FADO E-BULLETIN
September 2023

Index

    1. CALL FOR PROPOSALS PERFORMANCE RESEARCH VOL. 29, NO. 3 ‚Äď ‘ON BREATH’
      DEADLINE DATE SEPTEMBER 6, 2023
      LOCATION THE WORLD
      SOURCE PERFORMANCE RESEARCH
    2. EVENT FLOW ‚ÄĘ EMBODY IN SITE 2023 Registration
      DEADLINE DATE SEPTEMBER 8, 2023
      LOCATION VARIOUS
      SOURCE OUT OF SITE CHICAGO
    3. EVENT FRIISLAND LIVE
      DATE SEPTEMBER 8, 2023
      LOCATION COPENHAGEN, DENMARK
      SOURCE LIVE ART DENMARK
    4. EVENT INTERVAL¬†¬į13, Performance Art in Essen
      DATE SEPTEMBER 9, 2023
      LOCATION ESSEN, GERMANY
      SOURCE MARITA BULLMANN
    5. EVENT VIVA! ART ACTION
      DATE¬†SEPTEMBER 13‚Äď16, 2023
      LOCATION¬†MONTR√ČAL CANADA
      SOURCE VIVA!
    6. WORKSHOP SOMATIC SMELLSCAPING
      DATE OCTOBER 6‚Äď27, 2023
      LOCATION ON-LINE
      SOURCE THE SCHOOL OF MAKING THINKING
    7. CALL FOR PROPOSALS OFFTA 2024
      DEADLINE DATE NOVEMBER 15, 2023
      LOCATION MONTR√ČAL, CANADA
      SOURCE OFFTA
    8. SAVE THE DATE VENICE INTERNATIONAL PERFORMANCE ART WEEK
      DATE DECEMBER 15‚Äď17, 2023
      LOCATION VENICE, ITALY
      SOURCE VESTANDPAGE

  1. CALL FOR PROPOSALS PERFORMANCE RESEARCH VOL. 29, NO. 3 ‚Äď ‘ON BREATH’
    DEADLINE DATE SEPTEMBER 6, 2023
    LOCATION THE WORLD
    SOURCE PERFORMANCE RESEARCH

Performance Research Vol. 29, No. 3 ‚Äď ‚ÄėOn Breath‚Äô (April/May 2024)
Issue Editor: Sozita Goudouna, Goldsmiths’ College, University of London

Rustom Bharucha‚Äôs call for a new concept of care and resistance through a renewed attention to the art of breathing is but one manifestation of the reasons that breath is highly pertinent to the nature of embodiment, human experience, and performance.¬†This issue of¬†Performance Research¬†aims to¬†provide a far-reaching overview of the topic of breath that is associated to current aesthetic approaches and concerns in performance studies. At the same time, the topic of respiration, that the issue identifies and aims to historicize, can provide an insight into the discussion of liveness in time-based arts. This is not least in terms of the ongoing revaluation of the legacy of the ‚Äėimmaterial‚Äô and of the methodologically richly faceted tension between materiality and immateriality.

The cross-disciplinary interest in the complexities of respiration and the dialectic between an inhalation and an exhalation underscore the correlation between aesthetics and the medical humanities. The ‚Äėsensory‚Äô approach that often characterizes breath-related performances draws from the viewer‚Äôs corporeal experience and from the interpretive competence of the human body as well as from the ways respiration affects the nervous and visceral systems. This process can offer a glimpse into a possible new reading of breathing, one that intertwines the aesthetic with the biomedical. Biological metaphors are often manifested in discourses on the relations of human nature to art and biologically based theories of aesthetics see biological phenomena and aesthetic practices in a shifting and reciprocal relationship to each other.

The influence of breath on the work of theorists and practitioners and its manifestations in culture has not been extensively theorized, yet, currently, following the pandemic and the ‚ÄėI Can‚Äôt Breathe‚Äô movement, we notice an interdisciplinary interest in the political, social, cultural and scientific ramifications of breathing.¬†Thus, this issue takes as a starting point the ‚Äėshortness of breath‚Äô derived from the experience of political pressure, social injustice and economic austerity, exploring its connection with performance, poetics, visual culture and embodied politics.¬†As a consequence of the most pressing concerns of our global present, breathing, essential to life and survival, is at the centre of political struggles and ethical concerns, especially during the pandemic period, and the uprisings of 2020 that marks a new phase in the unfolding Movement for Black Lives.

