Tobias is a sociologist and part-time dramaturg based in Bern. Originally from Bremen, Germany, Tobias has been a member of the performance collective Bern Retour since 2013 and provided dramaturgical and theoretical input to the Bern Retour Projects “Comfort Zones” and “Utopia of the Present”. He also works as Assistant Professor for the Sociology of Law at the University of Bern. After attaining a BSc in Sociology from the London School of Economics, Tobias moved to Cambridge for an MPhil and PhD, which he successfully submitted and defended in December 2011. For his doctorate, he conducted a multi-sited ethnography in four different German government institutions, for which he received the “Toby Jackman Prize for the most Outstanding Ph.D.” from Cambridge in 2012. A resulting book ‘Inside Immigration Law’ was published in 2014 with Routledge. He teaches courses on social theory, the sociology and anthropology of law, qualitative research methods and migration.
Originally from Edgworth, Manchester. She studied Contemporary Dance at Trinity
Laban and graduated with a First Class Honours degree. Her solo atlas was selected for the Degree Show in June 2015; she also performed the work at the Lost Forever exhibition opening and at the Live event at London’s Gallery223. Most significantly she has worked with dance makers Matthias Sperling, Anna Williams and Kate Johnson. Olivia is a member of Candoco Dance Company and Clasj Collective, a dance/movement quartet with performers from Italy, Norway and the UK. Her continued interest in the body as an archive and the artist as a collector have and will continue to fuel her creative practice.
INGVILD MARSTEIN OLSEN
Ingvild originally from Brumunddal, Norway, moved to London to gain more experience in contemporary art and graduated from Trinity Laban with a first-class BA (Hons) in 2015. She had the opportunity to work with choreographers such as Matthias Sperling, Anna Williams, Alison Curtis-Jones, Fred Gehrig and Gary Lambert. Since graduating, Ingvild has also been part of a Rudolf Laban recreation project which allowed her to gain experience in the choreological language and was performed in Switzerland.