Participating artists: Luanda Jacoel, Åsmund Kaupang, Alice Pons, Astarti Athanasiadou, Yurie Umamoto, Astrit Ismaili, BBB Johannes Deimling PAS | INPUT studies, Clara Saito, Fernanda Branco Polse, Fernando Belfiore, Florentina Holzinger, Nils Amadeus Lange, Annina Machaz, Vincent Riebeek, Manuel Scheiwiller, Franziska Menge, Hendrik Walther, Goeun Bae, Jija Sohn, Nina Glockner, Olivia Reschofsky & Alice Pons, Oshin Albrecht, Melissa Mabesoone, Pedro Matias, Setareh Fatehi.
FLAM VI | Forum for Live Art Amsterdam
Forum of Live Art Amsterdam is back! From 22 to 26 March, the festival presents a new program of live art works with young local talents and international artists. FLAM VI brings a contemporary and exciting programma with works related to the experience in Arti et Amicitiae and at Dansmakers.
FLAM is a platform that aims to present the diversity of performance art; from physical to more conceptual work, politically or socially charged to imagetic, flash performances to durational works. Young talent is next to more experienced and international artists, because we believe that talent must be challenged. The theme Historia underlies the works presented in FLAM VI referring to the old Greek interpretation of the word that includes activities of research, exploration, collection, organization and interpretation of information.
Or: how artists research, present and interpret their perception and experience of the world and can this, direct or indirectely, bring new insights in how we relate to the world?
FLAM present many young but also more experienced artists. Mariana Lanari, created between October 2015 and March 2016 her Moving Thinking project for the library of the Stedelijk Museum, will show her new work based on Finnegans Wake by James Joyce. Lanari will also draw and display the Astrological map of the year 2016 at the opening evening of FLAM VI, in her work Solar Revolution 2016.
Young duo MOHA, formed by Olivia Reschofsky and Alice Pons, organizes in 2016 four thematic city walks through Amsterdam. In the four corners of the city, they organize walks with local residents around the themes Carnaval, Protest, Mars and Burial. The Protest walk is part of FLAM and takes place within Amsterdam Noord. Further participating artists include Goeun Bae, receiver of the ‘Werkbijdrage 2014’ young talent and participant of the Prospects& Concepts, an exhibition of young talents at the Rotterdam Art fair; Clara Saito with background in dance and visual arts and Jija Sohn (Moving Forward Dansmakers traject). Usual suspects Florentina Holzinger and Vincent Riebeek will be present this year with the work Body Freedom, a reality performance online program and Pedro Manuel will record ‘History’.
Opening: Tuesday March 22 19.00 h
Lecture by Annemiek Kok, Phd researcher Participatory Art Groningen Universiteit + followed by a program of 4 performances till 11PM
19.00 Annemarie Kok lecture
‘Magic Mirror. The Interplay of Freedom in the Participatory Work of Telewissen’
20:30 h Mariana Darvas Lanari Zodiac Observatory of United Stars of Ourania presents Solar Revolution 2016
21.00 Bea Mcmahon DOGS
21.40 Goeun Bae For the thumb and for the toe
22.15 PM Jija Sohn Tamago 25 min
ongoing Pedro Matias, Driewieller Collectief Free Balling
Zodiac Observatory of United Stars of Ourania
SOLAR REVOLUTION 2016
A model of the solar system reduced to the scale of the human body,
where we will take a look into the semisigns of the zodiac for 2016, in a 12 minutes ritual.
