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the program I− AM− HERE− by Kineret Haya Max [2019]

August 31 – September 03, 10:00-14:00,
the Program I− AM− HERE− by Kineret Haya Max in frame of the School of Performance 2019.

I-
AM-
HERE-

Each of the essence I, Am, Here is a container of circumstances. The inherent electricity of performance art has a lot to do with the constantly changing reality. I ask «what is now?» and that is what mobilizes me.

The assumption of «I», «Am» and «Here» as three encores, which can be grasped separately, invites us to a gradual process towards a performance work.

We will unwrap and observe each of them, collecting as much information about these three parts to enrich our work.

the workshop will combine group and individual mode of work.

 

Kineret Haya Max

Born lives and work in Israel, 1981

Max is a Performance-art artist.

Her works are being shown on a wide range of platforms between postmodern theatre stages and Museums of fine art.

Her works, although very physically engaging and often feisty, attempts to go beyond the presence of the body or the expression of the self. Instead, they introduce performance as a process, as a junction of actions and interactions within a public situation. She often uses the body, presence and the poetics of the encounter between the artist and the audience as an artwork that has the potential to stands for itself.

Since 2017 Max is leading the annual performance art workshop of the performance art platform in Tel-Aviv. She is also a lecturer at the Musrara Academy of art and society in Jerusalem, and teaches in variety of art programs in Israel and aboard.

 

the Program FROM ACTION TO INSTALLATION AND BACK by Anja Ibsch [2019]

September 02 – September 06, 10:00-14:00,
the Program FROM ACTION TO INSTALLATION AND BACK by Anja Ibsch in frame of the School of Performance 2019.

 

Investigation of installative aspects in performative actions

We start with a simple installation.

We continue with an action in this installation.

We will use the output and the relics as a basis for new actions.

We will examine the installation.

Is the final installation mirroring the actions that took place in it?

Does it need more actions, or can we agree to stop at that point?

 

ANJA IBSCH born 1968 in Rheine, Germany, lives in Berlin

Anja Ibsch has been actively working as an artist and curator in the areas of performance and installation since 1993. Currently based in Berlin, she creates intense works that explore personal, cultural and social aspects of human presence while researching the endurance and tolerance levels of her body. Frequently inspired by myths of sainthood, sacrifice and release, her work emphasizes and extends connections between her body and the general cultural belonging to the world.

In her work, Anja Ibsch characteristically tests her bodily limits, creating images that combine conceptual concerns with tasks of endurance or physical strength. For the audience, these images work to transform the way we view or understand the performer’s physical identity. At the same time, the works engage the performer in a changing perception of her relationship to the world around her. Ibsch creates her work in response to the circumstances that present themselves, adapting to local environments and situations.

 

 

 

the Program SPACE − TIME − CULTURAL CONTEXT by Janusz Bałdyga [2019]

September 01 – September 05, 10:00-14:00,
the Program SPACE − TIME − CULTURAL CONTEXT by Janusz Bałdyga in frame of the School of Performance 2019.

SPACE – TIME – CULTURAL CONTEXT

The master class addresses the issue of space, place and presence in the context of a cultural myth that originates from a tradition of modern times or family history, that is, it can cover the entire cultural spectrum or be limited to the scope of private narrative.

I propose to make a well-known myth that comes from Daniel Defoe’s novel Robinson Crusoe a starting point.

Keywords: loneliness, boundary, time, loop, circle, existence.

We are talking about a territory bounded by a closed line (an island) as a place of existence of one person, attempts to find contact with the outside world, a footprint of a human foot on the sand (signal, sign).

During the first conversation we will try to find the answer to the cultural (historical, public) context of each of us. We will choose one motif, such as Robinson Crusoe, Moby Dick, or several other motifs suggested by the master class participants.

  1. The starting point is the area closed by a loop, a circle that can be formed by changing the proportion, shape (soft matter, ephemeral drawing, movable elements).
  2. Each of us resides within “our own territory” in conditions similar to those of other participants. This is about similar, comparable status of all participants in the master-class.
  3. Attempts at spatial, sound interaction, etc.
  4. Creating a place, building an autonomous sign (repetitive motion, immobility, formation of matter).
  5. Public display as one event (about 30 – 40 minutes long)
  6. Synchronization of actions. It is necessary to preserve the autonomy of the action of each of us, but also the discipline of the group as an equal value.

