1. EVENT: FADO presents Silent Dinner with Amanda Coogan and collaborators
Date: February 7, 2015; City: Toronto, Canada
FADO Performance Art Centre presents Silent Dinner
ONE PERFORMANCE ONLY!
Saturday, February 7, 2014
Performance: 1:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Post-performance Q&A: 9:00 pm – 10:00 pm (ASL interpretation provided)
---->Performance and talk are offered for FREE. All welcome.
---->Audience is invited to come and go during the 8-hours of the performance.
---->ASL interpretation provided during the Q&A.
---->Volunteer ASL-English student-interpreters available in the lobby during the day.
---->Please visit our video booth to leave your comments and reflections.
FADO Performance Art Centre presents Silent Dinner, an 8-hour performance in which a group of people arrive to the theatre space, set up a rudimentary kitchen, and then prep, cook and eat a dinner in shared silence, without communicating in their language of origin, in front of the attending audience. The performance is created with special guest artist Amanda Coogan who is CoDA (Child of Deaf Adults) and 12 performer/participants who are a combination of Deaf and hearing performers and non-performers from Toronto.
In FADO's Silent Dinner, silence is transformed from a potential born of discomfort or newness, and transformed into the landscape in which indirect communication between people who don’t share the same language is negotiated. The dinner table becomes a meeting place for the intersection of culture and language (hearing and Deaf culture, English and ASL, performance as language) via a performance score employing the everyday activity of sharing a meal. Over the course of the 8-hours of the performance the performers experience, and the audience bares witness to, the many varied and complex layers of communication, compromise, and decision-making that are being performed through construction and deconstruction, art and food, theatre and everyday ritual, the performance of the public and the private. The table functions as both motif (in theatre the table is a prop, in performance it is material) and metaphor for community and connection.
2. EVENT: The Messiah Complex 5.0 by Michael Dudeck
Date: February 5, 2015; City: Toronto, Canada; Source: Progress Festival
The Messiah Complex 5.0 by Michael Dudeck
Thursday February 5 @ 9pm
The Theatre Centre, 1115 Queen Street West, Toronto
Buy tickets here: http://tickets.ticketwise.ca/event/TheMessiahComplex
Curated by Videofag for Progress: an International Festival of Performance and Ideas, presented by SummerWorks Performance Festival and The Theatre Centre.
In 1932, American Psychologist Harry Harlow founded a Primate Laboratory at the University of Wisconsin Madison, and created the first monkey breeding colony in the United States. Using a large population of newly born rhesus monkeys as subjects, Dr. Harlow studied infant relationships by replacing their mothers with artificial surrogates, made of cloth and wire. The Messiah Complex 5.0 utilizes the Harlow experiments as a point of departure to explore concepts of religious evolution. The first segment, The Artificial Mother, excavates the trajectory from idolatry to mono-theism – using Harlow’s ‘Cloth Mother’ as a metaphor to explain the religious motivation for visual and tactile iconographies. The second segment, The Messiah Complex 5.0, unearths the mythological matrix of the messianic, involving themes of conception, birth, orphan upbringing, spiritual trials and tests all aligned with the trajectory of Harlow’s primate test subjects. The Messiah Complex 5.0 constructs a symphony of ceremonial techno-lectures hybridizing images, videos, diagrams and texts sampled from Pop Culture, Ancient Religion, Freudian Psychoanalysis, Archaeology, Queer Theory and Anthropology producing a trance-inducing Powerpoint-Sermon. Shapeshifting between human and primate, prophet and prostitute, animal and machine, Dudeck re-mixes information and histories in a stylized ritual that is hypnotic, immersive, and disturbing.
