Interval eXtended A – PERFORMANCE Art WORKSHOP with Sandra Johnston
Feel warmly invited to take part in the
PERFORMANCE WORKSHOP with Sandra Johnston
FORMING INATTENTION : BECOMING LOST
as INTERVAL – eXtended – A
31.7. – 6.8.2017
@ kitev in Oberhausen / Germany
Aim of workshop is to explore proximity awareness, working in parallel with others, simultaneously but not together. Exploring the impact of synchronous behaviour, how we can react upon each other through sharing space and time in order to observe and learn from each other’s unique experience of the communal moment.
To create a space of trust, where each of us can be enabled to shake off superfluous habits, mannerisms and reactions, attempting to go beyond behaviours of social posture and display. Developing safe zones for retreat, reflection and return, engendering respect for the particularity and pace of each person’ s individual processes.
Program / Agenda
A plan for each day will be created directly from the interactions that emerged on the previous day. Rules will occasionally be established to challenge certain habits or limitations that we become aware of. Overall, the intention is to create positive conditions for each person taking part, to reflect upon the particularity of our own creative approaches, and feel empowered to address anxieties, or what may be perceived to be gaps. In short, the art of getting lost and allowing yourself to be at ease inside states of transition and doubt.
The final day will offer an opportunity for either solo, collaborative or collective actions as decided by the group and with one day preparation in-between.
31.7.17 – beginning workshop till 4.8.17
5.8.17 – free day
6.8.17 – presentation workshops
Sign me UP!
To sign up send your; name, email address, home address and phone number, artist statement, some images or links to your work to :
We will place participants in the order of subscription, so be on time !
We will have 1 group and 10 participants.
The workshop language will be english.
The price for the whole workshop is € 180,-
( including food and sleeping places at kitev )
PAErsche – the laboratory for Performance Art in North-Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. Around 20 Performance Artists in and around this region are associated with PAErsche.
It follows the movement of the 60ies and continues with a new generation of young Performance Artists. Its strength is to embrace different generations who work together and enrich each other.
The goal of PAErsche is to create a space of encountering and also builds up dialogue between German and international artists. It supports the intercultural communication. The activities of PAErsche serve as platform to start discussion about performance Art.
You find us here: www.paersche.org
Sandra Johnston is a visual artist from Northern Ireland, working in the areas of site-responsive performance, drawing and video installations.
The performance actions are experiential in nature, developed from the direct revelations of a body inhabiting space, light, motion and often being stimulated by the behaviour of random audiences. Each work is developed from carefully observing the tensions that exist between the history of locations, set in dialogue with the vibrancy and insistence of the passing moment.
Johnston has presented work internationally since 1992 in a diverse range of contexts and interdisciplinary forms, often with a particular emphasis on projects within ‘contested spaces’. Between 2002/05 as an AHRC Research Fellow based at the University Of Ulster in Belfast, she developed a practice-based investigation into issues of ‘trauma of place’. This research explored how aspects of collective memory connected to specific locations can become altered after violent events, creating layers of stigmatisation, or conversely, commemoration. From 2009/ 2012 this research extended as a PhD project entitled – Beyond Reasonable Doubt: An Investigation of Doubt, Risk and Testimony Through Performance Art Processes in Relation to Systems of Legal Justice.
Since 2011 she is a Senior Lecturer in Fine Art at the Northumbria University, Newcastle, UK.
Throughout her career Johnston has collaborated extensively with other artists, occasionally through participation in international performance laboratories, and also as a co-founder and committee member of various artist-run collectives in Belfast, namely: CATALYST ARTS, BBEYOND, and AGENCY.
Founded in 2006 by Atelier Stark (studio Stark) and Tank FX, kitev (culture in the tower) is a laboratory for unusual interventions, resident in the watertower of Oberhausen’s central train station. The tower is a nucleus and venue for activities of high artistic quality as well as a contact point for project related residencies in the region. The experimental field with its industrial character allows room for a wide range of interpretation.
kitev supports innovative, experimental and interdisciplinary artists in their work and development, encourages/promotes the dialogue between different artistic practices and engages with the local social environment.
With friendly support of the Ministerium für Familie, Kinder, Jugend, Kultur und Sport NRW (MFKJKS) and KiT.ev