Space – time – cultural context is the basic triad on which we will build strategies for our actions.

2019. SCHOOL OF PERFORMANCE #11

From September 1 to September 7, the INSTITUTE OF ACTUAL ART in Lviv is holding the SCHOOL OF PERFORMANCE based on a more than ten-year tradition of action art festival – Days of Performance Art in Lviv, which continues to be the only professional educational platform in Ukraine.
The demand for knowledge in the performance art basics is growing, and this affects the consistent development of the SCHOOL. Over the period of its existence, it has gone beyond a master class and crystallized into a self-sufficient project – the SCHOOL OF PERFORMANCE, which is an independent open laboratory that examines the specifics of action art, demonstrates a wide range of its fields and technologies.
Among other performance festivals, the SCHOOL OF PERFORMANCE is distinguished by interpreting the educational process as the basis for developing action art: it is a complete cycle of master classes, where each participant has the opportunity to present an individual result.
The choice of an educational mission as one of the major tasks shapes its own artistic environment. The SCHOOL is becoming a place of confrontation of young individuals of the Ukrainian performance art with experienced international environment of action art.

The content of this year’s festival is shaped by the art and individual strategies of the invited artists. The structure of the training is based on three integrated streams: Technology (training) – Mastership (open public presentation of their own performance ideas by School participants after training) – Performance art (familiarization with current trends in modern art of action, performers’ shows).
The training will be conducted by experienced artists who will focus their attention on the individual and group creative process: Janusz Bałdyga from Poland, Anja Ibsch from Germany, Kineret Haya Max from Israel.

JANUSZ BAŁDYGA continues the concept of thematic master classes and suggests the topic: «SPACE − TIME − CULTURAL CONTEXT», which touches the problem of space, place and presence in the context of cultural myth.

KINERET HAYA MAX will hold a master class «I−, AM−, HERE−». The performer, the author of practical educational projects related to action art, Kineret Haya Max has been heading the annual performance art workshop of the performance center «Performance Art Platform» in Tel Aviv since 2017 and is currently teaching at the Musrara Academy of art and society in Jerusalem.

During the master class of ANJA IBSCH «FROM ACTION TO INSTALLATION AND BACK», students will explore the installation features in performative actions: how does installation affect performance, how does it interact with it, how do they mutually develop?
Anja Ibsch is an artist and curator and has been active in the genre of performance and installation since 1993. In her works, she explores the personal, cultural and social aspects of human presence, while analyzing the endurance and tolerance of one’s body.

The program of master classes of the SCHOOL will be supplemented by a performance lecture by VOLODYMYR TOPIY «Staying… between here and «there» and a laboratory action by VOLODYMYR KAUFMAN «Anatomy of Performance».

The school will be accompanied by performances by performers from Ukraine – Yuriy Shtaida, Zabih, from Poland – Janusz Bałdyga, Ryszard Ługowski, Jarosław Perszko, Spain – Isabel León, Mario Montoya, as well as Wilawan Wiangthong from Thailand, Kineret Haya Max from Israel and Anja Ibsch from Germany.

The SCHOOL OF PERFORMANCE training and performances will be held on September 1-7. At the end of the festival, there will be an open discussion of the results of the project among the participants of the School and the audience of the festival.
You can apply to the SCHOOL OF PERFORMANCE from August 9 to August 20, 2019 by filling in the electronic form at:
https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfGTTHSzkGsQV9nsIfjXYFDz_6v3k2IY3sRr_jE3IOxb5RBpA/viewform

The main selection criterion will be the personal motivation of potential students. The answer is due by August 23.
More about master classes at lvivartlab.com
The main venue of the festival is Lesya Ukrainka Theater.

