With the cultural contribution of LADA – Live Art Development Agency, at PROJECT ID – In Between Identities VestAndPage,Performance Site Den Haag and Ruimtevaart Den Haag organise a Study Movie Room consisting of performances on video by eminent and groundbreaking artists whose practices address crucial issues of our contemporaneity.
OUCH – An Anthology on Pain and Performance Video review curated by LADA With works by Marina Abramović, Marcel·lí Antunez Roca, Ron Athey, Franko B, Wafaa Bilal, Rocio Boliver, Cassils, Bob Flanagan, Regina José Galindo, jamie lewis hadley, Nicola Hunter & Ernst Fischer, Oleg Kulik, Martin O’Brien, Kira O’Reilly, Petr Pavlensky.
In Between Identities Video review curated by VestAndPage With works by Marilyn Arsem, Ron Athey, Franko B, Wafaa Bilal, Bob Flanagan, Norbert Klassen, Yoko Ono, Guillermo Gómez-Peña, Stelarc, VestAndPage.
Performance Site Den Haag is glad to present a two-week international performance art project in The Hague:
“Project ID In-Between Identities” 25 June to 7 July 2019 The Hague, The Netherlands
Applications for the Intensive Residency Class by VestAndPage & Marilyn Arsem are now accepted on a rolling base until May 30, 2019 through http://bit.do/project-id.
DATES & VENUE| • Open Call Residency Class tutored by VestAndPage & Marilyn Arsem: Tuesday, June 25 – Wednesday, July 3, 2019 • Exhibition, evening lectures and artist talks at Stichting Ruimtevaart: Friday, June 28 and Sunday, 30, 2019 • Collective performance opera: Friday, July 5, 2019 • Live performance program at De Helena and De Barthkapel: Friday 5 – Sunday, 7 July 2019
Project ID In-Between Identities is a temporary creative community project aiming to face artistically the issue of the crisis of identity, working in performance art through personal and the societal conceptions of individuality. In a 10-days intensive Residency Class, P.s. Den Haag provides for a space to develop solo and collective performances under the tuition of artist duo VestAndPage together with Marilyn Arsem, to be presented during the weekend July 5 – 7, 2019 in a public event. A collective performance opera, solo and collaborative performances by the participants and additional invited international artists, as well as lectures and an exhibition, happen in the centre of The Hague at the former school building De Helena, Stichting Ruimtevaart, and De Barthkapel, a suggestive old convent chapel.
• The intensive Residency Class is tutored in a joint methodological process by VestAndPage and Marilyn Arsem • For the Residency Class, we are calling for a maximum of 20 international artists, performers, actors, movers, sound artists and poets interested in a collaborative and physical art practice, including all levels of experience and different abilities. • We are able to offer the Residency Class for the total costs of €450.-
This includes shared accommodation at The Hague Hostel and vegetarian meals during the period of the project (With arrival on June 24 and departure on July 8, 2019).
(Participants who count on private accommodation, or who intend to assist only the Residency Class excluding the public event weekend, please contact us for the price.)
• Applications for Project ID – In Between Identities are now accepted on a rolling base until May 30, 2019. To apply, please fill in and submit the application form on http://bit.do/project-id.
Artist Verena Stenke and artist and writer Andrea Pagnes have been working together since 2006 as VestAndPage, creating live performances, performance-based films, performance visuals, and poetic writings since over a decade, exploring performance art as phenomena through their collaborative creative practice, as well as through theoretical artistic research and temporary artistic community projects. Their art practice is contextual and situation-responsive, conceived psycho-geographically in response to social contexts, natural surroundings, historical sites, and architectures. In a “Poetics of Relations” they examine notions of temporalities, memory strata, communication and fragility of the individual and the collective within social and environmental spheres, applying the themes of trust in change, union, endurance, pain sublimation and risk-taking with a poetic bodily approach to art practice and a focus on universal human experiences. While encompassing a range of subtly different concepts, they primarily express VestAndPage’s view on reality while adding or revealing poetic elements as a rebellion against the exercise of power and discrimination among human beings. www.vest-and-page.de
Marilyn Arsem has been creating live events since 1975, from solo gallery performances to large-scale, site-specific works at festivals, conferences, alternative spaces, galleries, museums and universities in 29 countries throughout North and South America, Europe, the Middle East and Asia. Thematically, her work has ranged from feminist deconstruction of images of traditional women’s work, to performances concerning the Cold War, to the impact of US imperialism in countries throughout the world, to works about environmental issues. The topic to which she has continually returned over the years has been our understanding of time, its passing, and mortality. She presented 100 Ways to Consider Time at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, which was 100 different six-hour performances in 103 days, from November 9, 2015 to February 19, 2016. Over the years Arsem has experimented with different ways of designing performances so that audiences share responsibility in making the work. In some cases, the audience is given control over the actions of the performer, in other works the audience has taken a specific role in creating the event. This reflects an interest in redefining power structures and illuminating how meaning is generated and shared between people. She is a member and founder of Mobius, Inc., a Boston-based collaborative of interdisciplinary artists. She taught at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston for 27 years, establishing one of the most extensive programs internationally in visually-based performance art. www.marilynarsem.net
PERFORMANCE SITE DEN HAAG P.S. Den Haag is an artist-run organisation based in The Hague, creating space for a wide range of performance art practices and educational opportunities. Since 2016, P.s. organises performance art events in The Hague with international guest artists facing topics that aim to inspire insight, research and discussion. www.performancesite.nl
Location: Helena van Doeverenplantsoen 3, Den Haag, Nederland
VestAndPage: Andrea Pagnes and Verena Stenke will visit us to present
the cooperation project ID that will run from June 24th till July 7th
in The Hague.
