PAS | 88 Mind Your Step
Performance Art Workshop in Mannheim, Germany
Young artist Merle Sommermeier hanging on door in an abandoned building, only with a visible hand and leg.

Photo by Monika Deimling of Olha Skliarska at PAS | Sculpture Park in Kiev, Ukraine, 2019

PAS | 88 'Mind Your Step'

21 – 28 July 2024 in Mannheim, Germany, collaboration with zeitraumexit.

An 8-day learning program offering a practical, in-depth dialogue with performance art practice which focuses on a specific observation of public space. We want to create works of art that are in motion and merge with the public sphere. The idea is to explore the diversity of movements and movement patterns in the urban structure and to create non-stationary performances in motion.

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

Participation fee: €100

PRICE & APPLICATION DEADLINE

PARTICIPATION FEE: € 100 (Price does NOT include travel and accommodation costs)

CLOSING DATE FOR APPLICATIONS:
21 June 2024
Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis, meaning that studies may fill up before the closing date.

Maximum 12 participants

Schedule

21 July 2024: official start 10:00 until 17:00, T6, 18, 68161, Mannheim
21 – 26 July 2024: practical studies and research (10:00 – 18:00)
27 July 2024: public presentation
28 July 2024: reflection, brunch and closing day, departure (15:00)

OFFER

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 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 collaboration with zeitraumexit
  • 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
CONCEPT 'MIND YOUR STEP'

We are excited to be collaborating with zeitraumexit in Mannheim, with whom we will be realizing the 88th edition of PAS | Performance Art Studies. The focus of this performance art workshop will be on performances that move through Mannheim’s urban space. 

Moving from one location to another not only connects two places, but also refers to the in-between: the public space, a communal space in which different people coexist. We mainly use urban space to move from point A to point B in order to manage and organise our daily lives. Of course, especially in summer, we also use this space for other reasons, for example to meet friends, go for a walk or simply stop for a while to sit on a bench. No matter where we move from or how we use the city space, the public place is a social as well as a political place.

From an artistic point of view, public space offers an enormous field of research and a lively setting to engage in an artistic dialogue with it. Leaving the indoor space and creating art in the midst of social life was one of the methods used by performance art in the 1960s to escape the control of the art market. Something that is in flux, ephemeral and cannot be located, was and is a contradiction to museum art and strives for something different.

PAS #88 ‘Mind your step’ focuses on a specific observation of public space. We want to create works of art that are in motion and merge with the public sphere. The idea is to explore the diversity of movements and movement patterns in the urban structure and to create non-stationary performances in motion.

Mind your step

The title of the workshop refers to the mindful exploration of public space. What is possible in this shared space and to what extent can and should we explore its boundaries? With a variety of exercises, experiments and tasks, we will explore the lively coexistence on the streets of Mannheim. We want to understand the specificities, observe them carefully and use the insights gained for performance works that move in this space.

The city is the ‘classroom’

At the center of PAS 88 | ‘Mind Your Step’ is the site- and time-specific approach of performative art practice, theory and philosophy in close connection with the aspect of locomotion, movement and transition. The life and structure of the characteristic squares of the city of Mannheim will be our research laboratory. We will explore and discover the urban space on foot and utilize its historical, political, architectural and social potential for performance art in motion.

DIE AUSSCHREIBUNG IN DEUTSCH

>TERMINE

21. Juli 2024: offizieller Beginn 10:00, T6, 18, 68161 Mannheim
21. – 26. Juli 2024: praktische Studien und Forschung
27. Juli 2024: öffentliche Präsentation
28. Juli 2024: Reflexion, Brunch und Abschlusstag, Abreise (15:00 Uhr)

> ANMELDUNG
Einsendeschluss für Bewerbungen: 21. Juni 2024

> PREIS
Regulärer Preis: 100 € (Preis beinhaltet NICHT die Reise- und Unterkunftskosten) 

> ANGEBOT

– Pädagogische, künstlerische und technische Anleitung durch den Künstler und Performancekunst-Professor BBB Johannes Deimling und die bildende Künstlerin Monika Deimling
– Erkundung der Performance-Kunst durch eine Vielzahl von einzigartigen performativen Übungen, Experimenten, Spielen und Aufgabenstellungen
– Zusammenarbeit mit anderen Gleichgesinnten mit unterschiedlichen Erfahrungen, Hintergründen und Nationalitäten
– ein auf die Gruppendynamik und die individuellen Bedürfnisse abgestimmtes Programm
– Kontakte zu Künstler*innen, Kurator*innen und Kunstinstitutionen
– öffentliche Abschlusspräsentation in Mannheim
– Fotodokumentation durch Monika Deimling und Videodokumentation der Abschlusspräsentation
– Prozesspublikation, die die gesamte Forschungsstudie einschließlich der öffentlichen Aufführungen dokumentiert
– jede Menge Inspiration, praktisches und theoretisches Wissen, neue Erfahrungen

> KONZEPT

Wir freuen uns über die Zusammenarbeit mit dem zeitraumexit in Mannheim mit dem wir die 88 Edition von PAS | Performance Art Studies realisieren werden. Der Fokus des Performance Kunst Workshops liegt auf sich durch den Mannheimer Stadtraum bewegenden Performances.  

