Expanded Performance: Stad School Programma

Alle performances staan nu online:
YouTube: Immediate Spaces

Stad School is een event rond historische stadsperformances. M.m.v. Anne Holtrop, Studio for Immediate Spaces (Sandberg Instituut Amsterdam) en The One Minutes Foundation. De resultaten (in de vorm van The One Minutes filmpjes) worden op 16 december vertoond tijdens de finissage van Expanded Performance.

Zaterdag 8 december 2012

Onderdeel van Expanded Performance
Op verschillende plekken in Den Haag worden performances uitgevoerd die zich verhouden tot recente en minder recente performances van bijvoorbeeld Francis Alÿs en Vito Acconi. Het zijn acties in en met de stedelijke omgeving. Wie door de stad loopt kan gevolgd worden, kan een grote pijl voorbij zien komen, ziet misschien mensen achteruit lopen, een jongen in het water vallen of mensen onnadenkend de straten poetsen.

by Madina Bissenova - download pdf
A reenactment of Following Piece by Vito Acconci
The reenactment of this performance by Vito Acconci, where he followed a randomly chosen person on a street until the person entered the private, personal space. Madina Bissenova will try to explore the experience of the performance by following the passers on a street and by certain moments swapping between these passers, from one to another.
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by Ewelina Niedziella - dowload pdf
(duration 10 min.)
A reenactment of a Richard Long work from 1967
Walking back and forth along a straight line leaving a track on the ground is put here into the urban context which came out of the interest in traces that people leave in the city. The performance will take place in the center of The Hague where the elements of nature grow out of the urban landscape and where the act of walking and leaving the trace underline the movement, pace and visual lines of the space.
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by Esther Bentvelsen - download pdf
(duration 10 min.)
A reenactment of D'ou venons-nous?... (study no. III), by Sigurdur Gudmondsson, 1976
Next to mimicking the movement of the person, it would exaggerate this movement. Not only from the person holding the arrow, but also the passers-by surrounding it. What will happen if you change the context of the arrow, and place it within a multiple audience, in the city of The Hague? Esther Bentvelsen's intention is to create a short, intimate action, where the casual passers-by are unconsciously taking part in the performance.
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by Elejan van der Velde
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(duration 10 min.)
A reenactment of Broken Fall (organic) by Bas Jan Ader, 1971
The essence of this performance is about taking risks in a setting that is very common. There are trees and water everywhere. It doesn''t need any extra objects but the body, the tree and the water. It' is also about the tension that' is in the endurance of this piece. How long can Elejan van der Velde hold on to this branch that separates him from falling in the (cold) water? He would like to find a way to translate this tension, this physical and mental experience of the body, into a new setting in The Hague. And it should involve risk, not lethal, but it should also not be safe.
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by Roeland Otten
(duration 1 min.)
A reenactment of Study for Horizon by Sigurdur Gudmundsson
In de buurt van Kijkduin werkt Roeland Otten aan de video-registratie van een re-enactment van een foto Sigurdur Gudmundsson. Uit de serie Situations, zal hij Study for Horizon voor een minuut proberen uit te voeren.
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by Annee Grøtte Viken
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(duration 60 min.)
A reeanactment of Washing/Tracks/Maintenance by Mierle Laderman Ukeles
The original work was an eight-hour long lasting performance, mirroring the length of a regular working day in the United States. The performance was executed in front of the Wadsworth Atheneum in Hartford and brought forward tasks that are being performed within the museum after opening hours, behind closed doors. The performance arose from ideas Laderman Ukeles developed and which finally became 'Manifesto for maintenance art 1969!' Annee Grøtte Viken got particularly interested in one sentence from her manifesto stating that; "Now, I will simply do these maintenance everyday things, and flush them up to consciousness, exhibit them, as Art." (Manifesto for maintenance art 1969! II, Part One: Personal, Mierle Laderman Ukeles).
By re-enacting the Washing/Tracks/Maintenance performance, Annee Grøtte Viken will focus on the action and the repetition of the work, cleaning the same spot over and over again. It will happen in a pedestrian area in the city centre of The Hague and she will execute it sitting, with a brush. For her, taking this action into the city, being an obstacle, visible, doing something - seemingly being nothing is important; to quote Laderman Ukeles "flush them up to consciousness". Though her work some very existential questions came about and Grøtte Viken thinks today the relevance of these are no less. - How do we value different kind of work in our society? Which are the most important tasks to be taken care of? A simple act being so much.
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by Sahar Mohammadrezazade,
Laura Holzberg, Christine Just, Dennis Schuivens - download pdf
Reenactment based on experiments by the Institut Für Raumexperimente
Locations: Den Haag CS; Stadhuis (City Hall); Maison de Bonneterie
A performance dealing with patterns of movement in public space. By experimenting with different arrangements of bodies moving through space, new spaces are created and existing patterns become visible.
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by Max Royakkers
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(duration 10 min.)
A reenactment based on a piece by Francis Alÿs
"The wanderer is in no hurry. He comes to halt wherever he is pleased by a view or some other sight, always ready for silent contemplation. Indeed he will even come to halt without any external occasion, merely because he is in deep thought."  Max Royakkers is waiting for a short moment of community. A small timeframe in which a group gathers to stop their daily routine and gaze at the sky. Afterwards they all vanish in anonomity again. We wonder if the wanderer is still part of The Hague? Are we still aware of the beauty of our surroundings and of the people that share public space with us?
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by Benjamin Day
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(duration 15 min.)
A reenactment inspired by Railings', by Francis Alÿs
Meeting place: front entrance Stroom Den Haag, Hogewal 1-9, between 2 and 4 pm
"You are warmly invited (on a cold winter afternoon) on a walk from A to B. And then from B to C. And back to A. The streets of The Hague are new to me and what I have discovered in these, I would like to share with you. I will be waiting near the front entrance of the Stroom Arts Centre between 2 pm and four on Saturday December the 8th, 2012. You will recognize me by the hat I am wearing. My work is inspired by ‘Railings' by Francis Alÿs. Dress warmly for our short encounter in search of sounds that make sense."
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by Ryuta Sakaki

