Kids are explorers of the everyday. For them to light a match can be something extraordinary that needs focus and time and creates an experience. The same is true for everyone who practices Live Art.
PLAYING UP is an artwork exploring the potential of Live Art to bridge generations. Drawing on key Live Art themes and seminal works, PLAYING UP takes the form of a game, that is played by adults and kids together.
Make clothes out of food, lie on top of cars, dance with animals, follow strangers through the city...
Since 2010 we have been witnessing new ways of assembling, which have made the word »democracy« sound important again - a starting point for a new art of being many: the »many« invoke new concepts of collectivity by renegotiating their modes of participation and (self-)presentation and by rewriting rhetorical, choreographical, and material scripts of assembling. This volume is inspired and informed by the square-squattings and neighborhood assemblies of the »real democracy« movements as well as by recent explorations of the assembly form in performance art and participatory theatre.
A publication by geheimagentur, Martin Schäfer and Vassilis Tsianos, coming soon!
The first women who entered the lectern were trance lecturers. They conquered public speech by claiming to lend their voices to dead men. Spiritually challenged is a performance lecture in their honor, a magic show about my attempt to become a witch (despite of it all) by detecting ghosts in public buildings, searching for miracles, learning hypnosis from the internet and discussing the potential of magic for activism.
Inspired by the wish to attack overprotection this live art performance encourages children and adults to face the dangers of the everyday in a playful way. To make that happen we will blow up rubbertoys, fry popcorn on our heads, try out fire extinguishers, reenact performances of danger from the history of live art and superglue your fingertips together. 50 Dangerous Things is inspired by the book of the same title written by Tinkering Unlimited. The performance has been produced by FUNDUS THEATER / Theatre of Research.