July 20-24, 16:00-19:00
registration deadline extended: July 16
The research project developed under this title by the Portuguese artist, curator and theoretician Rogério Nuno Costa will include an intensive workshop aimed for art practitioners and theorists who have already developed some work in the fields of performing or visual arts, willing to be confronted with a set of rules that will question their notions of artistic freedom, the methodology behind their creative processes and, above all, the means by which they operate with the formats surrounding the concept of “memory”: archives, documents, leftovers, traces and tracks. The workshop is 50% practical/50% theoretical, and is developed around collective brainstormings, group research, short presentations (lectures/talks), thorough documentation (video, photo and text) and, if possible, a broader audience final presentation.
The workshop also includes a talk focused on the idea of “self-obstruction” (by the reposition of the artist inside an intriguing critical frame: “the prison without walls”) as a way to achieve a more conscious and transversal notion of “artistic freedom”. This moment can work perfectly as an introduction to projects created by the workshop participants themselves. Some excerpts of the movie “The 5 Obstructions” [by Danish filmmakers Lars von Trier & Jørgen Leth] will be discussed as a starting point and/or as an illustration of the questions and problematics produced. This presentation may assume many different kinds of media: photography, installation, video, sound, text-based performance, dance, drama, conference/lecture-based performance, etc. The workshop is developed in connection with Universidade/ University, the ongoing research project including workshops, group sessions and artist talks, undertaken by Rogério Nuno Costa.
The participation to the workshop is free of charge. Interested art practitioners are invited to register at email@example.com by submitting their biography, brief details on their portfolio and a short description of a project there are currently developing, which they would like to discuss/present during the workshop. The workshop is open to maximum 10 participants. Registration is open through July 16.
The event is organised by Gabriela Tudor Foundation in the frame of ZonaD dancelab for interactive research/ MAP, in connection with ZonaD – mobile platform for contemporary dance project and E-Motional. Partners: ODD, Modulab, Replika Centre for Educational Theatre, Zeppelin. Cultural project co-funded by the Administration of the National Cultural Fund and in the frame of Ești București” cultural programme of ArCuB – the Centre for Cultural Projects of Bucharest Municipality. With support from the Culture programme of the EU.
Rogério Nuno Costa is a Portuguese performance artist based in Lisbon and Porto. His work deals with the major concept of documentation when applied to ephemeral performative actions. His performances, videos, conferences, show cases, installations and texts explore the fields of theatre, movement, visual arts, literature, philosophy and anthropology, interconnecting public and private contexts, autobiographical discourses and informational/