(Un)Symposium: Akademy of human & Performance Art Aktions

Photographer: 
Photo by Rilène Markopoulou, from THE ARTIST IS STILL WORKING by M. Dragu and J. Burmester in Berlin
(Un)Symposium: Akademy of human & Performance Art Aktions
Location: 
City Studio, Metro Studio Theatre, Camosun College, other locations TBD
Dates: 
Tuesday, October 10, 2017, 10:00 am to Saturday, October 14, 2017, 5:00 pm

Have you ever experienced someone in front of the Bay Centre downtown earnestly washing the sidewalk, or walking a blank chalkboard back-and-forth, or eating the contents of their jacket pockets in an exaggerated, seagull like fashion?  If so, did you wish that you could also let go of your self-respecting dignity and dive into the world of performance art? Now is your chance.
 
Open Space Arts Society is host to a week of performance art events that will explore the intersection of visual arts-based performance art practice and experimental theatre. Stemming from similar historical roots, these two areas of artistic expression use the human body as an artistic medium. Artists Margaret Dragu (Vancouver) and Jörn J. Burmester (Berlin) will lead a 5-day workshop-like “(Un)Symposium” that will turn traditional conference models on their heads and open up possibilities for how unique human actions can be instruments of cultural, political, and social creation. 
 

(Un)Symposium: Akademy of human & Performance Art Aktions
A 5-day performance art event that explores the intersection of visual arts-based performance art and experimental theatre practices.
Tuesday, October 10 - Saturday, October 14, 2017
City Studio, 742 Johnson Street, and other locations in Victoria, BC
Open to the public, by donation
See schedule below.
Email curator dougjarvis@gmail.com to register.
 
Margaret Dragu and Jörn J. Burmester Performance Art Aktions
Thursday, October 12, 2017, 8pm
Metro Studio Theatre, 1411 Quadra Street, Victoria, BC
$15 tickets at the door. Email curator dougjarvis@gmail.com to reserve.
Facebook event page for the (UN)Symposium 
Facebook event page for Thursday Performance Night at Metro Studio Theatre
 
(Un)Symposium is a 5 day framework for making, enjoying and discussing art. Your hosts, Dr. Dr. M. Dragu and Prof. Jörn J. Burmester invite you to participate in a permanent workshop that will take any form the ongoing investigations need. There might be performances to watch and get involved in, diskussions, artists' talks, spontaneous lectures about anything, surveys, lunches, cocktails, networking, exams and if you are good -- a genuine PhD from The University of Margaret Dragu and Jörn J. Burmester with accompanying sheepskin, handshakes, and group photo of your graduating class.
 
(Un)Symposium Schedule of Events
NOTE: This schedule is subject to change
DAY 1 - Tues, Oct 1011am - MORNING SESSION - City Studio, 742 Johnson St.
• Early registration and yoga & movement exercise with Margaret Dragu (Bring a towel and comfortable clothes)
 
12-1pm - Lunch break (please provide your own lunch)
 
1-5pm - AFTERNOON SESSION - City Studio, 742 Johnson St.
• On-time registration and MAKE SURE YOU ARE HERE FOR THIS!
DAY 2 - Wed, Oct 11 - Various locations
10am - MORNING SESSION - City Studio, 742 Johnson St.
• Yoga and movement exercise with Margaret Dragu (Bring a towel and comfortable clothes)
 
12-3pm - Lunch break (please provide your own lunch)
 
3-5pm - AFTERNOON SESSION - Camosun College - specific location TBA
• Jorn Burmester artist talk at Camosun College, Visual Arts (Location and Room # will be provided soon). Followed by summary. 
 
DAY 3 - Thu, Oct 12 - Various locations

10-11am - MORNING SESSION - City Studio, 742 Johnson St.
• Yoga and movement exercise with Margaret Dragu (Bring a towel and comfortable clothes)

 
11am - 8pm • Independent Study - Where ever you find yourself
 
8pm • NIGHT OF PERFORMANCE - Metro Studio Theatre, 1141 Quadra St.
Free to participants. General public $15 at door. Donations welcome.
• Margaret Dragu The Dollhouse & Jorn Burmester Performance Art ist Live. Theatre is Death
 
DAY 4 - Fri, Oct 13 - City Studio, 742 Johnson St.

10am - MORNING SESSION
• Yoga and movement exercise with Margaret Dragu (Bring a towel and comfortable clothes)

• (Un)Symposium Program
 
12pm- Lunch break (Please provide your own lunch. We will probably go eat somewhere together.)
 
1-5pm - AFTERNOON SESSION - City Studio, 742 Johnson St.
• (Un)Symposium Program
 
DAY 5 - Sat, Oct 14 - Various locations

10am - MORNING SESSION - City Studio, 742 Johnson St.
• Yoga and movement exercise with Margaret Dragu (Bring a towel and comfortable clothes)

• (Un)Symposium Program
 
12pm Lunch (Please provide your own lunch. We will probably go eat somewhere together.)
 
2pm - OPEN ACTIONS - Millies Lane (Odeon Alley, where the Ministry of Casual Living project window is located) ALL ARE WELCOME