video P.S. – This is….

Lisanne van Brakel (NL) – IPA The Hague 2017 – Photographer Jürgen Fritz

Video Compilation of event P.S. – This is Live!
The Poetic in Performance Art

Video Documentation of workshop

Video Documentation of working with the subject The Poetic in Performance Art

https://vimeo.com/226882567

 

4th Workshop Presentation

Pictures Jolanda Jansen and Lisetteh

Duel

A Legendary Milestone in the History of Performance Art:

Cooperation between PAS and IPA
June 25th – July 8th 2017, Quartair The Hague, The Netherlands

IPA and PAS week workshop conducted by Jürgen Fritz and BBB Johannes Deimling.


The basic nature of a classical duel is honor. It is a moment of intensity with a result which has a fatal end. But of course we won’t go into the whole drama of a duel, but seeing it more as a form of contemporary exchange of methods, concepts and collaborations from which the participants will gain a diversity of practical and theoretical insights which will challenge them to find their own path.

DUEL is mainly to understand as metaphor for collaboration. The participants are invited to experience two extremely different approaches of Performance Art to develop from this artistic dialog of differences a personal next step in ones own performative praxis. Since there is only a metaphoric approach to DUEL we will include the festivals direction ‘poetry’ to work, exchange, research, experiment. The chance of the poetic, metaphoric interpretation of the DUEL is seen as form of orientation and lift the parameters on platform where we are able to formulate something which we don’t know yet. This openness is the way of how we understand the DUEL as direct confrontation with the other in order to create a vivid dialogue beyond the states of knowledge.

Workshop participants:
Philemon Mukarno, Carole Novak, Yuki Kobayashi, Katya Petetskaya, Danielle Brans,
GAMZE ÖZTÜRK, Jan-Egil Finne, Graham Martin, Carol Montealegre, Andrea van Gelder,
Aino Sirje, Giovanni Vetere, Lisanne van Brakel,  Ieva Savickaitė

Philemon Mukarno

Aino Sirje

Andrea van Gelder

Gamze Ozturk

Jan-Egil Finne and Giovanni Vetere

Ieva Savickaitė

Katya Petetskaya

Lisanne van Brakel

5th Het Plein

Michael Barrett Pictures Lisetteh and Jolanda Jansen

P.S. – This is Live! The Poetic in performance art

P.S. – this is Live explores the poetic in performance art by interrogating: how can a performance artist approach the poetry of live action? How can we make something poetic visible? The quality of the topic might be alluring, sensitive, soft or, on the contrary, heavy, dramatic and dark. At the same time, the poetry of the topic can be humorous and absurd, gloomy and obscure or light and ephemeral. P.S. explores different aspects of live action: rhythm, repetition, the symbolism of words, actions and objects.

Outdoor performances from 13.00 till 15.00 by Michael Barrett (US) and Topp&Dubio (NL).
http://artistmichaelbarrett.com/home.html
http://www.topp-dubio.nl/

Michael Barrett

For over fifteen years, Barrett has immersed himself in a grueling effort at developing masculine narratives that interrogate key areas of gender. As an A/R/Tographer, Barrett reinterprets how masculinity empowers and disempowers through influential theories and concepts of scholars and authors, such as Susan Sontag (feminine as masculine/masculine as feminine), Stephanie Springgay (skin and cloth), and Donna Harraway (Cyborg Manifesto). With the body, space, and time, Barrett’s work ruptures five areas of masculinity and questions cycles of physicality, gender, and identity by unveiling previously missed, invisible, and silenced perspectives on how society could broaden what it means to be masculine and what function masculinity serves.
1. physical force and control
2. work and occupational achievement
3. patriarchy
4. outdoorsman
5. heterosexual


 


Topp&Dubio

is a multidisciplinary artist duo who live and work in The Hague, The Netherlands.

