Responding to a series of assignments focused on certain aspects of performativity, along with occasional physical and mental exercises (re-enacting historical pieces, writing artist statements, etc.) and individual experiments, you will develop a number of performance or performative works in consultation with the tutor, exploring and refining your own artistic concern.
At the end of each phase, you share your work with the class. It could be either performed live or presented by means of documentation (be it not only video or photography but also painting, sculpture, print, wearables, text, website, story-telling, memory-sharing, or anything).
Lectures and/or tutorials
Lectures by the tutor, each focusing on an art tendency related to performance, with occasional homework assignments. Possible subjects include: Action painting (Jackson Pollock, Harold Rosenberg); Happening (Allan Kaprow, John Cage, Hi-Red Center); Event (George Brecht, Yoko Ono); Task-dance (Yvonne Rainer, Steve Paxton, Deborah Hay); Conceptual art (Douglas Huebler, Vito Acconci, On Kawara, Lee Lozano) - Video art (Bruce Nauman, Bas Jan Ader, Peter Campus); Parasitical practice (Andre Cadere, Rafael Ferrer); Lecture performance (Hito Steyerl, Walid Raad); Delegated performance (Tino Sehgal, Alexandra Pirici, Claire Bishop). With occasional lectures by guest artists on their own performative practices.