The Performative Body Contextualized - Performance Workshop with Lan Hughn
“Agora Thinks Performance Art”, Agora’s program inside the frame on “The Month of Performance Art Berlin”, focuses on questions that permeate, connect and disconnect two distinctive manifestations from the performative field: Choreography/Dance and Performance Art.
The program consists of different activities that Agora proposes to raise questions and create contexts to encourage the interaction between Contemporary Dance and Performance Art professionals.
The Performative Body Contextualized This workshop is about exercising and analyzing performance art in different contexts, to conceptualize a performance and to make it not an abstract movement or action, but a common communicative human language.
Another part of the workshop will be a research of each participant, to find the common desire and the subconscious common-will between performer and others (audience). We will practice these in order to revise notions of performance and to produce more interactivity.
These are some questions we will relate to during the workshop: What is the basic element to construct a performance? How minimal can a performance be? How to deal with terms such as “site-specific”, “context”, “interaction” and “provocation” in a performance? Should we worry about the audience, or should we let audience affect us? How change the world?
The workshop happens in two different days May 8th from 5 -9pm May11th from 12-4pm On May 11th, the workshop will be followed by a performance by Lan Hungh and another by Hermann Heisig, as continuation of “Agora thinks performance Art” program.
About the Instructor
Lan Hughn is a taiwanese artists active in many disciplines. Lan studied musical theatre in CNR of Rueil-Malmaison in France, in 2005 he moved to Berlin. He has been invited as artist/ performer for Détournement Venice 2009, Jerusalem Show 2012, “art is action = action is production in Tabacalera-Madrid, GFZK in Leipzig, Infr’action Venice and many important art/ performance festivals. He works actively as body politician in his performances, provocatively and site-specifically. In the prize winning work “Nomadic Mushrooms”(Jeunes Createur most votes from public), he creates a piece which dialogues with painting, installation and performance. “Seven Shanzhai Pieces” raised the issue of copyright in performance and Chinese productions. “Free me, I need to do performance” questions about the visibility of work (the performance is invisible, when the public sees it, and the performance is gone), “Please wait till your number is called” exams how theater context could affect a performance. Currently Lan is working in Stattberlin as art director and curator, as well as in MPA-2013 as an associate curator.
Find more about Lan on www.lanhungh.tk Prerequisites People who has a strong will to discuss and exercise performance art. People that are open with other’s and their own body, as well as comfortable with provocative and sexual content and willing to put it into analyzation.
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