COURSES

 
VR Exhibition: ECC Performance Art Fall Term 2021! 
 
 

We are preparing a VR exhibition showcasing a selection of participants' works created during our fall term courses. By enrolling in one of our classes you will be automatically eligible to participate.
A jury of renowned performance artist and curators will select the works, which will go on view in our Virtual Gallery in January 2022. Hope to see you then!

 

   
   

 

Identity, Ritual, Resistance: Performing the Body in Southeast Asia
with Natasha Jozi

This course focuses on the 'body' in performance art from South and Southeast Asia. Selected readings, the discussion of case studies, as well as practical exercises introduce participants to the various meanings of the body as a political tool, a site for the (re-)construction of identity, and a place of devotion in performative practices from regions such as Thailand, Vietnam, Singapore, Iran, India, Pakistan, China, and Sri Lanka. 

DATES: 
November 1-22, 2021, Mondays, 4-6pm CET
Fee: EUR 175

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On Camera: Performing Identity in the Digital Age
with Rah Eleh

This course investigates the intersections between performance art and the camera. Through the study of key works, selected readings, as well as physical exercises and writing activities, the course tackles questions such as
“how are artists pushing the boundaries and expanding the definition of performance art and media?
How does performative video and performance on network technologies communicate and participate in social and political discourses, meanings, and values?"
 

DATES:
November 2-23, 2021
Tuesdays, 6-8pm CET
Fee: EUR 175

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Performance Art and Feminisms
with Marissa Vigneault

This course addresses the confluence of Feminism and Performance Art. Through the analysis of key works of feminist performance artists, the class approaches the multiple positions of Feminism and analyzes how and why performance art became crucial in the dismantling of standardizations regarding gender, sexuality, race, ethnicity, or class.

DATES:
November 12-December 3, 2021; 
Fridays, 6-8pm CET
Fee: EUR 175

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‘Rules of the Game’: an introduction to task-based performance and art
with Katja Hilevaara

Through a variety of practical experiments, discussions of case studies, and selected readings, this class examines the practice of using task-led activities as a means to conceive and compose performance art.

DATES: 
November 29-December 20, 2021
Mondays, 6-8pm CET
Fee: EUR 175

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New Technologies for Performance Art Part 2:
Workshop: Hands-on Technical Training and Project Development

with Francesca Albrezzi

This workshop offers practical training in the use of a variety of technical tools that produce Extended Reality (XR) experiences. In addition it provides students with the opportunity to develop individual artistic, curatorial, or scholarly projects and proposals under expert guidance and in exchange with fellow participants. 

DATES:
November 30-December 21,  2021, Tuesdays, 6-8pm CET
Fee: EUR 175 / EUR 270 (Part 1 & 2)

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Performance art: from idea to execution 
with Marta Jovanović

Drawing from a variety of theories, exercises, and interdisciplinary practice, this course guides students through the creative process of developing of a live performance art piece.
 

DATES:
September 6-27, 2021, Mondays, 6-8pm CET
Fee: EUR 175

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Performance Art Archives and Documentation
with Anja Foerschner

This course introduces students to forms of performance art documentation and archiving. Through key theories and practical examples, it investigates into how ephemeral practice is translated into physical material, its meaning for the discipline and ways of use in artistic and curatorial practice.

DATES:
September 7-28, 2021, Tuesdays, 6-8pm CET 
Fee: EUR 175  

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Performing the Memory
with Marta Jovanović

This practice-based course focuses on memory as immediate inspiration and tool for creating performance art. Through discussion of historic and contemporary examples, selected readings, and performance experiments, participants are guided to employ concepts of personal, group, and collective memory and embedded discourses to expand their artistic practice.

DATES:
October 4-25, 2021, Mondays, 6-8pm CET
Fee: EUR 175

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New Technologies for Performance Art Part 1:
An Introduction to the Extended reality (XR) Spectrum and related Performance Work

with Francesca Albrezzi

This course offers an introduction to new immersive technologies available to performance artists such as virtual reality, augmented reality and 360 photo and video capture, critically addressing their impact and meaning for the field.

DATES:
October 5-26, 2021, Tuesdays 6-8pm CET
Fee: EUR 175 / EUR 270 (Part 1 & 2)

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"Decolonization Now": Activism/Artivism from the Ground
with Alicia Grullón

This course takes a hemispheric look at how to think through the goals of decolonialization and how they are shaped by artists, activists, and academics in the post-neoliberal world. We will analyze current activist activities and relevant theory but it is especially through participants' own background, ideas, and work that we will be able to address questions of how decolonizing can remain grounded, continue to make territorial acknowledgements, advocate for restitution and reparations, and create new perception under these ever-changing conditions. 

DATES: 
October 15-November 5, 2021, Fridays, 6-8pm CET
Fee: EUR 175

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If you are not able to attend the live sessions of our courses due to scheduling conflicts or time difference, you can also participate in our courses remotely, on your own schedule. All of the live sessions are being recorded and made available, together with the course material, in the ECC Performance Art Workroom, a virtual classroom that students have access to.  

 

 

NEW: COURSE SNEAK PEEK

Curious about what to expect from our courses? We now offer the opportunity to get one-time access to selected course modules so that you can get a sense of our content, course infrastructure, tools, and learning environment.

How does it work? Easy.  Just email us at info@ecc-performanceart.eu with your name, and the course you are interested in and we will send you a link to a recording of one of its weekly sessions. If you have a particular session you want to learn more about, just let us know. You can find the courses syllabus with weekly content on the respective course page.