ABOUT MICHAEL DUDECK
Michael Dudeck is an artist and cultural engineer who decodes dominant cultural mythologies and re-codes them into contemporary fictions. He has performed, exhibited, and lectured internationally including: Center for Performance Research, The Watermill Center, John Connelly Presents, Parade Ground and Union Theological Seminary [New York], Pari Nadimi Gallery, Videofag and Progress Festival [Toronto], The Winnipeg Art Gallery, Aceartinc., Platform Center, and Plug IN ICA [Winnipeg], DeFibrillator [Chicago], Neutral Ground [Regina], Latitude 53 [Edmonton], Insel Hombroich [Neuss, Germany], The Brucebo Museum [Visby, Sweden] and The Venice International Festival of Experimental Cinema and Performance Art [Venice, Italy].
SummerWorks, in partnership with The Theatre Centre and a roster of Toronto theatre and performance organizations/presenters and companies including FADO Performance Art Centre, Buddies in Bad Times,Dancemakers, Why Not Theatre, Video Fag, and Volcano Theatre, brings the world to Toronto with Progress: an International Festival of Performance and Ideas, February 4-15, 2015.
3. EVENT: Legs
Date: February 7, 2015; City: Montréal, Canada; Source: Michelle Lacombe
Saturday February 7, 2015
1:00pm – 9:00pm
Espace Cercle Carré, 36 rue Queen, Montréal
Admission: Voluntary contributions encouraged - no one will be turned away
It is with great pleasure that we invite you to LEGS, a relay performance event organized collectively by a group of Montréal-based artists.
Bringing together 48 artists from Québec's extended performance art community, the event consists of a day of "relay" actions presented as one continuous durational performance.
LEGS is an event that blurs the "emerging", "mid-career" or "established" artist and that hopes to give form - even if only temporarily - to exchange and collaboration between performers/artists/individuals from multiple generations.
PERFORMERS (in order)
Sophie Castonguay >> Francys Chenier >> Emma-Kate Guimond >> Melissa Correia >> Katherine-Josée Gervais >> Rachel Echenberg >> Pier-Antoine Lacombe >> Arkadi Lavoie-Lachapelle >> Jacob Wren >> Soufia Bensaïd >> Maryline Fournier >> Johnanne Zits >> Isabelle Mathieu >> Karine Turcot >> Christine Brault >> Sarah Smith >> Hugo Nadeau >> Jean-Sébastien Vague >> Jean-Philippe Luckurst-Cartier >> Steven Girard >> Danny Gaudreault >> Rosalie Chrétien >> Whitney Lafleur >> Guillaume Plourde >> Carolyne Scenna >> Audrée Demers Roberge >> Belinda Campbell >> Carolyne Paquette >> Amélie-Laurence Fortin >> Guy Sioui Durand/ Léa Lebricomte >> Christian Bujold >> Sarah L’Héraut >> Nicolas Rivard >> Janick Burns / Manoushka Larouche >> Helene Lefebvre >> Adriana Disman >> Alexis Bellavance >> OIR >> Charles-Antoine Blais Métivier >> Martine Viale >> Marie-Claude Gendron >> Carol-Ann Belzile Normand >> Frédérique Laliberté >> Christophe Barbeau >> Frédérique Hamelin >> Victoria Stanton >> Michelle Lacombe >> Nadège Grebmeier Forget.
4. EVENT: The Yellow Umbrella by Chun Hua Catherine Dong
Date: February 7, 2015; City: Montréal, Canada: Source: Chun Hua Catherine Dong
February 7, 2015, 3:00pm
MAI (Montréal, arts interculturels), 3680 rue Jeanne-Mance, bureau 103, Montréal
An Unfinished Conversation” is a 60-minute performance that involves 12 performers engaging with yellow umbrellas. In this work, the yellow umbrella is not only a symbol of protection, but also a sign of resistance. This performance seeks an intersection where aesthetics and politics ignite each other, examining how symbolic and situational behaviors impact on our perception in regards to a specific social movement and social change.
Participant performers: Zed Bee, Kelsey Duffy, Bailey Eng, Alida Esmail, Laurence Eulalle, Lucy Fandel, Karen Fennell, Brittney Gering, Olivia. Faye Lathuilliere, Natalie Montalvo, Mira Fister-Tadic, Mary Williamson.
