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
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