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July 29 - August 26, 2023 (every Saturday, 4:00-7:00 pm CET)

ECC Performance Art // ONLINE

OPEN CALL for our 5- weekend online masterclass "Performance-based filmmaking"


December 17, 2022, 19:00

European Cultural Centre | Palazzo Mora, Venice, IT

Collective performance UNDER SCARS on the occasion of the Venice International Performance Art Week.

December 17, 2022, 20:30 (ART) / 15:30 (CET)

Centro de Producción Audiovisual Leonardo Favio, Buenos Aires, AR

Screening of AMOR AND PSYCHE (In Times of Plagues) on the occasion of CUERPOS TRANSPARENTES

February - December 2023

DigiLabAiR // ONLINE

Mentoring in digital artist-in-residence for performance-for-film works on climate emergency

March 24 to June 16, 2023

Rathaus, Abstatt, DE

Im Schilde as part of the exhibition Musenalmanach II

March/May 2023

Accademia Unidee, Biella, IT

3-week workshop The Anatomy of Performance

May 3-6, 2023

Aosta, IT

Performances Lost Matter, 1 9 Monologue, You Shall Say It and Artist Talk as part of T*Danse - Contemporary Dance Festival 

June 21, 2023, 18:00

Opernfestspiele Heidenheim, Heidenheim, DE

The world premiere of the children's opera of The Wizard of Oz with stage and costume design by VestAndPage. More shows on June 24, 25, 27, 28, 29 and July 1, 2, 4, 5.

July 10-22

Muzeum Mazowieckie, Plock, PL

Co-creation workshop and performance of 1 9 Monologue

July 3-30

Re-Connect | Prague Biennial, Prague, CZ

Video installation and performance 

August 3, 2023

Sommerbühne am Blautopf, Blaubeuren, DE

Preview of STRATA and Q&A

September 7-10, 2023

Venere in Teatro, Venice, IT

New Performance Solastalgic Friction

September 27 - October 8

The Place, London, UK

Co-creation workshop and performance of 1 9 Monologue

October: 9-22

KunstbankenHamar, NO

Co-creation workshop and performance of Lost Matter


  • December: Venice International Performance Art Week, Venice, IT

  • January 2024: Amsterdam + Den Haag, NL


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Lost Matter

2022, Performance ritual

An act of intimate reflection, a moment of recollection. 

A recognition of the capitalism-caused climate crisis and the colonization of land.

A collective mourning about what we lose every day. 

Body, Climate Change, Ecology, Deep Time, Mourning, Ritual, Collective

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 Lost Matter
Performance ritual
VestAndPage, Verena Stenke, Andrea Pagnes, STRATA


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  / 2023


2017 - ongoing, Cycle of collective performance operas

In a time in which people continue to displace – forcibly or by choice – the current performance cycle of VestAndPage inquires into the concepts of Home and the ideal force of a community and sites of belonging, while at the same time questioning the precarious umbrella of state systems and norms that ascribe conventional meanings to both the collective and places. The chapters of HOME are developed through intensive co-creation processes with collaborating artists, presented as final collective performance operas. During these processes of production, we migrate towards ourselves and one another.


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Poetics of Relations

A Manifesto on Performance-Based Filmmaking

2020, Video article


This video article expands upon the "Poetics of Relations", the embodied research of VestAndPage, which informs their performance-based filmmaking theory and practice.


Embodied Practices, Film, Performance art, Manifesto, Geopsychology, Strange stranger, Hyperobjects

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Poetics of Relations
Manifesto on
Performance-Based Filmmaking

VestAndPage, Verena Stenke, tuberculosis, pandemics, thanatos, hypnos

1 9 Monologue

2020, Performance monologue


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 
VestAndPage, Verena Stenke, Andrea Pagnes, Amor and Psyche, Cupid and Psyche, pandemics, COVID-19

AMOR AND PSYCHE (In Times of Plagues) 

2020, Short film, 9'24" min

A performatic approach to the chemical, physiological, psychological and spiritual aspects of Breath. Initially conceived during Stenke's tuberculosis disease in 2019, the work has been resumed and actualized during the SARS-CoV-2 pandemic.

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(In Times of Plagues)

Short film / Three-channel video


STAYINART – Beyond Borders 3.21

"VestAndPage – Corpo Vita" by Francesca Interlenghi

Online | Podcast | Print

Antarctica. Performing Landscapes – Performing Ice

The essay "Figures in a Landscape" by Douglas Quin 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 (PL)

"Plantain by VestAndPage: Crumbs of Displaced Memories"

SWR2 Kultur (DE)

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


KAYLLA Revista del Departamente de Artes Escenicas

By Andrea Pagnes

"Temporary Performance Artist Communities – The Case Model of the Venice International Performance Art Week" on Dossier "Artes escenicas y generacion de dialogo en tiempos de crisis" of KAYLLA Revista del Departamente de Artes Escenicas Num. 1 (2022)​ DOI

CheFare – PUBLIC / Accademia Unidee, December 2022 (IT)

da Andrea Pagnes

"Opinioni di un performer: il rapporto con il pubblico tra seduzioni digitali e spostamenti reali"

El Rizo Robado, no. 25, March 2022 (ES)

por Verena Stenke & Andrea Pagnes

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

El Rizo Robado, no. 24, February 2022 (ES)

por Andrea Pagnes

"El performer está ausente"

Antarktikos #1 - Mapping Nature

by Verena Stenke & Andrea Pagnes

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


Journal of Embodied Research 

By Verena Stenke & Andrea Pagnes

"Poetics of Relations – A Manifesto on Performance-Based Filmmaking", Journal of Embodied Research, 3(1), 3 (26:55). DOI:


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

by 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

by 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

by Andrea Pagnes

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


Corpos Diferenciados em Performance

by Andrea Pagnes

eds. Felipe Henrique Monteiro Oliveira & Nara Salle

Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Norte, 2018




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

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