2021, Performance-based film
Exploring memory layers and Deep Time in human history and the geological. In caves of human prehistory at the caves of the Swabian Alb, 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 time, past and modern human cultures through performances for camera in caves. These poetic body images are nourished by documentary elements in the form of conversations with specialists from the fields of archaeology, palaeontology, geology, speleology, art history, philosophy, and time psychology.
Art, Body, Geology, Time, History, Science, Documentary
1 9 Monologue
2020, Letters from isolation
While many in Europe consider it to be long since eradicated, it still presents the deadliest pandemic worldwide. In the Romantic period, it was epitome of muse and poetry and a popular motif in painting, literature and music. The talk is of tuberculosis. In July 2019, atypically, the young German artist Verena Stenke was diagnosed with pulmonary tuberculosis. Her own 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.
1 9 Monologue
In development, Video series
VestAndPage host conversations under existential focus with inspiring people from the arts, culture and science. In the form of shared contemplations, these dialogues search not to battle through opinions, but to raise crucial questions. They aspire to not accept any answer as ultimate, to allow for uncertainty, and to converge on a ground in which shared knowledge is the base for continuous queries. 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.
Art, Documentary, Zeitgeist, History, Philosophy, Science, Dialogue
FILMS | PERFORMANCES | WORKSHOPS
August 7, 2021
Italian premiere of 1 9 Monologue in the occasion of Endecameron | Incubatio
September 13 - October 30, 2021
September 17, 2021
English premiere of 1 9 Monologue in the occasion of Strangelove Festival
September 20-25, 2021
Mythic Time – A one-week workshop by VestAndPage and Joseph Morgan Schofield
September 25, 2021, 14:30 (UCT)
Freedom is Relational – A Live Artists Think Tank presented by VestAndPage with Nathalie Mba Bikoro, Chinasa Vivian Ezugha, Joseph Morgan Schofield, Benjamin Sebastian and Marcel Sparmann.
October 9 - November 7, 2021
November 10-30, 2021
Screening of SIGNUM and sin∞fin - Performances at the Core of the Looking-Glass
December 11, 2021
German premiere of 1 9 Monologue in the occasion of OPEAN Festival
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: http://doi.org/10.16995/jer.37
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.
POETICS OF RELATIONS
A Manifesto on Performance-Based Filmmaking
Video Article, JER Journal of Embodied Research
RECENT WRITINGS ABOUT VESTANDPAGE
"Plantain by VestAndPage: Crumbs of Displaced Memories" (Polish)
"Kunst und Wissenschaft: Das Filmprojekt 'Strata' in den Höhlen der Schwäbischen Alb" (German)
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.
RECENT WRITINGS BY VESTANDPAGE
Performistanbul Publications, Text originally written in June 2019
Andrea Pagnes & Verena Stenke, Revista digital Acciones al Margen #2, ISSN 2711-2241, pp. 44-73.
Our manifesto as video article on 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
"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.
"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