Chun Hua Catherine Dong is a Chinese-born artist working with performance art, photography, and video. She received a B.F.A from Emily Carr University Art & Design and a M.F.A. from Concordia University. She has been invited to perform in multiple international and national performance art festivals and venues. Her work has exhibited in North American, Europe, and Asian. Among many other awards, she is the recipient of the Franklin Furnace Award for avant-garde art in New York in 2014.
5. EVENT: The 36th Rhubarb Festival
Date: February 11-22, 2015; City: Toronto, Canada; Source: Mel Hague
THE 36TH RHUBARB FESTIVAL: TRANSGRESSIONS IN PERFORMANCE
FEBRUARY 11 – 22, 2015
Festival Director: Mel Hague
Associate Director: Cole Avis
Canada’s longest-running new works festival returns for a 36th year. For two weeks, Buddies is transformed into a hotbed of experimentation, with artists bringing over 30 original works that explore new possibilities in theatre, dance, music, and performance art. Rhubarb is the place to see the most adventurous ideas in performance and to catch your favourite artists venture into uncharted territory.
Rhubarb is a place for artists and audiences to experiment together – to try new things and test their boundaries. You always get to see more than one show (often 3 or 4) in one night, and no two nights of Rhubarb are ever alike. So come out and see what's happening.
Buddies in Bad Times Theatre presents
THE 36TH RHUBARB FESTIVAL
TICKETS: Evening Passes $20 / Offsite Events & Young Creators Unit PWYC
Box Office 416-975-8555 or buddiesinbadtimes.com/rhubarb
Buddies in Bad Times Theatre, 12 Alexander Street, Toronto
ABOUT BUDDIES IN BAD TIMES THEATRE
Established in 1979, Buddies in Bad Times Theatre is a professional Canadian theatre company dedicated to the development and presentation of queer theatre. Over the course of its history, it has evolved into the largest facility-based queer theatre company in the world and has made an unparalleled contribution to the recognition and acceptance of queer lives in Canada.
6. MASTERCLASS: Series 8:08 ATC / World Stage present Stan’s Café
Date: February 12, 2015; City: Toronto, Canada; Source: Chris Reynolds
Thursday February 12, 2015
10:00am – 2:00pm
The Citadel, 304 Parliament Street, Toronto
$40 for members / $60 for non-members
To register email: email@example.com
This workshop is for professional and pre-professionals interested in theatre and interested in working collaboratively to make theatre (including actors, dancers, writers or directors).
Part of Harbourfront Centre’s World Stage Masterclass series, we will explore practical ways in which we can make our theatre speak more powerfully to audiences by lining up what we wish to say with how we choose to say it. In taking on this challenge we will learn how exploring form ideas can generate unexpectedly emotive and provocative content.
As a means of conducting these experiments we will draw on exercises Stan’s Cafe has used in the creation of its internationally successful productions. This will include both exercises of physical theatre, with improvisation text. A high level of proficiency is not required in these areas, in this arena it is the ideas that count. We will have fun and debate and conclude by with some collective working on real life challenges brought to the group by its participants. If you have a speculative idea for a show in a bottom draw that you could never quite get to work then bring it in and maybe together we can help start to fix it.
All participants who attend this ATC are eligible for a discount to see Stan’s Cafe present The Cardinals at World Stage at the Harbourfront Centre Theatre Feb 12-15, 2015.
ABOUT JAMES YARKER
James Yarker co-founded Stan’s Cafe in 1991 since when he as conceived and directed all the company’s major productions, including studio theatre works, site specific performances, performance installations and creative learning projects. These devised productions have been seen around the world including presentations in a number of the world’s premiere theatre festivals. James is occasionally persuaded to run workshops. In 2012 this included week-long courses for theatre professionals in Calgary for the Magnetic North Festival and in Tokyo for Setagaya Public Theatre. He has devised shows with university students as well as 10 year olds. James is a member of the prestigious Warwick Commission Into The Future of Cultural Value. He was an attached writer with Birmingham Repertory Theatre but couldn’t reconcile himself with the idea of ‘writing a play’ and so detached himself. A few years later he wrote The Just Price of Flowers. In February 2015 Stan’s Cafe will perform The Cardinals for World Stage at Harbourfront Centre in Toronto as part of a tour of North America and Australia.
