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LIVE PROGRAM

Admission free. Ingresso libero.

Please note that the program may be subject to change.

 

 


 

SATURDAY 10 | 18:00h

OPENING

 

 

Franko B (Italy/UK) I'm Thinking of You 

Installation and live intervention, with music composed and originally performed by Helen Ottoway (2009-2012). The work presents a surreal, dreamlike image... a romantic vision of childhood fantasy and abandon. The idea was to allow adults to play, to forget their problems, to let go, or just to have fun - in the same way that children are allowed to.

 

Mladen Miljanovic (Bosnia and Herzegovina) The Guard of Honour

Confronting the image of the fragile disappearing body in the most sensitive state, and his one body in the straight military pose. The connecting and separation point of both bodies is military/war, and life and death. Both bodies at the same time suffer from and honor life. Curated and presented by Aurora Fonda | Galleria A plus A.

 

Samanta Cinquini & Luca Nava (Italy) BARBARA 

The work circulates around a transposition of a fairy tale written by the artist: "We believe in the need for new narrations. There are legends of beauty that survive over despair. The body is fragile, but the cracks -if shared- show the point where sky and earth meet."

 

Fyodor Pavlov-Andreevich (Russia) Dickorders

Male order to the world is being given via dick. Dickhead isn't in fact a metaphor, rather a routine.

 

Marilyn Arsem (US)

Arsem opens the ART WEEK 2016 with a reading including her manifesto THIS Is Performance Art.

 

Johann Merrich (Italy) Mechanical Vibrations

A sound composition, a workshop and a concert. Local artist Merrich's new work is a contemporary Requiem, is the last choral cry of the city of Venice before its destruction.

 

Giovanni Fontana (Italy) Epigenetic Poem

A new live work presented by Fondazione Bonotto.

 

Jeannette Ehlers (Denmark) Whip it good

Ehlers reenacts one of the most brutal means of punishment during slavery – the whipping – in a simple, yet tense rebellion against the past and present. Co-curated by EX NUNC.

 

 


 

SUNDAY 11 to SATURDAY 17

LONG DURATIONAL PERFORMANCES

Every day between 15:00 - 18:00h

 

Casey Jenkins (Australia) sMother 11-16 Dec

Exploring fertility, pregnancy and the restrictive nature of gendered expectations, viewers will layer a dynamic, unsettling soundscape (Manuel Zabel) with snippets of pregnancy advice as Jenkins, who has had two miscarriages in the past year, knits rope with yarn drawn from their vagina. Co-curated by Leisa Shelton | Fragment 31.

 

KörperSchafftKlang (Germany) Fragile Voices (11-16 Dec) and Totenklage - Lament for/of the Dead (16 Dec)

Solo, duo and group voice performances explore different aspects of fragile voices during the week, to culminate in the Totenklage – Lament for/of the Dead: 100 years after the foundation of Dada in Zurich, KörperSchafftKlang inquire the possiblities to work today in the spirit of Dada. They propose performances around Hugo Ball's sound poem Totenklage, one of the most radical artistic reactions of an insane political situation.

 

Fyodor Pavlov-Andreevich (Russia) Dickorders 11 Dec

A 5 hour long performance.

 

Preach R Sun (US) For Whites Only 10-15 Dec

Preach goes to excavate this black soul, which is to unearth a white artifact. So, to hell I have been sent (One-Man) – just a loud talking nigger – damned and left outside of the divine pearly gates that are guarded by white lions. Outside of gods grace... My crime... My sin... daring to DREAM of FREEDOM. Curated by Jill McDermid and presented by Grace Exhibition Space.

 

James McAllister (Australia) (utter) ORATORIO 11-13 Dec

An enquiry into the nebulous embrace of the body and the built form. Impediment #4. A stratego for the soft architecture of human transaction, a coarse osmosis in which disparate concentrations of cognitioin, emotion, carnality, vulnerability, transcendence etc., seek some kind of equilibrium across a semi-permiable barrier or membrane. Co-curated by Leisa Shelton | Fragment 31.

 

Janusz Baldyga (Poland) The Axis of Return 11 Dec

A performance based on the repetition of a single gesture, its dynamic determined by the mechanism of revolution. It is a metaphor of wandering as the goal. Spatial limits are border points changing the direction of the way. It is a story of  journeying and aimless wandering, where the purpose is just to keep changing places.