Curators: Yaryna Shumska, Volodymyr Kaufman (Ukraine), Janusz Bałdyga (Poland).
The SCHOOL OF PERFORMANCE project will be supported by the Ukrainian Cultural Foundation.
Organizers and partners of the festival: Institute of Contemporary Art (Lviv), Lviv City Council, Polish Institute in Kyiv, Virmenska-thirty-five (Lviv).

All performances are free to view.

Information:
UKRAINIAN CULTURAL FOUNDATION is a state institution established in 2017 based on the relevant Law of Ukraine, with the aim of promoting the development of national culture and art in the country, providing favorable conditions for the development of the intellectual and spiritual potential of the individual and society, wide access to citizens of national culture, support for cultural diversity and integration of Ukrainian culture into the world cultural space. According to the current legislation, the Foundation’s activities are directed and coordinated by the Ministry of Culture of Ukraine. Project support is provided by the Ukrainian Cultural Foundation on a competitive basis.

YARYNA SHUMSKA. SCHOOL OF PERFORMANCE 2018: DYNAMICS OF THE CHANGE PROCESSES

The organizers put a special emphasis on the SCHOOL OF PERFORMANCE, which continued to work on the concept of thematic workshops. The SCHOOL has become a holistic cycle of workshops during the last ten years. It focuses on the individuality of each participant and it is an opportunity to work in a team, to try yourself in group activities and to create a common space that generates a definitive context for the behavior of all participants. This year the SCHOOL finally covered not only different subjects but techniques. Among the invited teachers were Janusz Baldyga (Poland) with the program «STATIC PERFOMANCE – DYNAMICS OF MOTIONLESS», Martine Viale (France) with the «LABORATORY OF THE BODY» and Bartolomé Ferrando (Spain) with a cycle of practical lectures «IN THE SOUND WORK». Continue reading “YARYNA SHUMSKA. SCHOOL OF PERFORMANCE 2018: DYNAMICS OF THE CHANGE PROCESSES”

MARTINE VIALE. SCHOOL OF PERFORMANCE, LVIV 2018

I had a very rich experience at Days of performance art in Lviv, as a participating artist of the festival and also as a workshop facilitator. As an artist I felt supported and listened to which is always reassuring. The festival team did everything they could to facilitate the work of all the artists and the event format, two or three actions a night, gives the audience the chance to reflect on each work and gives the artist the space to experiment. I appreciated this kind of direction which is not concentrated on productivity but rather on the reality of what the practice requires. Continue reading “MARTINE VIALE. SCHOOL OF PERFORMANCE, LVIV 2018”

JANUSZ BALDYGA. SCHOOL OF PERFORMANCE. DAYS OF PERFORMANCE ART – LVIV 2018

The festival, which has just come to an end, gave an answer to an important question of the educational potential of performance art. The adequate distribution of the activities of School of performance and the presentations by artists from different countries and artistic environments led to the formation of a single organism based on the interconnections of art and practical training. The participants admit that this year’s version has become an extremely original platform for exchanging information and experience among festival participants, invited performers, and young school participants. Continue reading “JANUSZ BALDYGA. SCHOOL OF PERFORMANCE. DAYS OF PERFORMANCE ART – LVIV 2018”

LIOR KARIEL. DAYS OF PERFORMANCE ART IN LVIV [2018]

The festival was characterized by various elements which we combined, bringing about significant professional fulfillment, accompanied by consolidating human and interpersonal experiences.

In conversations I had with festival audience and participants, students and artists, they all expressed great appreciation of the professionalism, which was reflected in their active participation and excitement for the connection with students, artists, and teachers. Continue reading “LIOR KARIEL. DAYS OF PERFORMANCE ART IN LVIV [2018]”

SCHOOL OF PERFORMANCE IN LVIV. #10.

Between September 1 to September 8, 2018, Lviv will host the SCHOOL OF PERFORMANCE within the framework of the festival Days of Performance Art. This is the only training ground in Ukraine where you can learn from experience shared by recognized experts of performance art from all over the world.

This year’s SCHOOL OF PERFORMANCE includes an integral cycle of master classes, targeted primarily at attaining individual results for each participant. The School offers a training process open to all forms and circumstances related to the art of performance, and, therefore, it is not a closed laboratory. At the end of the training, the School participants will have a chance to present their own ideas within the framework of the festival.