Sich von einem Ort zum anderen zu bewegen, verbindet nicht nur zwei Orte miteinander, sondern verweist auch auf das Dazwischen: der öffentliche Raum, ein Gemeinschaftsraum, in dem unterschiedliche Menschen koexistieren. Hauptsächlich nutzen wir den Stadtraum für den Wechsel von Punkt A zu Punkt B, um unser tägliches Leben zu bewältigen und zu organisieren. Natürlich nutzen wir diesen Raum, vor allem im Sommer, auch aus anderen Gründen, um z.B. Freunde zu treffen, spazieren zu gehen oder einfach nur auf einer Bank innezuhalten. Egal von wo nach wo wir uns bewegen oder wie wir den Stadtraum auch nutzen, der öffentliche Raum ist ein sozialer als auch ein politischer Ort.

Aus künstlerischer Sicht bietet der öffentliche Raum ein enormes Forschungsfeld und eine lebendige Szenerie, um in ihr und mit ihr in einen künstlerischen Dialog zu treten. Den Innenraum zu verlassen und Kunst inmitten des gesellschaftlichen Lebens zu schaffen, war u.a. eine der Methoden der Performance-Kunst der 60er Jahre, um der Kontrolle des Kunstmarktes zu entkommen. Etwas, das sich im Fluss befindet, ephemer ist und nicht verortet werden kann, war und ist ein Widerspruch zur musealen Kunst und strebt nach etwas anderem.

PAS #88 „Mind your step“ ist an einer spezifischen Beobachtung des öffentlichen Raums interessiert. Wir wollen Kunstwerke schaffen, die in Bewegung sind und mit der Öffentlichkeit verschmelzen. Die Idee ist, die Vielfalt an Bewegungen und Bewegungsmustern der Stadtstruktur zu ergründen und daraus bewegte, nicht ortsgebundene Performances zu schaffen.

Mind your step
Der Titel des Workshops konzentriert sich auf die achtsame Erforschung des öffentlichen Raumes. Was ist in diesem gemeinsam genutzten Raum möglich und wie sehr können und müssen wir seine Grenzen ausloten? Mit einer Vielzahl an Übungen, Experimenten und Aufgaben erforschen wir das lebendige Miteinander auf den Straßen Mannheims. Wir wollen die Besonderheiten verstehen, aufmerksam beobachten und die gewonnenen Erkenntnisse für Performance-Arbeiten nutzen, die sich in diesem Raum bewegen.

Die Stadt ist das ‘Klassenzimmer’
Im Mittelpunkt von PAS #88 | “Mind Your Step” steht die orts- und zeitspezifische Annäherung von performativer Kunstpraxis, Theorie und Philosophie in engem Zusammenhang mit dem Aspekt der Fortbewegung, des sich Bewegens und des Übergangs. Das Leben und die Struktur der charakteristischen Quadrate der Stadt Mannheim werden unser Forschungslabor sein. Wir werden den Stadtraum zu Fuß erkunden, entdecken und sein historisches, politisches, architektonisches und soziales Potential für Performancekunst in Bewegung nutzen.

> LEHRER

BBB Johannes Deimling
Bildender Künstler (Performance Art, Film und Malerei), Gründer und künstlerische Leiter von PAS | Performance Art Studies.
https://www.bbbjohannesdeimling.de

Monika Deimling
Bildende Künstlerin (Fotografie, Stickerei und Film), Kreative Leiterin von PAS | Performance Art Studies.
https://www.monikadeimling.com

Für Anfragen, Bewerbungen und weitere Informationen schreiben Sie bitte an: pas[at]bbbjohannesdeimling.de

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.
https://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/art-projects

ZEITRAUMEXIT

We are very happy to collaborate with zeitraumexit in Mannheim, Germany for PAS #88.

The Mannheim artists’ centre zeitraumexit promotes and produces art on a regional, national and international level, occupying the spaces in between genres and social fields. In addition to performances, exhibitions, concerts with an experimental-electronic focus and cross-genre themes, regular fixed event formats are integrated into the annual programme. The international live art festival WUNDER DER PRÄRIE also takes place on a biennial basis. The expansion of collaboration with inclusive artists and the removal of barriers for visitors with disabilities is also an important part of the Künstler*innenhaus’ work. As a socio-cultural centre, zeitraumexit addresses socially relevant topics and has an impact on the neighbourhood with art projects and educational programmes. Zeitraumexit strictly rejects any form of discrimination and other misanthropic behaviour and thinking.

FEEDBACK FROM PARTICIPANTS

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)

For more feedback visit this page.

 

CANCELLATION POLICY

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.

 

FAQ

– 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: pas@bbbjohannesdeimling.de

HOW TO APPLY?

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

PAS | APPLICATION FORM

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