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
Wednesday, May 29, 2019 at 18.00 h, INTERMEDIATIONS screened a of their selection of video program at the Film and TV School of San Antonio de los Baños - Cuba; My video performance DARK with Tsai Hsin-Ying was part of the screened selection .INTERMEDIATIONS thanks the EICTV and ICAIC for allowing to show a small version of INTERMEDIATIONS at EICTV at their Glauber Rocha Aula
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
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.
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.