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Rudolf Giesselmann

/ Born in 1948
/ Studies in fine arts and education at the university of Kassel (1972-1977)
/ Photographic projects since 1962. Current project: 'Found Places'.
/ Photographer of the series and the book 'just listen' with exhibitions in Wiston Lodge,
  Edinburgh (2010) and St. Petri, Hamburg (2011). (www.seeit.de)
/ Developer of PaperSurfing - a space for strangers to hear each other (2016)
/ Training in psychoanalytic supervision with Prof. Dr. Hans Kilian (1973-1978)
/ Studies in group dynamics with Prof. Dr. Eugen Mahler (1972-1975)
/ Trainer of dialogue groups in a prison in Hamburg ('Listen and to be Listened to') (2005-2010)
/ Trainer of coaching groups at district schools in Hamburg ('I can do it - Training') (2007)
/ Trainer within the network for reciprocal peer counselling 'Co-Counselling International' (1995-)
/ Studies in physics engineering at the university of Hagen (1968-1972)
/ Teacher in further vocational education in a school for Production Engineering and
   Aircraft Technology in Hamburg (1979-1998)
/ Lives with his wife in Hamburg and St. Peter-Ording, Germany.


 

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Susan Tilley

/ Born in 1947
/ Writer (poetry and prose)
/ Studies in the pedagogical approach of Caleb Gattegno, Centre de Linguistique Appliquee
  de Besancon, France (1988-1989)
/ Practitioner - Bohmian Dialogue (Dialogue in the Spirit of the founder David Bohm) (1996-)
/ Co-Facilitator - with 'Prison Dialogue', in several max. security establishments (UK) (1997-2000)
/ Co-Facilitator within the network for reciprocal peer counselling 'Co-Counselling International' (2009-)
/ Member of the organising team London Permaculture Festival 2013
/ Trainee psychotherapist The Minster Centre, London 2013 -
/ Teacher of English as a Foreign Language to executives via Gattegno's 'The Silent Way', Paris (1989-1992)
/ Teacher of English/EFL at Brockwood Park, Hampshire - a J Krishnamurti-founded International school (1992-1995)
/ School teacher, working with teenagers having learning/behavioural needs (2003-2012)  
/ Lives with her partner in Cambridge and London, UK.


 

About the Artists' Biographies →

Rudolf Giesselmann’s and Susan Tilley’s biographies include various educational trainings, occupations and projects which are both the source and the foundation of their current LISTENING PROJECT. In this context the two producers understand themselves as artists (although they do not provide typical artists' biographies). Rudolf Giesselmann and Susan Tilley enable projects, using and exploiting different contexts in which to perform them. They chose participatory art as the appropriate context for their LISTENING PROJECT.