Yvonne Rainer, Andrea Kleine
Materials for Performance
Artists' Research Laboratory (XXI CSAV)
6–31 July 2015
"Using body, voice, objects, we shall attempt to extrapolate and combine performative fragments from theoretical and literary texts, videos, autobiography, environmental observations, news reports, and from interactions between and among participants in the workshop itself."
"I would like the workshop to be a laboratory where young artists explore performative themes and techniques, combined with their own art practice, and how all of that relates to Yvonne's ideas. We will travel through the techniques of other artists - working with repetition, radical juxtaposition, everyday observation, autobiographical appropriation, emotional states, narrative structures and anti-structures - and find our way back to our own work."
During the first week of the workshop the participants will work on this proposed theme in close collaboration with Yvonne Rainer together with the director and curator of the laboratory, Annie Ratti and Emanuela De Cecco. During the second and third weeks the participants will pursue their research and work along with the writer/choreographer Andrea Kleine, further exploring the issues raised in the first week with Rainer. The result will be a day of public performances and exhibitions
articulating the research and experiences produced during the laboratory.
Emanuela De Cecco