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# 55 | DUEL

A Legendary Milestone in the History of Performance Art:
The Cooperation Between PAS and IPA

June 25th - July 8th 2017
Quartair The Hague, Netherlands
In cooperation with P.S. Performance Site, The Hague, Netherlands

PAS and IPA week workshop conducted by Jürgen Fritz and BBB Johannes Deimling

Unfortunately, it is not yet possible to follow a substantive performance art education in the Netherlands. Therefore, we are delighted to invite you to IPA – PAS. An intensive week of masterclasses taught by the most prominent performance artists of today. IPA – PAS in the Netherlands is made for tenacious, true to their art and, preferably, experienced participants. During the full-time (7 hours) working days participants learn about performance practice and theory, put their knowledge directly into practice and reflect on the process and outcomes afterwards. Participants will also benefit from expanding their network by making valuable connections with other performers from all over the world. After four days the groups will change so the participants can benefit from both teachers! The workshops will have a different approach what will be explained on their sites.

The basic nature of a classical duel is honor. It is a moment of intensity with a result which has a fatal end. But of course we won’t go into the whole drama of a duel, but seeing it more as a form of contemporary exchange of methods, concepts and collaborations from which the participants will gain a diversity of practical and theoretical insights which will challenge them to find their own path.
DUEL is mainly to understand as metaphor for collaboration. The participants are invited to confront the other (participants and teachers) to be able to involve them in an artistic dialogue of differences in which we may find a common ground to articulate a performative language. This process might influence the way we produce, present and perceive Performance Art today.
Since there is only a metaphoric approach to DUEL we will include the festivals direction ‘poetry’ to work, exchange, research, experiment. The chance of the poetic, metaphoric interpretation of the DUEL is seen as form of orientation and lift the parameters on platform where we are able to formulate something which we don’t know yet. This openness is the way of how we understand the DUEL as direct confrontation with the other in order to create a vivid dialogue beyond the states of knowledge.

Since the idea is based on the duel it is not possible to only take part in one workshop. The setup of the workshop is to work with both teachers and approaches.

BBB Johannes Deimling is an acclaimed visual artist and teacher, known for his specific visual approach to Performance Art based on his term agierte Bilder (enacted images). Besides his own art practice Deimling has devoted much of his practice in researching the educational potential of Performance Art. In 2008 he founded the independent art & education project PAS | Performance Art Studies attended by emerging artists from all over the world. In October 2017 he co-organizes with the University Dresden in Germany the international Performance Art Symposium ‘ACT.MOVE.PERFORM.’
More information:
BBB Johannes Deimling: www.bbbjohannesdeimling.de
PAS | Performance Art Studies: pas.bbbjohannesdeimling.de
Performance Symposium: act-move-perform.com

Jürgen Fritz is the artistic director of the IPA Summer. Since the founding of IPAH e.V. he is instrumental in the design and implementation of all events.1982 – 1990 he worked as a theater director, curator and actor, since 1984 as performance artist. He is co-founder of Black Market International, since the beginning of this international Cooperation of Performance Artists with whom he works since 1985.
IPA: www.ipapress.i-pa.org

Quartair The hague, Toussaintkade 55: www.quartair.nl

Sign me UP!
To sign op send your; name, email address, home address and phone number, artist statement, short personal biography, links to your work online, portrait photo (to use on website of P.S.) and a short letter of motivation to psipapas@gmail.com

program / agenda
Week 1 Workshop
26/06/17 – beginning IPA workshop till 03/07/17
30/06/17 – change of groups
04/07/17 – presentation workshops
05/07/17 – free day for workshop participants
Week 2
05/07/17 – daytime performances at outdoor venues invited artists
06/07/17 – in the evening performance program
07/07/17 – in the morning morning-after talks / interviews
07/07/17 – in the evening performance program
08/07/17 – in the morning morning-after talks / interviews
08/07/17 – in the evening performance program

-8 days of guidance in developing your performance practice
-participating in the P.S. - this is Live! performance event
-evening vegetarian meals, there is a supermarket close by to get a breakfast and
-accommodation for 9 days at The Hague Hostel, Lutherse Burgwal 5, in the center of The Hague. Note: The workshop only includes accommodation during the workshop week not during the event. If you want to book at the same hostel let us know. http://hostelthehague.com/DE/
-foto and video documentation of your performance

Some Details
-We will have 2 groups , 12 participants in each group
-The working times can be different in each group, generally we have about 7 hours workshop every day in the groups

The price for the workshop hostel (including dinner) = 400 euro
the price for the workshop (including dinner) = 250 euro