Montag, 10. November 2014

T.aT. Performance Art Workshop 2014

close your eyes, then what you see, then I am gone

Kingston University Participants:
Matt Noon, Amelia Brokenbrow , Matilda Shenstone, Beth Clarke, Lucy Roberts, Sammy Dudley, Alfred Dryer, Katherine Taylor, Amy Gillies, Luke Smith, Elliot Booth, Lottie Highfield
accompanied by Brian Curson, Anniken Weber, Sadegh Aleahmad

Collaboration Amelia, Alf and Emily

Bildunterschrift hinzufügen
Bildunterschrift hinzufügen
Bildunterschrift hinzufügen

working in situ

Thanks to all your fantastic input and final work!

Epitelesis presents...

Live Performance Action Athens 2014

In the fifth part of artists’ presentation series by epitelesis - Performance Art Foundation, performance artist Dagmar I. Glausnitzer-Smith from Germany presents two live performances in Artwall / Project Space, under the tile “Paper Walks, Paper Talks, No. 4” on Thursday 9th of October and “Agrostis Roleson Friday 10th of October at 20:00. Through the process of collecting objects, ideas and images, the artist repositions her body in occurrences of daily life, in order to search for a temporary ‘trueness’ and the dimensions that the ‘self’ can take in terms of portraiture. By referencing a blank canvas and white paper as the starting point of life, the attempt to perceive a visual field, experiences and sounds, is presented as traces that can fill up or be erased from the ‘empty’ surface of the canvas.

Artist’s website:
Organization: epitelesis - Performance Art Foundation /
Project coordinators: Andreas Pashias & Francesco Kiàis

paper walks, paper talks VI

photographs taken by: Eftychios Shikkis

Agrostis Roles

photographs taken by: Eftychios Shikkis

Thanks to Fotini Kapiris and Art Wall Project Space and Cheapart


site - specific action,
Wednesday 15.10.2014 , 11:15 am  Athens
- Lukeios - walking drawing

Materials: Ink, Oil, Honey, Milk

Dienstag, 5. August 2014

Prologue, Journey, Epilogue - Visual Thoughts about the 2nd Cyprus International Performance Art Festival 2014

Prologue, Journey, Epilogue I, III by Dagmar I. Glausnitzer-Smith

in preparation

Fragment from Sketchbook 'Kletterer'
Fragment from Sketchbook 'Announcier'

in wrapping

the journey

thanks to KLM and Cyprus Airline
Nicosia Airport June 21

'Mowing' Action Nicosia Border before the Buffer Zone

Some of the ‘Mowing’ factors revealed:
- The Grass is green and green on the other side
- Mowing in the process to re-capture a lost sense of self.
Passing by surpassing.
- When the path is briefly interrupted by the occurrence of real grass and the action of Mowing seems purposeful, then the skin will fall off and become irrelevant.
- Wearing the grass suit represents the impossibility of separation between the action and one reality sense or the disconnection of the action of Mowing the lawn. The disparity of two authorities: Purpose and Matter
- The Action of Mowing is Grass-less and a transposition in view of known limitations.
- The Action of Mowing is the Fragmentation of a tradition, which connects the grass with the mower. The figure embraces the relationship.
-  Alte Felder abmähen. Asphalt bleibt.
- Der Rasen ist ein mittelbarer Aufenthaltsort, wie das Zuhause, welches plötzlich nicht mehr existiert.
- Sometimes the Action is the mission even when the journey appears meaningless. In the absence of reason, meaning diminishes during the Action of continuation.
-  The mission is straight ahead.
- The journey is the process of recovering a lost sense of self without the presence of self-consciousness. It is relating itself to a public domain.
- The Action of Mowing is like cleaning or cutting nature’s hair.

-   Epilogue I -  filmed for the camera     a review to the performance 'Announcier'

the voice:

“…if you want to visit the village of Kormakitis, there is no problem. If you just show your identity card you can pass the Turkish Border site and visit all the places there. I would suggest to you, to go to my village Kormakitis. Kormakitis is the only place the Cypriots did not leave after the war of 1974. I stayed there for a period of time, but because there was no job, we moved here to Nicosia. 
Today whenever we want, we can visit our village and stay in our houses.”

more information: Kormakitis

Korucam or Kornakitis is the largest village of Cyprus with 150 Maronites citizens remaining. Maronites are members of the Maronite Church whose ancestors migrated during the Middle Ages and their language has cypriot, arabic roots.