7. WORKSHOP: Performance Art Workshop with Victoria Stanton
Date: February 20-22, 2015; City: Toronto/MTL, Canada: Source: Victoria Stanton
PERFORMANCE ART WORKSHOP with Victoria Stanton
Between Intimacy and Architecture: subtle and relational performance in public place
February 20 – 22, 2015
Deadline to register: February 13, 2015
TO REGISTER: contact Victoria at firstname.lastname@example.org
Description of Workshop
How do we listen to each other? How do we interact? How do we respond to the landscape around us? How do we engage with time and space? Cultivating attentive awareness, empathetic presence and peripheral vision, this workshop will explore the multiple and very personalized ways in which we experience and foster intimacy and connection – in ourselves, towards others, and in relation to place. We will explore how time and space are intimately connected and linked to how we develop a relationship to the space and people around us; how repetition of an action (over time) within a particular space necessarily creates familiarity with that space, within the various contexts in which we find ourselves to be. We will also explore how the ways in which a "non-productive" use of time, as carried out in public (place) activates a space. Finally, we will attempt to create contexts to explore ways of experiencing various kinds of “in-betweens,” (the spaces between thought and action, between actions, between each other, between ourselves and the spaces around us.)
-Connecting to space
-Connecting to others
The importance in relational/public practices to be able to also activate:
-Empathetic / compassionate presence (1. towards yourself, 2. towards others)
-Attentive awareness/ full observation
-Groundedness (what is your container)
Whether working in participatory, durational, task-based or audio-visual performance, the constant thread in my work is an investigation into the ability (and the desire) to hold a space, to appropriate and disrupt the quotidian, to create spontaneous intimacy, to tread vulnerability. Investing a performative presence and consciousness within multiple spaces/times, I continuously underscore the complex aspects of “transaction” and the possibility for transformation.
Much recent work explores the elusive “in-between” – that invisible, liminal space between myself and the audience (whether a group or just one person) or between myself and my object/action/location – whether appearing “on stage” (in a black box, white cube, bar or loft) or “out in the world” (in public sites and “non-art” contexts). The “in-between” is my inquiry into transitional space: as manifested on stage (has the performance ended?), as presented through relational exchange (is this a performance? Is this Art?), and as experienced out in the world through geopoetic meandering, and the conscious inhabiting of non-places found in the built environment. These subtle forms of testing the limits of vulnerability make up an overall practice (and multiple research processes) as an artist working in – and with – space and time.
About the Workshop Facilitator
Victoria Stanton is an interdisciplinary artist working with live action, human interaction, video, film, photo, drawing, and writing. Continually exploring within such diverse media, while the outward results of her practice manifest in a multiplicity of forms, performance is the unifying central focus and invariable core of her research. Her time-based work includes performance for stage, performance for the camera, actions in public spaces, and one-on-one encounters in intimate contexts.
Stanton has presented exhibitions, performances, interventions, and films/videos in Canada, the U.S., Europe, the U.K., Australia, Japan and Mexico. Her creative and critical writings have been published in Canadian and American anthologies and art/literary/lifestyle magazines. She is the co-author with Vincent Tinguely of Impure: Reinventing the Word (conundrum press, 2001) and is currently working on a new book with the TouVA Collective (comprised of Anne Bérubé, Sylvie Tourangeau and Stanton) developing salient notions on how performance is practiced and on the question of ‘the performative.’
