2-Day Intensive Workshop with Andrea Pagnes and Verena Stenke
�Never as Always. Now as Always. Here and now. Where I am, I do not know it, I will never know it. In the silence, you don�t know it, you must go on and, even if I can�t, I�ll go�
FRAGILE LIMITS workshop
Tired of looking at things from an usual and obsolete perspective, with few friends, full of memories and remembrances, with a no-limits imagination, pathological, perverted, deprived, deviant, surreal, overwhelmed and overruled by daily prosaic worries and ordinary thoughts, being still beautiful, in a constant journey towards new productions, slowly moving to an end, living into an irreversible crisis, always clutched by doubts, sometimes radiant, other times miserable, feeling to be stuck for an answer, when where is a nowhere or somewhere else, with at least a hope in our hearts, looking at a feeble response, our fragile constituent limits- we invite people to gather together those left things they really care, to share them with us and the others.
The aims of the FRAGILE LIMITS workshop are:
To investigate- to look for and find out new, unexpected possibilities to strengthen the process of making. To see - to indicate how to look at things from a different � still responsible � perspective.
To stimulate- to help to touch and overcome personal fragile limits.
To experience and express- to transform one self�s ideas and emotions into a performatic, not theatrical, work throughout different exercises.
To give- to offer keys to understand how a performance artist can approach the social environment and the spiritual development, by touching the fragile limits of one�s own Self- those limits that are not limiting at all, but rather purely constituent of one�s own human nature.
During the various exercises, in different conditions, the participants will be provided with tools to gradually conceive, create and realize a performance, using mainly their own body and memory as tool themselves.
The exercises are aimed to touch and develop the most inner human sensors in order to activate memories, to open our perception and to transform pure ideas into a concrete, primarily real action. Further, a specific goal is also to get distance from the mere being �virtuous� by establishing, valuating, and energizing the personal action.
It is required to bring:
- Comfortable clothes
- One object the participant feels related to (second day)
- One blanket and one cushion (second day)
Actions and exercises are innovative but inspired by Social Theatre, Grotowski, Barba, Leclerc, Dynamic Breathing and Re-Birthing Technique, Martial Arts, Sufi, Panic Theatre / Psycomagic (Jodorowski), Strasberg, Oida and others.
Body & Space / Time & Duration / Tension & Release / Voice & Sound / Emotional Atmosphere / Interactivity / Breath / Archetypes / Rituality / Memory activation / Observation of the silence.
About the artists:
Since 2006 Andrea Pagnes and Verena Stenke work together as VestAndPage.
Combining and crossing their former ways of expressions, - including techniques of make-up artistry, video, installation, poetry and sound - they found within Performance Art the perfect common ground to talk about topics they concern. They wish to arrive with the spectators to an intimate and sensorial shifting of reality and time, touching most inner human sensors.
Their performances and video works are presented at international festivals, exhibitions and encounters in Europe, Asia, South America and the U.S., among which the XIV Biennial BJCEM Skopje 2009, Visions In New York City, Zonadearte Buenos Aires, OPEN �09 Festival Beijing, PIPAF Manila, Galata Perform Istanbul, Neu Kunsthalle Berlin, Kunsthaus Tacheles Berlin, Art Accion Mexico, Epipiderme Lisbon, LOGE Gallery Berlin, ArtKontakt Albania, Muliqui Prize Kosovo, 53� Venice Biennale, Arte Communications Venice, MyMementoVid Tel Aviv, and others as Human Emotion Project and Transit Station.
They perform, lecture and give workshops in international venues as the Bitef Teatar (Belgrade), Fabrica Braco de Prata (Lisbon), University La Salette (Santiago-Philippines), Momap (Florence), Deutsches Institute (Florence).