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 

June-August 2022

Three-month research funds of the Fonds Darstellende Künste #TakeHeart for our current research project: "Islands Included: On inclusive production methods for the performing arts" and "Radical – Skin|Body – Matters: Masks and makeup in performance art"

June 2022

Festival di Cinema di Cefalù, Palermo, IT

Official Selection screening of AMOR AND PSYCHE (In Times of Plagues)

July 1, 2022, 19:00

Laurahöhlen, Neckarsulm, DE

Memory activation on the occasion of Besondere Orte – Besondere Momente. Performance an magischen Orten


July 4, 2022, 11:00 am (CET)

University of Gloucestershire, Cheltenham, UK //ONLINE

Symposium: HOME - Conversations on place and belonging 

July 23-August 20, 2022

ECC Performance Art, European Cultural Centre, IT //ONLINE

5-weekends online workshop "Performance-based filmmaking"

August 25-30, 2022

Québec City, Alma & Montréal, CA

On the occasion of RiAP Rencontres internationales d’art performance

September 16-22, 2022

Drama, GR  //ONLINE

Online screening of ANAM CARA – Mirror in the Mirror on the occasion of the International Forum of Performance Art

October 1-13, 2022

Viva Art Space, Gwangju, KR

On the occasion of Viva Art: Video Art Exhibition screening of AMOR AND PSYCHE (In Times of Plagues) and ANAM CARA – Mirror in the Mirror


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 


STAYINART – Beyond Borders 3.21

"VestAndPage – Corpo Vita" by Francesca Interlenghi

Online | Podcast | Print

"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.

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)


El Rizo Robado, no. 25, March 2022

Poética de las Relaciones – Un manifiesto sobre el cine basado en el performance por VestAndPage

El Rizo Robado, no. 24, February 2022

El performer está ausente by Andrea Pagnes

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.


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

Andrea Pagnes, MIRRORING THE DOUBLE AND THE CRUEL – Living, Uncaging, Offending, Celebrating, Analysing: Considerations on 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