Location: Artscape Youngplace, 180 Shaw Street, Toronto
Dates: Feb 20 – 22, 2015
Max number of participants: 12
Application Deadline: Feb 13, 2015 ($50 deposit required to reserve your spot)
***Possibility for sliding scale or service exchange for limited number of participants; please get in touch and we can discuss***
For more info and to register contact Victoria at email@example.com
8. EVENT: On Occasion: A Monthly Think Tank on Public Performance
Date: February 21, 2015; City: Chicago, USA; Source: Cynthia Bond
Out of Site Chicago Performance Art Series presents:
On Occasion: A Monthly Think Tank on Public Performance
Filmmaker Melissa Potter Heads Third Session
Saturday, February 21, 2015
The Chicago Cultural Center, Garland Room, 78 E. Washington St., Chicago, IL
Free and open to the public
Out of Site Chicago presents the third session of On Occasion: A Monthly Think Tank on Public Performance. The guest speaker is Melissa Potter, who will speak on the queering of public space. On Occasion is a mini-symposia series that tackles issues surrounding public performance and its public perception, examining the diverse forms of public performance and why it is a vital part of the fabric of our city.
Melissa Potter is a multi-media artist working in paper, video, animation and social practice collaborations. Her work has been exhibited at venues including White Columns, Bronx Museum of the Arts, the VideoDumbo Festival, and Galerija Zvono in Belgrade, Serbia. Her film, Like Other Girls Do, was an official selection for the 2014 Reeling Film Festival (Chicago), and is an official selection for the 2015 Women’s History Month Film Festival (Newark, NJ). Grants include two Fulbright awards, ArtsLink, the Soros Fund for Arts and Culture, and the Trust for Mutual Understanding for her research and art in Southeast Europe. She is currently an Associate Professor and Director of the Book & Paper Program in the Interdisciplinary Arts Department of Columbia College Chicago.
After the guest speaker’s presentation, symposia attendees will break off into workshop and discussion groups.
This event is free and open to the public.
REMAINING SYMPOSIA SCHEDULE:
Saturday February 21, 12-3pm—Melissa Potter
Saturday March 21, 12-3pm—Joanna Matuszak
Saturday April 25, 12-3pm—Michael Rohd
Out of Site Chicago is a performance art series that curates unexpected encounters in public spaces. We support contemporary performance artists to create new work that engages directly with the public. Based in the Wicker Park-Bucktown neighborhood, our mission is to bring cultural experiences to everyone, facilitating work that brings joy and transports people out of their daily routines to create a moment of reflection and wonder in their lives. Support for this project was provided by The Propeller Fund, a joint administrated grant from Threewalls and Gallery 400 at The University of Illinois at Chicago.
9. CALL FOR CONVERSATION: Radio Equals by Claude Wittmann
Date: February 23, 24, 25, 2015; Montreal, Canada; Source: Adriana Disman
February 23, 24 and 25, 2015
11am – 12pm (afternoons might be possible too, get in touch)
RATS 9 Gallery
503- 372 Sainte-Catherine Rue Ouest, Montreal
RADIO EQUALS with Claude Wittmann and LINK & PIN
Curated by Adriana Disman
Radio Equals puts me in presence of another human being. We speak together about equality, in as much as possible of an egalitarian way. There is no preconceived idea of what the conversation should be or of where it should lead; its trajectory gets decided through doing it, through our feelings and thoughts on the moment.
The conversations are streamed live on-line (often with NAISA inToronto) and usually also broadcast on FM radio. There is no recording. For this Rats 9 iteration of Radio Equals, we will be live online for sure, but I am still looking for a radio station partner who could have us live on their FM channel. CKUT has shown interest and might be able to do it, but it is not confirmed yet.
If you are interested in being a conversation partner or have suggestions regarding a radio stations, or questions, please be in touch through email at firstname.lastname@example.org
Conversations can be in French or in English.
Claude Wittmann was born in Switzerland and now lives in Toronto. He works as a bicycle mechanic and as a performance artist, mostly in Toronto. He is grateful for the influences of SU-EN, Paul Couillard, Sylvie Tourangeau and Eric Létourneau.
