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PAS #73 SITE-SEEING

in Görlitz & Zgorzelec (Germany & Poland)
21 – 28 August 2021

An 8-day learning program on site-specific and time-specific performance art practice.

In cooperation with Wildwuchs e.V. and STRE!FEN – Performance Art Görlitz.

Led by BBB Johannes Deimling and Laurence Beaudoin Morin; with Monika Deimling as a critical observer and photographer.

Price: €280

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PAS #75 The air is not empty

in Oslo (Norway)
11 – 14 August

4-day workshop on performance art led by BBB Johannes Deimling, researching site-specific and urban performance art practice and theory.

In collaboration with PAO – Performance Art Oslo at the Galleri 69.

Price: 1500 NOK (around €140)

PAS #73 | SITE-SEEING

21– 28 August 2021, Görlitz-Zgorzelec (Germany/Poland)

An 8-day learning program on site-specific and time-specific Performance Art practice.
In collaboration with Wildwuchs e.V. and STRE!FEN – Performance Art Görlitz.

Led by BBB Johannes Deimling and Laurence Beaudoin Morin; with Monika Deimling as a critical observer and photographer.

PRICE & APPLICATION DEADLINE

PARTICIPATION FEE: € 280 (the price does NOT include travel and accommodation costs)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: 9 August 2021 (or earlier if the studies are full)

Maximum 12 participants

Schedule

Studies:
21 August 2021
: official start 10:00 at Berlinerstrasse 44, Görlitz
21-27 August 2021: practical studies and researches
27 August 2021: final presentation (throughout the whole day at different locations in the cities)
28 August 2021: reflection, brunch and closing day, departure (15:00)

Exhibition:
1–10 October 2021: exhibition
NOTE: it is not required to attend the opening of the exhibition. If you are able to come to Görlitz again you are more than welcome!

OFFER
  • pedagogical, artistic and technical guidance of experienced artist and performance art professor BBB Johannes Deimling, as well as, Canadian artist Laurence Beaudoin Morin and Polish artist Monika Deimling
  • exploring performance art through a variety of unique performative exercises, experiments, games and assignments
  • collaborating with other like-minded people with different experiences, backgrounds and nationalities
  • program adjusted to the group dynamics and individual needs
  • contacts with artists, curators and art institutions
  • final public presentation in Görlitz-Zgorzelec (Germany/Poland) as part of Stre!fen Festival
  • working in 2 towns and 2 countries (Germany & Poland)
  • video and photo documentation of the final presentation
  • tons of inspiration, practical and theoretical knowledge, new experiences
  • and many more that is dependent on your engagement
CONCEPT

For the second time PAS is cooperating with STRE!FEN Performance Art in Görlitz. After a wonderful and carefully executed outdoor art project in August 2020 we continue the bonds and exchange that we have established. You can view the publication documenting the first edition of STRE!FEN:  https://www.yumpu.com/de/document/read/65252318/strefen

The time of the pandemic and the sites of the border cities will become the center of attention within the artistic performance research during the studies. We are focusing on finding solutions for performance art practice to exist, being visible and to start an intensive but safe dialog with the citizens of the cities.

THE CITY IS THE ‘CLASSROOM’

The focus of PAS #73 is the site-specific and time-specific approach of performance art practice, theory and philosophy. The border cities Görlitz (Germany) and Zgorzelec (Poland) will be our classroom and the center of attention for the site-specific artistic research which will lead to public performances at different spots in the cities – on both sides of the border. We will explore and discover the border cities by bike and by foot and research its historic, political, architectural and social potential for performance art purpose.

STRE!FEN

The German word “Streifen” means stripe, but also to touch, to graze, to roam, to swipe and combines a lot of other sensual meanings. STRE!FEN stands in its meanings firstly for the abstract form, which can be space, border and connection at the same time, secondly for the light, gentle touch and thirdly for the unintentional but exploratory movement. A special space. A special contact. A special movement.

The various meanings of the word “Streifen/streifen” will be the method of our artistic research. Görlitz and Zgorzelec are used as an art space, we work in the social, cultural and political context of the city, we deal with local conditions and structures, architecture, history and above all – with the people.

The border between Görlitz and Zgorzelec is marked by a river (Neiße) a moving stripe which is a contact point, gentle and careful, sometimes unintentional, a sensing, exploring and a first perception of another existence. How do we meet each other?  How do we go on? Are we curious about each other?

