Pedro Henrique Risse

Pedro Henrique Risse has directed, edited and cinematographed documentary films since 2008 and co-founded the Brazilian production company Verte Filmes where he was active until 2014. That year, Pedro was awarded a DAAD scholarship and came to study in the 'Art and Media' Master program of the Universität der Künste Berlin. In 2016, he was granted the Danceweb Scholarship through which he did a mentored residency with Tino Sehgal and workshops from Pawel Althamer, Meg Stuart, Hans Ulrich Obrist, Benoit Lachambre and other references from art and choreography. Since 2015 he develops the practice-based research 'Conversation as aesthetic experience' that draws on knowledge and tools from improvisation, participatory art, somatics, psychotherapy, phenomenology and systems thinking. From this research emerges a method for understanding communication processes from an aesthetic perspective and for designing conversation-formats for pedagogical, community-building and artistic contexts. He also collaborates with AND-Lab, a research center for Art-thinking and Politics of Togetherness based in Lisbon.