[…] Please visit the Performance Research website for the full call for proposals text.

The¬†Performance Research¬†issue ‚ÄėOn Breath‚Äô welcomes co-authored contributions and will present the broadest possible perspectives with regards to the materials presented as well as the methods for approaching respiration. Topics might include but are not limited to:

Mediatized, amplified breath/physical breath
Breath in performing and acting
Breath, voice, and theatricality
Performing suffocation/technologies of suffocation in politics
Breathing and breathlessness
Temporality and breath
Breath and the other: Non-human and post-human breathing in performance
Feminist and queer politics of breathing
Biomorphism
Historical and contemporary connections between performance and the medical humanities
Breath as a vital resource of self-renewal and resistance
(Im)materiality and breath
Non-art
Aesthetics of presence/liveness/inertness
Breath and precarity
The ‚ÄėI Can‚Äôt Breathe‚Äô movement, Black Lives and performance
Breath as a performance of resistance
Pneumatic thinking
Eco-performance and breath
Breath during grief and mourning
Exhalation and death

The issue will focus on theoretical considerations of this¬†primary human physiological function as well as on artistic work that explores the acoustic and visual aspects of respiration.¬†Breath is in essence, beyond appearance; as a result, it becomes crucial in working out the relationship between visuality and (re)presentation in performance. We consider that this issue will initiate¬†new discourses related to the¬†constitutive ‚Äėinvisibility‚Äô of breath, while examining historical performances related to breathing.

Format: Please send abstracts as per the guidelines below, including a 100-word author bio, for academic articles of approximately 5,000 words or for shorter articles and provocations, including artist pages and other contributions that use distinctive layouts and typographies.

Issue Contacts:
All proposals, submissions and general enquiries, email Performance Research: info@performance-research.org
Issue-related enquiries should be directed to the issue editor, Sozita Goudouna: sozita@gmail.com

Schedule
Proposals: Outcomes September 2023
First drafts: December 2023
Final drafts: March 2024
Publication: May 2024

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  1. EVENT FLOW ‚ÄĘ EMBODY IN SITE 2023 Registration
    DEADLINE DATE SEPTEMBER 8, 2023
    LOCATION VARIOUS
    SOURCE OUT OF SITE CHICAGO

Flow ‚ÄĘ embody in site, 2023
Public Performance Art Symposium | September 11‚Äď22, 2023

Registration closes September 8, 2023
TO REGISTER

Registration is open for the annual public performance art symposium Flow ‚ÄĘ embody in site 2023. We have developed an exciting program where people can participate in-person practice-based workshops at the international hub locations of Chicago and Rotterdam this year. Yaryna Shumska (Lvivi, Ukraine) will be giving a workshop in Chicago along with local artist Ayako Kato and Odun Orimolade (Lagos, Nigeria) will be giving an in-person workshop in Rotterdam along with local artist Yvette Teeuwen.

People can register to participate in two practice-based performance art workshops in-person or choose from the four workshops we are offering online with Paul Couillard, Isabel León, Willem Wilhelmus, and Kineret Haya Max. All workshop participants can opt-in to perform in the finale LIVE ART FESTIVAL that will be live streamed to watch parties around the globe.

ieke Trinks, Carron Little and Martine Viale have juried thirteen artists who work in socially-engaged practices and public performance art who will be presenting performance lectures and/or artist presentations. These will be recorded and available for all symposium attendees two months post the symposium.

There are two levels of registration: the Ebb & Flow gives people access to the full suite of programming with the option to perform in the finale Live Art Festival on September 28/29. Or you can register for a Steady Stream giving you access the Lecture only program. All registrants will receive a code to receive a 30% discount off Intellect Books Performance Art Catalog and this year we are highlighting a new book by Anna Dako called Dance with Sheep.