“Training practice revealed to the public as an open show makes the Lviv project one of the most outstanding presentations of the art of performance in Europe. The confrontation of the youngest performers and experienced participants in the international artistic movement, in particular from Spain, Great Britain, Israel, Ukraine, Indonesia, and Poland, yields fruit in the form of new contacts and information exchange, which is priceless for the development of art.” (Janusz Baldyga, Curator of the SCHOOL OF PERFORMANCE)

Each year, the School develops training proposals, offering the opportunity to work together with new teachers – artists who implement original copyrighted practices. This strategy contributes to enriching the experience of school participants.

This year’s SCHOOL OF PERFORMANCE will include three training groups with master classes conducted by experienced performers: JANUSZ BALDYGA from Poland, BARTOLOMÉ FERRANDO from Spain, and MARTINE VIALE from France.

JANUSZ BALDYGA will carry on with the concept of thematic master classes and offer the topic: “STATIC PERFOMANCE – DYNAMICS OF MOTIONLESS”, where students will explore the moment of motionlessness, standstill as a culmination of action.

BARTOLOMÉ FERRANDO, artist, educator, and curator of many festivals and practical educational projects related to performance art, who works in the genre of visual and vocal poetry, will hold the master class “IN THE SOUND WORK”.

MARTINE VIALE’s master class “LABORATORY OF THE BODY” will focus on the various ways to bond with time and space, using the body as a research laboratory. For fifteen years, Viale has been conducting intensive master classes in Montreal (Canada), as well as in Chicago (USA), France and Brussels, and recently in Catalonia (Spain).

The School’s program of master classes will also include the performance lecture DESCENSION by VOLODYMYR KAUFMAN.

Alongside the School’s activity, there will be performances by Ukrainian artists ANTON SAIENKO, NATALYA LISOVA and KOSTYANTYN ZORKIN, LIOR KARIEL and GALIA PAVLICHENKO from Israel, MARTINE VIALE and PASCALE CIAPP from France, JANUSZ BALDYGA and MARIAN STEPAK from Poland, SIGMUND SKARD from Norway and BARTOLOMÉ FERRANDO from Spain.

Training at the SCHOOL OF PERFORMANCE and performance shows will take place in the period from September 1 to September 7. At the end of the festival, there will be an open discussion of the results of the project among the School participants and audience of the festival.

You can register for the SCHOOL OF PERFORMANCE from August 10 to August 23, 2018 by filling out the electronic form at:

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/15v4JTZ7-NZ7pi3nnd-C0w38gNZ9k87lLCsuAEFoZf3E/edit

The key selection criterion will be the personal motivation of potential students.

You will be notified about your admission by August 25.

The main venue of the festival: Dzyga Gallery, 35 Virmenska Street

Curators: Volodymyr Kaufman (Ukraine), Janusz Baldyga (Poland)

Art Director – Lida Savchenko-Duda (Ukraine)

Organizers and partners of the festival: Lviv City Council, Dzyga Art Association, Virmenska-thirty-five (Lviv), Polish Institute in Kyiv, Embassy of the State of Israel to Ukraine, OCA Office for Contemporary Art Norway, Lviv puppet theatre,  Alliance Française Lviv.

THE PROGRAM OF THE FESTIVAL 2018

SCHOOL OF  PERFORMANCE.  DAYS OF PERFORMANCE ART IN LVIV.

! Attention: the locations of performances may be determined spontaneously.
Specify the information on the FB-event SCHOOL Of Performance 2018.
The program of performances will begin at 18:00 in front of Dzyga: 35, Virmens’ka St.

