OPEN CALL for participants: 'The Marathon' - Cyprus Performance Art Workshop 2016
Deadline: 15 June, 2016
Cyprus Performance Art Workshop 2016
hosted by Sensorium Space
with Dagmar I. Glausnitzer-Smith, Zierle & Carter, PASHIAS and Francesco Kiàis
APPLICATION DEADLINE: 15th June 2016
10th - 18th September 2016 / Nicosia, Cyprus
This year "The Marathon" Performance Art Workshop will be visiting Cyprus, following its course from last year’s versions in Berlin hosted by Cell63 Artplatform and in Athens hosted by epitelesis - Performance Art Foundation. In Nicosia, the workshop and public events will be hosted by Sensorium Space, consisting of an introductory day, six consecutive workshop days from the 11th until the 16th of September, a final presentation of live performances by the participants and a feedback session on the following day. "The Marathon" will be guided by international artists Dagmar I. Glausnitzer-Smith, Zierle & Carter, PASHIAS and Francesco Kiàis, in gallery spaces and in the public arena at the heart of Nicosia.
Concept & Methodology:
Often used as a metaphor for strenuous efforts and concentration, the 'marathon' aims at reaching a 'finish line'. But a 'marathon' runner learns to distribute energy on the way, making of every step a 'goal' and of every path a 'purpose'.
This experiential workshop offers participants a unique and intense input/collaboration with five internationally established artists, in order to experience an array of methodologies and processes of performance art, whilst being actively encouraged to delve into their own new and unchartered territory. By inviting each participant to discover a personal journey, the 'marathon' offers a route into five stages of diverse artistic and pedagogical approaches in order to generate a common territory to meet, share and give space for risk taking, whilst shifting the parameters of creation.
On Saturday 17th of September, the journey of each participant will be transformed into a new 'starting line' by leading into a final event of live performances open to the public and organized specifically according to their resulting work. Before the workshop week, a special event hosted by Sensorium Space, on Friday 9th of September, featuring live performances by the workshop facilitators, will allow both participants and the public to experience the artists’ working practice and give an insight into their own 'marathon' route of performance.
09/09 : PLUS-MOTION - Live performance art series featuring workshop facilitators
10/09 : Arrivals / First Meeting (Participants should arrive in Nicosia no later than 17:00)
11/09 : Sculpting Action - By Zierle & Carter
12/09 : Along the edge, across the borders - By Francesco Kiàis
13/09 : The Performative Walkabout - By Dagmar I. Glausnitzer-Smith
14/09 : Training for performance - By PASHIAS
15/09 : Reflection
16/09 : Planning final event / Individual tutorials
17/09 : Live performances presented by workshop participants
18/09 : Reflection / Feedback
For a detailed schedule:
For information on pricing and how to apply:
Links to previous editions:
Berlin - http://bit.ly/1SUDw1x
Athens - www.epitelesis.org/the-marathon / www.epitelesis.org/the-marathon-workshop
Supported by: epitelesis - Performance Art Foundation