"The biggest shock for us was when the border reopened after 30 years," said Mavrides. "We hadn't just left behind us a house but a whole way of life."

Epilogue III - an installation and photographic moment of a Performance Action outside the Atelier, Braunschweig, Germany on Saturday July 19, 2014

photographs taken by Christian Niwa

Samstag, 24. Mai 2014

International Performance Art and Action Day - Cell63 Berlin

North North East,  South South West

and 360 °


Performers and visitors alike become part of the work, by occupying and experiencing the space and the actions held within the space of artplatform Cell63 on May 17.

International artists create a day of high-energy actions by producing their work in an hourly schedule throughout the day.

The power of momentary impulses and the power of intervention with space and time, and the encompassing mix of genre and disciplines create a diverse action day to become an unforeseeable overall ‘Gesamtbild’ of Performances where at the threshold of live action conventional categories merge.

The dynamics of actions and their reception at the moment of change allow for an indeterminism to be an original factor of live experiences both recognizable by the visitors and the artists themselves.


Sikarnt Skoolisariyaporn, UK-Thailand
Title: instrument testing (the ultimate form of death is only an alchemy)
Duration 40 minutes
Through live action and sound, the artist is interpreting a fragment of alphabetical music scores extracted from historical documents from 1964 mass killing in Indonesia. The performance explores a relation between past and present, and reconciliation between information and vibration.

Barbara Kowa, Germany
Title:  Blut und Atem
Duration 21 minutes

BLUT UND ATEM ist Teil des seit 10Jahren andauernden Performance Zyklus  -HOCH ZEIT-  der sich mit der Frage beschäftigt, womit wir tatsächlich existentiell  verbunden sind wenn man sagt, „bis das der Tod uns scheidet“. Die Performance ist in unterschiedliche Kapitel unterteilt, die endlos weitergeführt und erweitert werden.

Anniken Weber, UK-Norway
Title:   Manisenso
Duration   20-25 min

The black line is the attachment, the censoring and the manipulation of the mind at work.
This line will be the measurement of my own mental state of being in time and space. 

Anita Bruder, Germany

Title: ‚Hunting the Past II – The green dress –
Duration 25 minutes

My performances are based on un-told stories from my own autobiography. Selected objects are brought together with my body. This interaction leads to transforming pictures which have been created in a continuous personal process. My creative tools are voice, dance and theatre.

Eru and Seven of Eglise, Germany
Title: ‘Quer Feld Beet – Paper walks, Paper talks III –
Duration 25 minutes

The collaboration research between Eru (Alexander Rues) and Seven of Eglise (Dagmar I. Glausnitzer-Smith) is the exploration of the idea of presence between two simultaneous actions: experimental, improvised sound work and Performance Art Action. The presentation of the work by Eru and Seven of Eglise is always live and invites for a different image-sound perception. The two artists are not aware of each other’s actions and purposely carry no prior knowledge of the individual concepts. Only in the eyes of an audience or viewer two separate entities may collide, coincide or contradict each other’s spontaneous presence. The synthesis is always an image and the perception of times appears illusionary and the impression becomes transparent.

Nina Krüger-Schmale, Germany

Title: "Omage"- homage to the grandmas
Duration 10 minutes

Living sculptures
Her artwork presents us the sociological meaning of "covers" with references to the consumer society, artificial Life, the fetishism of merchandise, pollution and war.
Nina Krüger-Schmale exercises a kitsch aesthetic and a peculiar decorativism to provoke a critical and satirical effect, shot through with joyful humor. Tonight in the performance entitled "living sculptures", she is reflecting about growing old, the main theme of her new project "Omage" - homage to the grandmas.

       Photographs taken by:  Sikarnt Skoolisariyaporn, Anniken Weber, Luisa Catucci, Alexander Rues

Thanks to Luisa Catucci and the wonderful 'girls' working at Cell63 artplatform.