PERFORM- Workshop Platform, First edition at Teaterhuset Avant Garden, Trondheim, 10-13 feb 2010
The first edition of the workshop platform presents young artists from any art- discipline. Despite of that they work with different mediums and diverse content, they share a heightened awareness and mutual interest in the actual situation where the artwork/performance is situated. That is the performative aspect of the artwork/performance and the presentation of it. Therefore they pay special attention to how the situation is constructed, how it is embedded in the real as well how it produces realities. This being so these artists takes the ambivalent and complex role of the spectator, the theatrical situation in an actual or a metaphorical way, under consideration.
Furthermore the performative perspective informs these situations on a broader cultural, social understanding and thus economical and political dimensions resonate through them. Finally there is no interest in pointing out a general performative strategy as such, but rather use it as a tool to inform and challenge the participants own practices as well at looking at the particular tactics of each artists in the workshop.
The workshop platform is staged as a three day event and the workshop is self- organized by the participants. The public program consists of performances by the participants (See THE END OF THE KNOWERS) and public lectures by invited guests (See PERFORM- The Theatrical Situation).
Daniel AlmgrenRecén (Se) Lina Berglund (Se) Azra Halilovic (No)
David Lamignan Larsen (No) Martin Lervik (No) Hans Rosenström (Fi)
Und er libet- Anna Mari Karvonen, Heidi Lind, Masi Tiitta (Fi)
Dölsie- Sara Mathiasson, Sofia Restorp (Se)
The aspects of training and further training, research, education and the promotion of young artists are a substantial building block of the conception and come to realization in projects and public events. With a refusal of the pressure of statistical success in all its means and rather to create a plaform for artistic development.
Next edition fall 2011/spring 2012