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#65 | your perception may not be my reality

04. - 11. August 2019, Berlin, Germany

performance evening

10. August 2019, at SomoS, Kottbusser Damm 95, 10967 Berlin

an 8-day learning program on Performance Art
In cooperation with SomoS, Berlin

Led by BBB Johannes Deimling


Viktória Heiser
Gabriele Avanzinelli
Luiza Martins Marques
Laurence Beaudoin Morin
Hannah Santana
Jana Smetanina
Manuela Covini
Marion Henry
Maja Maksimovic
Theresa Sowka
Tianxin Shi

"intertwining bodies", process publication, 534 pages, published 2019

your perception may not be my reality concept

To perceive is an action, something that we actively do, but not always consciously. Perception is following a chain of activities which are bound together: Action - Attraction - Processing - Perception - Recognition - Action and so on. This chain is essential for the organization, identification, and interpretation of sensory information and needed to understand our environment, society, and personality.

Within the arts, perception is a tool used to confuse, deconstruct or disturb, in order, to relate differently to ourselves, the society, and the environment. Artists of all genres are interested in toying around with the chain of perception. Op-Art, Surrealism, Dadaism, and of course, Performance Art are some examples, of how aesthetic or visual perception offers a diverse view on the world, which provides an opportunity to question how we perceive since the perception-chain is individual and does not have a collective function. This fact becomes potentially interesting when two (or more) perceptions meet. The exchange of experience creates a dialogue and intersection, which acts as the base for our daily communication. Sharing these experiences offers us the possibility to rethink paradigms, question single viewpoints, and better understand the need for change.

The deeper we inquire within the field of perception we holistically find ourselves straddling the borders of logic, sense, and understanding. In these perhaps, uncanny areas, one could potentially become capable of locating and acknowledging these blossoming flowers of art.

The aim, of PAS #65 focuses on the concept of perception as a prompt and/or launching point for better understanding the body, space, time, material, and action as active tools of Performance Art. Researchers will engage with other art forms, such as poetry, sculpture, drawing, painting, video, architecture, with the intent of demonstrating context in relation to time relevant issues. Results and findings will take form and shall be presented upon completing the theoretical analysis.

PAS #65 - Berlin, Germany