PRESENTATION: Performative Strategies in Contemporary Art

EMMEDIA and M:ST present

PERFORMATIVE STRATEGIES IN CONTEMPORARY ART
A Workshop by Andrés Galeano

Performance: October 10, 2014 @ 9PM – 11PM
EMMEDIA Screening Room – 351 11 Ave SW
FREE

Please join us for the debut performances developed through the “Performative Strategies in Contemporary Art” workshop by Andrés Galeano. The participants worked for an entire week from October 6-9 with Galeano to create a new performance for presentation on October 10.

The participants are:

BOGDAN CHETA
SHAYLA DAVIS
SALLY RAAB
HEATHRR ROSS
HOLLY TIMPENER
KATIE VILLENEUVE

About the workshop:

This workshop aims to re-think the basic elements of Performance Art and experiment with performativity in a wider sense and applied to different art practices.

In the early 70´s, Performance Art language was found and intensively developed by some pioneers. Nowadays, this artistic language has to be conceptually and aesthetically updated, redefined from its pillars and removed from an anachronistic and infertile body.

How do we deal with the notions of time, space, presence and action in the digital era? How do we create art following a performative paradigm? How do we articulate new artistic languages and formats, that question and mirror more accurately the different issues of our time?

This 4-day intensive workshop is intended for artists interested in developing these questions collectively and go through different physical and theoretical exercises in order to approach art from a performative, situational and interdisciplinary perspective.

As part of the workshop, participants will have access to EMMEDIA’s facilities and resources to develop their performances, that will be presented on October 10 at EMMEDIA, as part of the M:ST Performative Art Festival.

About Andres Galeano:

Andrés Galeano was born in Spain in 1980. He holds a Philosophy degree at the Universtiy of Barcelona, a Photography diploma at the Freie Fotoschule Stuttgart and a Sculpture/Free Art degree at the Kunsthochschule Weißensee Berlin. He works with drawing, photography, video, installation and performance and has realized exhibitions and performances in Europe, Latin America and Canada. In Berlin he has been curating the performance art programme Extension Series at Grimmuseum and ¡POESÍACCIÓN! at Instituto Cervantes. He lives in Berlin and Barcelona.

For more info: www.andresgaleano.eu

About M:ST Performative Art Festival:

The seventh edition of the Mountain Standard Time Festival will take place from September 26 to October 11, 2014. Alberta’s only biennial of performative art, M:ST celebrates innovative and critically engaged performative art in the southern Alberta region.

For more info: www.mstfestival.org

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