Bettina Henkel, Spoon Dance In The Hippocampus, internet project, Secession 2004

Bettina Henkel

Spoon Dance In The Hippocampus

November 26, 2004 – January 30, 2005

Spoon Dance In The Hippocampus uses a Greek dance from Asia Minor to investigate learning processes. In this dance the dancers use a pair of wooden spoons in each hand to beat the rhythm to the music while their feet are dancing a different step rhythm. In training units performed during a given time span the project aimed at mastering the dancing coordination of hands and feet. This practice process was documented with a video camera. The visualization took the form of a video calendar, and the learning process was reflected in a learning diary.


Bettina Henkel, born in 1966, lives and works in Vienna.