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IMAF 2022 Festival Live Performance:

1st Performance, Old Motel, Odzaci


2nd Performance "Dialogue", SULUV Gallery, Novi Sad

IMAF 2022 International Multi Art Festival

09.09-11.09.2022

Odzaci and Novi Sad, Serbia.

 

On 9 September I performed an “ improvised performance” in an old abandoned motel in Odzaci, Serbia.

I had planned first to perform my performance Dialogue which is based on a totally different concept. However when I saw the building for the first time in the morning I changed my idea and concept for my performance in the afternoon. For two reasons first the opportunities the building offers, the second was the performance I had planned would be very difficult to present in this building.

Finally I decided to go into a dialogue with the building were creating sound and noise would play a very important role.

 

Sunday the 11th of September 2022 I performed my second performance at the SULUV Gallery,(Union of Associations of Fine Artists of Vojvodina) Novi Sad, Serbia. The concept of my second performance was based on the concept of a dialogue that comes to nothing and failed The performance was accompanied by alienated sound elements and fragments of dialogues.

Images : Werther Germondari & Danijel Babic

Curator : Nenad Bogdanovic

With thanks to Stroom, The Hague, Netherlands


IMAF 2022 Festival Performance Video Works:

03.09 - 08.09.2022.

The Theme "No Pandemic - No War" is a reflection of the wish that by the beginning of the 24th International Festival of Multimedia Arts - IMAF 2022, both of these crisis events, which are very difficult for humanity, will end. 30 performance video works, 37 artists from 18 countries around the world, were selected for the online presentation of performance video works, entitled "No Pandemic - No War". The online presentation of the video works, is on the official YouTube channel of the IMAF festival, between September 3rd and 8th, 2022. The premier online presentation of my work will on 6th September 19.15 (CEST), You Tube link https://www.youtube.com/user/imafoffice/videos


S o r o - s o r O #1

S o r o - s o r O #1 - a Weekend of Indefinite Performance

Sat. 12- Sun.13. 03. 2022 :: 2 - 8pm - DE BOUWPUT | FERDINAND HUYCKSTRAAT 74 — AMSTERDAM, NETHERLANDS

Curator Mariko Hori . On 12th of March I performed DIALOGUE my latest solo and live performance. This performance is a hybrid work because it also integrates sound and noise. The performance should actually consist of a live performance with audiovisual elements. But since some of the technical equipment didn't work well, I improvised in the end and only took over the sound element. In hindsight I have to say that it was good not to use the visual elements because I think they would have been more disruptive and distracting to the live performance. The performance was created out of improvisation and spontaneity. I had the theme and the keywords, the sound, but I hadn't done any rehearsal for the live part. It was more of an experiment of creating on the spot. In addition, I had previously avoided focusing on very personal experiences or presenting them in a work. In this performance it was an exception with the voices in my head.

The performance deals with the topic of dialogue in the context of . A) A dialogue that leads to no result B) A dialogue without content, ramblings without substance C) About the voices that I hear in my head


 LATITUDES HYBRIDAS.

The video art version of my performance “I can not see – Stay behind” which I conducted in collaboration with Eric Kofi (Kumasi, Ghana) in Kumasi, Ghana will be screened at

4th. Festival Internacional de Performance Art de Santa Cruz de la Sierra, LATITUDES HYBRIDAS.

 

International Performance Art Festival of Santa Cruz de la Sierra will take place from January 19 to 23, 2022 in / from the city of Santa Cruz de la Sierra, Bolivia.

Under the curatorial direction of well known artist and curator, Hector Canonge, the festival is presented by the platforms Performance Art Bolivia, PABA, and Arterial Performancee Lab, APLAB. This year the festival is supported by Centro Boliviano America, CBA, and the collaboration of local volunteers.

In its fourth edition, and under the denomination of LATITUDES HYBRIDAS - due to the present pandemic, the festival includes a program of tele-performances, video performances, an exhibition and a session of public interventions. The program also includes virtual conferences, workshop, and talks that will be streamed from the festival's hub, the Centro Boliviano Americano Santa Cruz. 


STOP LOOK GO

Between 31 October until 30 November 2021 I was attached to Kathmandu, Nepal. During my stay I stayed at SPACE A Art Trust in central Kathmandu. Within the time frame I created and implemented  in total four projects combined under the working title STOP LOOK GO. The projects included two interdisciplinary collaboration projects , one Social Sculpture Workshop and one artist talk.

Curator was Neda Haffari from SPACE A Art Trust

 

The project was supported by Stroom, The Hague, Netherlands.  

STOP LOOK GO

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STOP LOOK GO. In collaboration with the flautist Mrs. Yajoo Acharya (Bhaktapur, Nepal). The work combines music, video and performance. The theme of the work relates to the city of Kathmandu and its social and urban environment. The city is reflected and interpreted through metaphorical images, improvised performance and flute music. The live premiere took place on November 21, 2021 at the renowned Mandala Theatre in Kathmandu, Nepal. There will also be an edited art and performance video version.

 

Yajoo Acharya is a young female flute player from Bhaktapur which is 13 km away from Kathmandu . Her instrument is the traditional flute. She studied at the DEPARTMENT OF PERFORMING ARTS AND MUSIC OF THE UNIVERSITY OF CALCUTTA, India

She interpreted and accompanied the images and live performance with a very personal and improvised flute play.

  

STOP LOOK GO was the main part of my multi-part art project of the same title in Kathmandu, Nepal.

 

Live Performance Connected - Not Connected 

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A selection of  images from my performance Connected - Not Connected at Bikalpa Art Center, Latipur, Kathmandu, Nepal from 9th of November 2021. It was a revised version of my previous performance Connected - Not Connected with some new elements added . At the same time the performance was a spontaneous collaboration work with musician and sound artist Adam Tinkle (USA) who accompanied the performance with his clarinet.

 

 

Social Sculpture Workshop Unfolding - Unwrapped

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Part three of my project STOP LOOK GO was my "Unfolding-Unwrapped", social sculpture; performance workshop, performed at the Nepal Academy of Fine Art (NAFA) , Kathmandu on 15th November 2021

Participants:

Aasha Simkhada, Akriti Simkhada, Binita Rai, Bipana Pathak, Kiran Shrestha ,Namuna Maharjan, Rajaki Aryal , Sabin Khanal.

Supported by Nepal Academy of Fine Art (NAFA), Kathmandu

Artist Talk, Video presentation

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A presentation and an artist talk for the graduating students of the School of Arts / Department of Art and Design of Kathmandu University at the Nepal Art Council