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

Friday, April 8, 2022

MEET Digital Culture Centre, Milan, IT

Presented by PAV Performance Art Vid: Immersive screening of AMOR AND PSYCHE (In Times of Plagues) (16:00) and  performance of 1 9 Monologue (20:00) on the occasion of Innocult Fest

April 2022

Kerala Short Film Festival, Kerala, IN

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

April 12 - June 12, 2022

Centre for Community Culture Development, Hong Kong, HK //ONLINE

Online screenings of AMOR AND PSYCHE (In Times of Plagues) and Topolino – A Globetrotter's Fairy Tale on the occasion of Arts for Resilience Online Festival 2.0

May 31 to June 9, 2022

C32 performing art space, Venice, IT

BODY MATTERS: 10-days Co-Creation Residency by the Venice International Performance Art Week

June 10-13, 2022

Désencadré Film Festival, Paris, FR

Screenings of AMOR AND PSYCHE (In Times of Plagues) presented by Fuorinorma at Cinema Christine 21

June 3-5, 2022

The Socialist Foundation, Pune, IN

Official Selection screening of AMOR AND PSYCHE (In Times of Plagues) on the occasion of Pune Short Film Festival

June 25, 2022, 20:00

MUG Einstein Kultur, Munich, DE

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

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

(Online) Symposium: HOME - Conversations on place and belonging 

July 23-August 20, 2022

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

The call is now open for our 5-weekends online workshop "Performance-based filmmaking"

August 23-31, 2022

Québec City & Montréal, CA

Save the Date as we come to perform in Canada


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