Project ID is a temporary creative community working with global
issues of ‘identity Crisis’. Together with VestAndPage we will create a
visual save space to create live solo and group performances. Marilyn
Arsem will be our guest artist working with VestAndPage
on the project.
From the investigation of the notion of ‘identity
crisis’ in our social systems, our urgency is to identify new life
perspectives collectively through art and performance art making
The aim is to stimulate and intertwine proactive dialogues among
artists, people, and cultural communities in general, considering art as
a foremost sensitizing tool of communication.
Our mission is therefore to favour independent, temporarily binding
relationships among artists, people and different cultural communities,
which can lead to long-term networks existing, growing and lasting even
after the conclusion of the project itself.
Camilla Rose Sullivan performing Dirt Pages at #PAS32 | #Absurdity. photo: Monika Deimling, 2013
A two-day workshop by PAS | Performance Art
Studies led by BBB Johannes Deimling in cooperation with P.S. –
Performance Site, Den Hague, Netherlands
26. + 27. January 2019, 10:00 – 18:00 presentation 27th of January 15.30
Art is considered as an artistic practice which is mainly in motion,
where movement and actions are characteristic. Within the wide field of
performance art one form is active since the 60s and perhaps not so much
in focus of public recognition: The Still-Life Performance or the
sculpture performance. Based on researches of sculpture this form is
used throughout the times and played a distinct role in the development
and the variety of performance art. One of the most inspirational quotes
was made by James Lee Byars (1932-1997): “The perfect performance is to
In the two-day workshop we will research and
experiment with the idea of sculpture as a source for performance
concepts and ideas. Still-Life Performance, Slowmotion Performance,
Endurance Performance, Sculpture Performances are terms which will lead
us into a field where we try to condense artistic ideas into one
performance image, situation or moment. What is needed and important to
make a performative sculpture and where are the possibilities and
challenges are questions which we will address in the workshop time. How
does space, material, time and as well action generate and condense a
vivid artistic idea into one performance images, one performance moment?
And how we can make use from the knowledge from Greek sculpture to
contemporary positions? We will experiment with time and materials and
see how far we can bring the idea of sculpture into performance art
At the end of this research we will present the
performance sculptures in a public event called “Sculpture Park” in
which the audience is free to roam in space and discover the processes
of the different sculptures. We will finish the workshop with a
As part of the workshop Jolanda Jansen will give an inspirational lecture which supports the made experiments and exercises.
photo: PAErsche Open Source EQUINOX Cologne | 27.03.2018
Performance Site geeft ruimte aan Context and Open Source Drie middagen met lezingen van 1 of 2 kunstenaars over hun werk met steeds een ander onderwerp / uitgangspunt, met daarna een Open Source groepsperformance. Om ons eerst via de inhoud te verdiepen en deze daarna direct toe te passen, te ondervinden en ook te aanschouwen. Open Source is een groepsactie zonder van te voren uitgedachte ideeën met bewegingen voortgebracht door impulsen. Het is geïnspireerd op Open Source door PAErsche in Keulen. http://paersche.org/open-source/
Performance Site wil met deze middagen ruimte bieden aan performance kunstenaars om te experimenteren, ruimte om vragen te stellen, ruimte om kritisch te beschouwen, ruimte om elkaar uit te dagen en te ontmoeten.
13 oktober 14.00 – 17.00 P.S. COS 1 lezing Larysa Bauge
3 november 14.00 – 17.00 P.S. COS 2 lezing Ronald Bal
10 november 14.00 – 17.00 P.S. COS 3 lezing Nina Boas en Yvette Teeuwen
Vanuit het schematische overzicht Performance Art Context van Boris Nieslony en Gerhard Dimoserlaat laat P.S. zich inspireren voor zijn COS onderzoeks bijeenkomsten. Dit is een overzicht op het formaat A0 met verschillende benaderingen van performancekunst en zijn theorie, filosofie, bewegingen, kunstenaars, critici, schrijvers, etc…
P.S. COS 1 Lichaam in relatie tot ruimte: Performance als vorm van aanwezigheid.
