COURSES

 

 

Participatory Performance: Engaging the Viewer
with Marilyn Arsem

Who is your audience?  What do you expect of them? What do you want to tell them?  What do you want to learn from them?  This course focuses on the relation between performance art and its audience. Through practical exercises, discussions and readings, participants will explore a spectrum of ways to interact with their viewers and engage them in the work. 

DATES: March 12-April 9, 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 as well as selected readings, participants are guided to employ concepts of personal and collective memory as well as the emotions and discouses embedded in them to expand their artistic practice. 

DATES: March 18-April 8, 2024; Mondays 6-8PM CET

Fee: EUR 175

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Acts of Absurdity: Contemporary Performance Art and the Absurd
with Rosie Gibbens

This course explores absurdity as a methodology and inspiration for performance art. In addition to historic and contemporary case studies, participants learn about the meaning and purpose of absurdist strategies such as cycles and repetitions, nonsensical language or imagery, humour and slapstick, or unconventional combinations of bodies and objects and discover how they can employ absurdism for their own purpose. 

DATES: April 16-May 7, 2024; Tuesdays 6-8PM CET

Fee: EUR 175

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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: May 6-27, 2024; Mondays 6-8PM CET

Fee: EUR 175

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The Virtual Self: Performance, Intersectionality and New Technology
with Rah Eleh

This class introduces participants to the performative exploration of the “self” on and through new technologies such as social media, video memoirs, or Augmented Reality. 
n addition to technical experimentation, participants will gain a critical understanding of embedded intersectional or cyberfeminist discourses.

DATES: August 5-26, 2024; Mondays 6-8PM CET

Fee: EUR 175

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Site-specific Performance Art
with Tina Mariane Krogh Madsen

This course offers an introduction to methods of working with site-specific performance art, in natural environments, public space, collaboratively, as well as using online space as a performance site. It will through presentations, discussions, and practical exercises connect theory to practice. 

DATES:  September 2-23, 2024; Mondays 6-8PM CET
Fee: EUR 175

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Being in Place
with Marilyn Arsem

This course is focused on creating public actions. Participants are asked to consider their immediate neighborhoods as a place to re-embody their art making in ways that are responsive to and integrated with the natural world and the community around them.
Through practical exercises and readings, they will be prompted to think about different modes of being in public and responding to their environment, considering the complications of making art in and from a place that is familiar.


DATES: October 1-29 Tuesdays 6-8PM CET

Fee: EUR 175

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Eco-Performance: Connecting Performance Art and Environmentalism 
with Ayça Ceylan

This course considers performance art as a means to negotiate, react to, or call attention to environmental issues. Through a variety of practical exercises, case studies, and theory, participants will gather tools for creating eco-performance, investigate into the relationship between the body and nature, and consider sustainable archival methods for performance art. 

DATES:  October 7-28, 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:  November 4-25, 2024; Mondays 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.  

 


"Thank you ECC Performance Art for the wonderful courses! All of the tutors are excellent and generous and skilled and it has been fantastic to participate in them. Thank you for all the organization and quick replies to queries and also for the promotion of our work!" (Jojo Taylor, UK)