Although permanently faced with the absurdity of the reality, humans always think and label everything. Tending to keep themselves in their comfort zones, human beings prefer avoiding unknown, in-habitual, dangerous experiences. Having the above in mind, Mexican performance artist Rocío Boliver is inviting performance artists of various ages to a week-long workshop in Kaunas. She suggests to stop the thinking and perform.
The teaching method proposed by Rocío Boliver is an experiential one. Here the participants will be subject to experiences of taste, touch, movement and others that are not common. The leitmotif of Rocio’s method is exposure: to new feelings, concepts, codes, thought structures, forms of behavior, social and personal reprimands, censorship; exposure to ridicule, fear, exhibition, mockery, pain, discomfort. Moving out and away from the comfort zone, participants of the workshop are opening yet another door.
Part of the workshop will be critical analysis and discussion on the actions and exercises performed.
The workshop is taking place from 3rd to 7th of September in Kaunas, Lithuania. The final presentation will take place during the CREATurE Live Art performance art festival on the 7th of September. Each participant is expected to take part throughout the entire duration of the workshop.
The workshop will take place daily from 17.00 to 21.00 hrs. The location will be announced to participants.
Participant must be of the legal age in order to participate in the workshop. There are no limitations as to the experience of workshop participants. In order to take part in the workshop, please register on the email indicated, briefly indicating your experience in performance art, providing with links to your work (if any, not compulsory) and a brief motivation to participate. Please let us know if you need help arranging your accommodation.
Cost of participating in the workshop is 40 Eur, the contribution will go towards the materials of the workshop as well as the fees. Please do not hesitate to contact CREATurE in case you are experiencing financial difficulty, discounts are available. In case you are in need of such a discount, please provide us with a detailed motivation letter.