Workshop: Tea Tupajić: Spy School

Dortmunder U | Level 3 | Workshop room

+++ The workshop „Spy School“ with Tea Tupajić is fully booked +++

Spy School
A school of tricks, skills and magic of an intelligence officer

In 2013 Tea Tupajić started a project dealing with the artistic, performative methods used in the work of the intelligence officers. As collaborators she invited former and current officers of the Israeli intelligence agencies. Using deception as its main tool, the intelligence community has developed techniques such as emotional manipulation, target-oriented communication, motivation inception, and similar psychological games, into a scientifically precise, elaborate art of human interaction.

Spy School is a two day school based on the toolbox of human relation skills Tupajic gathered during her years long research process. The participants gain insight not only to the palette of skills, but also to the exercises created by generations of intelligence officers that are used in the intelligence education and recruitment centers.

Through a set of dynamic tasks and games in public space you will learn how to apply the methods of the intelligence officers. The exercises will focus on body/space awareness, improvisation, communication, creating contacts, building relationships and enhancing group dynamics.

Intelligence agencies are an instrument of warfare. The goal of the school is to examine, re-contextualize and re-appropriate their skills and methods and to inscribe them with a new use for the society.


Tea Tupajić (Sarajevo, 1984) is a Croatian theatre director. She initiates long-lasting projects exploring the potential of art when encountered with complex, controversial political issues. Her projects "The Curators' Piece", "La maladie de la mort", "Variete Europe", "The Disco", "Spy School", "DARK NUMBERS" were presented worldwide in both performing and visual art context. Tupajic is a guest editor and writer for the magazine Frakcija, most notably for "Curating performing arts" and "Immunity of Art".




Participation is free of charge

Max. 20 participants

To register please email to


HMKV im Dortmunder U | Level 3
44137 Dortmund

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