 

Martin O'Brien (UK) It's Good to Breathe In (This Venice Air) 12 Dec

Venice is the city of water. We need water to live but in water there is always the possibility of death. People often say that dying of cystic fibrosis feels like drowning. Martin says he's always been shit scared of this. This is an improvised performance with the 2008 B-movie Shark in Venice as the backdrop, a series of objects and Martin's body to explore water as a place of death, his own disease and the nature of human mortality. 

 

Franko B (Italy/UK) I'm Thinking of You 12 Dec

A participatory installation and live intervention, with music composed and originally performed by Helen Ottoway (2009-2012). The work presents a surreal, dreamlike image... a romantic vision of childhood fantasy and abandon. The idea was to allow adults to play, to forget their problems, to let go, or just to have fun - in the same way that children are allowed to.

 

Christina Georgiou (Cyprus) Antigone's Dream: Actions of Love 11-13 Dec

An endeavour to touch the untold and the unseen under the layers of dreams, fears and desires, through a connection with the past, present and future – all at once in the here-and-now. It is a journey of finding the presence of love in our actions while questioning time, history, myth, power, ethics, life and death. Co-curated by Francesco Kiais | GAP Gathering Around Performance.

 

Anna Kosarewska (Ukraine) Redirecting through 12-14 Dec

The body as well as geographical borders have many unspeakable issues. To be an Ukrainian woman means: to consist of mixed blood and genes of few nations, to speak the language of the invaders, to be born in a country that no longer exists, to be raised under the pressure of power, and to fight with authorities.

 

Prem Sarjo & Alexander Del Re (Chile) Latin American Pavillion – a Performative Exercise in collaboration 13 Dec

Fear and Self-Sabotage are initial links to create an environment made by the audience, as perhaps the most radical stance of the Pavillion is the actual absence of the Latin American performer. The fragility of the gesture will also encounter its deletion as an extreme act of memory loss – one of the constants in recent Latin American history. Co-curated by Ejercicios Mosqueto / PerfoLink. With Prem Sarjo, Alexander Del Re, Valeria Muñoz, Letizia Liguori and Paolo Angelosanto 13 Dec

 

Sara Kostic (Serbia) Voice 13 Dec

A performance dealing with the anxiety of the 'learned'. Struggling with paths and systems that are chosen for us or by us, not always consciously or deliberately. You can't claim your body as your own because you are possessed by your body as much as you possess it. Performance is focusing onto the power of the body voice coming from within, challenging the relationship between possessing and being possessedSpeak or be silent, the choice itself is the final instance. Presented by Galerija G12HUB.

 

Ivana Ranisavljevic (Serbia) 13 + 14 Dec

I love you. I’m sorry. Please forgive me. Thank you. deals with the issues of love, taking responsibility, forgiveness and reconciliation; national and language identity and conflict as a result of the unconscious, conscienceless and unethical reference to these identities. (13 Dec)

 Am I deals with the issue of freedom and basic human rights, defined in The Universal Declaration of Human Rights. (14 Dec) Presented by Galerija G12HUB.

 

Nathalie Mba Bikoro (Gabon/UK) Last Sundance 14 Dec

A performance exercise on colonial memory denouncing the post-colonial urban systems against indigenous communities. A promise, a warning, a legacy to First Nations peoples and their continuing fight against cultural amnesia and cultural genocides of past and modern colonisation and slavery, as well as the historical erasure and extermination of diverse Asian diaspora communities and their century-long battles of resistance against violence and racism. Curated by Chiara Cartuccia & Celeste Ricci | EX NUNC.

 

Susanne Weins & Saso Vollmaier (Germany/Slovenia) Fragile Breath 14 Dec

A collaborative VoiceBodyPerformance set in a soundsbodyspacescape, inquiring the fragility of breath and its permanent transformation, in slightest emotional landscapes and minimal corporal, mental and spiritual changes.

 

Evangelia Basdekis (Greece) Regimes of Truths 14-16 Dec

The work comments on four historic male figures that have mostly influenced, shaped and "haunted" the artist's personality, sexuality and her later development as a thinker-human being, while asking to undermine current politics, ideologies and identity. Co-curated by Francesco Kiais | GAP Gathering Around Performance.

