So. 07.05.

Alexis Pauline Gumbs

Rhythm of Gray Whales Praying (for Audre Lorde)

Lecture + Talk
Di. 21.03.

Dr. Bayo Akomolafe

Welcome to the Afrocene

Lecture + Talk
Di. 28.03.

from our journal


Siegmar Zacharias, Mithu Sanyal, Eroca Nicols, Neha Spellfish, Joy Mariama Smith, Monique LaPlante, Mzamo Nondlwana, Pêdra Costa, Paca Faraus, Carmichael Jones, Asad Raza, Evan Webber, Sandra Röseler, Matti Rouse, Liza Witte, Lea Kieffer, Steve Heather, Dani d’Emilia, mar~yã, Kathy-Ann Tan, Annick Kleinzen, Rahel Spöhrer.


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.