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
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
2021 / 2022
In development, Video series
Conversations with inspiring people from the arts, culture and science. Essential questions on existential concerns dig into the place of action in daily life. They touch subjects of humanity such as time, care, dualisms, love, transformation, consciousness, or nature.
Documentary, Zeitgeist, History, Philosophy, Science, Dialogue
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.
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.
Poetics of Relations
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
1 9 Monologue
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.
AMOR AND PSYCHE
(In Times of Plagues)
Short film / Three-channel video
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"
Official Selection screening of AMOR AND PSYCHE (In Times of Plagues)
July 1, 2022, 19:00
Memory activation L–A–U–R–A on the occasion of Besondere Orte – Besondere Momente. Performance an magischen Orten
July 4, 2022, 11:00 am (CET)
Symposium: HOME - Conversations on place and belonging
July 23-August 20, 2022
5-weekend online workshop "Performance-based filmmaking"
August 25-30, 2022
On the occasion of RiAP Rencontres internationales d’art performance:
August 25, 19:00 at Langage Plus, Alma: Performance ritual Lost Matter
August 29, 19:00 at Le Lieu centre en art actuel, Québec City: "1 9 Monologue"
August 30, 19:00 at Istituto Italiano di Cultura, Montréal: Performative Talk
September 16-22, 2022
Online screening of ANAM CARA – Mirror in the Mirror on the occasion of the International Forum of Performance Art
October 1-13, 2022
October 20, 2022, 19:30-21:30 (London Time)
Screening of AMOR AND PSYCHE (In Times of Plagues) on the occasion of SPILL YER TEA #7 by Performance N'Tha.
October 27 and 28, 2022
November 5, 2022, 15:00 (CET) / 10:00 (ART)
Buenos Aires, AR //ONLINE
Talk: Manifesto of Performance-Based Filmmaking and collective performance making on the occasion of the CINE+PERFO Festival.
November 12, 2022, 13:00 (CET) / 09:00 (ART)
Buenos Aires, AR //ONLINE
Open Encounter with the artists selected for CINE+PERFO Festival and special mentions by VestAndPage (jury members).
December 17, 2022, 19:00
Collective performance BODY MATTERS: UNDER SCARS on the occasion of the Venice International Performance Art Week.
December 17, 2022, 20:30 (ART) / 15:30 (CET)
Screening of AMOR AND PSYCHE (In Times of Plagues) on the occasion of CUERPOS TRANSPARENTES
RECENT WRITINGS ABOUT VESTANDPAGE
"VestAndPage – Corpo Vita" by Francesca Interlenghi
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.
"Plantain by VestAndPage: Crumbs of Displaced Memories" (Polish)
"Kunst und Wissenschaft: Das Filmprojekt 'Strata' in den Höhlen der Schwäbischen Alb" (German)
RECENT WRITINGS BY VESTANDPAGE
By Andrea Pagnes in the Dossier "Artes escenicas y generacion de dialogo en tiempos de crisis" of KAYLLA Revista del Departamente de Artes Escenicas Num. 1 (2022) DOI https://doi.org/10.18800/kaylla.202201.004
Poética de las Relaciones – Un manifiesto sobre el cine basado en el performance por VestAndPage
El performer está ausente by Andrea Pagnes
Antarktikos #1 - Mapping Nature 2021/2022 Excerpt from the poetic logbook of our performance-based film works sin∞fin in Antarctica. ISBN 9789079344024.
Our manifesto as video article in the Journal of Embodied Research, 3(1), 3 (26:55). DOI: http://doi.org/10.16995/jer.37.
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
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.
Considerations on Pain and Suffering in VestAndPage's Performance Art, Salvador, ano 22, n.32, p.266-300, 2019.1.
Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Norte, 2018
Work overview and interview with VestAndPage about their works in Argentina 2010-2012, Argentina Performance Art, April 2020
Interview by Gisela Hochuli with Andrea Pagnes (VestAndPage), 2019
Founders and main force behind the international live art exhibition project and residential educational program taking place since 2012
AHRC-funded research network ROCK/BODY - Performative Interfaces Between The Geologic And The Body in partnership with the British Geological Survey
Making space for performance art in Germany