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Featured: Gob Squad (Berlin & Nottingham)

[singlepic id=258 w=590  float=center] Gob Squad is a group of UK and German artists, working collectively with performance, theatre, installation and video since 1994. Based in Nottingham and Berlin the group makes and presents its work in urban sites such as offices, houses, shops, railway stations and hotels as well as in galleries and theatres. Using the language of film, TV and pop music to explore the complexities and absurdities of life today, Gob Squad’s work is a search for beauty, meaning and humanity amongst the glittering facades and dark corners of contemporary culture. Gob Squad often place home-made magic and spectacle next to the banality of everyday life, setting theatre and the “real world” on a collision course and capturing the results on video. Sometimes improvised, so...

Featured: Blast Theory (Brighton, England)

Blast Theory is renowned internationally as one of the most adventurous artists’ groups using interactive media, creating groundbreaking new forms of performance and interactive art that mixes audiences across the internet, live performance and digital broadcasting. Led by Matt Adams, Ju Row Farr and Nick Tandavanitj, the group’s work explores interactivity and the social and political aspects of technology. It confronts a media saturated world in which popular culture rules, using performance, installation, video, mobile and online technologies to ask questions about the ideologies present in the information that envelops us. Their approach: The group makes collaborative, interdisciplinary work that is highly innovative in its process and execution. To maintain this practice require...

Featured: Hannah Hurtzig’s Mobile Academy (Berlin, Germany)

Hannah Hurtzig’s Mobile Academy has been realising projects with alternating partners, in which different narrative formats of communicating knowledge are put to the test. Since 2004, talks, dialogues, narratives and consultations have resulted in various film and sound archives on the theme of ‘Narratives of Places, Cities and Territories’. Examples of the kinds of work under Mobile Academy below. [singlepic id=241 w= h= float=] The Blackmarket for Useful Knowledge and Non-Knowledge The event is structured so that visitors can book a 30-minute session with an expert of their choice, visiting a range of people and topics over the course of an evening. Hannah Hurtzig, the Berlin-based curator and dramaturge who began organizing the Blackmarket in 2005, calls it an ‘installation with over 10...

Featured: Bad Co. (Zagreb, Croatia)

BADco. is a collaborative performance collective based in Zagreb, Croatia. The artistic core of the collective are Pravdan Devlahović, Ivana Ivković, Ana Kreitmeyer, Tomislav Medak, Goran Sergej Pristaš, Nikolina Pristaš and Zrinka Užbinec. As a combination of four choreographers / dancers, two dramaturgs and one philosopher, since its beginning (2000), BADco. systematically focuses on the research of protocols of performing, presenting and observing by structuring its projects around diverse formal and perceptual relations and contexts. Reconfiguring established relations between performance and audience, challenging perspectival givens and architectonics of performance, problematizing of communicational structures – all of that makes BADco. an internationally significant artistic phenome...

Featured: Jeremy Xido (Vienna, Austria)

JEREMY XIDO originally from Detroit, graduated cum laude in Painting and Comparative Literature from Columbia University in New York and trained at the Actor’s Studio with Barbara Poitier, Arthur Penn and Andre Gregory. He has trained with Earl Mosley at the Alvin Ailey Dance Center in New York, and Sasha Waltz, Jordi Cortes, Frey Faust, Ivan Wolfe and Curt Hayworth. He plays Capoeira Angola with Mestre João Grande, Mestre Laercio and Mestre Moraes in Brazil, New York, and Europe. In 1998 he was part of the Forum for Young Theater Artists at the Berlin Theater Festival and in 2000 received a Fulbright Grant to develop the company Cabula6 in Barcelona. He was Artist-in-Residence at General Eléctrica in Barcelona where, with Cabula6, he created “The Love Project” and “...

Featured: DasArts School (Amsterdam, Holland)

 DasArts Master of Theatre (MTh) DasArts is the international Master of Theatre programme, part of ‘de Theaterschool’ of the Amsterdam School of the Arts (AHK). We offer a unique training laboratory for professionals in the field of the performing arts, within the framework of internationally recognized Master qualifications. DasArts offers a question-based course of study that stimulates the development of individual artistic ambitions. The entire trajectory focuses upon the achievement of these individual goals as defined by the student at the beginning of the course. The Master of Theatre curriculum consists of 4 semesters: 2 of these semesters are mainly collective programmes presented in a compact ‘Block format’ with workshops, lectures, activities and assignments composed by one or m...

