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.

I was quite surprised by the instant commitment and curiosity of the group I was working with and by their capacity to process the work quickly. I felt a sense of eagerness in everyones learning approach, something that was established from the beginning.

Three days workshop can be too short with some groups but in this case it was just the right amount of time to give them material to reflect upon and tools to continue the process by themselves.

During these three days, we focused on the basic material of action art; the body, time and space with an introduction to working with objects on the last day. The work demands that one keep an open mind and to be physically able to work with contradictions and challenges.

As a final presentation, we chose the open lab format in the public space which is not an easy format but something I truly value because it helps the artists to abandon the idea of «making a performance » to the profit of being present, aware and open to unpredictability.

In spite of hesitation on the part of most participants, I am quite satisfied with the way they were able to transgress and create interesting experiences for themselves.

The final presentation was approached as a continuity of the process and I felt clearly that everyone was connected to the research aspect with great humility and to me this is very important.

Martin Viale, 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.

The content of the festival is shaped by the art and strategy of the invited artists. This year, it was suggested to expand the idea of performance art through the actions on the verge of audio and video poetry by conducting workshops and art presentations by Bartolome Ferrando from Spain. Other artists from Israel, Ukraine, France, Poland, and Norway, presenting various artistic strategies related to space, communication language and the presence of observers, created a rich and homogeneous organism that defines performance art as a living discipline whose boundaries are subject to dynamic changes, reassessment, and transformation.

An important feature, relating to the participation of students from different cities of Ukraine and Poland in the performance school, is the open nature of the project, which allows the participants to develop initiatives in the future.

This year’s festival sets the direction of further curatorial activity of the organizers of the Days of Performance Art in Lviv, directing them to expand the field of experience by moving the boundaries of this living art field filled with the educational potential towards new cutting-edge spheres.

Janusz Baldyga, 2018

THE INFORMATION ABOUT THE PROGRAM BY JANUSZ BALDYGA

 

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.

An important balance was felt between audience, students, and artists at the festival. It is important to note the involvement and responsiveness of the audience, who took an active part in the festival, and showed curiosity. This element reflects the central and important place DZYGA has in the art scene in Europe.

The festival expressed and gave a sense of containment, warmth, and inclusion that artists received, in addition to support in every form they needed.

My feeling was that all this was given with honest love, out of deep respect to the “other” and granting freedom of action and the expression of spontaneity and differences, enabling all artists and students to express the performance act with originality.

On a personal note, I feel the festival greatly strengthened my professional insights and personal processes within me.

I will conclude by noting that the construction –  that of artist-student-presentations action – built and felt at the festival was powerful. It encouraged artistic actions, and I felt it building on very old and strong foundations, giving a sense of solidity, and expressions of deep and open professional options.

Lior Kariel, Performance artist
2018

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]

 

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 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.

 

 

BARTOLOMÉ FERRANDO Valencia, Spain, 1951
Performer and visual poet.
Teacher of intermedia and performance art in the Universitat Politècnica de València

Member of Flatus Vocis Trio (phonetic poetry), Taller de Música Mundana (object music) Rojo (free jazz and performance) and JOP (improvised music and voice)

Performances in: Spain, France, Italy, Poland, Portugal, Switzerland, Holland, Finnland, Sweden, Norway, Canadá, México, USA, Japan, China, Singapoor, Vietnam, Israel, Czech R, Slovaquia, Germany, Rumania, Korea, Denmark, Belarus, Chile, Ecuador, Argentina and Dominican R.

“I always take the poetic image as a starting point in my work in the realm of visual poetry, object poetry, object book, sound poetry, installation and performance. The sphere of poetry helps me to build, to construct pieces and structures which I can use to approach and head into the areas of music, plastic art and action.

The result of all this is an oeuvre that could be categorised and set in the field of intermediate art, a practice in which the most prominent feature is that a work can be interpreted from the angle of at least two different artistic domains, since it straddles both areas.

I would finally like to add the fact that humour can be found in many of my objects and performances, trying to make its presence felt from the interiority of the pieces.” Bartolomé Ferrando

www.bferrando.com

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.

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