Some news updates from Peformance Art Studies (PAS)

15 04 2011

Here are some news updates we recieved from PAS newsletter.

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PAS – Performance Art Studies 

PAS – Performance Art Studies, is a professional studio that is offering intensive studies to young artists, art students and other interested people in Performance Art since 2008. The aim of these studies is to provide the participants a unique form of classes about the big topic of Performance Art and to include them into the international network as well.

http://pas.bbbjohannesdeimling.de/

  
* Upcoming
PAStudies *

 

#19 Intensified Dialogues from the 6th till the 15th of May in Trybunalski and Krákow ( Poland )

in cooperation with the international performance art festival Interakcje, curated by Arti Grabowski

Intensified dialogues is investigating the permanent conflicts in our daily life encounters on an emotional and intellectual level. As social beings, we are thinking in categories and classifications, we are consisting of numerous contradictions regarding our personal history and origins. This influences our behaviors and images in encounters with each other. During the workshop we will experience our differences in the ways we are sharing ideas and interests and dealing with conflicts and limitations. This cultural, emotional and aesthetical diversity is seen as a value and a chance to formulate and express individual positions and intensify each individual artistic expression.

 

Apply now! Limited places!
Deadline for applications: April 30th
Early bird price: by confirmed registrations before the 15th of April

Information and application form >>>
Please feel free to forward this information

* FROM ME TO YOU *

It is a big pleasure for PAS to thank a great audience at the Flutgraben e.V./Berlin for our first PASproject 2011 “From Me To You” on last Sunday. We all have seen an inspiring performance art event with tea, coffee and handmade cake from the bakery “Seidenschnur”. Eight young performance artists have written performances as a gift “from me to you”.

Please see our documentation soon >>>

We also had our first run with a live stream, and can say, it was an experiment. We do apologies for inconveniences because of technical problems. But we want to continue to improve this as a technical opportunity.
The next PASproject will be in Vienna . More information soon.

* PASresidency *

We are  happy to announce that PAS will be able to provide a performance art residency in Fredrikstad ( Norway ) starting from summer 2011. The one-week residency will provide free accommodation, working space and travel cost. This can be seen as a special opportunity for PASmembers.

Check here for further information soon >>>


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PASmember *

PAS is very pleased to share a brilliant video work by PASmember Félix Fernández

Please check >>>

* PASnews *

With a big pleasure PAS wants to announce our collaboration with Tabea Hörnlein and the “Theater der jungen Generation” in Dresden . Tabea is the new artistically director of this institution for youth theatre and will be the new head of the PASyouth section. So, we are looking forward to organise the first PASyouth summer school in Dresden for youth and teenagers in Performance Art. The workshop will be conducted by two PASmembers.

                                                                                                                                
Please visit the PASwebsite for further information and follow the bird under:
http://pas.bbbjohannesdeimling.de/
Please feel free to forward this information or download it and spread out:
http://pas.bbbjohannesdeimling.de/DATEN/plakate/pas_a4_2011.pdf





Can Cannot Also Can

7 04 2011

In a project called “Give Peace A Chance Redux” Lee Wen had re-visited the legendary “Bed-in for peace” performance of Yoko Ono and John Lennon during 11 to 15 September 2006 together with Kai Lam. They occupied an empty shop space for five days and installed a bed for sitting and discussing “war and peace”. The shop became a bed room decorated with hip tie-dyes, colorful rugs and carpets, a television showing the video documentary of the legendary “Bed-in” running in a loop and an anti-war poster corner where visitors can paint and put up on the wall their own messages against the futility of war. The project was also part of the Singapore Management University Arts festival and my work responded to a number of contexts quite uniquely Singaporean, such as the ban on public protests and blocking out the black-listed activists from entering the country during the World Bank meeting being held that week. Given the fame of John Lennon and the Beatles amongst youthful music lovers compared in contrast to ignorance of Yoko Ono’s art departures and “Bed-in for peace” seen as an extension of Ono’s performance art interventions gave an opportunity to provoke interest in performance art as legitimate art practice. Lee however was shocked in over hearing a passing student scornfully tell his girlfriend that John Lennon is a no good hippie, drug imbibing bum amongst other derogatory gibes and discouraged her from participating in our project. Turning to Kai Lam, Lee wondered aloud: “what kind of brain washed dudes are there among these kids and how come?” and said it is time to become a “Born again Hippie”.

