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Walking Lecture on Ants

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Christine Fentz the artistic leader of SECRET HOTEL have been always had an interest in creating an artistic piece connected to nature in order to give an experience of combining art and nature to the audience.

SECRET HOTEL’s Walking Lecture on Ants focuses on life of ants and their fascinating world. Some of the questions they examined are how their social structures operate, compared to ours. They also explored how ant’s world sounds, smells and tastes. All in a unique blend of performing arts, walking and lecturing elements.

Performing arts meets brain- and ants scientist: an ant experience with talks, walking, sensory inputs, taste experiences and soundscapes, created and presented by Secret Hotel. Together with ant scientist Hans Joachim Offenberg and brain researcher & anthropologist Andreas Roepstorff, Secret Hotel’s Christine Fentz with Betina Birkjær created a unique walking lecture about one of the tiniest, oldest creatures on Earth – the ant.

The performance was presented during Little Rebellions, a part of 2017 Aarhus Capital City of Culture’s program and as part of Folkeuniversitetets programme, Hearts & Minds Festival.

The Hungarian premier took place in the October of 2019, at the Margaret Island in the cooperation of Pro Progressione.


Performers: Christine Fentz og Betina Birkjær
Researchers: Hans Joachim Offenberg og Andreas Roepstorff
Sound artist & chemist: Maiken Vibe Bauer


Viktória Salgó


October 2019