P.S. COS 2 De belichaming van tijd: Performance als observatie. P.S. COS 3 Performativiteit van objecten: performance als installatie en als een beeld genererende actie
Performance Site creates Space for Context and Open Source Three afternoons with readings by 1 or 2 artists about their work with a different subject / starting point, followed by an open source group performance. To first dive into the content and then directly test this out by experiencing and watching. Open Source is a group action without preconceived ideas by moving on impulses. It is inspired by Open Source of PAErsche in Cologne. http://paersche.org/open-source/
13th October 14.oo – 17.00 P.S. COS 1 reading Larysa Bauge
3rd November 14.00 – 17.00 P.S. COS 2 reading Ronald Bal 10th November 14.00 – 17.00 P.S. COS 3 reading Nina Boas and Yvette Teeuwen
With these afternoons Performance Site wants to offer space for performers to experiment, space to ask questions, space to think critically, space to challenge and to meet each other.
For this COS research meetings P.S. is inspired by the schematic overview Performance Art Context of Boris Nieslony and Gerhard Dimoserlaat. This investigation on A0 with different approaches to performance art and its theory, philosophy, movements, artists, critics, writers, etc…
P.S. COS 1 Body in relation to space: Performance as configuration of presence.
P.S. COS 2 The embodiment of time: Performance as observation. P.S. COS 3 Performativity of objects: performance as installation and as an image-generating action.
We are going to dive in a creative evening full of performance art.
We are on tour and open for exchange!!
Andrea van Gelder
Lisanne van Brakel
Malou van Doormaal van iwbdjdyatmvezdmnekzawvb
Carlien van Soelen
Jessy Rahman & Rosh Abdelfatah
videowerk van Laiyan Cheng
en een installatie van Tim Vermeulen & Lisetteh
IPA and PAS week workshop conducted by Jürgen Fritz and BBB Johannes Deimling. We are delighted to invite you to IPA – PAS. An intensive week of masterclasses taught by by two of the most experienced instructors. of today. IPA – PAS in the Netherlands is made for (preferably) experienced artists who are searching for new ways of development of their artistic practice and those who are ready to go deeper in their personal investigations in performance art.
During the full-time (7 hours) working days the selected participants explore performance art theory, put their knowledge directly into practice and reflect on the process and outcomes. They also expand their network by making valuable connections with other performers from all over the world. After four days the groups will switch from teachers so that everyone has a chance to experience the diversity of approaches to performance. You can read more about the approaches of their workshops here:
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.
Note: Since the idea is based on the duel it is not possible to only take part in one workshop. The setup of the workshop is to work with both teachers and approaches.
BBB Johannes Deimling is an acclaimed visual artist and teacher, known for his specific visual approach to Performance Art based on his term agierte Bilder (enacted images). Besides his own art practice Deimling has devoted much of his practice in researching the educational potential of Performance Art. In 2008 he founded the independent art & education project PAS | Performance Art Studies attended by emerging artists from all over the world. In October 2017 he co-organizes with the University Dresden in Germany the international Performance Art Symposium ‘ACT.MOVE.PERFORM.’
Jürgen Fritz is the artistic director of the IPA Summer. Since the founding of IPA in 2006 he is instrumental in the design and implementation of all events.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. Since 1995 he is a lecturer in performance art at different Universities in Germany. He showed his performances in all countries of Europe, the USA, Canada, Mexico Asia and Australia.
To sign up send your; name, email address, home address and phone number, artist statement, short personal biography, links to your work online, portrait photo (to use on website of P.S.) and a short letter of motivation to firstname.lastname@example.org
program / agenda
Week 1 Workshop
26/06/17 – beginning IPA – PAS workshop till 03/07/17
30/06/17 – change of groups
04/07/17 – presentation workshops
05/07/17 – free day for workshop participants
Week 2 P.S. – This is Live! event 05/07/17 – daytime performances at outdoor venues invited artists
06/07/17 – in the evening performance program
07/07/17 – in the morning morning-after talks / interviews
07/07/17 – in the evening performance program
08/07/17 – in the morning morning-after talks / interviews
08/07/17 – in the evening performance program
09/07/17 – PAS Youth children workshop and presentation
8 days of guidance in the development of your performance practice
to participate in the P.S. – this is Live! performance event
in the evening, vegetarian meals, there is a supermarket close by to get a breakfast and lunch
an accommodation for 9 days at The Hague Hostel, Lutherse Burgwal 5, in the center of The Hague. Note: The workshop only includes accommodation during the workshop week not during the event. http://hostelthehague.com/DE/
photo and video documentation of your performance
We will have 2 groups , 12 participants in each group
The working times can be different in each group, generally we have about 7 hours workshop every day in the groups
The price for the workshop, hostel, including dinner = 400 euro
The price for the workshop, including dinner = 250 euro