Made in Mind
My short video performance BLACK is part of MADE IN MIND, 20.07.2020, Mcube Gallery, Kathmandu, Nepal.
About my video BLACK A short metaphoric piece. It’s about death, isolation and the separation from life. As well a metaphor about the virus crisis situation nowadays humans and world is struggling with. How vulnerable we are and how related is everything between humans and their social and natural environments. To use the epitaph of the Irish poet William Butler Yeats "Cast a cold eye On life, on death. Horseman, pass by! ". More is not to say.
OMVA 2020 One Minute Video Art
My video performance BLACK is included at
OMVA 2020 One Minute Video Art by Artpro – art initiative
15.06.2020 – 30.06.2020, Dhaka, Bangladesh
The video exhibition wishes to raise questions on how the lockdown is being perceived and how has Covid-19 affected life, not only for humans but for the whole planet. The pandemic has restricted people’s freedoms and forced strict social distancing rules around the globe and has highlighted many issues that have long gone ignored. People and countries in the most precarious positions have been the first to suffer from these restrictions and ongoing socio-economic inequalities are at the heart of this issue.
QuAr(T)antine organized by Performancekokkenet (Copenhagen, Denmark)
During the last few days, the situation with the Covid-19 has been escalating to limits that we haven't experienced in our lives.
In order to motivate each other to keep creating art, Performance Køkkenet invited artist around the world to participate in : QuAr(T)antine.
The artist are asks to create a performance at home and recording it on video. Only works from 2020 were accepted. My video performance BLACK with Alena Chernova had its premier on 5th of April at 18.00 h. Link : https://youtu.be/LrWfFrB3m-Q
HANDS UP !
08/11/2019 – 10/11/2019, BLUNK, Strandveien 23, Svartlamoen, 7042 Trondheim, Norway
Diana Lindbjerg curate a broad collection of maker hands and small statements about these in a physical show at the gallery BLUNK and to feature in an online catalogue. This will be accompanied by some text reecting on the signicance of hands in artworks from different perspectives. My contribution to the project focus on my Performance Connect-Not Connected. Photo Ileana Gherghina
20. OPEN International Performance Art
With Chen Jin, Yifei Hu, To Yeuk, Lai Chun Ling, Johannes Gérard, Beate Linne, Carlotta Oppermann, Lotte Lindner, Till Steinbrenner
Hanover, Germany : 19.08. - 21.08.2019 (all venues free admission)
1st festival day: 19.08.2019, Admission / start: 18:00 / 18:30, Venue: Pavillon Hannover - Kleiner Saal, Lister Meile 4, 30161 Hanover
2nd festival day: 20.08.2019,Admission / start: 18:00 / 18:30, Location: Turba Gallery -Stephanusstraße 23, 30449 Hanover
3rd festival day: 21.08.2019, Admission / start: 18:00 / 18:30, Location: Studio: Ilka Theurich - Zur Bettfedernfabrik 3, 30451 Hanover
The Lab Program - Presentation Project "conecta - no conecta"
The Lab Program
31 mei 2019, 18.30-20.30, , Calle Eje Central Lázaro Cárdenas #85-3er piso, Mexico City
Presentation of the video performance conecta-no conecta and publication
‘Conecta-no Conecta’ (Connectd-Not Connected) is a performance piece that usually is presented live by myself
In the context of Mexico City this work has been reframed as a collaborative video-performance made between Johannes and artists Fred Castro (MX), Fey Montalvo ( MX) and Hanna Doucet (FR).
