In Performance

In Performance: LIVE FILM! JACK SMITH! (Berlin, Germany)

LIVE FILM! JACK SMITH! Five Flaming Days in a Rented World New Films and Performances Over 50 International Guests Superstar Mario Montez Live [singlepic id=193 w= h= float=left]From October 28- November 1 2009 Arsenal – Institute for Film and Video Art and Hebbel-am-Ufer (HAU) Theater present “LIVE FILM! JACK SMITH! Five Flaming Days in a Rented World”, a monumental event that brings together over fifty international artists and scholars to pay homage to the pioneering American underground artist and queer icon Jack Smith twenty years after his death from AIDS. Through performances, film and video screenings, installations, concerts, lectures and discussions, LIVE FILM! JACK SMITH! not only offers a variety of perspectives on the gender and genre bending work of Smith, A...

In Performance: MUSICISMOVEMENTISIMAGEISMUSIC “MIM” (Tallinn, Estonia)

MIM3 Project: MIM goes sustainable There seems to be a wider and wider acceptance of green and sustainable practices, especially in electronic and technological art. There are many noteworthy artworks that do not need extra energy to keep themselves running nor would they pollute the environment around them. Conventional theatre seems to be lacking in that area, especially in the context of Estonian very modest sustainable and ecological practices. To provide alternative to traditional thinking how theaters operate and prove that low-tech eco-thinking in theatre does not automatically imply substandard production quality we will start a project “MIM goes sustainable” (working title). The main goal of the project is to create a staged theatrical performance that brings the usage...

(NSFW) In Performance: Anne de Vries’s Ornament Enter at Creature Feature#2 (Berlin, Germany)

About Anne de Vries (Amsterdam/Berlin) From his Website: i embrace the digital photo revolution and i am eager to think of what new role photography has next to all other visual media. this makes me create performances, installations and happenings that become photographed and become part of the media. the transition between the actual happening into mediated representation interest me. in general my work as a staging photographer is the realization of thoughts in reality. by creating staged images with common everyday objects. and removing them from their original context and stylizing it, the artificiality of the mundane gets emphasized . . About Ornament Enter at Creature Feature #2 performed at Basso, Berlin Ornament Enter was a photographed staging by Anne de Vries performed as part o...

In Performance: Cloud Eye Control’s “Under Polaris” (LA, USA)

Cloud Eye Control Cloud Eye Control is a collaborative performance group from Los Angeles comprised of three members: Chi-wang Yang, Miwa Matreyek, and Anna Oxygen. The company creates original works that uniquely combine interactive media with live performance. Since their inception in 2004 they have created three original works that have been presented both nationally and internationally. [singlepic id=202 w= h= float=] Whether through a re-imagining of Charles Lindbergh’s trans-Atlantic flight, the discovery of powerful crystals underground, or one woman’s interstellar search for a new home, a common theme in the stories is human adaptation in a technological world. To realize these stories, the project pre-rendered animation and live camera imagery onto various surfaces on ...

In Performance: Creature Feature #3 (Berlin, Germany)

Creature Feature #3 Tuesday October 6th @ 21:00 Basso Berlin [singlepic id=192 w= h= float=left]Creature Feature; a queer performance series presenting works in progress, improvisations, videos, lectures and group actions in the intimate and informal setting of the Basso. We propose that performing otherness is a threshold towards repositioning our habitual understanding of queer ideals. Creature Feature will work to create an intimate space for performing dispossession, rapture, monstrosity, flamboyance, glitter, hysteria and general ecstatic irrationality. . . . . . . Performing: Creature Feature Group Warm Up – Jeremy Wade and Brendan Dougherty – Improvisation Jared Gradinger and Angela Schubot – excerpts from “What they are instead of” Gavin Russom –...

In Performance: Saburo Teshigawara’s Glass Tooth (Tokyo, Japan)

Saburo Teshigawara’s Glass Tooth Pieces of glass reflect the fragment of time. Bodies confront, waver in unquantifiable contradictions amplify and explore the unknown aesthetics. Accompanied by prominent KARAS dancers, Saburo Teshigawara performs on a massive square made of countless broken glass pieces. Premiered in Tokyo, on 15th, 16th, 17th December 2006. Currently on tour. [singlepic id=172 w= h= float=] Credits: Duration: 70 min. (with intermission) Production: KARAS (Tokyo) Co-production: The New National Theatre (Tokyo) Choreography, Set design, Lighting Design, Costume: Saburo Teshigawara Artistic collaboration: Kei Miyata Choreography assistant: Rihoko Sato On Tour Romaeuropa Festival Auditorium Conciliazione / Rome, Italy 2nd October, 2009 www.romaeuropa.net [singlepic id=1...