Topp & Dubio study and scrutinize reality from a conceptual starting point, often arising from sudden moments of curiosity and a desire to explore parallel worlds. Their projects flawlessly deal with fact and fiction, the concept of art and daily life, the personal and the public, observation and participation, authenticity, history and documentation, the romance of imagination and the absurdity of reality.

Since the start of their collaboration in 1995, Topp & Dubio have shown their work in The Netherlands, Belgium, United Kingdom, Germany, France, Italy, Spain, Portugal, Brazil, Indonesia, Cambodia, United States, Canada, Poland, Latvia, Romania, Russia and Ukraine.


5th Lange Voorhout

Larysa Bauge Pictures Lisetteh and Jolanda Jansen

P.S. – This is Live! The Poetic in performance art

P.S. – this is Live explores the poetic in performance art by interrogating: how can a performance artist approach the poetry of live action? How can we make something poetic visible? The quality of the topic might be alluring, sensitive, soft or, on the contrary, heavy, dramatic and dark. At the same time, the poetry of the topic can be humorous and absurd, gloomy and obscure or light and ephemeral. P.S. explores different aspects of live action: rhythm, repetition, the symbolism of words, actions and objects.

Outdoor performances from 15.00 till 18.00 by Roos Hoffmann (NL), Alice Minervini (IT), Sofie Hollander (NL),
Jolanda Jansen (NL), Larysa Bauge (BLR).
Roos Hoffmann
Alice Minervini
Sofie Hollander
Jolanda Jansen
Larysa Bauge

Roos Hoffmann

Phillip Peters on the work of Roos Hoffmann:

“How can we relate to the given context, whether urban or natural-organic? The work is in fact about the question that is always recurring in art; who am I, what is my position, how do I discover and formulate my place in this world?”

“The work of Roos Hoffmann offers a simple and modest possibility to (re-)realize your own place and therefore your own identity in this complex world”

Alice Minervini (IT) and Sofie Hollander (NL)

Jolanda Jansen

In her carefully constructed but direct performances and video installations, Jolanda submits her body to various transformations, or rather deformations, to engage with the possibility of self-reinvention and release from cultural determinations. Her work often stages the passage from a sexualized female body to an animal-like corporeality as a way of challenging constraining definitions of self and of femininity. She strives to disorganize and transform her own controlled body and engage with issues of voyeurism and gender power relations. Her approach to performance art is finding a balance between her creative process studying possibility’s of material in relation to the body, opposite testing the limits of what the body can cope with and before that a stage in witch the mind is not controlling the body, but it is reacting on direct impulses.




Larysa Bauge

“For me every performance is a personal investigation into certain states and conditions that a human is subjected to. It is a chance to cross borders and redefine connections between people through transpersonal symbolism of movement, presence and space awareness.

I am fascinated with the collective imagination. By analyzing my own cultural background and its consequences, I attempt to create pieces that are rather transcultural in a sense of being emotionally recognized by any human in spite of the background or individual purposes.

In my opinion, the participatory, emotional response, a sort of awakening is what becomes very important nowadays, both in arts and in daily life. To accomplish the vital redefinition of “what makes us human”

I propose to look for common ground between us, to be aware, to reevaluate and to act upon”.

6th Quartair

BBB Johannes Deimling picture by Jolanda Jansen

P.S. – This is Live! The Poetic in performance art

P.S. – this is Live explores the poetic in performance art by interrogating: how can a performance artist approach the poetry of live action? How can we make something poetic visible? The quality of the topic might be alluring, sensitive, soft or, on the contrary, heavy, dramatic and dark. At the same time, the poetry of the topic can be humorous and absurd, gloomy and obscure or light and ephemeral. P.S. explores different aspects of live action: rhythm, repetition, the symbolism of words, actions and objects.

