PAS | 82  Intensified Dialogue
Performance Art Workshop in Leipzig
Young artist Merle Sommermeier hanging on door in an abandoned building, only with a visible hand and leg.

PAS | 82 "Intensified Dialogue"

30 April – 7 May 2023 in Leipzig, Germany in collaboration with Galerie KUB.

An 8-day learning program offering a practical, in-depth dialogue with performance art practice in relation to questions of space, body and form. In a variety of experimental settings, we will explore this triangle and create performance art works that bend given forms, expand space and engage the body.

Led by the PAS | Team: BBB Johannes Deimling and Monika Deimling

Regular fee: € 350 (possible payment by instalments)
Early bird price: € 310 for registrations until 27 March 2023


We offer payment by instalments.
€ 350 (Price does NOT include travel and accommodation costs)

EARLY BIRD PRICE: € 310 for registrations until 27 March 2023


Maximum 12 participants


30 April 2023: official start at 11:00 at Galerie KUB, Kantstraße 18, 04275 Leipzig

1 – 5 May 2023: practical studies and research

6 May 2023: public presentation at official event in Galerie KUB

7 May 2023: reflection, brunch and closing day, departure (15:00)


Visit our Library to take a closer look at our previous Studies documented in a process publication.


  • pedagogical, artistic and technical guidance of experienced artist and performance art professor BBB Johannes Deimling with assitance of visual artist 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 Galerie KUB in Lepzig, Germany
  • photo documentation by Monika Deimling and video documentation of the final presentation
  • process publication, documenting the whole research study including the public performances
  • tons of inspiration, practical and theoretical knowledge, new experiences
  • and many more that is dependent on your engagement

Since its emergence within the visual arts, Performance Art has significantly shaken up contemporary art production and artistic processes of many different genres within and beyond the arts. The flexibility and difficulty of its definition offers multiple access points to other art forms. The intermedial approach is not only an achievement of performance art, but also a desire of other art disciplines to seek a different confrontation of artistic concepts with the challenges of our time. 

Since the 1960s, performance has vastly expanded its manifestations and genres. The context and field of performance art is enormous and constantly expanding. This is both the potential and the characteristic of this ephemeral art form, as it can momentarily bring its essence to all kinds of social, political and artistic processes and developments.

In the 82nd edition of PAS | Performance Art Studies, we offer a practical, in-depth dialogue with performance art practice in relation to questions of space, body and form. This triangle is essential in performance art, but not exclusive. Sculpture, painting, dance, theatre, architecture or music, work as well with these artistic aspects to create, formulate and visualise. Engaging with these factors, with our bodies, identities and actions, allows a deep exploration of performance art that engages creative processes and provides access to individual work and concept development. In a variety of experimental settings, we will explore this triangle and create performance art works that bend given forms, expand space and engage the body. The performance art works created in this process will be presented to the audience in a festival-like public presentation at the end of the Studies at Galerie KUB.


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.

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.


Galerie KUB

We are very happy that we found the vivid and engaged Galerie KUB in Leipzig to be the collaborator for PAS #82.

Besides the diverse and rich program Galerie KUB has been known as a place and reference for Performance Art since 2007. The Gallery, run by Franziska Eißner and Christian Liefke is hosting the international Performance Art Festival BLAUVERSCHIEBUNG and the monthly Performance Art Series BlueScreen.
PAS | Performance Art Studies has been involved with its PAS | Youth project in the performance events of Galerie KUB and BBB Johannes Deimling has presented his visual performances on several occasions. We are very much looking forward to another fruitful collaboration.


By Farnoosh A. Nik
“You managed somehow to ACTIVATE my creative spirit and provided the opportunity to expose it to others and to hear from them and to look into other’s mind and to WATCH ACTIVELY and to LISTEN RESPONSIVELY which are amazing skills that I forgot I have and I forgot to pleasure them.

By Kevin Meehan
“I very very very much appreciated the “there is no wrong or right” motto and you sticking to it! I have heard these very words from other teachers and then very quickly it is revealed that there is in fact a “wrong”. But throughout the PAS Study I felt a growing freedom, a deeper confidence, and a respect for my gut impulses.”

By Veronika Merklein
“And there it was: “Trust your image, your action, yourself!”. PAS empowered me to take MY (performance) art more serious, called my attention to the structures of performances, co-performers in performances and especially really precisely to materials and objects. All in all, I learnt a general attentiveness and it gave me the needed boost to grow up and risk.” – (Veronika Merklein)

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In the case of cancelling the confirmed spot, the Participant is entitled to a full refund, if PAS | Performance Art Studies receives a notice about it via email, 14 days before the program. If the notice is shorter than 14 days before the program, the fee is going to be returned only if a replacement is found.

If the program is cancelled by PAS | Performance Art Studies, the Participant receives a full refund of the fee.



– How to register?
Please fill the form to register for the classes: here. Wait for the confirmation, transfer the fee and you are ready to go.

– I registered but didn’t cover the fee. Is my workshop spot reserved?
Unfortunately not, your place is fully booked only when you cover the fee.

– I am interested in Performance Art but have not much experience, can I take these classes?
Of course, you can, moreover, you should 😉 The PAS teaching method is structured in a way, that no matter what stage you are in you will gain from the process and can further develop your interests.

-I am already an experienced performance artist, will I learn anything new?
Yes, you will, under one condition – you will attend the class with full dedication 😉

– I would need a letter to apply for covering my participation fee. Can you provide such a letter?
No problem with that. You just need to provide us with some details and we can send you the letter.

– Can I apply for a scholarship?
Unfortunately, we cannot provide scholarships. We can support you by sending invitation letters if you want to apply for some grants. Besides, we offer payment by instalments.

– I am an art student at a university. Is it possible that my whole class takes part in this course?
Yes, reach out to us and we will help you with further steps.

Were your questions still not answered? Write us an email:


  1. Fill the application form below.
  2. Wait for our confirmation.
  3. Transfer the fee.


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