Featured: NO99 (Tallinn, Estonia)

NO99 [singlepic id=229 w= h= float=]Theatre NO99 began to operate in February 2005. It is a state-owned repertoire theatre that has its own building with two theatre halls in central Tallinn. The theatre’s artistic director is Tiit Ojasoo, and Ene-Liis Semper is the chief stage designer-director. The troupe consists of 10 actors, eight men and two women. The theatre produces two to four new stage productions for the large hall every season. In addition, co-production projects (for example, with the theatre school) premiere in the small hall. Drama productions are staged primarily in the large hall. They aspire towards artistic exactingness and social relevance. Texts are often composed by the directors themselves (or in cooperation with actors). Adaptations of film screenplays have been pr...

Featured: Mia Makela (Finland)

[singlepic id=194 w= h= float=left]Mia Makela (SOLU) is a finnish media+live cinema artist, teacher, investigator, curator and cultural activist residing in Berlin. Her trajectory has led her from shamanistic studies to art. From art to media art and design. From media art to organization of events and workshops on contemporary digital culture. As part of fiftyfifty.org collective (until 2002), she organized Hacker Techniques workshops, Gameboy Sound Lab and Playtime event amongst other activities. She started performing visuals in 2001 as SOLU at festivals around the world: SONIC ACTS (Amsterdam), SONAR (Barcelona), TRANSMEDIALE (Berlin), ZAGREB BIENNALE OF MUSIC, CIMATICS (Brussels), AVIT (Birmingham), MAPPING (Geneve), TRANSIT_MX (Mexico City), Live Cinema Nights (San Jose), Pixelache (...

Featured: John Jesurun (NYC, USA)

John Jesurun is writer, director and multi-media artist, based in a New York, USA. His work Chang in a Void Moon is a live serial running since 1983, originally at the Pyramid Club in the East Village, and now less frequently at venues worldwide. He was born 1951 in Battle Creek, Michigan. [singlepic id=186 w=590 h= float=] Jesurun received his B.F.A. from the Philadelphia College of Art in 1972 and his M.F.A. in Sculpture from Yale University in 1974. From 1976 ro 1979 Jesurun was a television content analyst for CBS. From 1979 to 1982 he was assistant producer of the Dick Cavett Show. In 1982 he began his theatrical career at the Pyramid Club on the Lower East Side with his serial play Chang in a Void Moon. Since 1984 he has written, directed and designed over 25 pieces. [singlepic id=18...

Featured: Lindy Annis (Berlin, Germany)

Lindy Annis Lindy Annis was born in Boston, U.S.A. She studied acting and theater at New York University (Experimental Theatre Wing): Bachelor of Arts/Drama. She moved to Berlin, Germany where she works as performance artist, theater author and other related roles. She has worked with such people as Tim Miller, The Wooster Group, Yoshiko Chuma & the School of Hard Knocks, Anne Bogart, Detektor, Xavier Le Roy, Antonia Baehr, Dr. Motte, Kurt Palm, Frieder Butzmann, Marie Goyette, Hans Peter Kuhn, Nicholas Bussmann, and others. Since January 2009 she sits on the board of the Milchhof Artist’s Working Collective. Performance Works: Warburgs Memo – 2008 My Ulysses – 2007 Nom d’une Pipe – 2006/2007 Lady Hamiltons Attitudes – 2004 SHORTS – 2002 An American Traged...

Featured: Ash Bulayev (Athens, Greece)

Ash Bulayev [singlepic id=176 w= h= float=]Ash Bulayev is an independent director/choreographer and media artist, and is a co-Artistic Director of amorphy.org (www.amorphy.org) in collaboration with choreographer Tzeni Argyriou. He has lived in New York City from 1991-2003, where he has created multiple original productions ranging from site-specific/multi-location work, interactive installations to dance/theater projects which where presented in U.S.A., Spain, Germany, Egypt, Portugal, Bulgaria, Holland, and Greece. From 2003 until 2009 he worked and lived in Greece, where with amorphy.org he has presented: ʻAlphaOmegaʼ (2008) – Athens (Greece); ʻSee You in Walhalla” (2006/7) – Athens, Amsterdam, Sofia and Athens Festival; ʻInvisible Cities 1.0ʼ (2005) – 12th Naples Biennale (Italy), Thea...

Highlights: Happy New Ears New Music and Sound Art Festival (Kortrijk, Belgium)

Happy New Ears New Music and Sound Art Festival. Over a period of fourteen years Happy New Ears evolved from a festival at the former Limelight arts centre to an independent and internationally renowned festival for new music and sound art. In October 2008 The Wire wrote: «Kortrijk’s Happy New Ears festival is establishing a reputation for itself as one of Europe’s premier sound art festival». Happy New Ears – Thirteen carefully selected artist taking you on a journey in the wondrous world of new music! <<Listings in French>> . “Stimuline” performance d’art sonore – Lynn Pook & Julien Clauss (FRA) Dans le passé, nous avons déjà accueilli Lynn Pook avec « A fleur de peau », un projet ou elle vous installait des petites enceintes sur les bras et les ja...