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# 58 | my body asking your body questions

10. – 17. November 2017 – studies
17. – 19. November 2017 - festival

In cooperation with PAO - Performance Art Oslo and KiHO - Oslo National Academy of the Arts / Oslo, Norway

With BBB Johannes Deimling and guest teacher Weronika M. Lewandowska


AnkaFugazi Biernacka
Benedicte Sundkvist Beldam
Fanny Fermelin
Liza Kerstin Anna Trullsson
Marion Horney
Marte Dahl
Ole Petter Ribe
Paola Lesina

video documentation of the final presentation as part of the PAO - Performance Art Oslo festival 2017

my body asking your body questions

After PAS #42 in 2015 and PAS #50 in 2016 we will continue the fruitful cooperation and artistic dialogue with PAO – Performance Art Oslo with PAS #58 | ‘my body asking your body questions’.

The title for PAS #58 ‘My body asking your body questions’ is a quote by Helena Goldwater made for the Venice Performance Art Week in 2012. For us it describes the notion of direct communication without technology, social media, spoken or written words and furthermore image based visual communication. It might be something which is happening in between the regular ways of daily communication, located within our bodies, presence and/or existence.

When Twitter for example becomes a distanced tool for political statements and replaces the direct speech and contact we face the challenges of our times. The chances of modern communication seems to be the threads of tomorrows societies. It is evident that we are unable to grasp, digest and react on all the information which are accessible and this will increase with growth of the world population.

We don’t want to state the good or the bad of this process. We are interested in seeking different models of transfer by using performance art practice and theories as a starting point. Are there performance strategies which would be suitable to create a different kind of communication, transfer or contact? How performance art is using the in between and are there specific channels which we can use more conscious? And if, how we are able to make them visible and strong as an alternative?

The quote from Helena Goldwater will give us a direction to think, work and fail. The research will guide us to the intersections of questions and answers, since this might generate a vivid process of research. Maybe we will find nothing there, but we will underline the quote by asking our bodies questions.