A reenactment inspired by 'bezet' by Avi Krispin, 2008
Time: between 13:00-17:00 hrs
Location: Central Station, Winkel Kern
(shopping area city center)
The city is composed of rules. People in the city are unconsciously organised and controled by rules . The lines drawn on the street are typical way of representing the rules as they, for example, indicate the space where cars drive through or stop at. In "bezet" (2008), by Avi Krispin, from The One Minutes Foundation, performers mark off a square with tape around two old sitting men in the same way as Dutch people do for Queen's day. The old men seem to look uneasy because they were suddenly situated in the ‘occupied' space. For this event, Ryuta Sakaki brings this taping performance into the city of wintery The Hague, and observes how people interpret the abstract squares and react to these impromptu rules.
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by Lion Zeegers and Julia Retz Vilela Pinto - download pdf
A reenactment of This Way Brouwn by Stanley Brouwn, 1960
By reenacting This Way Brouwn Lion Zeegers and Julia Retz are interested in how the residents of The Hague trace back areas of the city within their personal experiences. They are able to observe how people relate differently to the same city by asking passersby direction of how to get from one location to another.

by Alonso Vazquez - download pdf
Inspired by Railings (Samples II) by Francys Alys
Locations and times: Muzenplein at 14.00 pm + Prinsessewal at 16.00 hrs

Sonic Building Spaces intends to stage different aural conditions in the city of The Hague. Some artists and musicians of the city will be invited to participate in this collaborative project. Everybody is welcome to perform.
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by Haruka Uemura - download pdf
Performance of Direct BODY Dialogue inspired by Pina Bausch

Location and times: The Hague city center between 15:00-18:00 hrs
This performance is a research into how ther human body communicates with its surroundings through body movement. Basically, the idea about this performance is walking or dancing in the city, telling a story about personal feelings and at the same time reacting to the existing behaviour, while mapping one's feelings and movement and making a personal dialogue map. For this performance, Haruka Uemura was inspired by Pina Bausch's idea about the movement of human body. She discovered the body as a language or communication tool.
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The One Minutes Foundation films van de bovenstaande performances worden vertoond tijdens de finissage van Expanded Performance op 16 december 2012.

To watch all the One Minutes online:
YouTube: Immediate Spaces