Workshop Artists:
Odun Orimolade (Lagos, Nigeria)
Yvette Teeuwen (The Hague, Netherlands)
Yaryna Shumska (Lviv, Ukraine)
Ayako Kato (Chicago U.S. / Japan)
Paul Couillard (Toronto, Canada)
Kineret Haya Max (Tel Aviv, Israel)
Isabel León (Granada, Spain)
Willem Wilhelmus (Helsinki, Finland)

Presenting Artists:
Jelili Atiku (Lagos, Nigeria)
Emily Peasgood (London, U.K.)
Bec Epstein (Chicago, U.S.)
selina bonelli (U.K./Germany/ Italy)
Beau Coleman (Edmonton, Canada)
Daniela Beltrani (Rome, Italy)
Ana Hedenstrom (Chicago, U.S.)
Marita Bullman (Essen, Germany)
Godwin Constantine (Sri Lanka)
Anna Dako (Aberdeen, Scotland)
Anette Friedrich Johannessen (Ask√ły, Norway)
sun Lynn Hunter (Chicago, U.S.)
Daisuke Takeya (Toronto, Canada/ Ishinomaki, Japan)

Out of Site Chicago (OoS) has been curating unexpected encounters in public places since 2011. OoS has developed a methodology of working in urban space that supports diverse ideas and representations of cutting edge performance art practice. We have a trained steward team that supports the artist‚Äôs work and facilitates public engagement with the performance. In 2020 Out of Site pivoted into an international network and platform and we engage in bi-weekly meetings to decide on our programming. There are four strands to our current work, We organize Flow ‚ÄĘ embody in site, we facilitate Artist Focus talks, we support public performance art practices and we create practice-based workshops on our platform.

We’ve partnered with numerous organizations over the last twelve years and currently work with Experimental Sound Studio, WORM, Hyde Park Art Center, Chicago, Ohio University School of Art and Design, LePARC Research Center at Concordia University, University of Lincoln, Intellect Books, Chicago Park District.

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  1. EVENT FRIISLAND LIVE
    DATE SEPTEMBER 8, 2023
    LOCATION COPENHAGEN, DENMARK
    SOURCE LIVE ART DENMARK

FRIISLAND LIVE welcomes you back with fresh energy from the summer and proudly presents a new live night of performance art with Maria Lepistö (Sewden) and Johannes Deimling (Germany).

MARIA LEPIST√Ė (S) presents a choose-your-own adventure / performance lecture about humans, wolves and other animals. The performance is in extension of her wondrous exhibition,¬†The Animals Were Never Alone III,¬†with a vernissage August 23. More information can be found¬†HERE.

Maria Lepistö is a Swedish performance artist in Denmark working with sound and oral storytelling, mixing science, history, mythology and personal anecdotes. A recurring topic is animal communication; a research that explores otherness identity and embodiment. Working with my own voice and the voices of others, I want to stretch what language can be and how it manifests inside and between us, in sound, movement, and imitation.

JOHANNES DEIMLING (DE) will perform in the ocean a few metres away from FRIISLAND ‚Äď with a new performance from his series,¬†The Dance of the Receptors. As part of the √ÖBEN festival, you can also experience him the following night with another work in the¬†German Embassy.

Johannes Deimling is a German performance artist and performance art teacher known for pushing the boundaries of artistic expression. With a career spanning over two decades, Deimling explores themes of identity, vulnerability, and the passage of time through live actions, installations, and interactive performances.

FRIISLAND LIVE is part of the ÅBEN festival.


  1. EVENT INTERVAL¬†¬į13, Performance Art in Essen
    DATE SEPTEMBER 9, 2023
    LOCATION ESSEN, GERMANY
    SOURCE MARITA BULLMANN

INTERVAL¬†¬į13
Performance Art in Essen

Saturday, September 9, 2023
3:00‚Äď6:00pm
City Center, Kopstadtplatz
Free

ARTISTS
selina bonelli
Marita Bullmann
Roberta de Lacerda Medina
Kirsten Heshusius
Lorena Izquierdo
Boris Nieslony
Christiane Obermayr
Carlotta Oppermann
Thomas Reul
Evamaria Schaller
Ivo Schneider
Klaut
Stephan US

Since 2013 INTERVAL offers a platform for international performance artists to meet and exchange ideas, strategies and concepts. For this edition thirteen international artists will be invited to INTERVAL¬į13 to explore the public space in Essen with all its multifaceted diversity and bring it together in a 3-hour long Open Source Group Performance. Come¬†and see Performance Art which will expand the public places with multi-layered, processual, political and poetic images.

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  1. EVENT VIVA! ART ACTION
    DATE¬†SEPTEMBER 13‚Äď16, 2023
    LOCATION¬†MONTR√ČAL CANADA
    SOURCE VIVA!