La perfermance siempre es una fiera que incomodo, que aterrra,queabraza sobre el trabajo de Johannes C. Gerard en la Ciudad de México. Author Valeria Montana, 32 pages (text Spanish/English) May 2019, potentA ediciones, Mexico City, Mexico
DARK in Cuba, Germany, Greece, Italy and Spain
DARK was shown in different countries this year. DARK is a mix of video performance and video dance. Performed by solo dancer Tsai Hsin-Ying
San Antonio de los Baños Film and Television School (EICTV) in collaboration with INTERMEDIATIONS Festival 29.05.2019, San Antonio de los Baños (Havana)
VIDEO KUNSTFESTIVAL III, 21.09.2019, In der Mühlenhaupt Höfen, 10965 Berlin,
1 INTERNATIONAL SCREENDANCE FESTIVAL 07.06.2019, Freiburg Theater, Kammerbühne, Freiburg
Photometria International Photography Festival, 04.06.2019, Theater of the Municipal Cultural Multiplex (PaleaSfagia) in Ioannina,
"ABOUT WOMEN" 29-30.6.2019 in the BAROQUE CHAPEL PILOTTI, VOLVERA,
CODEC Festival Internacional de Cine Experimental y Video 25.11.19-30.11.19, Mexico City
FESTIVAL DE ARTE LANZAROTE 2019, 05.08.2019, La Cantina, Teguise, Lanzarote
V ENAPE (06-11.05.2019) 11 May 2019 , 18.00-21.00,
Foro 330, Pachuca, Mexico
Live performance Connected-Not Connected
"koud slova" - Magmart / video under volcano Festival
My video "koud slova" which I made in collaboration with Meer and Kees de Vries was selected for the current Magmart /video under volcano Festival.
The video was screened on 24th of May at CAM Casoria Contemporary Art Museum, Casoria, Italy and will become part of the museum's permanent collection
Honorable Mention for Performance Video WHITE CUP + screenings in Mexico and Italy
My video performance WHITE CUP ( Copa Blanca ) with solo dancer Tsai Hsin-Ying received a Honorable Mention at the 1st NATIONAL COLLOQIUM OF PERFORMANCE AND GENDER in coordination of The Faculty of Fine Arts of the Autonomous University of Querétaro, Mexico. (Curator: Dra. Luz del Carmen Magaña Villaseñor Director Performance and Gender Laboratory at UAQ)
The video was screened on Friday 24 May 2019 at the Galería Libertad , City of Querétaro, Qro., Mexico.
There was a further screening of WHITE CUP together with DARK in Italy. Curator Marta Valls
„ABOUT WOMEN“ 29 – 30 June 2019, Baroque Chapel PILOTTI VOLVERA, Volvera, Italy
The Lab Program - Instruction Evening
In conjunction with my one-month residency at The Lab Program I gave a presentation on Friday, May 3rd at 6:00pm. I talk about my artistic practice, the planned project and the motivations that bring me to Mexico City. Followed by a short live performance of Connected -Not Connected and a selection of videos works. Location : Calle Eje Central Lázaro Cárdenas #85 3rd floor ----->Building Gimansio Olimpia<------
More information : https://www.thelabprogram.com/johannesgerard
ARé Performing Arts Festival - Performance and Workshop Performance
The first performance and workshop took place on Saturday 20th April 2019 at the ACCEA/ NPAK Armenian Center for Contemporary Experimental Art , Yerevan, Armenia. It focused on children with autism. The participating children had different grades of autism. First I performed a short Performance related to Connected – Not Connected for the children and the audience (parents,general audience). After finishing the performance and a short talk I conducted the workshop performance with the assistance of Hasmik Tangyan (pedagogue) and Evelina Garegin Hakobyan.(student Theater and Cinematograhic Institute). All children belong to“My Way“Educational-rehabilitation Daycare Center for Children and Teenagers with Autism in Yerevan.
On 23th of April 2019 I went to the SOS-Kinderdorf in Kotayk near Yerevan for to give the same performance and a workshop performance. Here I I had a mixed group of children between 13 to 17 years old.The well-known pianist Nare Korayan was assisting me. The children have partly no parents nor family or come from families where parents are unable to rise their children. Also just like the previous workshop after each step I gave a ste expalation and the oppertunity for the children to give their opinion or ask questions.
By the performance and workshop in the SOS- Kinderdorf at the end several children related the workshop to their experience and situations they encounter already in their young lifes. Furthermore boys and girls enjoyed to work together , because in most cases they do gender seperated activities
Performing „Connected - Not Connected“
on 8th of April 2019 at
Performance Afternoon at White Theater, Department of Theater, Bristol University, Bristol, UK
Montanha Pico Festival - Reflections - Performance Part
Reflections -Performance Part
Montanha Pico Festival - "PEDRARTE"
MiratecArts Galeria Costa, Pico Island, Miratec Village, Azores,
On Sunday 13th of January 2019 I coducted the performance part of my project Reflections , which includes a side-specific Land-Art object as well. The performance is a metaphorical reflection of the connection between the local environment and human beens (residents of the Pico Island)
Camera video / Photos Goncalo Cruz.