PAS | Performance Art Studies # 49 | NEIGHBOURHOOD
17. - 26. September 2016, Bratislava, Slovakia
in cooperation with Nomadic Arts Festival
Led by BBB Johannes Deimling (http://bbbjohannesdeimling.de)
and guest teacher Brian Connolly (BBeyond)
max. 12 participants
Explore visual arts and performance in Bratislava!
Our goal is first and foremost to provide a high quality of teaching. We do not throw the famous names to catch your attention, we invite guests who most importantly can offer something valuable to enrich the process.
Participants are meant to take up the challenge to study the given topic in many possible ways. During these Studies we will be confronted with the term „NEIGHBOURHOOD”, where site-specific, long durational performances and interactive forms of art-making are in the focus of how to adjust and enhance an artistic ephemeral concept of performative art.
We offer the opportunity to research, discover and explore a specific area of Bratislava. The area is situated at the periphery of the “Old Town” - surrounding the Contemporary Cultural Centre A4 – and is a mix of different kinds of architecture, calm areas, markets and empty spots between buildings, while hidden behind the main train station and the busy street Sancova. This Neighbourhood, with its diverse possibilities, will be the subject of the #49 study program.
The challenge of the researchers will be the questions of how to access private and public space in this area and how far it is possible to include the local people in the PAS activities. Neighbourhood is thus meant as a metaphor for how we react to what surrounds us rather than using the space for individual work.
The Studies will be very intense, filled with practical and theoretical exercises and tasks.
Following to the topic of PAS #49 we will research different performance art practices and create an experimental setting in which we will work towards an individual and/or collective performance work which will be presented as part of the Nomadic Performance Art Festival 2016: Neighbourhood and Territory, in the public realm of the quarter.
16. September - arrival (without official meeting)
17. – 24. September 2016: practical studies and researches
25. September 2016: final presentation as part of the festival
26. September 2016: reflection and departure
Our program is never planned in advance with exact steps. We adjust it to the group dynamics, challenges of an individual and needs that pop up. Observing the process is the key to achieve high quality of teaching enriched by our experience and ever - expanding great collection of tasks.
For more information about the concept visit the website:
Everybody (!) can apply, we only need your commitment. Experience or special skills are not required.
Applications are being accepted until 20. August 2016, if you are interested send your application
(CV and workexamples) to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Price: € 350 (It does not include travel and accommodation costs.)*
* in case of financial difficulties, let us know
After the studies participants will receive:
- video documentation of the process and the final presentation
- photo documentation of the final presentation ( www.mmonikasobczak.com )
- certification of completion of the studies
PAS will publish online:
- a photo and video documentation of the final presentation enriched by text or drawings on their website
- a small book based on the process of PAS #49