10 May – 24 May 2014

Outside of Black Box and White Cube. Dance and Performance

Itziar Okariz, Chapter 2, V.W., 2014Mette Edvardsen, Black, 2014Mette Edvardsen, Black, 2014
10, 17, 24 May 2014

Venue: keramik werkstatt schaedler AG, Nendeln

For the first time ever, Kunstmuseum Liechtenstein is presenting an internatio-nal performance project in Liechtenstein.

An unusual site of production, the keramik werkstatt schaedler AG in Nendeln, serves as the venue for the cycle of performances and dance, which will take place on three Saturdays at 5pm.
The title "Outside of Black Box and White Cube" hints at what’s to come, referring to a setting beyond the museum context as well as the notion of transcending boundaries. "Outside of Black Box and White Cube" shows current performative approaches that expand the traditional lines of demarcation between the artistic disciplines of performance, dance and theatre.

"Outside of Black Box and White Cube" is a joint project of CA2M Centro de Arte Dos de Mayo and Kunstmuseum Liechtenstein. The project represents the first time that Kunst-museum Liechtenstein has obtained EFTA funding.



The cycle of performances, dance and theatre "Outside of Black Box and White Cube" presents current performative approaches. The selected examples expand and transcend the traditional boundaries not just of various disciplines, but also of the institutions dedicated to present these practices.

In its early definitions, for example by James Austin and, later on, Judith Butler, Jacques Derrida or, more recently, Maurizio Lazzarato, the term performativity refers to the speech act, with language serving to perform or even construct identity. Moreover, in recent years, the concept of performativity has invaded the political terrain. For example, even the events protagonized by the physical and political bodies of citizens in the squares of a large part of the Mediterranean Arc have been described as performances, seen from the perspective of visual studies or in terms of analyzing the performativity underlying the occupation of these spaces.
Hence, it appears important to rethink the contributions that contemporary artists are making to this practice. At the same time, it is necessary to rethink performativity and performance as an extension of the classic museum space.

The programme selection therefore features a range of strategies that focus in particular on the concepts of performance and performativity in the sense of mediatizing emotions, signs and images, but also objects. Accordingly, not just human bodies, but also language and objects will perform. The artists’ works draw upon the topics of the “acts of language”, “political body”, and the “performativity of things”.


Curated by Pablo Martinez, CA2M Madrid, supported on site by Christiane Meyer-Stoll and Johanna Schindler.

PROGRAMME
Curated by Pablo Martínez

Head of Education and Public Programmes CA2M



Saturday, 10 May 2014, 17:00
THE ACTS OF LANGUAGE
Itziar Okariz


The actions of Itziar Okariz (b. 1965 in Spain) set various representation and communication devices in motion in an attempt to transgress them through the use of their very own conventions. A mimetic process that uses the de-contextualization of meanings, a change in the logical order, the inversion of roles between the observer and the observed as well as repetition. Trained in fine arts at the Spanish Universidad del País Vasco with a specialization in sculpture and painting, her current works focus on language and its evolution. Her most recent solo exhibition took place at the beginning of this year in León at the Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Castilla y León (MUSAC).
She is presenting a new work at "Outside of Black Box and White Cube".

Mette Edvardsen
The work of Mette Edvardsen (b. 1970 in Norway) is positioned within the field of the performing arts, yet also explores other mediums or formats such as video and books. She has worked as a dancer and actress for Les Ballets C. de la B. with Hans Van den Broeck (1996–2000) and Christine de Smedt (2000–2005), and has danced in pieces by Thomas Hauert / ZOO (B), Bock / Vincenzi (UK), Mĺrten Spĺngberg (S), Lynda Gaudreau (CAN), deepblue (N/B), among others.
The piece she is presenting at "Outside of Black Box and White Cube" is "Black" (2011). Mette Edvardsen will fill an entirely empty space only by means of words and movements.


Saturday, 17 May 2014, 17:00
THE POLITICAL BODY
Paz Rojo


Paz Rojo (b. 1974 in Spain) is a cultural worker whose activity develops in the field of live arts and choreography. Preceding the phd project at Stockholm University of the Arts (SUA), she initiates “C O R E O G R A F X S” (2010-2013) a critical and experimental framework mainly developed in between Madrid, Barcelona, Sao Paulo and Vienna.
"Dancism" proposes a playful reflection on how 'movement' could become a subversive practice and an interrupting gesture in respect to choreography. A video-essay created and produced by Paz Rojo with the collaboration of Emilio Tomé. Created within the context of Rojo's phd project in choreographic and curatorial practices at the Stockholm University of the Arts (SUA) Sweden.

THE PERFORMATIVITY OF THINGS
Norberto Llopis


Norberto Llopis (b. 19XX in Spain) is a dance and choreography graduate of the Institut del Teatre de Barcelona and also has a Master’s in Performative Arts from DasArts in Amsterdam. He is currently studying Philosophy. He has worked on various projects in Barcelona, Brussels and the Netherlands and has participated in a number of creative processes with artists such as Carolien Hermans, Paz Rojo, Diego Gil, Jefta Van Dinther and Nada Gambier, among others.
The piece he will present at "Outside of Black Box and White Cube" is a new work in progress.


Saturday, 24 May 2014, 17:00
THE POLITICAL BODY
Aimar Pérez Galí


Aimar Pérez Galí (b. 1982 in Spain) develops his work in the performative arts field as a dancer, choreographer, teacher, researcher and writer. Since 2011 he has been responsible for Espacio Práctico, a self-established space in Barcelona.
The piece he is presenting at "Outside of Black Box and White Cube" is Sweating the Discourse (2013), in which he expresses theoretical concepts on the body as object of desire and machine, as well as the artist’s task of finding an individual voice.

THE PERFORMATIVITY OF THINGS
Eva Meyer Keller


Eva Meyer-Keller (b. 1972 in Germany) works mainly with performance and has shown her art throughout Europe and America, in galleries and theatres. Before graduating from the school of New Dance Development (SNDO) in Amsterdam, she studied photography and visual arts in Berlin and London. Meyer Keller’s work is versatile. She often works on a number of projects at the same time; she does performances, organizes festivals and events, develops projects together with others, and is making an increasing number of videos.
The piece she is presenting at "Outside of Black Box and White Cube" is "The Death Is Certain" (2002). As the title suggests, she will use cherries to playfully exemplify various ways of dying in a laboratory setting.


Admission free

Venue

keramik werkstatt schaedler AG
Churerstr. 60
LI-9485 Nendeln

Tel. 00423 373 14 14
Fax 00423 373 28 85
www.schaedler-keramik.com

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Itziar Okariz, Chapter 2, V.W., 2014
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Mette Edvardsen, Black, 2014
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Mette Edvardsen, Black, 2014
Supporting events:
 Saturday, 10 May 2014, 17 h   Special Event

Outside of Black Box and White Cube   

Tanz und Performance. Itziar Okariz, Mette Edvardsen.
Veranstaltungsort: keramik werkstatt schaedler AG, Nendeln

 Saturday, 17 May 2014, 17 h   Special Event

Outside of Black Box and White Cube   

Tanz und Performance. Norberto Llopis, Paz Rojo.
Veranstaltungsort: keramik werkstatt schaedler AG, Nendeln

 Saturday, 24 May 2014, 17 h   Special Event

Outside of Black Box and White Cube   

Tanz und Performance. Eva Meyer-Keller und Aimar Pérez Galí.
Veranstaltungsort: keramik werkstatt schaedler AG, Nendeln