2021/2022, Performance-based film

In caves of human prehistory, 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 deep time, past and modern human cultures through performances for the camera in caves.

Body, Geology, Ecology, Deep Time, History, Science, Documentary

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 Performance-based film
 2021  / 2022

1 9 Monologue

2020, Letters from isolation


The 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. While many in Europe consider it to be long since eradicated, it still presents the deadliest pandemic worldwide. The talk is about tuberculosis.

Body, Biology, Pathogens, Monologue

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 1 9 Monologue
Performance text 


All times are local at the place of the event unless indicated otherwise

October 9 - November 7, 2021

Waley Art Gallery, Taiwan, TW

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

November 13, 2021

Friche Belle de Mai (Salle de la Cartonnerie), Marseille, FR

Screening of SIGNUM on the occasion of Les Instants Vidéo Numérique et Poétique

November 26, 2021, 17:00

Centro Cultural San Martin, Buenos Aires, AR

Screening of SIGNUM and sin∞fin - Performances at the Core of the Looking-Glass on the occasion of Videobardo International Festival of Video Poetry

December 10, 21:00 (CET)

CINE+PERFO, Buenos Aires, AR

Screening of ANAM CARA – Mirror in the Mirror and artist talk on the occasion of the inaugural festival edition CINE+PERFO

December 2021

Boden International Film Festival, Boden, SW

Plantain is finalist and Amor and Psyche (In Times of Plagues) semi-finalist

January 16, 2022, 19:00


The newly launched online platform for performance film works, featuring the videos of the momentum series

January 18, 2022, 16:45 

Casa del Cinema (Sala Kodak), Rome, IT

Screening of Plantain and Amor and Psyche (In Times of Plagues) on the occasion of Fuorinorma – la via neosperimentale del cinema italiano followed by an online Q&A with the artists at 19:00.

January 18, 2022, 20:39

Linda Mary Montano's 21-hour Birthdayaramaasa, New York, US

We are glad to celebrate Linda Mary Montano's 80th birthday with participating in the 21-hour performance celebration presented by Grace Exhibtion Space

January 19, 2022, 20:00 (BOT)

LATITUDES Festival of Performance, Santa Cruz de la Sierra, CO

Online screening of ANAM CARA – Mirror in the Mirror on the occasion of LATITUDES HYBRIDAS

Saturday, February 5, 2022

MEET Centre / Fondazione Cariplo, Milan, IT

Performance of 1 9 Monologue

March 2022, 20:00

MUG Einstein Kultur, Munich, DE

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

June 2-12, 2022

C32 performing art space, Venice, IT


10-days Summer Camp of the Venice International Performance Art Week with workshops by VestAndPage & Andrigo&Aliprandi


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:

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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A Manifesto on Performance-Based Filmmaking 
 Video Article, JER Journal of Embodied Research 


El Rizo Robado

El performer está ausente by Andrea Pagnes

STAYINART – Beyond Borders 3.21

"VestAndPage – Corpo Vita" by Francesca Interlenghi (Podcast)


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.


Antarctic Dream — Excerpts from the Logbook

Antarktikos #1 - Mapping Nature 2021/2022 Excerpt from the poetic logbook of our performance-based film works sin∞fin in Antarctica. ISBN 9789079344024.

Andrea Pagnes on Turkish Performance Art

Performistanbul Publications, Text was 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 in the Journal of Embodied Research, 3(1), 3 (26:55). DOI:


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




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.






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