01 09 2018   s a t u r d a y

10:00 – 14:00  SCHOOL OF  PERFORMANCE

1st group [arkhystratyh guest house: 20a, vynnychenka st]
: program  IN THE SOUND WORK. Bartolomé Ferrando. es

 

02 09 2018    s u n d a y

10:00 – 14:00  SCHOOL OF  PERFORMANCE

1st group [arkhystratyh guest house: 20a, vynnychenka st]
: program  IN THE SOUND WORK. Bartolomé Ferrando. es

2st group [puppet theatre: 1, danyla halytskoho square]
: program  STATIC PERFOMANCE – DYNAMICS OF MOTIONLESS. Janusz Baldyga. pl

3st group [puppet theatre: 1, danyla halytskoho square]
: program  LABORATORY OF THE BODY. Martine Viale. fr

16:00 17:00  LECTURE PRESENTATION [Dzyga: 35, virmens’ka st]
Sigmund Skard. no

18:00 – 20:00 PERFORMANCES [start: in front of Dzyga: 35, virmens’ka st]
Janusz Baldyga. pl
Anton Saienko. ua

 

03 08 2018     m o n d a y

10:00 – 14:00  SCHOOL OF  PERFORMANCE

1st group [arkhystratyh guest house: 20a, vynnychenka st]
: program  IN THE SOUND WORK. Bartolomé Ferrando. es

2st group [puppet theatre: 1, danyla halytskoho square]
: program  STATIC PERFOMANCE – DYNAMICS OF MOTIONLESS. Janusz Baldyga. pl

3st group [puppet theatre: 1, danyla halytskoho square]
: program  LABORATORY OF THE BODY. Martine Viale. fr

16:00 17:00  SCHOOL OF  PERFORMANCE [Dzyga: 35, virmens’ka st]
: performance lecture DESCENSION. Volodymyr Kaufman. ua

18:00 – 20:00 PERFORMANCES [start: in front of Dzyga: 35, virmens’ka st]
Sigmund Skard. no
Natalya Lisova. ua

 

04 09 2018    t u e s d a y

10:00 – 14:00  SCHOOL OF  PERFORMANCE

2st group [puppet theatre: 1, danyla halytskoho square]
: program  STATIC PERFOMANCE – DYNAMICS OF MOTIONLESS. Janusz Baldyga. pl

3st group [puppet theatre: 1, danyla halytskoho square]
: program  LABORATORY OF THE BODY. Martine Viale. fr

16:00 – 18:00   SCHOOL OF  PERFORMANCE [Dzyga: 35, virmens’ka st]
: performances of students of  Bartolomé Ferrando. es

18:00 – 20:00 PERFORMANCES [start: in front of Dzyga: 35, virmens’ka st]
Pascale Ciapp. fr
Galia Pavlichenko. il

 

05 09 2018    w e d n e s d a y

14:0015:00  SCHOOL OF  PERFORMANCE [puppet theatre: 1, danyla halytskoho square]
: performances of students of Janusz Baldyga. pl

16:00 – 18:00  LECTURE PRESENTATION [Dzyga: 35, virmens’ka st]
Galia Pavlichenko. il  and Lior Kariel. il

8:00 – 20:00 PERFORMANCES [start: in front of Dzyga: 35, virmens’ka st]
Bartolomé Ferrando. es
Martine Viale. fr

 

06 09 2018     t h u r s d a y

14:0015:00 LECTURE PRESENTATION [Dzyga: 35, virmens’ka st]
Pascale Ciapp. fr

16:00 – 18:00   SCHOOL OF  PERFORMANCE [Dzyga: 35, virmens’ka st]
: performances of students of Martine Viale. fr

18:00 – 20:00 PERFORMANCES [start: in front of Dzyga: 35, virmens’ka st]
Kostyantyn Zorkin. ua
Lior Kariel. il
Marian Stępak. pl

 

07 09 2018    f r i d a y

11:00 – 16:00  SHORT TRIP [start: in front of Dzyga: 35, virmens’ka st]
Kostya Smolyaninov. ua
talk and discuss about the festival  School of performance. Days of performance art in Lviv.

 

08 09 2018   s at u r d a y
additional conversations [Dzyga: 35, virmens’ka st]

 

the Program STATIC PERFORMANCE – DYNAMICS OF MOTIONLESS by Janusz Baldyga [2018]

September 02 – September 04, 10:00-14:00,
the Program STATIC PERFORMANCE – DYNAMICS OF MOTIONLESS by Janusz Baldyga in frame of the School of Performance 2018.