Following a long pause imposed by the pandemic, we are delighted to announce the return of our international festival, VIVA! art action! Highly anticipated, this upcoming 8th¬†edition will take place from September 13‚Äď16 at L‚Äôunion Fran√ßaise, and will bring together some twenty local and international artists, highlighting practices that stand out for their vivacity and the singularity of their performative vocabulary.

ARTISTS
Anguezomo Mba Bikoro (Gabon/Allemagne)
Catherine Boivin (Wemotaci/Odanak)
Denys Blacker (Angleterre/Espagne)
Gui B.B (Québec)
Gustavo Solar (Chili/Argentine)
Jelili Atiku (Nigeria)
Kamil Guenatri (Algérie/France)
Louise Liliefeldt (Afrique du Sud/Ontario)
Mai Bach-Ngoc Nguyen (Québec)
Martín Rodríguez (Aztlan/Québec)
Mathieu Beauséjour (Québec)
Paola Mart√≠nez Fiterre¬†(Cuba/√Čtats-Unis)
Rose de la Riva (Québec)
seth cardinal dodginghorse (Nation Tsuut’ina)
stvn girard (Québec)
Tanya Mars (Qu√©bec/Ontario/Nouvelle-√Čcosse)
Wathiq Gzar Al-Ameri (Irak/Suisse)
Winnie Superhova (Hong Kong/Canada) & Nien-Tzu Weng (Ta√Įwan/Canada)
VIVA! Kitchen artist in residence: Diyar Mayil (Turquie/Québec)

For opening night details, program information and more, please visit VIVA!’s website.

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  1. WORKSHOP SOMATIC SMELLSCAPING
    DATE OCTOBER 6‚Äď27, 2023
    LOCATION ON-LINE
    SOURCE THE SCHOOL OF MAKING THINKING

Presented by The School of Making Thinking, Somatic Smellscaping will be a course that weaves together scent chemistry, somatic exercises, and the basics of scent composition in order to give participants an entryway into sensing the world and their soma through smell. We will study the molecular overlaps of all kinds of species and matter to understand how, at a molecular level, we are intimately connected to Earth and oneness in ways we may not be privy to in our occularcentric society. We will breathe together, observe interspecies kinship through odorant molecules, observe our own bodies in new ways, learn about materials and extraction, and share tools for working with scents.

The course will merge scientific knowledge with meditation practice and etheric principles to help us weave together new material-ephemeral understandings of our world through scent and invite you to begin an olfactory practice. The modality will be online, with a lecture-based and conversational approach and incorporate meditation and remote smelling exercises throughout.

The School of Making Thinking is ‚Äčan artist-thinker residency program, experimental college, and multi-centered investigation into collaborative practice.

Workshop: Somatic Smellscaping
October 6‚Äď27, 2023
Thursdays, 6:00‚Äď8:00pm EST
Ages 18 and up

There are many more workshops and engagements this autumn to check out from The School of Making Thinking. Workshops are either in-person at the Abrons Center or on-line. Check out the workshops and all of The School’s activities below.

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  1. CALL FOR PROPOSALS OFFTA 2024
    DEADLINE DATE NOVEMBER 15, 2023
    LOCATION MONTR√ČAL, CANADA
    SOURCE OFFTA

The OFFTA, an annual artistic event on the fringes of the Festival TransAmériques (FTA), is announcing a call for proposals for its 18th edition scheduled for May/June 2024. OFFTA provides a platform for artists to share performances that captivate festivalgoers and pioneer new artistic frontiers. The supported works challenge, transform, and defy preconceptions. OFFTA offers emerging artists a stage to showcase their diversity, contributing to the evolution of established models.

We are seeking two distinct types of projects: completed performances and developing laboratories.
OFFTA affirms its support for historically underrepresented voices and marginalized identities.

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  1. SAVE THE DATE VENICE INTERNATIONAL PERFORMANCE ART WEEK
    DATE DECEMBER 15‚Äď17, 2023
    LOCATION VENICE, ITALY
    SOURCE VESTANDPAGE

The Venice International Performance Art Week returns to the European Cultural Centre / Palazzo Mora on December 15-17 with a three-day performance program live and on exhibit. More details through the next weeks. There is much to look forward to!

STAY TUNED

E-Bulletin Green

This scent is an homage to the future; for things to come. Cut grass, string bean, coriander, and ivy diffuse a smell of ever-green, or the eternal return, however you decide.

Top Notes

cut grass, lovage, coriander

Middle Notes

string bean, fennel

Base Notes

ivy leaves, moss