Guy de Cointet
Felix Gonzalez Torres
Isidoro Valcarcel Medina
Franz Erhard Walther
Cerith Wyn Evans
Live Art Festival focuses specifically on the interface between visual arts and performing arts. It presents performances, installations and actions which differ from the familiar formats. Some artists explore the boundary between reality and fiction with a series of performances for a small audience. Living Currency is both an exhibition set in a theatre and a 3 hour play in which artworks and performances are presented. Erwin Wurm invites visitors to perform his One Minute Sculptures.
Live Art Festival
With an ever increasing number of artists exploring the boundaries between various art disciplines, STUK Art Centre launches a new live art festival. With Playground STUK focuses specifically on the interface between visual arts and performing arts. This international live art festival presents performances, installations and actions which differ from the familiar formats. Many of these performances are new productions, or feature the Belgian premiere of productions from abroad. As part of an international context, the annual festival Playground cooperates with a number of international organisations.
Games People Play is the result of a unique cooperation between visual artists Richard Venlet, Dora García, and theatre company Transquinquennal. A performance in which the lead character is not played by an actor, but by a work of art. The same happens in The Expected, in which the film The Victim by artist Keren Cytter engages in a dialogue with a group of musicians who give a live concert performance. Guy de Cointet (1934-1983) created performances presenting his coloured art objects as props. His performance Tell Me, first shown in L.A. in 1979, will be restaged. Jimmy Robert and Ian White refer in a minimal, theatrical manner to elements from the history of culture. Cristina Blanco and Bill Aitchison operate in the field of dance performance, but focus on the object character of events. Several others artists explore the boundary between reality and fiction with a series of performances for a s mall audience.
Living Currency is both an exhibition set in a theatre and a three hour play in which artworks and performances are presented. On the stage, within a well-defined time frame, the focus is on the interaction between visual art and live arts. This unique project consists of artworks, performances and actions by fifteen international artists, curated by Pierre Bal-Blanc. With works by: Ceal Floyer, Dan Graham, Sanja Ivekovic, Prinz Gholam, Felix Gonzalez Torres, Jens Haaning, David Lamelas, Teresa Margolles, Roman Ondák, Santiago Sierra, Isidoro Valcárcel Medina, Franz Erhard Walther, Lawrence Weiner, Cerith Wyn Evans and Artur Zmijewski.
Playground also presents several installations in which live performances take place. Erwin Wurm invites visitors to perform his One Minute Sculptures following his instructions. In an intimate monologue, Tris Vonna-Michell loads his installations with extraordinary stories. Yael Davids approaches the body from an abstract perspective and creates a human architecture.
Coordinator Playground: Eva Wittocx
Programme Playground 03 Nov - 10 Nov 2007
Dora Garcia, Richard Venlet, Eric Thys & Transquinquennal ‘Games People Play’
Sat 3 and Mon 5 Nov, 8:30pm
Guy de Cointet ‘Tell Me’
Sat 3 Nov, 10pm and Sun 4 Nov, 8:30pm
Yael Davids ‘A Line, a Word, a Sentence.’
Sat 3, Wed 7 and Fri 9 Nov, between 8pm and 10pm
Tris Vonna-Michell ‘Tall Tales & Short Stories’
Sat 4, Sun 5 and Mon 6 Nov, between 8pm and 10pm
Wilbert Bulsink, Keren Cytter, Thomas Myrmel and The Expected Folio Ensemble ‘The Expected’
Sun 4 Nov, 7:30pm and Mon 5 Nov, 10pm
Jimmy Robert & Ian White ‘Mariage à la Mode et Cor Anglais’
Tue 6 Nov and Wed 7 Nov, 8:30pm
Cristina Blanco ‘cUADRARA_fLECHA_pERSONA qUE cORRE’
Tue 6 Nov and Thu 8 Nov, 9:30pm
Thu 8, Fri 9 and Sat 10 Nov, between 8pm and 11pm
Bill Aitchison ‘27/7/52’
Fri 9 Nov and Sat 10 Nov, 8:30pm
Installations by Erwin Wurm, Yael Davids, Tris Vonna-Michell, Random Scream, Vaast Colson, Miet Warlop, Wannes Goetschalckx and Ruben Kindermans permanently on view from 7pm till 11pm.
Symposium on the interface between visual arts and live arts
Thu 8 Nov, 2pm - 6pm
More information and detailed programme: http://www.playgroundfestival.be
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