Performances by Sonja B Berg (FR) and Illias Liosatos (GR) http://sonjaberg.over-blog.fr/, Aino Sirje (http://www.performancesite.nl/project/aino-sirje/, Carole Novak https://www.facebook.com/carole.novak.33, Carol Montealegre http://www.performancesite.nl/project/carol-montealegre/, Michael Barrett (US) http://artistmichaelbarrett.com/home.html, BBB Johannes Deimling (DE) http://www.bbbjohannesdeimling.de/

Sonja B Berg and Illias Liosatos pictures Jolanda Jansen

“Forgetting/L’oubli” is a performance, a micro-scale socio-political laboratory. We seek to interactaround this progressive process that increasingly characterizes the evolution of our society andthe world around us. Is “forgetfulness” an unconsciously collective ritual, a sharing out of time, a transition to “here and now”? It is perhaps, simply a temporal experience, in a given space, that impacts a whole life, beliefs, and ideologies. “Forgetting” implies our gaze towards oneself and towards others; it amplifies the sensation of absence or presence in an instant.
We want to share with others (the public / visitors) an obscure (black) space, to explore the sensations that link time and body, memories and presence, memories and society, memoriesand politics.
 

Aino Sirje pictures by Jürgen Fritz

Fantasy is a real emotion!
I ́m interested in a research of identity, gender fluidness and queer in terms of art. Playing with gender roles and with pop and club culture has been my topics over the time I have been researching performance art. I ́m also interested in repetitive behavior, durational actions, public interactions and site-specific interventions. Modern poetry and literature, dance and video art are main sources of my artistic inspiration.
 

Carole Novak pictures by Jürgen Fritz

Elle est intéressée par l’exploration de l’altérité, de la relation avec le spectateur et cherche à le
rencontrer de manière plus horizontale, plus fragile. Pour ce faire elle installe un rapport de
grande intimité avec lui afin de se mettre dans une situation de fragilité en créant des
installations-performances dans lesquelles le spectateur est nécessaire au fonctionnement du
dispositif. Tout tourne autour de lui, son rôle est indispensable, cela permet ainsi de casser les
rapports de hiérarchie souvent inhérents au ‘spectacle vivant’ et à ses codes habituels : la
scène et le 4ème mur. Chacune des deux parties (artiste/spectateur) peut ainsi faire cette
expérience de fragilité et d’intimité. Par ce biais, elle espère parvenir à une plus grande
réceptivité dans leurs échanges.

Carol Montealegre pictures by Floris Duijvestein

While studying Anthropology, she discovered contemporary dance by chance and felt the need to fuse the
visual arts with the body. Through her training in contact dance, improvisation and physical theater, she
realized that she wanted to develop a conceptual and experimental approach to movement. In 2010, she
studied in Mexico receiving an MA in visual arts for her thesis The permanency of the ephemeral in which
she sought to rescue the existential sense of time as an experience of a permanent present that tends to be
forgotten in our becoming and remembering. Performance is a potent force in that reconciliation.
In her work she desires to do the following:

-Bring together an attentiveness to place, an austere command of physical movement and tension, and a
generous engagement with the dynamics of the personal and impersonal.

-Create an experience approaching collective trance, in which the restrained and finely honed intensity
spills into a heightened intimacy, touching and changing everyone present.

-Improve the ability to affect how others view the world and operate within it with profound endurance and
grace, motivated by a generous approach to human interaction.

-Experience another world together through thought provoking events, overriding the idea of performance,
and causing people to submerge into reality.

-Take challenging political ideas and create beautiful and bizarre still images from them.

-Make objects become extensions of the body rather than filling props.

-Develop the ability to create surrealistic images out of nothing.


Michael Barrett pictures by Floris Duijvestein

You Might Know Him

Type – Lecture Performance
Time – 1 hour
Concept – Regarding gender and generational constructs within the workplace, house-hold, and family structure. Includes a discussion with the audience, spoken word, singing, story-telling.

