Month of Performance Art

Sítios Distantes - organized by Nathalie Fari / atelier obra viva

In the SÍTIOS DISTANTES project, six brazilian artists are invited to develop site-specific performances from a distance. The premises and public park of the Centre for Art and Urbanistics (ZKU) forms the basis for these performances. This location – a former goods station converted into a space for art residencies – is special for its location in the centre of industrial areas and brownfield land as well as for its separation from the mainstream Berlin art scene. In the sítios distantes performances, the physical features of this location in particular will be interwoven with fictitious and imaginary elements. It is not about describing or measuring the ZKU park comprehensively in all its complexity, but rather the park serves as the basis for developing a dramatic composition that is both personal and performative. How can you develop a relationship with a place without being present there?

Performances: Rose Akras and Rob Visser, Grasiele Sousa, Lucio Agra, Maicyra Leão, Walmeri Ribeiro and the participants from the Body Mapping Workshop.  

Panel Discussion: Ilya Noe, Andy Houston


10.-11.05: Mini Residency at ZKU (10h30 - 19h)

Sunday 12.05: Performances from 16h, followed by a public talk with the artists and guests: Ilya Noe (www.ilyanoe.com) and Andy Houston (www.andyhouston.net) at 20h30.