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In Performance: Sorour Darabi, Farci.e (Wiener Festwochen)

Farci.e Sorour Darabi June 5-6 2019 Wiener Festwochen How does language encounter our bodies? What happens when our unexplainable being collides with insufficient and colonialist linguistic frameworks? Farcie is the French word for stuffed. Sorour Darabi is an Iranian artist. While studying in France and learning to speak French he*she was troubled by the incessant need to gender objects and people in the French language, a construct that does not exist in the same way in his*her native Farsi. This performance created by Sorour Darabi is a material study of the way that language penetrates us, fills us, and how this bodily encounter transforms us and transforms language. We enter a white room with a white table, white chair, two bottles of water, and a ream of paper with blue ink on it. Af...

Opportunities: Rencontres Internationales Film, Video and Multimedia Proposals (Paris/Berlin/Madrid)

CALL FOR ENTRIES DEADLINE: AUGUST 16, 2014 The call for entries for the next Rencontres Internationales in Paris is open until August 16, 2014. Any individual or organization can submit one or several proposals. The call for entries is open to film, video and multimedia proposals, without any restriction for length or genre. Any submission is free, regardless of geographical origin. Works proposed to the “Rencontres Internationales” must not have been previously publicly shown in Paris.Please take a few minutes in order to read the FAQ page, it contains important information regarding the call for entries, click here.CALL FOR ENTRIES DEADLINE: AUGUST 16, 2014TO ENTER A WORKYou may choose between two types of registration. Please choose either one OR the other:• OPTION 1: 100% o...

First Person: Agnes Nedregard

She crouches down covering her eyes with her hands; stands up, takes off her boots, and removes her characteristic, thick glasses. It is difficult to tell whether she is aggressive or sensual. She looks, in any case, like she is spotting her prey. With limited vision but harnessing all her other senses, Agnes Nedregard approaches a member of the public and gets very close. She holds her hand and then, tenderly, caresses her right cheek. She walks slowly toward a man, sits on his lap and then embraces him. She moves to another and leads him to the other end of the room; stops, and abruptly bumps into his shoulder. She then stands behind a third man and covers his eyes with her hands. For almost half an hour, Nedregard approaches about thirty members of the public, weaving different interact...

New Links: Artists, Festivals, and Writings

Rochelle Haley (Sydney, Australia) Experimental drawing, performance and installation artist Marcio Carvalho (Portugal) Portuguese artist working in the field of video, performance and photography. Urgent Artist (NYC) Arts blog – “Media, Meta, and Mess from artists who live by their work” Carte Blanche | The Norwegian National Company of Contemporary Dance (Norway) Carte Blanche was established in 1989 as the Norwegian National Company of Contemporary Dance. It is located in Bergen, the second largest city in Norway. From here the company tours extensively in Norway and is regularly invited to perform abroad. Les idiotes (Paris, France) Artist Women Duo – No-Action TUPP (Uppsala, Sweden) International Performance Festival BELLYFLOP Magazine (London, GB) London publi...

Digest: News for the week of September 13-20, 2009

[singlepic id=171 w= h= float=]Emerging: Daniel Linehan’s (New York/Brussels) Not About Everything September 14th, 2009 | No Comments [singlepic id=168 w= h= float=]Featured: Hotel Modern (Rotterdam, Netherlands) September 15th, 2009 | No Comments [singlepic id=170 w= h= float=]Featured: The Light Surgeons (London, England) September 16th, 2009 [singlepic id=165 w= h= float=]In Performance: Fischerspooner (NYC) September 17th, 2009 [singlepic id=166 w= h= float=]In Performance: Sans Objet by Compagnie 111 (Toulouse, France) September 18th, 2009