Performance Art: From Idea to Execution with Marta Jovanović, September 7 - 28, 2020, Mondays 6pm-8pm CET

Course Description

The main objective of this course is to prepare the participants to develop an idea into a live performance art piece. In the process, participants will practice how to think critically about performance art and find their unique way of expression. In order to gain historical and disciplinary perspective, participants will learn about precedents such as Futurism and DADA, the development of the scene in various parts of the world, leading artists such as Yoko Ono, Marina Abramovic, or Vito Acconci, as well as crucial festivals and exhibitions.

In addition, the course will analyze performance art in relationship to other performative disciplines like theatre, dance, or video art and address key forms such as body art and performative political works. Physical and mental exercise used in performance but also derived from yoga, trust exercises, and Zen Buddhism meditation techniques will be taught. Participants will be guided through a specific creative process the result of which will be shared via livestream at the end of the course. 

Syllabus

07-09-2020 to 28-09-2020