Site-Specific Performance Art

                                                    with Tina Mariane Krogh Madsen

Course Description

Performance art often evolves around the body's relation to a specific site, its structure and histories. Site-specific performance art is in this context a mode of working which can be traced back to environmental performance and body art from the 1960s and 70s to contemporary online and telematic performances. Many of these practices have a shared interest in exploring places outside the art institutional walls, being often a critique of how art is produced and distributed. This course will make an introduction to methods of working site-specifically, in nature, in urban and public space, collaboratively, as well as using online space and the network as a performance site. Each week of the course will have a specific thematic focus and exercises will be proposed to the participants to engage with and we will be performing together during some of the sessions too. The format is based on dialogue, discussions, and exchange, exploring the field in practice and collectively. 


About Tina Mariane Krogh Madsen

Tina Mariane Krogh Madsen is an artist and researcher, who works at the intersection between performance art, media, and matter. Madsen is currently a doctoral candidate at Aalto University School of Arts, Design, and Architecture in Finland, where their artistic research evolves around environmental performance art and affective relations in a critical ethico-aesthetic practice. Madsen has an art educational background from the College of Arts, Crafts, and Design (Denmark) where they started studying performance art in 1999, and holds a Master of Arts in Art History from Aarhus University in Denmark. Madsen has performed internationally in many formats and contexts. They are the founder and organizer of Performance Protocols, a nomadic platform for instruction-based art and collaborative processes. Madsen has lecturing and teaching experience from Node Center for Curatorial Studies Berlin (online courses), Kunstpionererne at Kunsthal Nord (Denmark), Aarhus University, and Aalto University Department of Art and Media, among others. Madsen is further a certified facilitator of Deep Listening Workshops from the Center for Deep Listening, Rensselaer Polytech Institute in the US. For more info on Tina visit and



AVAILABILITY: Places still available
DURATION: September 2-23, 2024; Mondays 6-8pm CET
LOCATION: Online course
TUITION FEE: 175 €  (no equipment required)


"I had been looking for a course on site-specific performance art for ages, thank you ECC Performance Art for making it happen! Not only Tina but my fellow participants were fantastic and I felt that my practice really benefited from the course."

Course Image Caption
Anette Friedrich Johannessen, "Time Based Erosion,' 2019 (environmental performance)