       

BBB Johannes Deimling pictures by Jolanda Jansen and Floris Duijvestein

‘it won’t always grow back #11’

To present complex contents, situations and moments in a simple and elementary way is a signature of the art of BBB Johannes Deimling: the term ‘Performance Art Povera’ describes his works. The ‘acted images [agierteBilder]’ of the artist are initially created purely visual, but gradually access to all the senses to create a holistic view on the banalities of everyday life with all its changes.
With a deep interest in the aesthetics and transformational potential of materials and objects, BBB Johannes Deimling enters the performative field with a purely visual approach. Deimling suggests “it is not the action that makes the performance, but the quality of an image created in combination with materials, objects and action in correspondence with space and time”.
The artist continuously invites a dialogue between other art forms including poetry, sculpture, architecture, dance, sound, and drawing. Deimling’s performative Collages are a forum for interdisciplinary discourses where performance is used as tool for communication where viewers are invited to take part in the performative process.

7th Holaa Opening

Giovanni Vetere and Lisanne van Brakel Pictures Jacques Martens

6-7 pm. start Festival Holaa! in the garden of Nutshuis with performances by Performance Site.

The opening in the Garden of Nutshuis The Hague could be perceived as a sculpture garden. People could move around the sculptures that where changing slowly.

Holaa Festival! Friday 7 to Sunday 9 July 2017

A journey of discovery through The Hague with contemporary art in the leading rol.

Festival Holaa! is an intimate, small-scale art festival in The Hague. Enjoy contemporary art, discover art in unexpected places and talk to the makers, experts and to each other. You can go alone or with the special guides, by foot or bike. Many locations are open in the weekend. Ask about the Holaa art work.

Performances by Philemon Mukarno https://www.facebook.com/pmukarno, Lisanne van Brakel https://atelierstudielisannevanbrakel.tumblr.com/, Carole Novak https://www.facebook.com/carole.novak.33, Danielle Brans http://www.performancesite.nl/project/danielle-brans/, GAMZE ÖZTÜRK http://www.performancesite.nl/project/gamze-ozturk/, Carol Montealegre http://www.performancesite.nl/project/carol-montealegre/, Andrea van Gelder http://www.performancesite.nl/project/andrea-van-gelder/, Giovanni Vetere http://www.performancesite.nl/project/giovanni-vetere/.

Danielle Brans

Andrea van Gelder

Lisanne van Brakel and Giovanni Vetere

GAMZE ÖZTÜRK and Carol Montealegre

Carole Novak

Philemon Mukarno

 

7th Quartair

Jürgen Fritz and Ieva Savickaitė Pictures Jacques Martens

P.S. – This is Live! The Poetic in performance art

P.S. – this is Live explores the poetic in performance art by interrogating: how can a performance artist approach the poetry of live action? How can we make something poetic visible? The quality of the topic might be alluring, sensitive, soft or, on the contrary, heavy, dramatic and dark. At the same time, the poetry of the topic can be humorous and absurd, gloomy and obscure or light and ephemeral. P.S. explores different aspects of live action: rhythm, repetition, the symbolism of words, actions and objects.

Performances by Jolijn de Wolf (NL) http://www.jolijndewolf.nl/blog/, Linde Gadellaa (NL) http://www.lindegadellaa.nl/, Yvette Teeuwen (NL) http://www.yvetteeuwen.nl/, Sarah Atzori (IT) https://azzurrasarah.com/about/, Heekyung Ryu (KOR) https://www.heekyung8ryu.com/365breathing, Jürgen Fritz (DE) http://www.fritz-performance.de/en/and Ieva Savickaitė (LT) https://www.instagram.com/ievasave/, Larysa Bauge (BLR) https://www.larysabauge.com/, Teddy May de Kock (NL) https://lidl-ted.tumblr.com/.

Jolijn de Wolf

The poetics of thoughts – facilitated by the Mythological Institute

Ever wondered what thoughts would look like if they would leave our heads and materialize on paper? The Mythological Institute warmly invites you to join the one on one performance “the poetics of thoughts”, and offers you an opportunity to make a blueprint out of your thoughts. Come
and share your thoughts and stories with the Mythological Institute representative: Jolijn de Wolf. The Mythological Institute is a processual art project, aiming to facilitate a non-hierarchical platform for meeting, creation and knowledge exchange, using the institutional mechanisms in a slightly ironic way to construct a bottom-up structure. The mythological Institute is a research platform shared with the audience, to explore the meaning of present day myth-making and story-sharing.