"Give Peace A Chance Redux", 2006

In 2007 Lee began the new series: “Too Late The Hippie” after seeing the tourism board promotional slogan: ‘Uniquely Hip Singapore’. Responding to the irony of how hippie culture were once seen as a threat to traditional values, defiance of authority in the face of dominant global market capitalism and the acceptance of values once frowned upon into mainstream culture and especially the threat of communism at the height of the Vietnam war during the ‘70s. Playing devil’s advocate reminding and recalling that recent enthusiasm for healing the planet, disgust for chemicals, non-GMO seeds, concern for the environment, alternative health, humane treatment of animals, natural childbirth, developing the self, popular music and various prevalent attitudes actually began and proliferated from the 1960s hippie counter culture movement.

In 2007 while participating in “Interakcje 2007″ Piotrkow Trybunalski in Poland Lee also began his ordeal with Parkinson’s Disease. In response, he began new works, which incorporated his physical condition. Nicknamed “Stagger Lee”, as he began walking with a staggering gait he started to perform a new series based on the story of “Stagger Lee”, a legendary real life bad man in American folklore seen as the embodiment of evil. Lee took up the shaman-like role as if personifying the evil character and creating a humorous ritualistic séance with the intention of dispelling the evil from this world.

In another series, he re-interpreted “Rite of Spring” (Le Sacre du Printemps) using the Russian composer Igor Stravinsky’s once controversial ballet first conceived a century ago. Lee moved to dance in order to continue the perpetual search for the resolution of conflicts and reconciliation of contradictions through the self imposed task of activating and performing the body in sickness.

With “Anyhow Blues Project” Lee characteristically continues to manifest these various contradictions, using a renewed interest in popular folk music genre as a (re-) starting point. By singing, some self composed songs as well as old classics as a starting vehicle; the “Anyhow Blues Project” confronts various issues related to contemporary the hypocrisy of ‘serious culture’ and other ‘dead art’. As an avid follower of Frankfurt School of philosophy, Lee acknowledges his disagreeing from Adorno’s criticism of popular music in dismissing the protest songs of the ‘60s as pretentious commercialism. Lee investigates nuances of social discontent against the current trends of euphoric celebration manifested in propagation of art biennales and globalization of the art market. He expresses the desperate struggle for the individual to assert a place in a commercially driven and essentialist engineered culture of contemporary society, crying for local folk music if not art in deserving legitimacy against high powered commercial or exploitive fare in contemporary cultural discourse.

Lee Wen also returns to his earliest forays of poetry and singing. Besides the other influences, it was through poetry reading and jamming with Zai Kuning at The Artists Village that started him on the road to performance art and other experimental practices. He explained in a recent interview: “ Zai is the guitar maestro, I just do the basic chords but I liked making up songs with my own lyrics. Therefore, my first actions were readings, which I dropped out of eventually and when I went full swing into it, I forget all about the guitar and songs. With medication now, my fingers start to move like it did before and while hanging out with Zai again after long years of going in different directions, it was such a joy to play the guitar and sing again that I had to get into the “Anyhow Blues Project”. It’s really a part of how I cope with my health as much as it’s a comment on society and life, and also about the trials and tribulations of friends like Zai and the Artists Village.”

After performing solo in various performance art gigs since September 2010, the Anyhow Blues Project has evolved through various intense contradictions and complexities. Working with the inspiring provocateur Zai as well as Reef and Hafiz, active players of our neglected alternative music scene, Lee hopes to help steer Anyhow Blues into reconciliation and redemption. Together with the ‘Anyhow Blues Project’, they will rock anew the folk dimension of Lee Wen’s earlier solo acoustic attempts.

They will perform all original compositions by Lee Wen, as much as before gutsy and poignant, personal experiences that relates to current cultural climates. Songs like “Art is Dead” deliver a punchy tune with simple lyrics warning us of the impending death trivializing our humanity by placing emphasis on market values and mindless consumer tastes for shameless repetition of tested formulas rather than research, innovations and explorations of new ideas and current questions of humanity’s directions.

Join them for a concert closer to your roots and help resurrect dead art!

 

Zai, Reef, Wen and Hafiz in the studio

Date: 15th and 16th April 2011
Time: 7.30 pm to late
Venue: The Substation, Theatre
Address: 45 Armenian Street, Singapore 179936

Zai Kuning guitars.
Reef bass
Hafiz Bastard drums

Program:
Performance by Lee Wen (solo) 7:30pm
Acoustic (solo) 8.00pm
Interval 8:20pm to 8:30pm
Electric Set
with Zai, Reef and Hafiz 8:30pm to 10:00pm

Acoustic (solo) – Lee Wen

Admission : S$10 only
(you are allowed to sneak in free by order of the Anyhow Blues Project)
after all this is not a Bob Dylan gig!