SITE-SPECIFIC PERFORMANCE ART

“If you work site-specific, you need to be very specific with the site” (BBB Johannes Deimling)

The term site-specific describes artistic production in close relation with a physical site. Since its appearance in performance art the term “site-specific performance” has influenced and inspired performance art practice and theory until today.

One could state that each performance work is site-specific since it is always happening in a spatial context and corresponding in one way or the other with the surrounding in which it appears. This thought is supported by the fact that our human body is not able to leave space since it surrounds us the moment we start growing in the uterus.

But the term “site-specific” describes not only a form or state of being but more a working method, a research practice which resonates in so many fields alongside the arts: ecology, humanity, history, politics, time, etc. The spatial context, the site-specific aspect of artistic production, presentation and perception is a reservoir of diverse and – it seems – endless artistic potential to create site related artworks.

The site-specific research is strongly connected to time. A performance will look different in a context of time that goes as far as the site-specific research. It is not only the context to the current situation, but also very profound aspects like day and night or summer and winter or any other connection that time can build in cooperation with a space. The dialogue between site and time will generate a vivid artistic research that will create strong and responding performance art works.

PAS | TEAM FOR this program

BBB Johannes Deimling as a teacher
Visual artist working with performance art, film, drawing and sound. He is the founder and artistic director of PAS | Performance Art Studies.
www.bbbjohannesdeimling.de

Laurence Beaudoin Morin as a co-teacher
Visual artist working with performance art, painting and video. She is teacher and researcher of PAS | Performance Art Studies.
https://laurencebeaudoinmorin.com

Monika Deimling as a critical observer and photographer
Visual artist working with photography, embroidery and film. She is a creative manager and photographer of PAS | Performance Art Studies.
https://www.monikadeimling.com

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PAS #75 | The air is not empty

11 – 14 August 2021, Oslo (Norway)

4-day workshops on performance art, researching site-specific and urban performance art practice and theory. In collaboration with PAO – Performance Art Oslo.

Led by BBB Johannes Deimling; with Monika Deimling as a critical observer and photographer.

PRICE & APPLICATION DEADLINE

PARTICIPATION FEE: 1500 NOK / around €140 (the price does NOT include travel and accommodation costs)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: 6 August 2021 (or earlier if the workshops are full)

Maximum 12 participants

Schedule

Workshops:
11 August 2021
: official start 10:00 at Galleri 69, Markveien 61, Oslo
11-13 August 2021: practical studies and researches
13 August 2021: final presentation
14 August 2021: brunch and closing day, possible departure (15:00)

Exhibition & PAO Festival:
13–15 August 2021: exhibition of the process, PAO Festival

OFFER
  • pedagogical, artistic and technical guidance of experienced artist and performance art professor BBB Johannes Deimling
  • exploring performance art through a variety of unique performative exercises, experiments, games and assignments
  • collaborating with other like-minded people with different experiences, backgrounds and nationalities
  • program adjusted to the group dynamics and individual needs
  • contacts with artists, curators and art institutions
  • final public presentation as part of the PAO Festival
  • video and photo documentation of the final presentation
  • tons of inspiration, practical and theoretical knowledge, new experiences
  • and many more that is dependent on your engagement
coNCEPT

Space and time are a visible speech, composed by the person that is looking. The landscape that unfolds around us is made of rhythms, of fortuitous synchronizations, of a succession of interiors and exteriors to contemplate, of massive buildings and subtle interstices to appropriate. The urban landscape has this quality that makes available to our senses, if we take the time to linger, an almost infinite range of aesthetic experiences from which to compose our actions, forms, and concepts.

The lines of the architecture, the colours of nature, the textures of the walls, the hidden corner, the movement of the passers-by and the sounds are composing the city and its possibilities. The surrounding is full of information. Even the air is not empty.

In the site-specific approach in performance art, we don’t only replicate the tones in the intervals, but we try to reveal the inaudible by making see its experience. First, through this working method, we must have the means to gather perceptions of the environment before intervening. It’s ecology, humanity, history, politics, and time are informing and informed by our presence.

Commercial ruins, for example, may signal the decline of a certain activity, but can also strike a chord with the most nostalgic. This fascination could in any case serve as an inspiration for new actions and as a space for the projection of a current liveliness.

PAS | TEAM FOR this program

BBB Johannes Deimling as a teacher
Visual artist working with performance art, film, drawing and sound. He is the founder and artistic director of PAS | Performance Art Studies.
www.bbbjohannesdeimling.de

Monika Deimling as a critical observer and photographer
Visual artist working with photography, embroidery and film. She is a creative manager and photographer of PAS | Performance Art Studies.
https://www.monikadeimling.com

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