For being updated about upcoming Introductory Workshops, Intensive Class
at one of our artist talks, screenings or performances.
January 8-18, 2020
12-days Co-Creation Live Factory Intensive Residency Class by VestAndPage, Andrigo&Aliprandi and Marilyn Arsem
We offer classes and collaboration opportunities in the following ways:
• Introductory Workshops
Our yearly Introductory Workshop takes place late summer at
Atelier Performative Künste, Düsseldorf (DE)
as well as further international open call occasions to be announced.
Our Introductory Workshops last 2 to 5 days, and are open to artists and non-artists of all backgrounds and level of experiences. No previous experience in the arts is required. These workshops offer a way to approach the art form of performance art, body-based art practices in general, and VestAndPage's collaborative art practice.
• Intensive Class Residency
Our yearly Intensive Class Residency takes place early summer at
Venice International Performance Art Week, C32 performing art work space, Forte Marghera, Venice (IT)
Intensive Class Residencies have a duration of 10 days, usually of residential character including shared accommodation of the participating artists. Intensive Class Residencies are open to emerging and established artists of all backgrounds and levels of experience, who wish to challenge their practice further and to expressively collaborate with other artists. You are required to provide extensive information about your artistic background and urgency, as well as to demonstrate a strong commitment to the immersive, collaborative 10 days process of artistic production. The Intensive Class Residencies conclude in a final performance open to the public.
• Co-Creation Residencies
Our biennial Intensive Co-Creation Residency takes place in winter at
Venice International Performance Art Week, Palazzo Mora, Venice (IT)
as well as further international open call occasions to be announced.
Co-Creation Residency opportunities last from a minimum of 10 days up to 3 weeks. They are open to emerging and established artists who are dedicated to collaborate with VestAndPage and other artists in a collective performance work to be presented publicly (either alongside VestAndPage or under their guidance). You are required to provide extensive information about your artistic background and urgency, as well as to demonstrate a strong commitment to an immersive, collaborative full-time process of artistic production towards a public performance.
This is for those who trust in change.
It is for the overstretched global bodies searching a home or on pilgrimage.
For those to whom the surreal is familiar, those who dance on the limits hand in hand.
For those who go to spaces of hidden beauty and scan into the flesh of dream matter—
visionary poets, artists and performers pushed by an urgency.
For those who reconcile with the mystery to let things coexist,
for anything that remains alone is just a nothing per se.
For those who seek to express, not to impress.
For those who take risks in the name of seeking new images.
For those on a journey through visible places and invisible places,
actual places and imaginary places.
A nomadism aiming to empower one’s own art and openness,
leaving subtle traces, structuring temporary autonomous zones.
Taking action, because each one of us has important stories to tell.
And again, "Remember all, forget all."
Working practically together with artist duo VestAndPage in their collaborative practice with the use of the bodies (physical, mental and spiritual) as primary artistic tools, means focusing on the body as a poetic and imaginary landscape. This includes being at the same time subject and object of artistic creation, as well as expanding to the social and the political.
Through our Introductory Workshops, Intensive Classes or Co-Creation processes, you can gain insight into VestAndPage's process-led performance art practice in the name of illuminating universal meanings through a "Poetics of Relations". This involves a relational perception of the Being, Memory Activation, and Personal Experience. Within the possibility of crossing the exterior-interior boundary, changing contexts such as 24-hour topics are used to develop authentic modes of artistic action.
VestAndPage work on a range of techniques and approaches reflecting their practices and backgrounds along the interface of visual arts, performance art, philosophy, creative writing, as well as Social and Oriental theatre, martial arts and somatic practices. Practical subjects include the art of sustaining a life as an artist, independence, self reliance, building temporary artistic communities, and innovative approaches for new modes of existence. Be open, blind, silent, loud, quick, slow, humble, determined, collective.
VestAndPage work on a range of techniques and approaches:
- Individual and collectively performance work;
- Devising and improvisation techniques;
- The physical self as a site for image and meaning in performance;
- Personal and collective social responsibility through artistic acts;
- The sense of memory as a germinal matter for artistic creation;
- The expansion beyond our selves – how to bridge apparently separate actions/artists into a complex collective
- Audience-performer relationships – levels and modes of interaction;
- The role of time and pattern – i.e. duration, endurance, speed, and repetition;
- Authenticity-based expression;
- and more.
We recommended the following reading by VestAndPage (PDF) for interested participants:
Introductory workshops, Intensive Classes, Co-Creations and related lectures have been presented among others at:
ArtEZ University of the Arts – Master's Theatre Practice (Arnhem), SAIC School of the Arts Institute (Chicago), NYU Steinhardt (Venice/New York), TeaK Theatre Academy (Helsinki), Albanian University of Arts (Tirana), BITEF Theatre (Belgrade), Venice International Performance Art Week (Venice), School for Curatorial Studies (Venice), Centre for Community Cultural Development (Hong Kong), Museo Universitario del Chopo (Mexico City), Universidad Nacional de las Arte Experimental (Caracas), Taipei Artist Village (Taipei), Seoul Art Space (Seoul), EMBA Escuela Carlos Morel (Buenos Aires), FADO Performance Art Centre (Toronto), Grace Exhibition Space (New York), Dfbrl8r Gallery (Chicago), The Substation Theatre (Singapore), Gray's School of Art (Aberdeen), Theatre Academy Isole Comprese (Florence), Accademia di Belle Arti di Venezia (Venice), Universidad Austral (Valdivia, Chile), Alumnos47 Foundation (Mexico City), Open Space Gallery (Victoria B.C.), Deutsches Institut (Florence), performance s p a c e (London), KARST Gallery (Plymouth).
"COLLECTIVE SIGNATURES Performing the BODY / Performing the TEXT" Photographs and excerpts from a corpus of performative texts written and conceived during the Intensive Class by VestAndPage, Formentera, 2018.
Review by Penzo+Fiore about the final presentation of the ART WEEK | Summer Class by VestAndPage, Venice, 2016.
Excerpts from the final public performance of the 10-days Intensive Performance Summer Class by VestAndPage & La Pocha Nostra. In the framework of the Educational Learning Program of the Venice International Performance Art Week | ART WEEK Workshop Series
C32 performingartsworkspace, Venice, June 2017
Short documentary of the VestAndPage introductory workshop Fragile Limits
Taipei Artist Village, Taipei, 2012
Short documentary of the VestAndPage introductory workshop on performance for video La Naturaleza del Imagen Poético y su Performatividad in occasion of Vortice, presented INVE Plataforma Experimental
Valparaiso, Chile, 2016