STRATA

2021, Performance-based film

Exploring memory layers and Deep Time in human history and the geological. In caves of human prehistory at the caves of the Swabian Alb, the project brings together artists and researchers from the humanities, social and geologic sciences to investigate the human body as a place that exists in continuity with the geological. Body artists illuminate concepts of time, past and modern human cultures through performances for camera in caves. These poetic body images are nourished by documentary elements in the form of conversations with specialists from the fields of archaeology, palaeontology, geology, speleology, art history, philosophy, and time psychology.

Art, Body, Geology, Time, History, Science, Documentary

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 STRATA 
 Performance-based film 
 2021 

1 9 Monologue

2020, Letters from isolation

 

While many in Europe consider it to be long since eradicated, it still presents the deadliest pandemic worldwide. In the Romantic period, it was epitome of muse and poetry and a popular motif in painting, literature and music. The talk is of tuberculosis. In July 2019, atypically, the young German artist Verena Stenke was diagnosed with pulmonary tuberculosis. Her own experience of being as a body home to pathogens, flows into this autobiographical performance text, while building a bridge between precise self-observation and a global, historical and literary outside.

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 1 9 Monologue
 Performance text 
 2020-ongoing
 

FILMS | PERFORMANCES | WORKSHOPS

Our films are available as Video On Demand online streaming

August 7, 2021

Castello di Rocca Sinibalda, IT

Italian premiere of 1 9 Monologue in the occasion of Endecameron | Incubatio

September 13 - October 30, 2021

Strangelove Festival, Folkestone, UK

Online screening of Amor and Psyche (In Times of Plagues) and Plantain

September 17, 2021

Quarterhouse, Folkestone, UK

English premiere of 1 9 Monologue in the occasion of Strangelove Festival

September 20-25, 2021

FUTURERITUAL / performance s p a c e, Folkestone, UK

Mythic Time – A one-week workshop by VestAndPage and Joseph Morgan Schofield

September 25, 2021, 14:30 (UCT)

Untitled Festival – Online Sign-Up

Freedom is Relational – A Live Artists Think Tank presented by VestAndPage with Nathalie Mba Bikoro, Chinasa Vivian Ezugha, Joseph Morgan Schofield, Benjamin Sebastian and Marcel Sparmann.

October 9 - November 7, 2021

Waley Art Gallery, Taiwan, TW

Screening of SIGNUM on the occasion of Residents of the Port City

November 10-30, 2021

Videobardo Festival y Archivio de Videopoesia, Buenos Aires, AR

Screening of SIGNUM and sin∞fin - Performances at the Core of the Looking-Glass

December 11, 2021

MUG Einstein Kultur, Munich, DE

German premiere of 1 9 Monologue in the occasion of OPEAN Festival

VestAndPage-Poetics-of-Relations-Manifes

Poetics of Relations – A Manifesto on Performance-Based Filmmaking

Stenke, V., & Pagnes, A. (2020). Poetics of Relations: A Manifesto on Performance-Based Filmmaking. Journal of Embodied Research, 3(1), 3 (26:55). DOI: http://doi.org/10.16995/jer.37

This video article expands upon the Poetics of Relations, the embodied research of VestAndPage (Verena Stenke and Andrea Pagnes), which informs their performance-based filmmaking theory and practice.

Embodied Practices, Filmmaking, Performance art, Manifesto, Geo-psychology, Artistic collaboration, Socio-Cultural spheres, History, War, Environment

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 POETICS OF RELATIONS 
A Manifesto on Performance-Based Filmmaking 
 Video Article, JER Journal of Embodied Research 
 2020 
 

RECENT WRITINGS ABOUT VESTANDPAGE

Strona Tańca

"Plantain by VestAndPage: Crumbs of Displaced Memories" (Polish)

SWR2 Kultur

"Kunst und Wissenschaft: Das Filmprojekt 'Strata' in den Höhlen der Schwäbischen Alb" (German)

"Figures in a Landscape" by Douglas Quin

The essay includes an in-depth review of our performance-based film work sin∞fin in Antarctica. Performing Landscapes – Performing Ice ed. C. Philpott, E. Leane and M. Delbridge, New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2020, ISBN 978-3-030-47388-4.

RECENT WRITINGS BY VESTANDPAGE

Andrea Pagnes on Turkish Performance Art

Performistanbul Publications, Text originally written in June 2019

HOME – Ciclo de performances por VestAndPage

Andrea Pagnes & Verena Stenke, Revista digital Acciones al Margen #2, ISSN 2711-2241, pp. 44-73.

 

Poetics of Relations – A Manifesto on Performance-Based Filmmaking

Our manifesto as video article on the Journal of Embodied Research, 3(1), 3 (26:55). DOI: http://doi.org/10.16995/jer.37.

 

Ephemera Journal of Theatre and Performance Studies – Dossiê Corpos e Deficiência em Cena

Andrea Pagnes, "On Disability Culture, Performing Arts, Social Theatre and the Practice of Beauty", ed. Federal University of Ouro Preto, Brazil, Luciana da Costa Dias, v. 3, n. 5, maio/agosto 2020

Ephemera Journal of Theatre and Performance Studies – Dossier Antonin Artaud

"MIRRORING THE DOUBLE AND THE CRUEL – Living, Uncaging, Offending, Celebrating, Analysing: considerations on a few artistic experiences that echoed Artaud’s thought", ed. Federal University of Ouro Preto, Brazil, Luciana da Costa Dias, Vol 2, No 3 (2019): Dez 2019.

 

Repertório Livre

"Considerations on Pain and Suffering in VestAndPage's Performance Art", Salvador, ano 22, n.32, p.266-300, 2019.1.

 

Corpos Diferenciados em Performance

eds. Felipe Henrique Monteiro Oliveira & Nara Salle

Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Norte, 2018

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RECENT INTERVIEWS

La urgencia de creación desde ese tesoro primordial que es el cuerpo –VestAndPage en Argentina

Work overview and interview with VestAndPage about their works in Argentina 2010-2012, Argentina Performance Art, April 2020.

PANCH – Mapping Europe

Interview by Gisela Hochuli with Andrea Pagnes (VestAndPage), 2019.

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ONGOING

 

Venice International Performance Art Week, Venice, IT

Founders and main force behind the international live art exhibition project and residential educational program taking place since 2012

University of Exeter, UK

AHRC-funded research network ROCK/BODY - Performative Interfaces Between The Geologic And The Body in partnership with the British Geological Survey

 

EntrAxis, DE

Making space for performance art in Germany