Day 4 Final Performances | Master Performance Practices
Onderlangs 9, Arnhem
We're delighted to announce that the final performances of our graduate students will be shown from May 16th to May 19th. e welcome!
Welcome to the Final Performances of our Graduating Students! Day 4: Performances by Maya Nitzan, Andrea van der Kuil, and Anne Fidler. Join us!
A day in the life of Mila Harper Blum, by Maya Nitzan
The performance is rescheduled for the 5th of July at 12:00 | Studio 4. More info here!
A DAY IN THE LIFE OF MILA HARPER BLUM
On the second floor of Marten van Rossemstraat 23 in the city of Arnhem lives Mila Harper Blum, who is generously willing to open her door for us. On the 5th of July, we will arrive at her apartment with our camera crew to document a day in the life of this extraordinary woman. You are invited to watch our live stream or to join us on-site and visit Mila in person. She will be delighted to have you!
To watch Mila on live stream, go to: https://www.twitch.tv/milaharperblum
*The live stream will be projected at Studio 4 from 12:00 to 20:00.
To schedule a visit with Mila, go to: https://doodle.com/meeting/participate/id/e76yGjQd
**Please make sure to read the meeting details carefully.
"A Day in the Life of Mila Harper Blum" is a performative event developed as part of artistic research that explores the tension between fiction and reality. By observing and imitating other bodies from reality and situating the imitation act within a pseudo-reality setup, the research seeks to immerse the performer's body into another body. Subsequently, the threshold that seems to separate the self from the other is crossed, and the borders between what is real and not begin to blur. In doing so, the research questions how representation can move beyond a mere description of the world toward a process of transformative becoming, asking not only what the representational act means but what it can do.
For building the character of Mila, the research focused on the embodiment of the aging body and involved a mutual engagement with the elderly in nursing homes across the Netherlands.
Internal supervisor: Mariella Greil External mentor: Guy Biran Dramatological assistance: Doron Gallia-Kind Cameraman: David Bienvenue
Special thanks to the lovely tenants from WelThuis De Thuynen and Drie Gasthuizen Groep who simply touched my heart.
Uncrafting Worth, by Andrea van der Kuil
18:00 at ArtEZ, University of the Arts
Welcome to this space.
I am a body.
I am a body amongst bodies.
I am a crafting body before you.
I am a body crafting with you,
And together, I hope we may reach opacity.
Uncrafting Worth is a durational and nomadic artistic research investigation regarding the worth of the female crafter's body, the craft object she produces, and her crafting process. There has rarely been a time where one's gender, sex, race, ability, sexuality, and class has not had an impact on one's placement in the world. Women, and those identifying as female, have long been subjected to the invisible domestic space to perform women's work, or paraded in the visible space as sexualized objects; placements deeply interwoven with a prescribed worth.
Edouard Glissant's term 'opacity' examines worth by understanding another through difference. Opacity does not see through bodies by reducing them to personal definitions and understandings, but accepts the multiple unknowabilities of the other and the self.
Today, yesterday and tomorrow, I invite you to see the opaque body before you, to see your own opaque body, and to see the opacity of all bodies around you. Uncrafting Worth seeks to embody the indescribable details of opacity, thereby questioning and forming new ways of assigning worth. I invite you to join me in this endeavour.
Supervisor: Fenia Kotsopoulou External Mentor: Casey Jenkins Sh
Thank you to Kadri Sirel for her presence as my invigilator, and to Zuzanna Sosnowska for the additional documentation.
Is it the end of the world as we know it, or is that just REM playing on the radio? Could signing in the style of Freddie Mercury actually help us break free? Or could screaming 'Rebel Yell' down a microphone point the way to revolution?
'Remedies Against Panic' thinks that karaoke is more than just a drunken night out and could be a portal to a new world order, but this future can't happen without your participation. A culmination of her research on participatory performance practices and post-capitalist possibilities, Remedies Against Panic is and attempt at a co-created, interactive narrative of a post-capitalist future using pop-songs from the 1980s.
Internal Mentor : Joao da Silva External Mentor : Sarah Thom
Performance Assistant: Stelios Troullakis Technical Support: Bryan Schall, Scott Sinclair and Colin Comfort