Linde Gadellaa

I often start from traditional music, fairytales, (contemporary) myths, the people surrounding me and those I meet while travelling. I am looking for a moment where reality merges with imagination. For me reality starts with the other. I am looking for the other. Therefor I like to work in projects in which I need others helping me to fulfill them. Preparing, composing and directing moments in the finest detail –> and then time goes on.  With me on the side the work grows, by the people around it, the participants, the time or even the flood rising. The work goes beyond me, it becomes reality.

Yvette Teeuwen

Space within & around’

Space
Body as Form
A vessel of silence & sound
sensitive movements
Voice explosion of life-power
coming from the 3D-cross of the spatial body

Micro & Macro
Vivid body connected through breath and being
with the silent-after-movements of the Big Bang
coverd bij the silent shelter-roof of the Universe

 

Sarah Atzori

I’m an Italian/Dutch visual artist mainly focussing on video performance and installation based on my personal experience which trough my ideas I make them universal. My work deals with music, theater, live performance and video-clips I’m putting myself in front of my memory, my complex as human been, my fear, my relationship with the society. Sharing protest with other people which like me have something to scream.

Heekyung Ryu

I used to recognize my existence and being, when I perform giving gifts especially which have a non-material value. Therefore I began to work on giving and exchanging my works with people. Also, I am interested in realizing “relationships” among people, invisible values and social interstice, which is regarded common but not feasible. What I wanted to give through these works/projects were time, devotion and attention and I tried to make people recall the values we might already lost. To specify, I have been working on values so called time. More on : http://www.mahku.nl/ma_studies/fine_art_student_1352.html

Jürgen Fritz and Ieva Savickaitė

Jürgen Fritz was born 1958 in the Black Forest in Germany. He studied theatre and the science of music.

1982 – 1990 he worked as a theater director, curator and actor, since 1984 as performance artist. He is co-founder of Black Market International, since the beginning of this international Cooperation of Performance Artists with whom he works since 1985. He showed his performances in all countries of Europe, the USA, Canada, Mexico Asia and Australia. Since 2005 he lives as free lance artist in Hildesheim. Here he is co- founder of the International Performance Association (IPAH, registered association). He is the artistic director of the annual festival of performance art ZOOM!, co-founder and co-organizer of the Platform for Young Performance Artists and the IPA Summer. Since 1995 he is a lecturer in performance art at different Universities in Germany. He develops his work mostly site specific. His conceptual approach is characterized by an impressive concentration and precision. For that he uses simple materials such as bamboo sticks, a bell or marbles with which he creates inspiring pictures. Performances with simple musical instruments have become an essential component of his work in recent years. His performance of “ringing a bell in dialogue with …” he performs since 2008 with traditional musicians from Europe and Asia.

www.fritz-performance.de

Larysa Bauge

“For me every performance is a personal investigation into certain states and conditions that a human is subjected to. It is a chance to cross borders and redefine connections between people through transpersonal symbolism of movement, presence and space awareness.

I am fascinated with the collective imagination. By analyzing my own cultural background and its consequences, I attempt to create pieces that are rather transcultural in a sense of being emotionally recognized by any human in spite of the background or individual purposes.

In my opinion, the participatory, emotional response, a sort of awakening is what becomes very important nowadays, both in arts and in daily life. To accomplish the vital redefinition of “what makes us human”

I propose to look for common ground between us, to be aware, to reevaluate and to act upon”.

