Organisation und Kuration
Steph Joyce + Theresa Zwerschke

Visual Identity, Web- & Grafikdesgin
Insa Deist

Mit freundlicher Unterstützung von
Kulturstiftung des Freistaates Sachsen

Kulturförderung der Stadt Leipzig

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Catwings is an initiative for relational, situational, and performative art and research based in Leipzig, Germany. We organize and facilitate gathering-based programs for collective research, in which relations between audiences, artists, writers and cultural practitioners are centered and their situatedness is reflected. We endeavor to support intersubjective understandings of knowledge production, critical making, research methodologies, and various modes of collective learning by softening the often rigid delineations between art, cultural production, mediation and their sociopolitical involvement. Understanding them as interwoven and mutually defining offers possible strategies to consider collective practices to confront social, political, economic and ecological complexities and urgencies.

We are dedicated to continuously working towards an ethics of care within our practice as Catwings, which involves critically reflecting on and negotiating with our role and responsibilities as hosts, facilitators, researchers, and artists.

Catwings was founded in 2021 by Annika Stoll, Steph Joyce and Theresa Zwerschke as a non-profit art space and has since evolved into an independent initiative assembled by Steph and Theresa.


Program Ongoing Archive
Sticky Library
participatory library project
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The Sticky Library is a growing affective, (inter-)subjective library initiated by Catwings in 2021. The library consists of gifted and borrowed personal books of friends and acquaintances which relate to Catwings ideas and central aims.

With the Sticky Library we aim to create a common pot of knowledge, through which we can relate through our favorite books - not only by reading the same words, but also by retracing each others perspectives in the way we read and think about it.

Each book holds imprints of it's previous owner, through dog ears, crinkles, underlined sentences or notes. Each book gives an insight into each one's personal reading and focus. Each book is accompanied by a bookmark created by the doner, which hold poems, drawings, quotes or notes to the reader.

During the duration of our Winter Program the Sticky Library is hosted by Orinoco Books, where everyone is invited to engage with our books, leave traces and notes.

If you would like to contribute to our library, feel free to send us an email: or leave us your contribution at Orinoco Books.