The Free School of Performance
La Free School of Performance è articolata in un programma giornaliero di sessioni critiche collettive, discussioni su temi specifici relativi alla ridefinizione del concetto di performance. Sessioni di film e incontri informali che accompagnano il lavoro di produzione dei 9 artisti in residenza. Dieci giorni di sezioni di lavoro intensive alternate a momenti di relax in un ambiente naturale sulle rive del Sarca, circondato dalla frana delle Marocche. Quest’anno la Free School of Performance ospiterà un dottorando in Arti Visive, Arti performative, Filosofia o Scienze Politiche il cui lavoro è incentrato sulla nozione di performativity.
Con LIVE WORKS si forma e si sperimenta attorno all’idea di live, contribuendo, approfondendo e ampliando la nozione di performance, seguendo lo spostamento del performativo e delle sue cifre.
Live Works Performance Act Award / The Free School of Performance
Curatorial Board: Barbara Boninsegna (artistic director of Centrale Fies, Dro), Simone Frangi (artistic director of Viafarini, Milan), Daniel Blanga-Gubbay (founder of Aleppo, Brussels), Denis Isaia (curator of MART, Rovereto).
Centrale Fies investigates performative forms through LIVE WORKS, a platform created four years ago. It is composed of an “instrumental” prize, an effective model to begin research on live practices, and of a free school in which the curators and mentors alternate in a schedule aimed at developing the artist’s work.
LIVE WORKS_Performing Act Awards
A competition open to emerging performative actions of various natures, including: media arts, lecture performances, task-performances, text-based performances and multimedia storytelling, relational practices and workshop-based projects, practices open to activism and political engagement, experience design, fashion design and relational urbanism. Workshops, lessons, residencies and works in progress aim to produce nine performances for the final contest.
For this Centrale Fies made a first selection of nine artists from the 250 participants coming from 27 countries (ITALY | FRANCE | ENGLAND | GERMANY | ROMANIA | USA | BRASIL | TURKEY | NETHERLANDS | BELGIUM | CANADA | GREECE | SPAIN | ISRAEL | MEXICO | AUSTRIA | CROATIA | MOROCCO | SWEDEN | ICELAND | UKRAINE | NORWAY | SAN MARINO | RUSSIA | LEBANON | IRELAND | JAPAN).
These are the names of the nine finalists in the current edition: BRUD (India / Poland) / Evelin Brosi Doyle (Belgium) / Jacopo Jenna (Italy) / Marion Menan (France) / Maxime Bichon (France) / Quenton Miller (Great Bretain) / Rosa Sijben (Netherlands) / Sven Sachsalber (Italy) / Teresa Cos (Italy)
The nine projects, selected by the LIVE WORKS curators, have been invited to participate in a production residency at Centrale Fies from the 1st to the 10th of July, 2016, with a budget to produce a performance and the opportunity to participate in The Free School of Performance. After this powerful experience, the curated projects will arrive before a jury of excellence, which will declare the absolute winner during the Festival.
In this edition, the jury Live Works counts the presence of some of the most influential voices of the contemporary art scene: Aaron Cezar, director of the Delfina Foundation; Beatrice Merz, founder of the Fondazione Merz in Turin and curator of countless contemporary art exhibitions; Charles Aubin, currently curator associated with Performa in New York, who collaborated with the Pompidou Centre in Paris for some years; Lorenzo Benedetti, founder of the Sound Art Museum (SAM) in Rome, who was been guest curator of the Kunsthalle in Mulhouse in France and a teacher at the Jan van Eyck Academy in Maastricht; Marwa Arsanios, artist, co-founder of 98Weeks. The jury, in addition to identifying the winner, will be actively involved during Live Works, in public and private meetings that will facilitate the platform team, curators, and artists to further deepen several fundamental passages of the performances presented to the public.
The Free School of Performance
The Free School of Performance is articulated in a daily program of collective critical sessions, discussing specific themes related to the redefinition of the concept of performance. Film sessions and informal meets will accompany the production work of the nine artists in residence. Ten days with sections of intensive work will alternate with moments of relaxation in a natural environment on the banks of the Sarca, surrounded by the Marocche mountains. This year, the Free School of Performance will host a researcher in Visual Arts, Performative Arts, Philosophy or Political Science, in which the work is focused on the idea of performativity. LIVE WORKS forms and experiments around the idea of live, contributing, deepening and broadening the idea of performance, following the changes of performance and its styles.