Therese Bendjus, originally from Dresden, is a performance artist who is interested in laboratory experiments dealing with the topics of vulnerability, tangibility and encounters. Daria Belous is an improvisational artist who was born in Belarus and who works with performance art, sound design and somatic forms. Studies of Softening is a performance about softness and heat. A heater becomes a teacher. Is shivering the same as heating? How do we encounter each other in a soft way? We proclaim softness as a new strength and ask where power and tenderness meet.