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What does the structureless of shock look like?

Started by Jim Daly. Last reply by Bernard Roddy Feb 22. 1 Reply

You can't impose structure on shock, can you? Continue

Bishop and Bourriaud

Started by Bernard Roddy. Last reply by Monica Gontovnik Aug 19, 2016. 1 Reply

Claire Bishop's book, Artificial Hells, provides a useful resource to engage with a set of works in performance of relevance to studio practice today. I am uploading my notes on the the first pages…Continue

Claire Bishop and Nicholas Bourriaud

Started by Bernard Roddy Jul 26, 2016. 0 Replies

Claire Bishop's book, Artificial Hells, provides a useful resource to engage with a set of works in performance of relevance to studio practice today. I am uploading my notes on the the first pages…Continue

Tags: aesthetics, relational, criticism, art, performance

Nowhere Near London (or, The Late Walter Benjamin)

Started by Fred Dalmasso Jun 23, 2016. 0 Replies

is to be given its premiere in the main auditorium at theWatford Palace Theatre on Monday, July 4th, 7.30pmsee …Continue

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MA Performance

Posted by silvia battista on August 3, 2017 at 9:27 0 Comments

Dear all

Liverpool Hope University is now accepting applications for its new postgraduate programme in performance. I would appreciate if you could pass this information to any graduates who might be interested.

This MA programme offers an interdisciplinary and multicultural perspective on contemporary performance practice and research. It is primarily addressed to practitioners, curators and researches interested in performance as an expanded field of cultural and critical…

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OPEN CALL: Symposium Performance Philosophy School of Athens II

Posted by Stella Dimitrakopoulou on July 20, 2017 at 17:30 0 Comments

Athens, 23-24 September 2017

Performance Philosophy School of Athens II, is a two-day symposium, organised by Stefania Mylona and Stella Dimitrakopoulou, in association with the Performance Philosophy network. This year will focus on Performance Dance, performances of all kinds that stand in-between dance and performance art or more broadly the visual arts world. The symposium…

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THE OBJECT TURNED INSIDE OUT

Posted by Allen Alain Viguier on June 16, 2017 at 17:36 0 Comments

Object art is entirely processual and performative. No object preexists a perspective, a context and a participant-observer. The object post-object was not has been turned on its head, and turned inside out. A site dedicated to second order observation.…

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Notes on Performance art, the Body and the Political.pdf

Posted by Andrea Pagnes (VestAndPage) on March 12, 2017 at 15:54 0 Comments

For anyone interested, I have linked on my page profile at the voice 'texts' my curatorial and post event catalogue text of the 2nd Live art exhibition project Venice International Performance Art Week: Ritual Body-Political Body (Venice, 2014).

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A performance-based feature film produced and filmed on location during the month-long performance walk by artist duo VestAndPage from Northern Germany through Poland to the Russian region of Kaliningrad, in May/June 2015. 
 
Stenke's family fled upon the evacuation of East Prussia in winter 1945, in the civil exodus along the Baltic Sea to Northern Germany, crossing over 1100 kilometres of land, never returning from there on. There was no mentioning the war, about what it meant for the life of each member of the family: the artists only knew that they "fled during the war" and "came from the north".
 
Taking a private family story and the historical event of post-WWII displacements as starting points, the film focuses on the issue of the replaced - displaced - in-place body. It questions how past and present speak to and through our bodies facing ethical, social and existential challenges. It investigates the process of acceptance of history, its individual and collective archiving, as well as concepts of identity and permeability of cultural boarders.
In 7 episodes, the film recalls with each one a member of the family, to look into time, mystery, war, duty, courage, trauma and fidelity.
 
In order to facilitate a contemporary discourse on the past to understand the present, for the artists it became necessary to connect lapses and gaps, be they real or fictional. The process of recalling the unsaid, puzzling pieces together, digging dust away, imagining possible worlds whilst mapping impossible ones, opened closed boxes and questioned their insides: the dematerialisation of the past, where oblivion reigns above nostalgia.
 
Teetering between the real, the visionary, and the changing contours of the memories of many, the film features the artists in a sequence of moving images, examined through social and geophysical lenses. Their actions evolve in direct response to the surroundings and objects they found along their way. The camera records what possible spectators would view; yet the movie is not a documentary. Instead the performances are pieced together organically, forming an autonomous story to be read by each viewer in a personal way.

93 minutes
German | English
Release in Summer 2016
Trailer music: "Toglietemi la vita ancor" (A. Scarlatti) Arrangement by Josephine Macri


A VestAndPage production 
Germany, 2016

Month-long performance on behalf of the Centre for Cultural Heritage of East Prussia
Funded by the German Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media
In cooperation with Heart of the City Bureau, Dom Samok Association and Georgenburg Association

Concept | Director | Producer
VestAndPage (VERENA STENKE, ANDREA PAGNES)

Performances
VERENA STENKE
ANDREA PAGNES
STEPHAN KNIES
VLADA SMIRNOVA

Camera | Voice
VERENA STENKE
ANDREA PAGNES

Production Audio, Sound Editing
DOUGLAS QUIN

Sound Design
KELLER MCDIVITT

Writer
ANDREA PAGNES

Text Editing
AISHA RYANNON PAGNES

Editing
VERENA STENKE

Original Music / Composers
ANDREAS BAUER
KATARINA & LJUBICA DUO
STEPHAN KNIES
JOSEPHINE MACRI
MAURO SAMBO
ANGIE SEAH
WHITE NOISE GENERATOR

http://www.plantain-themovie.de

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