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In Performance: Exchange Radical Moments! Live Art Festival (Europe Wide)

Exchange Radical Moments is a Europe-wide Live Art Festival. The festival’s mission is to make breaks into the daily routine by curating live art projects which engage in everyday life and interrupt the usual routine.

Expanding over a timeframe of one and a half years, a variety of Live Art projects will be created and put into action in 11 European cities, by more than 30 participating international artists.

The practice of Live Art is to be traced and located by way of its intersections and overlapping with Performance Art, Visual Art, Theater, and everyday life.

Exchange Radical Moments! Live Art Festival´s day is 11.11.11. On this day, all festival projects will take place across the European continent, simultaneously.

What is being exchanged?

  • Ideas and projects dedicated to the (re-)activation, the inventive (and resourceful) handling of public space
  • Experiences from sub-cultures, counter-cultures, from the social outbound (-cast) districts, the margins of society
  • Questions that characterize the urban utopia
  • And “radical moments” that take place in and between encounters; moments that have a certain magical impact on the involved peoples

Artists:

Below is a list of artists who have been shortlisted for the festival in November 2011. The final selection for the festival program will be published in September 2011.

6th Hour Production, United Kingdom – London

Rob Andrews, USA – New York

Ash Bulayev, Greece – Athens

Scott Burnham, United Kingdom – London

Nai Wen Chang, Germany – Berlin

Club Real, Germany – Berlin

Beatrice Didier, Belgium – Brusseles

Sibylle Ettengruber, Austria – Linz

Tatiana Fiodorova, Moldova – Chisinau

Theaternyx, Austria – Linz

Toby Huddlestone, United Kingdom – Bristol

Selin Kocagöncü, Turkey – Istanbul

Robert Lawrence, Florida – USA

Myriam Lefkowitz, France – Paris

Raoul Marek, Germany – Berlin

Jürgen Olbrich, Germany – Kassel

Raumlabor, Germany – Berlin

Damaso Reyes, USA – New York

Mandy Romero, United Kingdom – Liverpool

Tom Pohl, Austria – Linz

Triage Live Art Collective, Australia, Melbourne

Stefanie Wuschitz, Austria – Vienna

About the Festival Producer, Die Fabrikanten:

Without making any difference between applied and free artistic work, Die Fabrikanten work as a communication office and at the same time carry out art projects – demanding to create a social surplus value.

The intellectual approaches of Die Fabrikanten come from art, science and economy. Extraordinary perspectives develop thanks to the combination of new links between these fields and they manifest themselves in experimental atmospheres, corporate designs, situations and communication concepts. (source – Exchange Radical Moments & Die Fabrikanten websites)

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Caden Manson is a director, media artist, and teacher. He is co-founder of the media ensemble bigartgroup.com and network, blog, and publisher, contemporaryperformance.com. He has co-created, directed, video- and set designed 18 Big Art Group productions. Manson has shown video installations in Austria, Germany, NYC, and Portland; performed PAIN KILLER in Berlin, Singapore and Vietnam; Taught in Berlin, Rome, Paris, Montreal, NYC, and Bern; the ensemble has been co-produced by the Vienna Festival, Festival d’Automne a Paris, Hebbel Am Ufer, Rome’s La Vie de Festival, PS122, and Wexner Center for The Arts. Caden is a 2001 Foundation For Contemporary Art Fellow, is a 2002 Pew Fellow and a 2011 MacDowell Fellow. Writing has been published in PAJ, Theater Magazine, and Theater der Zeit. Caden is currently an associate professor and graduate directing option coordinator of The John Wells Directing Program at Carnegie Mellon University’s School of Drama.

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