Wednesday 23 March
20:00 Fernanda Polse Single
20:40 Nina Glockner Choreographed by the other
21:10 Setareh Fatehi Bodiless Heads No.1 # Simulacrum
21:50 Lia Chaia (1) Trilogia Bolas
22:00 Alice Pons Strip Tease
23:00 Lia Chaia ( 2 ) Trilogia bolas
ongoing Antonio Onio BABYHAY // TAKESALLDAY
Thursday March 24
17 – 19 h Roundtable gallery downstairs, entrance Rokin 114
20 h Book launching Verbo
20:45 Johannes Deimling It won’t always grow back
21:25 Mariana Darvas Lanari A way a lone a lost a last a loved a long the
22:00 Fernando Belfiore D3US/ex\M4CHIN4
Ongoing VI Franziska Menge & Hendrik Walthers FaustRaum
Friday March 25
20:00 Oshin& Melissa & Buren, Parade/ Promoenade
20:30 Astrit Ismaili INNOC€NT
21:30 Clara Saito This is a lucid dream, (start in Arti goes on to boat)
22:30 Astarti Athanasiadou and Yurie Umamoto Manila 40
Saturday March 26 at Dansmakers
14:15 to 17h Olivia & Alice PROTEST (street)
17:00 Johannes Deimling workshop presentation
19:30 Luanda Jacoel Kalunga
20:00 Luciënne Venner Being no one
21:00 Michelle Moura BLINK mini unison intense wail
FLAM is aware of the risk in programming a week long performance art. Performance art remains at the borders of other disciplines as it has has no conventions of fixed duration, space or skills. Yet performance is today more and more part of the art world. What is then the qualities that underlies live art works? With this question in mind is FLAM addition to the performance program also two reflection moments: a lecture at the opening by Annemarie Cook, Phd researcher Participatory Art at the University and a round table discussion, open to the public with artists and teachers John Deimiling (Associated Professor of Performance Art in NTA Norwegian Theatre Academy at Østfald University College, Norway) and Marco Paulo Rolla (founder of the Performance Art-year course at the Fine Arts program at the University of Belo Horizonte, Brazil) .
FLAM VI programmer two workshops: one with the experienced teacher John Deimling from PAS, Performance Art Studies and one with young artist and choreopgrapher Clara Saito. Both workshops will end with a performance seen during FLAM VI.
FLAM has a special relationship developed with VERBO, the International Performance Platform Galeria Vermelho in São Paulo, known as space for bold and provocative art. Marcos Gallon, curator performance program of Galeria Vermelho will be present, as Marco Paulo Rolla, curator MIP Manifestação Internacional de Performance of Belo Horizonte as a guest curators to work to scout performance for their platforms in Brazil.
FLAM VI starts in Arti et Amicitiae from 22-25 March and then pulls through the water to Amsterdam Noord, where we are guests of Dansmakers Amsterdam at the former Stork grounds on 25th and 26th of March.
Laboratory + performance
‘The title is a lucid dream’, a research performance by Clara Saito
In this 3 day laboratory we will research physically with the emotion of anger. The proposition is to develop a semi-ritualistic movement practice as a way to transform what we consider often as a negative energy into a tool for creating changes through playful and embodied strategies.
The workshop will results in the live work ‘The title is a lucid dream’to Saito’s previous work ‘The title is a drawing’. In this work Saito impersonates a hero, Spider Man, that wanders in galleries and public space researching the possibility of live and practice anarchism in the actual society system.
Clara Saito works with different medias, drawing, painting, installations and movement.
Participants of the process ‘ This is a lucid dream’ will perform during the displacement of artists and public between the two spaces of the festival, from Arti to Dansmakers on the evening of 25 of March.
Johannes Deimling PAS | INPUT studies
PAS │ Performance Art Studies is an independent educational program offering intensive studies to young artists, art students and others interested in performance art, since 2008. The aim of these studies is to provide a comprehensive form of practicing on performance art in cooperation with performance art festivals, art academies, museums and galleries.
Since 2013 PAS is offering besides the longer PAS studies also condensed version: INPUT.
Designed to deepen already made performative experiences or make a first contact with this art form, this short studies are focused in activate and enhance artistic practice and theory.
Researching the dialogue between body, space and time in connection with image, form and materials will generate an open field where we can access and sharpen the perception and concepts around this art form. We will draw information from other art forms like painting, video sculpture, photography, poetry, dance, etc to explore the various intersections in which performance art is active. The aim of INPUT is to inquire the performance practice through experimental settings that will hopefully resonate after the studies in the further individual researches. At the end we will present the results at the FLAM VI. Visit site
More information and inscription workshop and laboratory : firstname.lastname@example.org