3rd Thessaloniki Performance Festival

performance festiva;A performance festival will take place in Thessaloniki next week in the context of the 4th Biennale 

After the successful conduct of the first and the second Performance Festival, the public’s positive response and how it contributed to the spread of performance as an artistic expression and practice, the 3rd Festival is aiming to be an important project that will explore the concept and the development of performance, will instigate awareness and will set down an indelible mark on the city.

The festival’s program will include live performances which will highlight the diverse elements that constitute the art of performance, master classes by artists participating in the festival and a workshop to be held a week before the opening of the Festival and will aim to broaden the relationship between performance and photography, as also the transition through the photographic lens.

In addition, the Festival will include an one day conference with theorists/art historians and interventions by artists and participants of the Festival, experimental electronic music concerts and screenings of video performances. In addition, underlining the historical background of this artistic practice, the Festival will make tributes to two major art figures that throughout their longtime artistic trajectories, they excelled in the area of performance.

ARTISTS 
Live performances: Maria Jose Arjona (Colombia), Ron Athey (USA/UK), Aymeric Hainaux (France), Clarice, Lima (Brazil), MaraM (Italy), Mohamed El Mahdaoui (Morocco), Monali Meher (India), Alekos Plomaritis (Greece), Tamar Raban (Israel), Maria Sideri (Greece)
Workshop + exhibition: Manuel Vason
Tribute: Dimitris Alithinos (lecture, re-enactments, video screenings
Screenings: VALIE EXPORT
Video-performance exhibition: Filippo Berta (Italy), Andres Galeano (Spain), Sarah Trouche (France), Mary Zygouri (Greece), Performance Voyage by Artists’ Association MUU (Finland)-Annette Arlander (Finland), Filippo Berta (Italy), Trine Hylander (Norway), Essi Kausalainen (Finland), Mikey Mc Parlane & Michael Mallis (USA), Maria Nikiforaki (Greece / UK), Anna Nykyri (Finland), Andreas Pashias (Cyprus) , Dana Sederowsky (Sweden), Surya Tuchler (Germany), Tracy Valcarcel (Peru / Canada), Eero Yli-Vakkuri (Finland)
Conference:“You had to be there.” Documenting, archiving and curating performance art. Coordinator: Angeliki Avgitidou, Key note speakers: Adrian Heathfield & Manuel Vason
Masterclasses: Aymeric Hainaux , Clarice Lima, Tamar Raban

Duration: October 15-19, 2013
Curator and Coordination: Eirini Papakonstantinou

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