10. EVENT: Lying – sitting – standing – walking – jumping – flying/falling
Date: February 28 – March 21, 2015; City: Bonn, Germany; Source: asabank
The concept of the diagrammatic exhibition: Lying – sitting – standing – walking – jumping – flying/falling
There will be photographical material - 2000 – 2500 pictures - composed in clusters and fixed flat on the wall. We selected examples and pictures of human actions and attitudes (patterns of movement) which refer to the title of the study and to the research: “how does an archive create knowledge?”: Lying – sitting – standing – walking – jumping – flying/ falling. What is the human being doing and how?
a) Pictures of ethnographical and anthropological field studies referring to political, cultural and spiritual actions of the human being in their very special cultural context all over the world and in their historical and modern times. Collection: Antropognostisches Tafelgeschirr
b) Material of artists, who make their artwork / documents of art work available to represent their own view on research. Collection: Postal sended material
c) Material and documents of artwork, actions and performance art of ordinary and extraordinary activities and situations. Collection: Black kit (Performance art archive)
d) Aside of the pictures, there will be presented videos in the exhibition, containing a comparing survey of the topics of the title. Videos for this part were sent to the curators or produced especially for the exhibition.
e) On the weblog you can read the written items of the exhibition and get a picture of the exhibition. Further there will be weblinks of the participating artists.
Exhibition: February 28 – March 21, 2015
Opening: February, 27 @ 18:00
Tuesday-Friday: 3:00 – 6:00 pm
Saturday: 2:00 – 5:00 pm
Sunday: 11:00 am – 5:00 pm
Venue: Künstlerforum Bonn, Hochstadenring 22-24, 53119 Bonn
Artists talk: Friday March 6 @ 6:00 pm
11. CALL FOR PROPOSALS: Out of Site Chicago 2015
Deadline date: February 28, 2015; City: Chicago, USA; Source: Carron Little
Out of Site Chicago curates cutting edge unexpected encounters in public space. We support contemporary performance artists to create new work that engages directly with the public. Artists are invited to select public sites that resonate with their practice. Our mission is to bring cultural experiences to everyone facilitating unique surprises for people. We curate work that is provocative and transports people out of their daily routines to create a moment of reflection and wonder in their lives.
For more information about previous years please go to: www.outofsitechicago.org
Out of Site Chicago is inviting applications from local and international performance artists and dance companies to create unexpected encounters in the Wicker Park/ Bucktown neighborhood, Chicago, USA for the minimum of two hours. This year we are looking to expand the nature of our programming. We are interested in presenting work that creates an interactive experience for the public but we are looking to expand the framework of the festival this year. If you have a particular idea that responds to a site over a series of days or if you want to work at specific times of the day e.g. nighttime we would like to facilitate this. If you would like to organize a tour that intersects the neighborhood but crosses the city of Chicago we want to make this happen. We are interested in expanding the notion of public performance practice and presenting a diversity of unexpected encounters in 2015.
We will be selecting between 10 and 17 proposals from 15 local to 1 or 2 international performance artist. Innovative or unique performances are strongly encouraged.
Submit a proposal by email in a single PDF document titled with the artist name. Please include the following:
-a proposal: this needs to include a detailed description of the performance including the location or route of the performance within Wicker Park/Bucktown, Chicago. We want to invigorate the Gateways: Western, Damen and Division L-Stops (2000 word maximum)
-a short biography (250 words max.)
-an Artist Statement (250 words max.)
-a resume (2 pages maximum)
-the number of performers and equipment required
-six images of relevant work and a website address
-a proposed budget for performance
International Submission: We will cover the cost of the flight not to exceed $1000 and an artist fee of $500.
Local Submissions: Artists fees throughout the series will range between $300 for solo performers and up to a $1000 for dance troupes.
