Samstag, 2. Mai 2015


mowing between St Pauls and St James, London
filmed by David Notarius (Super8 material)
mowing the border in Nicosia, Cyprus
filmed by Anna Papachristodoulou

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.

Montag, 20. April 2015

LAPSody 2015
5th International Conference & Festival for Live Art and Performance Studies 
at the University of the Arts Helsinki Theatre Academy, Finland

May 27th – 30th, 2015

excerpts from planning of contribution for this year's conference and Festival for Live Art and Performance Studies in Helsinki.

Contemplating emerging …

1. the workshop Friday May 29th 7 am to 7 pm

1-day Performance Art Workshop
Werktag 6sunken City -
Werktag is a one-day in-situ Live Action /Performance Art Workshop.
It takes place over a period of 12 hours, 7 am – 7 pm in the walk through the city of Helsinki.
Initially any workshop situation will be one of experimentation and enhance a safe ‘laboratory’ experience.

presentation of participant's work and experiences, Saturday May 30th at Theatre Academy

2. the talk 
Exhibition as Event
Expectations and ‘Gesamtbild’
Emergence and Appearance
  The event itself in its realisation becomes the form of communication and functions as an entire image-concept (Gesamtbild) consisting of numerous, individual parts. The form changes in the context of exhibition and appearances. A medley of emerging elements.

3. the interview

Collaborative skype performance for the camera, Tashi Iwaoka and Dagmar I. Glausnitzer-Smith
1. Objective: a 3 layered, non-directive, non-reactive filmic situation between Tashi Iwaoka and Dagmar I. Glausnitzer-Smith via recorded Skype
the moving-communication exchange factor (word invention! ), an experiment

concept: thinking takes place during the action. The action is not a representation based on prior thought processes.
This idea is viable for further conceptual interpretation.

 Preliminary Thoughts (Glausnitzer-Smith)
Prior intentions for the skype action (take one):
“I show you mine, you show me yours but we don’t see it, yet. You show me yours, it won’t be missed.”

the film

2. the Skype dialog between Tashi Iwaoka and Dagmar I. Glausnitzer-Smith
 Preliminary Thoughts (Glausnitzer-Smith)
2.1. I am posing a question to you, which is the question equal to the question I would be asking myself. Then I am posing your questions to become my own questions.
“The locations of your work are your material?”
2.2. Ask me and I am asking you. Which does not mean my answer is your question but I am making your question to become my own question.
(this did not happen in the situation of the dialog)

“Everywhere in the world there could be a moment where the perception and the awareness conjures a kind of tenderness for this moment in time. The moment of being-in-the-world becomes the actual material. It happens with a short indication.”
outcome: written transcript (order via email:

there are no coincidences only many truths

recorded skype-still 7.April 2015 23:10
recorded skype-still 7.April 2015 23:09