‘CanCannotAlsoCan’-poster design by Lin Shiyun, painting by Elena Erikkson,

“Anyhow Blues Project” premiered at 9th International Performance Art, Turbine, Giswil Switzerland, Sept.11, 2010.

The “Anyhow Blues Project” series had been presented at:

2010:

–       9th International Performance Art, Turbine, Giswil 2010, Switzerland

–       Rencontre internationale d’art performance de Québec, Quebec, Canada

–       Survey from Singapore, FADO, Toronto Free Gallery, Toronto, Canada

–       4 Directions from Asia, Grace Exhibition Space, Brooklyn, New York, U.S.A.

–       Action Script: Symposium on Performance Art Practice and Documentation in Asia, Hong Kong

–       Performance Platform Lublin 2010, Poland

–       BONE 13 – Festival für Aktionskunst, Berne, Switzerland

2011:

–       R.I.T.E.S. “Rooted In The Ephemeral Speak” #01/2011, The Substation, Singapore

–       “This Is Performance Art”, Aberdeen, Scotland

–       ”Song”, with Reef, Singapore Art Museum, AfterHours Grounded Party, “Negotiating Home, History and Nation: Two Decades of Contemporary Art from Southeast Asia.

Info:

yunihslin@yahoo.com

http://www.substation.org/can-cannot-also-can/

 





Biological Arts Theatre (Infinite Saree)

6 04 2011

Biological Arts Theatre

Open Call to All

Bio-Art Workshop
The Gary Cass, lab scientist will run a Bio-Art Workshop, which it will provide a platform in creating artworks from various biological science techniques such as extracting DNA and working with tissue and bacteria cultures.

3D Workshop
Steve Rice will run a 3D Film Workshop, which it will explore techniques and notion of 3D film effects. This technique will be use to explore the visual dimensional of theatre through space, movements, sounds and texts.

When: 30 April to 1 May 2011
Where: TBC
Cost: FREE
Places are limited

Application submission by 16 April 2011

The final work will be a theatre/performance event titled Infinite Saree. Shortlisted artists from the workshop will be invited to join with the Infinite Saree theatre to develop a unique performance/theate event. Both experienced and new artists are encouraged to apply.

Pls download the application form at www.schandrasekaran.com/infinitesaree





IPAH Summercamp 2011 & Platform Young Performance Artists!

30 03 2011

Basic Informations about the IPAH Summercamp  & Platform For Young Performance Artists 2011.

Important: The Summercamp this year will not happen at Schloss Bröllin! One class will take place at the wonderful location Glogau Air and two classes at the Kunstfabrik am Flutgraben e.V., both in Berlin. The teachers this year will be He Chengyao from Beijing, Ray Langenbach from Kuala Lumpur and Jürgen Fritz.

Dates:

  • 17. July 2011: Arrival of participants in Berlin, first dinner and talk about the organization.
  • 18. – 24.: workshops
  • 25. – 27.: days off, preparing the Platform
  • 28. – 30.: Platform Festival for Young Artists at the Kunstfabrik am Flutgraben e.V.
  • 31. July:  Departure

Money:

Like in the years before, we hope, that we can offer the Camp for 200, – €. This would include:

  • Fee for the teachers
  • Simple accommodation on mattresses in a big room together with other participants or private accommodation during the workshop!
  • One dinner every day together with all participants from all groups. (during the workshop)
  • We are not sure about our funding in the moment, so we don´t know exactly, whether the 200,- are sufficient. We will know soon about that.

Registration

  • Like in the last year, we have limited places up to 40 participants. So if you would like to participate, please register as soon as possible!
  • Please register via email to summercamp@i-pah.deJLIB_HTML_CLOAKING . You will receive a confirmation email with the information, to which account you should transfer the participation fee.
  • Registration is compulsory if the fee is credited to the account of the IPAH e.V..

Please be aware, that the Platform Festival is not part of the IPAH Summercamp!

  • There is no accommodation and no food provided after July 24th! Of course we will help you to find cheap sleeping places & maybe we can use some of the places from the week before, but we don´t know about that now!
  • Not everybody from the workshop will have the possibility to perform at the Platform Festival! We have to decide about that during the first week! But we are lucky, that we may use 2 floors in the Kunstfabrik this year, so the situation will be easier than last year!

Symposium

  • This year we will have a small symposium about “Teaching Performance Art” organized by Jörn Burmester from the Performer Stammtisch.

Partners

Our Partners for the events this summer are:

http://www.i-pah.de/ipahjoom/index.php/summercamp/sommercamp-2011

Dear Performance Artists, -teachers, -travellers and -Lovers,

Again, this year we are proud to announce another fantastic & unique

IPAH Summercamp 2011
&
Platform Young Performance Artists!