In Performance: Sans Objet by Compagnie 111 (Toulouse, France)

COMPAGNIE 111 SANS OBJET [singlepic id=166 w=590 h= float=] It is a meeting between man and a robot, one of these huge articulated arms which are used in car assembly lines to carry out the hard and tedious tasks that workers used to do; It is a real robot, straight from its original factory. There, it had a purpose. Here, on stage, it has become “ without object”. Aurélien Bory must therefore find a role for it, somehow make it more human. “Its behaviour is by no means modified, its mechanical qualities, power, and the brutality, even the violence of its movements, which are a somewhat warlike, remain. Here, man and robot are partners. What matters is their way of drawing closer and establishing contact. They are caught within an artistic space; in other words, if one considers the values...

In Performance: Fischerspooner (NYC)

Performance 6: Fischerspooner November 1, 2009–November 1, 2009 The Donald B. and Catherine C. Marron Atrium, second floor Part of the Performance Exhibition Series [singlepic id=165 w=590 h= float=] In conjunction with the New York performance biennial Performa 09, MoMA’s Performance Exhibition Series presents Between Worlds (2009), an evening-length work by New York artists Fischerspooner. Between Worlds, a pop spectacle developed in support of Fischerspooner’s 2009 album Entertainment, runs continuously over the course of three hours, with no clear beginning or end, on a large central stage that allows the audience to view the piece from all sides. With source material provided by The Wooster Group and with inspirations ranging from Japanese theater to the early years of the U.S. space ...

In Performance: Is You Me at deSingel (Antwerp, Belgium)

Is You Me deSingel (Antwerp, Belgium) Wed17 Mar 2010 20:00 Thu18 Mar 2010 20:00 Fri19 Mar 2010 20:00 [singlepic id=135 w= h= float=] You probably know Louise Lecavalier as a star dancer in La La La Human Steps. Her quick pirouettes and acrobatic dives are legendary, and her slim, androgynous appearance is always fascinating. She is an icon, a fifty-year-old blonde angel with an aura. The choreographer and performer Benoît Lachambre, who appeared with Meg Stuart in the ‘Forgeries. Love and other matters’, is her sparring partner on stage. In ‘Is you me’, the two partners examine the relationship between image and dance to the live accompaniment of music by the composer Hahn Rowe and computer drawings by Laurent Goldring. In a pristine white landscape, the two dancers...

In Performance: NORDWIND FESTIVAL at the Hebbel Am Ufer (Berlin, Germany)

NORDWIND FESTIVAL at the Hebbel Am Ufer FROM 30 SEPTEMBER UNTIL 7 OCTOBER 2009 The re-discovery of pathos and emotion is at the focus of the Nordwind Festival 2009. “I have nothing, absolutely nothing in common with the middle-European mentality… Theatre has to be a wolf and not a sheep. It is not an economic transaction.” (Kristian Smeds) [singlepic id=116 w= h= float=] KRISTIAN SMEDS is Finland’s internationally most renowned contemporary director and author. The HAU will present no less than five of his works as director: “Sad Songs from the heart of Europe”, “The Wanderer”, as well as the first German showing of his film adaptations of “The Cherry Orchard”, “The Unknown Soldier” and “Mental Finland” (02 and 03/10), inviting you to join “Smedsnights”. Experience Smeds’ universe between ...

In Performance: deufert + plischke (Sophiensaele, Berlin)

Anarchiv #1: I am not a zombie a performance by and with deufert + plischke, Jeroen Peeters and Marcus Steinweg 27 and 28 August, 9.30 PM at Sophiensaele, Berlin [singlepic id=103 w= h= float=] At night in a graveyard the zombie appears as a living dead, wounded and ravaged by life. Archives contain documents from a past that the living want to preserve. A collection that seeks to maintain what once was, though its form changes over time. Anarchiv #1: I am not a zombie, by and with Kattrin Deufert, Jeroen Peeters, Thomas Plischke and Marcus Steinweg, doesn’t aim to bottle up the past, nor to awaken the dead. Instead, the genealogies of living materials, traces and memories that make up their respective oeuvres are being explored, reformulated and given a future. Anarchiv #1: I’m not a zomb...

Fatebook at The 2009 Philadelphia Live Arts Festival

FATEBOOK: Avoiding Catastrophe One Party at a Time Produced and Created by New Paradise Laboratories A performance theatre work presented by the 2009 Philadelphia Live Arts Festival. The performance is live, both in online and in real-space. The audience attends in both places. Follow thirteen 20-somethings through the trials and tribulations of modern life—with a difference. First, the characters live in cyberspace. Their lives intersect with each other and with audience members through a variety of social media networks. Then in September, in a real space performance, it all careens toward a momentous night—the FATEBOOK party—where time stops, computers crash, and it’s now or never. And the ghost and the body part ways. And all bets are off. And nobody can say what’s real. An...