Jury Panel: Felicia Holman, Carron Little and Roberto Sifuentes
Deadline for Submissions: February 28, 2015 at midnight. NO LATE ENTRIES.
Please send entries to: email@example.com
If you have any questions please contact Carron Little at: firstname.lastname@example.org
WPB aims to sustain and promote the prosperity, diverse character, and unique qualities of life within the Wicker Park/Bucktown neighborhood for the benefit of its residents, visitors, and businesses. WPB is excited to celebrate and support the arts by directly funding the artists. This project has been devised in conjunction with the WPB Arts Committee. Please watch out for the Off The Wall sculpture project in the WPB neighborhood. Visit: http://wickerparkbucktown.org/
Propeller Fund is administered jointly by Gallery 400 at the University of Illinois at Chicago and threewalls. Initial support for the program is provided by the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts as part of its initiative to promote informal and independently organized visual arts activities across the United States.
12. OPEN CALL FOR PARTICIPATION: PAS #38
Deadline date: March 1, 2015; City: Athens, Greece; Source: BBB Johannes Deimling
PAS | Performance Art Studies #38 | Places of duration
27. March - 6. April 2015 / Athens, Greece
In cooperation with epitelesis - performance art foundation, Athens, Greece
With guest teachers Andreas Pashias and Francesco Kiais
Hosted by Cheapart Athens
As soon as something is created, built or set up, time begins to work on its consumption. This happens with houses, streets, electronic devices, cars, nature, and human beings, as well as with feelings, moments, situations and memories. In its own existence, every single thing is in motion and temporary. For some, this fact can be terrifying, and for some this is a quality signature of life. The attempt to preserve things for a longer duration can be seen in processes such as food conservation, art restoration and traditional rituals or celebrations. The will to work against the force of time, is everywhere visible and active. This is demonstrated by the insistence to document, archive, remember, and the attempt to leave traces of our existence, as individuals and as a civilization.
Traditionally, in art it was the painting, and especially the sculpture, which expressed our aspiration to eternity. On the other hand, photography (and more specifically its digital form) reflects, almost as a mirror image, a present dimension in terms of a ‘constant ephemeral’ - another kind of eternity - as a witness of the already gone and lost moments. Through research on the ‘duration’ of these art forms, we can approach the temporary and suspensive character of performance art, which is ideally existing only in the moment, and try to touch another dimension of eternity - the memory, the remembering.
The immense knowledge of Greek sculpture, the breadth of its production and meaning, as well as the key role it played in the formation of aesthetic culture of the whole Western world, can be the reason to hold these studies in Athens where - in a current framework of growing social instability and doubt - we are given the opportunity to hold a corporeal discussion on what it means to have a position or ‘stance’ within a specific context of space-time or towards an issue of urgency.
By bringing this sculpturesque ‘stance’ into performance art, we will focus on the form of still-life performance and long-duration performance, by moving ourselves within the triangle of space-time, document-memory and artistic idea, playing between materiality and the ‘fading’, the ephemeral and the eternal, in order to situate duration into a device of visual significance and find inspiration for works which can develop in it.
In “Places of Duration” we can find and offer space-time to meet, gather and connect, we can create places where everybody is invited to stay and be for a moment.
Details: Deadline for applications is 1st March 2015
Send your application (CV and work examples) to: email@example.com
Price: 280 € (price does NOT include travel and accommodation costs. During the studies we will share food and have self-catering)
... be part of PAS and join the studies!
More information: http://tinyurl.com/PAS-38-PlacesOfDuration
13. CALL FOR SUBMISSION: PLUG IN RED
Deadline date: April 8, 2015; City: Marseille, France; Source: Christine Bouvier
A database of projects of performance during 2 years, available online.
You have a performance project that you have never been able to achieve, which never found an outlet. It may be too specific or too daring or not politically correct enough to be programmed. It might be difficult to implement. It might be shocking.
PLUG IN RED allows you to give a second chance to artistic projects that are struggling to exist elsewhere, who stayed in your drawers.