Make sure to be there. We have fantastic teachers, fantastic food, a fantastic Festival.
You will spend a fantastic time!
DON´T MISS IT!

Important: The Summercamp this year will not happen at Schloss Bröllin! One class will take place at the wonderful location Glogau Air and two classes at the Flutgraben e.V. The teachers this year will be He Chengyao from Beijing, Ray Langenbach from Kuala Lumpur and Jürgen Fritz .

Dates:

  • 17. July 2011: Arrival of participants in Berlin, first dinner and talk about the organization.
  • 18. – 24.: workshops
  • 25. – 27.: days off, preparing the Plaform
  • 28. – 30.: Platform Young Performance Artists at the Flutgraben e.V.
  • 31. July: Departure

Money:

Like in the years before, we hope, that we can offer the Camp for 200, – €. This would include:

  • Fee for the teachers
  • Simple accommodation on mattresses in a big room together with other participants or private accommodation during the workshop!
  • One dinner per day together with all participants from all groups.
  • We are not sure about our funding in the moment, so we don´t know exactly, whether the 200,- are sufficient. We will know soon about that.

Registration

  • Like in the last year, we have limited places up to 40 participants. So if you would like to participate, please register as soon as possible!
  • Please register via email to summercamp@i-pah.de . You will receive a confirmation email with the information, to which account you should transfer the participation fee.
  • Registration is compulsory if the fee is credited to the account of the IPAH e.V..

Please be aware, that the Platform Festival is not part of the IPAH Summercamp!

  • Within the 200,- fee there is no accommodation and no food included after July 24th! Of course we will help you to find cheap sleeping places & maybe we can use some of the places from the week before, but we don´t know about that now!
  • Not everybody from the workshop will have the possibility to perform at the Platform Festival! We have to decide about that during the first week! But we are lucky, that we may use 2 floors in the Flutgraben e.V. this year, so the situation will be easier than last year!

Symposium

This year we will have a small symposium about “Teaching Performance Art” organized by Jörn Burmester from the Performer Stammtisch.
Partners

Our Partners for the events this summer are:

Performer Stammtisch, Berlin
Flutgraben e.V., Berlin
GlogauAir, Berlin

IMPORTANT: We started a new webpage (www.i-pah.de), you can find all information there, they will be updated regularly.
Please register to the page, than you may post to the IPAH Forum. All your problems – now or in future – will be solved there!

Hope to see you everybody soon!

Yours all times

Jürgen





A Crossroads

4 03 2011

A Crossroads is a performance event and exhibition that gathers together four artists from four different countries from across Southeast Asia. Over its two week duration, the exhibition becomes a site of artistic dialogue and exchange between the artists and with the writer and curator, Adele Tan. Through this interaction, the project also explores the boundaries and interplay between performance and art practices.

The works in the exhibition begin as a suite of performances by artists Iwan Wijono from Indonesia, Kata Sanghae from Thailand, Singapore artist Lynn Lu and Ngyuen Anh Tuan from Vietnam. It concludes as a residual display and reflection of the interrelations between the four divergent practices.

Live Performances
16 March, 1 – 2pm: Lynn Lu & Kata Sangkhae
17 March, 6.30 – 7.30pm: Tuan Nguyen & Iwan Wijono

Public Programme
Artists’ talk: 11 March, 5pm
Speakers: Iwan Wijono & Lynn Lu
Venue: Block F, Level 2, Room #F201

Please click here for more details.





Butterflies in my stomach, Bees around my head.

4 03 2011

Angie Seah will be performing during the opening night of her solo exhibition at The Esplanade (Jendela) on 10th March 2011, 7pm.

Please click here for more details.





FROM ME TO YOU

23 02 2011

With “men only” (October 2010) BBB Johannes Deimling has started a series of performance art events with a special focus on Performance art practices. The next performance art afternoon with the title “FROM ME TO YOU” will focus on a specific idea of cooperation.
8 young international artists are invited to write a performance for one of the other artists. The audience will see 8 performances performed not by the author of the piece. The artists have been in contact with each other to find ideas for the concept. It’s not about to show an individual piece, it’s more about to draw attention and respect to the work, the person and to understand the process of creation in a different way.
Each performance will not be any longer than 10 minutes. During the breaks we will serve coffee, tea and cake.
The event is financed by PAS│Performance Art Studies and will be documented by Matthias Pick (photo) and Christopher Hewitt (video).

More info: http://pas.bbbjohannesdeimling.de/index.php?/pasprojekte/from-me-to-you/








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