 

Noe' Martinez & Maria Sosa (Mexico) Four proposals to think-feel 15 Dec

Martinez and Sosa focus on the human body and four orientations identified as historically, politically and spiritually vital, both to the history of Mexico and the moment of impact or collision between its indigenous cultures and the Spanish. This includes human rights, slavery and exploitation in Mexico, loss of language and identity, ritual, memory and substance. Objects are used to create diverse read outs, moving sculptures, plays with words and translation, body gestures and movements reminiscent of ancient clay and pottery pieces. Curated by Jessica Berlanga-Taylor and presented by Fundación Alumnos47.

 

Alicia Radage (UK) RAIN 15-17 Dec

Burn through states of being. Unlocking compounds whilst watching puddles form. The work will be a process of letting go whilst living with ashes inherited.

 

Nicola Fornoni (Italy) Diventa cio' che sei (A mia madre) | Become What You Are (To My Mother) 15 + 16 Dec

Originally conceived for video and presented for the first live as a durational performance, we see Fornoni spinning his life and at the same time the string from which he was created, as an ongoing conflict of an intimate reality.

 

 

 


 

SUNDAY 11 | Starting from 19:00h

 

ORLAN (France)

ORLAN introduces to the audience her seminal Carnal Art Manifesto work, to then highlight her work on exhibition Omnipresence (1993), in which she underwent the seventh surgery performance. The artist has stated: "My work is a struggle against the innate, the inexorable, the programmed, Nature, DNA (which is our direct rival as far as artists of representation are concerned), and God!"

 

jamie lewis hadley (UK) We Will Outlive the Blood You Bleed

Not everybody bleeds in the same way, but every-body bleeds. With the constant emphasis on conflicts and discourses surrounding nationality, land, religion and politics in our every day lives, this performance attempts to by-pass these markers of identity and highlight our bodies universality; utilizing blood as a connective and emotive substance.

 

Kyrahm (Italy) ECCE (H)OMO, Guerrieri

With humbleness I joined these people to expose their bodies and souls, voluntarily presenting themselves and their lived lifes. A mother without the right on her baby girl, a woman loving her girlfriend, the courage of the disabled and the pride of age and illness."

 

 


 

MONDAY 12 | Starting from 19:00h 

 


Andrea Marcaccio
 (Italy) 
Muta 3.0

The work comes alive from a personal need of finding again the contact with the people, of discovering people and making people (themselves) be discovered as well. In the information technology feelings and relationships era, it is about finding again the importance of a primitive contact.

 

Kyrahm + Julius Kaiser (Italy) Human Installation I: Gender Obsolescence

The biological sex as skin. Gender as the sense of being. Path, crossing and transition. Every naked body a story. Distress is tiring, and the flesh is material to be shaped. The rite of dressing up as a turning backwards: the self is revealed.

 

Franko B (Italy/UK) Because of Love

Franko B presents a preview of the film Because of Love (rough cut, 2016), directed by Nathaniel Walters.

 

 


 

TUESDAY 13 | Starting from 19:00h

 


gyrl grip (US/Ireland) Mnemosyne

With allusions to the voyage of Odysseus, the performance explores the longing to tether one's memories to the body. Using fragments of sound and movement, an attempt is made to map memory as a sailor would chart ports in a storm.

 

Gim Gwang Cheol (South Korea) Physical Power Plant - 20 Cigarettes Part 1 / Memory Loading

The work refers to a cynical, nihilistic and heartbreaking romanticism by applying an evolutionary dialectic that the artist personally interprets; and with it he seeks to tell others of the world he recognizes. This is neither a world of logic, nor a world of illogic; it could have been either everything or nothing. Curated by Jill McDermid and presented by Grace Exhibition Space.

 

Marcel Sparmann (Germany) Das Brot der Luft... eine leicht-sinnige Annäherung

A visual and action-based language including audience, the aspect of time and non-time, and the shared space as an emotional environment containing collective memory. Simplicity carried by a poetic aesthetics and a special temperature, comparable to natural phenomenon.

