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)


[[ Hoogtij#48 // P.S. DON’T MISS THIS! IT IS LIVE!]]

// 10 – 03 – 2017
The Hague Youth Factory, Torenstraat 140
// 19:00 – 23:00

An evening with a diverse range of performance art forms in an ongoing programme.An initiative of The Hague performance artists with a vibrating creative program, which is inspired by Fluxus, Dada, Body art, Electronic art, the street and everyday life.

[ P.S. wants to show Art that has a content with a deeper meaning, in terms of the subject but also in its representation. Art that triggers the mind. Performance art that is genuine and authentic, that has a visual quality in composition in relation to the environment and can be radical. We are interested in art that resonates in the mind and evokes different ideas. This can be done in many ways, and we exclude nothing: sound, light, technology, installations or nothing at all, just a body. ]