https://www.larysabauge.com/

Teddy May de Kock

the Bold & the Beautiful

In mijn werk onderzoek ik hoe je de ambigue verhouding die men vandaag de dag heeft met thema’s als ‘het ego’, existentialisme, eenzaamheid;
vormgeeft via life performance. ///Mijn performances zijn altijd anders /// net als repetities /// het onderzoek is nooit af /// daarom is het altijd weer een groot avontuur /// Op ‘het podium’ (of waar ik dan ook ben..) speel ik zichtbaar met theatrale tools (rookmachine, profile lampen op statief, microfoon, personages, dieren, video, tekst, etc.) waarmee ik het publiek uitdaag mee te denken of er iets in de buurt komt van hoe we ons werkelijk voelen. Tegelijkertijd is die ambiguïteit erin te vinden dat de magische wereld ook wel echt ontstaat en de personages en atmosferen steeds gekker maar ook geloofwaardiger, ‘echter’ en radicaler worden.

Het is een spel tussen het mooie contrast tussen het ‘artificiële’ en het ‘echte’, het ‘oprechte’ en het ‘manipulatieve’ waar we in deze tijd erg tegenaan lopen en waar het medium ‘theater’ / ‘performance’ zich natuurlijk helemaal in uit kan leven.

 

8th Quartair

Nina Wijnmaalen Pictures Jacques Martens and Jolanda Jansen

P.S. – This is Live! The Poetic in performance art

P.S. – this is Live explores the poetic in performance art by interrogating: how can a performance artist approach the poetry of live action? How can we make something poetic visible? The quality of the topic might be alluring, sensitive, soft or, on the contrary, heavy, dramatic and dark. At the same time, the poetry of the topic can be humorous and absurd, gloomy and obscure or light and ephemeral. P.S. explores different aspects of live action: rhythm, repetition, the symbolism of words, actions and objects.

Performances by Nina Wijnmaalen (NL) http://www.ninawijnmaalen.nl/, Philemon Mukarno https://www.facebook.com/pmukarno, Lisanne van Brakel https://atelierstudielisannevanbrakel.tumblr.com/, Ieke Trinks (NL) http://ieketrinks.nl/, Somer Meijer (NL) http://www.suzannesomer.nl/filter/performance/Performance-Somer-Meijer, Topp & Dubio (NL) http://www.topp-dubio.nl/.

Nina Wijnmaalen

It isn’t the sun but the moon that enlightens the objects of my dream

“Een familieportret, een samenkomst van grote mensen, kleine mensen, suikerooms, vaders, grootmoeders en diverse aangetrouwde lieden. Een stuk over u en mij en over hoe we het leven vieren, ons opdoffen, tooien en voortbewegen. Hoe we kussen, spelen, drinken en dansen, uit volle borst zingen, de gordijnen openen en liefhebben! Maar ook over hoe we vergeefse pogingen doen om elkaar te bereiken, hoe diep we kunnen haten, willen bezitten en de illusie van controle in stand willen houden. Hoe wij ons als kleine kinderen gedragen met onze valse bescheidenheid, steelse blikken, zoetgevooisde woorden en duivelse beloftes! Want u en ik weten beide dat het bloed kruipt waar het niet gaan kan en wij het noodlot niet kunnen ontlopen”

    

Philemon Mukarno

Lisanna van Brakel

Mijn studie aan de kunstacademie is hoofdzakelijk gebaseerd op objecten tot leven wekken door interactie met hun omgeving. De mens vormt hierbij een belangrijke aandrijvingskracht. Het object gaat zich gedragen, het leidt een leven, samen met de mens (als verlengstuk) of los van de
mens (als autonome entiteit). Van jongs af aan ben ik gefascineerd door bewegende objecten of figuren die een karakter of personificatie op zichzelf kunnen zijn. Het fenomeen dat de mens wordt gedomineerd en gedirigeerd door materiële belangen (bijv. mobiele telefoons in het digitale tijdperk), vormt een inspiratiebron en drijfveer voor mij om werk te maken dat de mens wakker schudt, inzichten meegeeft. Ik wil de toeschouwer toegang geven tot mijn werk door het te ervaren, zich erdoor te laten meenemen/onderdompelen. Hierdoor kan de toeschouwer een onderdeel worden van mijn werk. Ik ben gefascineerd door het laten openen van de mens, het vermogen van de mens om zich kwetsbaar op te stellen en het moment waarop maskers en harnassen worden afgeworpen. Open staan om kennis te maken met iets dat onbekend is of iets waarover reeds een oordeel is gevormd. Ik ben van mening dat vastgeroeste denkpatronen en vooroordelen kunnen veranderen door middel van ervaring.

