»The coming into being of something unexpected, something new and free, something outside the rules of function and calculation, something not ruled by the logic of the reproduction of the same, is what training with each other is about. Training together puts the participants inside the complexities of instrumental relations and structures of power. (Training) requires calculation, method, discipline, science, but training is for opening up what is not known to be possible […].«
(Donna Haraway: When species meet. Training in the Contact Zone, p. 205-247)
Training sounds like a strenuous, athletic thing. The term appears to us even before its sporting horizon, but its special meaning lies in the broader context as an artistic practice of togetherness. We understand this as a constant formulation of answers to being-in-the-destroyed-world.
We activate our carnality and sensitivity and are in constant exchange with our environment. Electrons are emitted. This training is quite material and physical for us. Because it often takes place outdoors, it is also a training on and in public.
The etymologically of training stemsfrom the Latin ´trahere´ → to pull and drag. We drag the urgency of the world with us, pulling each other along the way. We train ourselves to be able to act and respond to SOMETHING we do not yet know. So our training is to be understood in terms of a continuous form of learning and preparation.