Sculpture Park

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

Performance 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 stand still”.

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 practice.

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 reflection.

As part of the workshop Jolanda Jansen will give an inspirational lecture which supports the made experiments and exercises.

Price per person: 49,- Euro (free coffee and tea)

Registrations until the 20.01.2019 at

Place of the workshop


Helena van Doeverenplantsoen 3

2512 ZB Den Haag, Netherlands


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.

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.

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.

Fullmoon event

We are going to dive in a creative evening full of performance art.
We are on tour and open for exchange!!
We are:
Andrea van Gelder
Yvette Teeuwen
Lisanne van Brakel
Laryssa Bauge
Malou van Doormaal van iwbdjdyatmvezdmnekzawvb
Robin Berkelmans
Carlien van Soelen
Jessy Rahman & Rosh Abdelfatah
Jolanda Jansen
videowerk van Laiyan Cheng
en een installatie van Tim Vermeulen & Lisetteh


The Poetic Practised

PAS #55 | ‘DUEL’ – The Poetic in Performance Art

Video of Duel workshop with footage of the particopants working with The Poetic in Performance Art.

Made by P.S. Performance Site in cooperation with PAS.
task © by BBB Johannes Deimling for PAS | Performance Art Studies, 2009 – 2017

link to video:

Jan-Egil Finne Photo Alice Minervini

Open Call IPA – PAS


A Legendary Milestone in the History of Performance Art:

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

In cooperation with P.S. Performance Site The Hague

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:

BBB Johannes Deimling:
Jürgen Fritz:


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.

More on the P.S. event:

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.’

More information:
BBB Johannes Deimling:
PAS | Performance Art Studies:
Performance Symposium:

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.

International Performance Association (IPA):
Jürgen Fritz:
Black Market International:

Quartair The hague, Toussaintkade 55:

Sign me UP!

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

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.
  • photo and video documentation of your performance

Some Details

  • 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

Open Call

P.S.- this is Live The Poetic in performance art,  5 juli t/m 8 juli 2017, Quartair Den Haag

P.S. nodigt kunstenaars wonend in Nederland uit een plan in te sturen voor het performance programma in het weekend van 5 juli t/m 8 juli.


We vragen kunstenaars te reageren op het thema The Poetic

We willen het poëtische onderzoeken via performancekunst. Hoe gaan performance kunstenaars met dit thema om? Hoe kan iets poëtisch zichtbaar worden? Het onderwerp kan mooi, sensitief en zacht zijn of dramatisch en donker. Het poëtische kan absurd, bizar, ongrijpbaar, humoristisch, duister, licht of zwaar zijn. We vragen kunstenaars hun gedachten te verbeelden in een actie die beeldende kwaliteit heeft. Dit kan op vele manieren, en we sluiten niets uit: geluid, licht, techniek, installaties of helemaal niets, alleen een lichaam.

Ons Programma

05/07/17     – overdag performances op buitenlocaties
06/07/17     – in de ochtend workshop voor kinderen en presentatie in de middag
06/07/17     – in de avond performance programma
07/07/17     – in de ochtend morning-after talks / interviews
07/07/17     – in de avond performance programma
08/07/17     – in de ochtend morning-after talks / interviews
08/07/17     – in de avond performance programma

We bieden
  • je ontvangt een kunstenaarshonorarium van 250 euro.
  • je bent deel van een internationaal event met o.a. BBB Johannes Deimling en Jürgen Fritz.
  • je wordt gefotografeerd en er wordt video documentatie gemaakt.
  • je kunt worden gevraagd om deel te nemen aan de morning-after talk om te komen praten over je werk.

P.S. Performance Site Den Haag:

Stuur je idee op naar voor 30 april.
Zet er duidelijk in, wat je nodig hebt, hoe lang je performance duurt, hoe het eruit ziet/inhoud. Je CV, documentatie en website, adres gegevens.

Je krijgt uiterlijk half mei bericht of je project is uitgekozen.

Poetry is a powerful artistic tool. It can be soft and fragile like a catkin but also brutal and destructive like a sledge hammer. Mainly the term ‘poetry’ is used within writing and is textually based. However, poetry  is also used as a metaphor to describe the appearance of an art work. The term ‘visual poetry’ describes the art which is dealing with text in an extended and visually extended manner. Similar to written or spoken poetry, ‘visual poetry’ creates spaces full of possibilities and playgrounds for thoughts. Therefore, all forms of poetry share the lack of not being applicable to reality as it has already transformed reality. Connecting the term ‘visual poetry’ with an ephemeral art form which is celebrating the ‘nowness’ of the moment in reality carries a huge potential towards the impossibility of creating poetry live. However, the term ‘visual poetry’ in connection with Performance Art is transformed into something different as live artistic actions can be poetic. This working method is anchored in the work of  Performance Art pioneers such as DADA and Fluxus. In doing so, the body of the artist is the sheet of paper on which the action writes its text and creates poetic moments. (BBB Johannes Deimling)