Ieke Trinks

Order of things

duration: 35min.
Description:
As in the previous two performances (order of things #1 and #2) I start with a bag and take out a small audio-speaker-set and install it. I continue by taking object out of thebag until it is empty. This time I placed all the objects in a circle around me and recorded simultaneously my voice saying the name of each object. Afterwards the recording isplayed in a loop and each time by hearing the name of the object I pick it up and throw it in the air, each time a little higher. The order of the objects changes and during timespread over a large surface on the floor. Each object reacts in a different way, how it falls on the floor and by some the shape is changing. Each object requires another effortof treatment by throwing it and picking it up.

 

Somer Meijer

Compositie met zwart en wit nr. 2a / Composition with Black and White no. 2a

Compositie met zwart en wit nr. 2b / Composition with Black and White no. 2b

In ‘Compositie met zwart en wit nr. 2a’ Somer Meijer sits opposite each other at a small table.
One has white chess pieces, the other has the black pieces. One by one every piece will be
exchanged in slow motion. Directly after that ‘Compositie met zwart en wit nr. 2b’ will be
performed in which the pieces will be exchanged back in the same manner.
Time endurance: Approximately 1 hour.
It is an ongoing performance in which it is not explicitly necessary to watch it from beginning to end.

Topp & Dubio

is a multidisciplinary artist duo who live and work in The Hague, The Netherlands.

Topp & Dubio study and scrutinize reality from a conceptual starting point, often arising from sudden moments of curiosity and a desire to explore parallel worlds. Their projects flawlessly deal with fact and fiction, the concept of art and daily life, the personal and the public, observation and participation, authenticity, history and documentation, the romance of imagination and the absurdity of reality.

Since the start of their collaboration in 1995, Topp & Dubio have shown their work in The Netherlands, Belgium, United Kingdom, Germany, France, Italy, Spain, Portugal, Brazil, Indonesia, Cambodia, United States, Canada, Poland, Latvia, Romania, Russia and Ukraine.

9th Children Workshop

Workshop conducted by Lisa Tostman from Germany.

Performance art what is that?

It is a live action done by an artist. He or her uses their own body for example to make a sculpture, portrait or collage but now it is in motion.

The purpose of the workshop is to show how much the contemporary art can be and what it actually means to be a performer.

In this program you will learn:

1) How to create beautiful and unusual images (just like you would do in painting or sculpture) using your body, everyday materials and surroundings instead of common paints and brushes!

2) How to free your mind, use abstract thinking, giving new life and meanings to familiar objects and transforming them into real pieces of art!

3) What is the space, how to play with it and make it part of your performative image.

Poetic Thought Wall

In order to collect valuable ideas and information a Thought Wall will be created. Everybody is welcome to join in: the residents, public, visitors etc. There will be some questions asked and people can put their answers/opinions/observations (in a textual or any other form) on the wall. At the end of the week they will be collected and an online publication will be made. The Thought Wall would become a valuable reference and a document for further discussion. It will also serve as an inspiration for the workshop participants as well as a bridge between the performers and the audience.
Examples of questions: What does it mean poetic? What should art be about? How should artists express themselves? What are the important ways of future development for the arts? What is poetry in art?What is the most important subject for performance art? How can art be expressed through the body? What is poetic creativity? What is imagination? What is creativity today in 2017 for you? …

“The Poetic in Performance creates an unknown or verwondering for the audience and performer.”
“gesprekken over uien, ontspannen liggen in de zon. Gesprek op een bankje, Perfecte middag!”
“Poetry when you don’t need words”
“Performance can stretch the borders of my imagination.”