Venice International Performance Art Week 2017

We are very honored and happy to have been invited this year also to the Venice International Performance Art Week, for the realization of the second volume of FATICA, first photographic and editorial project of LABOTIV.

We would especially like to thank VestAndPage (Verena Stenke and Andrea Pagnes), Francesca Carol Rolla, and the entire VIPAW team for inviting us and allowing this wonderful collaboration, as well as the realization of this photographic duo in constant exchange with the artists performers.

Venice International Performance Art Week
“CO-CREATION LIVE FACTORY – Prologue 1”
Open to the public on 14 – 16 December 2017
European Cultural Centre | Palazzo Mora, Venice

After the conclusion of the “Trilogy of the Body” (2012, 2014 and 2016), the VENICE INTERNATIONAL PERFORMANCE ART WEEK heads into a new direction with the project “CO-CREATION LIVE FACTORY—Prologue 1”. Founded on the principles of artistic collaboration, cooperation and temporary artistic community, “CO-CREATION LIVE FACTORY.

Adhering to the VENICE INTERNATIONAL PERFORMANCE ART WEEK core mission and its Educational Learning Program, the project aims to empower 72 international artists from 27 countries, who have been selected through an open call, to develop their individual praxis during ten days within an independent temporary autonomous zone of co-creation. Under the tuition of internationally recognised artists with a consolidated pedagogical experience: Marilyn Arsem, VestAndPage and Andrigo&Aliprandi.

Together we have come to the conclusion that to keep the art we love – performance art – flourishing and vital, it is right to insist and give more importance to the investigation and development of the many creative processes that lead to performance, as the crucial questions are: How do we respond with art to a global state of emergency? And how do we perform in such a context?

It remains a priority to enforce the idea of a ‘temporary artistic community’ that has been the cornerstone of the Venice International Performance Art Week‘s foundation. At the same time, the determinant for all this to happen is the exploration of performances’ making processes in a context of creative sharing.