Online Performance Art Camp, August 24-28, 2020

24-08-2020 to 28-08-2020

In collaboration with G12 HUB, a gallery and performance art education program based in Belgrade, Serbia, ECC Performance Art offers a unique online performance art camp. The 5-day long intensive program equips participants with practical skills and theoretical knowledge to stimulate their creativity and improve their artistic practice. Considering the historic importance of Serbia for the international performance art scene, it is contextualized within the specific history and culture of the region and the strong legacy performance art has in it with artists such as Marina Abramovic. The camp is led jointly by performance artist Marta Jovanovic and art historian and ECC Performance Art-founder Anja Foerschner.

Conceptualized as a platform for experience, knowledge exchange, and creative growth, the camp aims to clear up the creative space within us, to foster innovative approaches, and to build a community of like-minded and like-hearted people. This is an opportunity for participants to critically reevaluate their creative process and approach the limitations of their minds and bodies. Over the course of its duration, psychological and physical exercises will challenge participants to explore and transgress their boundaries, clearing out their minds and hearts for new inspirations and ideas. Participants will be guided through this process through exercises such as "Night Watch," a durational experiment of "watching" the surrounding space purely through one's senses, thus experiencing it through different, unknown dimensions. A "Vow of Silence" will also be featured as a way for introspection and to establish a nonverbal form of communication.

In addition, the camp will include theoretical segments that will introduce participants to the rich but understudied history of performance art in former Yugoslavia and its international resonance, as well as aspects such as performance art documentation and archiving. Participants will be prompted to critically examine their practice and to develop their own line of thinking against historical precedents. 

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