Some of these projects may exist in Plexus Reds, thematic evenings performance than RedPlexus regularly organizes in collaboration with a place (in Marseille or elsewhere).
Evenings where you can test a proposition, clearing new paths. The "abandoned" projects, ignored or misunderstood should be emailed before 8 April 2015 to: firstname.lastname@example.org
-Concept, the Action Sequence, Technical Specifications (if any)
-Photos, drawings, sketches, videos
-Sheet presentation of the artist or collective (Artist Statement and CV)
Contact: Christine Bouvier (email@example.com)
14. NEW PUBLICATION: Exhibition Catalogue: Hybrid Body – Poetic Body 2012
Date: current; City: Venice, Italy; Source: VestAndPage
1st Venice International Performance Art Week 2012: Hybrid Body - Poetic Body
Limited Edition exhibition catalogue AVAILABLE NOW!!
With documentation of the works presented at the 1st VENICE INTERNATIONAL PERFORMANCE ART WEEK 2012: Yoko Ono, VALIE EXPORT, Hermann Nitsch, Jan Fabre, Ilija Šoškić, Boris Nieslony, Jill Orr, Lee Wen, Gonzalo Rabanal, Helena Goldwater, Manuel Vason, Joseph Ravens, Suka Off, Snežana Golubović, Jason Lim, Prem Sarjo, Nelda Ramos, Shima, BBB Johannes Deimling, VestAndPage, Santiago Cao, Francesca Fini, Francesco Kiàis, Wanda Moretti | Il Posto, Gabriela Alonso, Alperoa, Andrea Morucchio, Macarena Perich Rosas, Marcus Vinicius, Weeks & Whitford, Zierle & Carter, David Dalla Venezia.
Bojana Kunst, "Impossible becomes possible"
Dana Altman, "Body Landscapes"
Andrea Pagnes, "Considering the Nature of the Image and its Performativity"
Francesco Kiais, "Unstable Harmonies or On Hybridization of God"
Gabriela Alonso, "The Bodies as Living Archives"
Richard Martel, "Art, Performativity, Plasticity, Language: Access Codes"
Daniela Beltrani, "Uncovering Poiesis in Performance Art"
The first edition of the VENICE INTERNATIONAL PERFORMANCE ART WEEK “Hybrid Body – Poetic Body” took place in December 2012 at Palazzo Bembo. The live art exhibition project dedicated to contemporary performance art showcased in its first edition works of over 30 international performance artists from around the globe. Pioneers of this art discipline exhibited alongside established and emerging artists, reflecting influences and current tendencies in the field. The project consisted of a vibrant program of live performances, installations, photographic and video documentation, conferences, daily round tables talks and meetings with the participating artists, researchers and curators. The communication that can be triggered between artists and the audience is an essential element. The topics addressed during the week related to the need to look at social relations and the lives of individuals with greater care.
The VENICE INTERNATIONAL PERFORMANCE ART WEEK is a VestAndPage project realized in collaboration with Studio Contemporaneo, Venice Open Gates, We Exhibit, Live Arts Cultures and Global Art Affairs Foundation.
1ste VENICE INTERNATIONAL PERFORMANCE ART WEEK
Hybrid Body – Poetic Body
Venice: VestAndPage press, 2014
Hardcover, pp. 128
20 x 13 cm
Printed in a limited edition of 300
To order the catalogue please visit: www.vest-and-page.de/#!publications/c1aqj
Established in 1993, FADO Performance Inc. (Performance Art Centre) is a not-for-profit artist-run centre for performance art based in Toronto, Canada. FADO exists to provide a stable, ongoing, supportive forum for creating and presenting performance art. FADO presents the work of local, national and international artists who have chosen performance art as a primary medium to create and communicate provocative new images and new perspectives. Thanks to the Canada Council for the Arts, Ontario Arts Council, Toronto Arts Council and the Department of Canadian Heritage for their on-going support.
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