 


 

WEDNESDAY 14 | Starting from 19:00h

 

Suka Off (Poland) FLESH IRRADIATION ver.4 (Pupilla)

Suka Off focus on the process of seeing as well as developing and fixing of an image. Just as the light attacks the eye of the viewer, leaving an imprint of the images created by the performers, so does the girl undergo changes while being exposed to the flash light and the actions of the male "operator".

 

Susanne Weins & Saso Vollmaier (Germany/Slovenia) Fragile Breath

A collaborative VoiceBodyPerformance set in a soundsbodyspacescape, inquiring the fragility of breath and its permanent transformation, in slightest emotional landscapes and minimal corporal, mental and spiritual changes.

 

Alexander Del Re (Chile) Phobias#6_394 

From the on-going series #My536Phobias, exploring the vulnerability of the artist's body by confronting it to actions regarding excisting phobias, in front of or with the participation of the audience. In Phobias#6_394, he combines two phobias: Acrophobia and Philemaphobia. Co-curated by Ejercicios Mosqueto / PerfoLink.

 

 


 

THURSDAY 15 | Starting from 19:00h

 

Alexandros Plomaritis (Greece) self-reflectio

The reflection of the self and the self as reflection. A fragmented mirror produces a falsified image of unity and light. The audience is asked to participate in the production of its own representation, and eventually reassess the role of optics in defining subjectivity. Co-curated by Francesco Kiais | GAP Gathering Around Performance.

 

Preach R Sun (US) For Whites Only

Preach goes to excavate this black soul, which is to unearth a white artifact. So, to hell I have been sent (One-Man) – just a loud talking nigger – damned and left outside of the divine pearly gates that are guarded by white lions. Outside of gods grace... My crime... My sin... daring to DREAM of FREEDOM. Curated by Jill McDermid and presented by Grace Exhibition Space.

 

Jeff Huckleberry (US) Garden

It has been said that you are only as good as your last performance, and Jeff's last performance wasn't as bad as it could have been. So Jeff presents another performance.

 

 


 

FRIDAY 16 | Starting from 19:00h

 

Stelarc (Cyprus/Australia) Presentation Zombies, Cyborgs and Chimeras - Alternate Anatomical Architectures

This is a time of the cadaver, the comatose and the cryogenic. Of zombies, cyborgs and chimeras. The uncanny and the creepy proliferate. The body is profoundly obsolete, absent from its own agency, performing involuntarily and with indifference - in remote non-places. Flesh is circulating, flesh is prosthetic, flesh is fractal and flesh is phantom. Skins collapse into screens generating fluid interfaces. In this age of body hacking, gene mapping, prosthetic augmentation, organ swapping, face-transplants, gender re-assignments, AI and AL, what it means to be other, what generates aliveness becomes problematic. In the liminal spaces of techno-genetics, the body is a floating signifier, neither this nor that, here nor there. A construct of meat, metal and code. Co-curated by Leisa Shelton | Fragment 31.

 

Antonio Manuel (Brazil) Ligaçoes poeticas, Poetics connections, Legami poetici

The words, the senses and discoveries... Co-curated by Francesca Carol Rolla.

 

Janusz Baldyga (Poland) March Performance

An action within a triad of concepts: mask – figure – monument, referring to a threshold rite based on notions such as stop, ban, control. It is performance of the border area, the place where cultural, ethnic and political issues overlap.

 

 


 

SATURDAY 17 | Starting from 19:00h

 

Samanta Cinquini & Luca Nava (Italy) BARBARA 

The work circulates around a transposition of a fairy tale written by the artist: "We believe in the need for new narrations. There are legends of beauty that survive over despair. The body is fragile, but the cracks -if shared- show the point where sky and earth meet."

 

Marcel·lí Antunez Roca (Spain) Presentation Systematurgy - Actions, devices and drawings

The artist takes us through his career starting from the early 1990s to today, through an interactive system that includes dresskeleton (interactive body interface), sensors and interactive films. This presentation also serves to introduce the recent publication Sistematurgia (Barcelona: Polígrafa y Centre d'Arts Santa Mònica). Co-curated by Francesca Carol Rolla.

 

Mauro Sambo (Italy) Conversation (a John Coltrane)

Venetian artist Mauro Sambo closes the ART WEEK 2016 with the installation and live performance Conversation (a John Coltrane), in which five musicians improvise in an intuitive conversation while metall cages are being built around them.


 

 


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