Venice International Performance Art Week 2017

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Co-Creation Live Factory | 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.

Venice International Performance Art Week 2016

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FRAGILE BODY – MATERIAL BODY

The III VENICE INTERNATIONAL PERFORMANCE ART WEEK took place at European Cultural Centre | Palazzo Mora and Palazzo Michiel in Venice, December 10-17, 2016 under the focus Fragile Body – Material Body. It concluded the trilogy project following the first two editions Hybrid Body – Poetic Body and Ritual Body – Political Body that took place in December 2012 (Palazzo Bembo), and in December 2014 (Palazzo Mora and Palazzo Michiel).

The live art exhibition project dedicated to contemporary performance art showcased in its third edition works of over 80 international performance artists from around the globe, some of which presented in cooperation with prestigious cultural institutions and foundations. Pioneers of this art discipline exhibited and performed alongside established and emerging artists, reflecting influences and current tendencies in the field.

The project consists of an exhibition of performance installations, photographic and video documentation as well as vibrant program of live performances, talks, screenings and meetings with the participating artists, researchers and curators.

For this third edition with the focus Fragile Body – Material Body, the works present physical, mental and spiritual bodies as primary material of artistic expression, aiming to investigate a wide range of concepts pertinent to the art forms of performance art, Live art and Body Art, such as: authenticity, living entities and their relations towards one another; fragility and vulnerability of the individual and of the social relationships; mental and spiritual states rendered through liminal physical and corporeal manifestation; as well as encouraging questions around the post-organic transformations and mutations to which we subject the human body.

The presence of human beings in this world is always more than a temporary condition: the communication that can be triggered between artists and the audience is an essential element. The topics addressed during the week will relate to the need to look at social relations and the lives of individuals with greater care.

Due to the specificity of this edition’s theme Fragile Body – Material Body, the live performances and works on display also seek to provide reflection and further considerations on how to find meaningful mechanisms to foster positive change through contemporary culture and art in a vital way.

The ART WEEK BLOG includes with reflections, features and interviews by our residence writers.