Last year we accepted the concept of thematic workshops, that time the theme was Presence. The next important element and task for this year participants will be a creation of a common space that will form the workshop context for the first phase, and it will define the behavior of all participants.

I offer the theme “STATIC PERFORMANCE – DYNAMICS OF MOTIONLESS” for this year. We work with the moment of motionless, stop as culmination of an action. Of course, it does not mean that the classes will be abstract from the dynamics. On the contrary, our task will be to search for the relationship between the state of the motionless and the dynamic action. The use of the objects directs our attention to gravity, equilibrium, and overload. We must be aware of the flow of time and the associated exhaustion, which leads to the stoppage of the action. Continue reading “the Program STATIC PERFORMANCE – DYNAMICS OF MOTIONLESS by Janusz Baldyga [2018]”

the Program LABORATORY OF THE BODY by Martine Viale [2018]

September 02 – September 04, 10:00-14:00,
the Program LABORATORY OF THE BODY by Martine Vial in frame of the School of Performance 2018.

This workshop will be addressing  different ways to connect with time and space while using the body as a place of research.

We will be looking at how duration can transform our vision and inform the directions of our actions. Continue reading “the Program LABORATORY OF THE BODY by Martine Viale [2018]”

the Program IN THE SOUND WORK by Bartolomé Ferrando [2018]

September 01 – September 03, 10:00-14:00,
the Program IN THE SUND WORK by Bartolomé Ferrando in frame of the School of Performance 2018.

1 − First of all, I show you a system that I created, based on the history of phonetic poetry, for the decomposition of language.

2 − Through the use of newspapers, we create a new language and work both individually and collectively

3 − We work some historical pieces of phonetic poetry

4 − We do practices of semantic and asemantic oral simultaneism

5 − We work on the relationship between writing, gesture and sound

6 − We work on the relationship between performance and voice. Various practices.

Continue reading “the Program IN THE SOUND WORK by Bartolomé Ferrando [2018]”

Performance. Activation. Eighth Days of Performance Art in Lviv took place on 2-6 of September, 2015

Traditionally, the festival combined the School of Performance and displays and attracted unexpectedly vast audience not only to the shows, but also to the School’s studies. In unison with the stated theme, the festival boosted environment up, and, as organizers said, this year it reached its peak within the accustomed format. Performers from Belarus, Israel, Germany, Poland and Ukraine participated in the festival. Altogether, in four days 18 performances took place, and more than 20 students demonstrated their work on the School’s final.

The School of Performance, after submitting applications during August, accepted 50 people. Most of them were completely new scholars, who had never attended previous Schools. For four days they had four morning hours with Waldemar TATARCZUK – for novices, Zygmunt PIOTROWSKI – for all students, Sandra JOHNSTON – for experts. Lecture-performance «Iconic Symbol in The Art of Performance» by Janusz BALDYGA became a specific educational format of the School. Continue reading “Performance. Activation. Eighth Days of Performance Art in Lviv took place on 2-6 of September, 2015”

VIІI DAYS OF PERFORMANCE ART IN LVIV. September 2 – 6, 2015. press release

Autumn in Lviv traditionally begins with contemporary art and activation
of the art performances in urban space.

The eighth International Festival of Performance Days of Performance Art in Lviv (the first was in the far 2008) – unique and only in Ukraine – will take place on 2 – 6 of September. This year the performances are combined with the events of Eastern Partnership Culture Congress that also takes place in Lviv in those days.

Vector of the art performances/events is seen through the theme of the festival:  Performance. Activation Continue reading “VIІI DAYS OF PERFORMANCE ART IN LVIV. September 2 – 6, 2015. press release”

Performance by Chinese artist Wang Chuyu made happy everyone and we all felt into childhood

14 05 2017 Performance by Chinese artist Wang Chuyu made happy everyone when people came out from the gallery in small groups they were smiling. In the totally dark room, on the walls between the stones, with the flashlight, he found photos and shared them with us. It was a particulare game and we felt into childhood.

Continue reading “Performance by Chinese artist Wang Chuyu made happy everyone and we all felt into childhood”

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