Feedback Method

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Try to follow the instructions as close as possible.

Before the presentation:

  1. a moderator is always appointed, this person moderates the conversation
  2. a student writes down what is said. This piece of paper is given to the person presenting at the end.
  3. a time keeper is appointed to monitor the time for the different parts.


  1. Clarification:
    1. Positioning of the presenter: theorist, artist, performer, student
    2. Status of the work: part of a trilogy, sketch, work in progress (status / process of the work), finished work
    3. Feedback question: What feedback are you looking for right now? (An open-ended question is also possible here: e.g. Do you see a narrative ?)
  2. The work is presented / shown (time: depending on the length of the work). Then the artist* goes out - for 5 minutes (the first impulse, giving feedback is always the worst) everyone else in the room talks in pairs and says what comes to their mind. Here also each person make notes.
  3. Then the presenting person comes back in (from now on the presenting person just listens). Now the actual feedback begins. This has three parts. (each part about 5 minutes)
    1. One is the affirmative feedback. This always starts with the same sentence: "What worked for me is: ...", "What worked for me is: ..." If one person feels the same way, the other people who feel the same way say "+1" (don't repeat anything, but take this as a barometer). All people in the room are equal, without hierarchy. If one person doesn't think of anything, that person doesn't have to say anything back.
    2. The second part is the perspective feedback. Here, the feedback givers take a position. "As a sound designer I need ...", "As an animator I need ...", "As a lighting artist I need ..."
    3. In the third part, the feedback givers then ask open questions about the person presenting - 3 minutes. (Open-ended questions are questions that cannot be answered yes or no. They are questions that show a spectrum - like all What/Where/When/Who/Why questions.)
  4. Now the artist* can react and ask questions. This can also be a conversation between the artist* and the audience. (5 minutes)
  5. Conclusion: the presenting person can speak again. Then the feedback is completed.

The person receives the notes from the discussion leader and the feedback is completed.


The Method is based on DasArts Feedback Method and was further developed by Nils Amadeus Lange, Thea Reifler and Phila Bergmann