Body, Soul and Mind

IPA Sumer 2013 – International Performance Association Istanbul

IPA Summer 2013 is held with the support of Koza Visual Culture and Arts Association the second time in Istanbul and consists of three parts: a workshop that started on the 11th of August with renowned performance artists as teachers, the Festival entitled “Next Step” with public performances at different places and a conference about Teaching Performance Art. The public presentations of the workshops will be on the 18th August and will give an idea of the work which was done during the workshop week.


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Jürgen Fritz and VestAndPage are this year’s teachers and helped to lead the participants to a point where they are aware of the movements, sounds and images created with their bodies. 12 artists participate in the workshop and experiment various methods to explore the triangle of body, mind and soul. Performance art – as one of the most ephemeral art genres – exists in time and space, in the moment when the artist is performing.

IPA Summer brings this specific and intensive art form to Istanbul where the audience can see various performances at Istanbul Modern, Salt Galata, Mixer, Sanatoryum and public spaces. The performances will be shown by the workshop participants, invited artists and the teachers. Jürgen Fritz is the director of IPA which was founded in 2006 in Germany. He is one of the founding members of Black Market International, a cooperation of artists which presents performances all around the world since 1985. His performance practice is based on situations that concentrate on basic movements and sounds that are brought to a climactic intensity like his performance last year at Salt Galata where he used the sound of a bell with the music of a musician from Istanbul. Verena Stenke and Andrea Pagnes have been working together since 2006 as VestAndPage in Performance art. Their approach to performance art focuses on the fragility of an individual and its surroundings which is transformed into poetic pictures and compositions.

Festival Programme:

August 22, Thursday

14:00-17:00 Mixer: Day Session
Paul Striegel: Durational Performance
David Scheffler, Yasmin Schaffer: Durational Performance
Mayte Kappel, Çidem Üçüncü

18:00 – 18:30 Istanbul Modern:
Rob Sweere  Silent Sky

18:45- 20:30 Mixer: Night Session
David Maroto: Decide Your Destiny
Riikka Tauriainen: Parallel reading of Gregg Bordowitz (The AIDS Crisis Is Ridiculous) and Vladimir Mayakovsky
Romy Rüegger: A fabric in Turkey red

14:00-15:00 Karaköy Park:
Anne Glassner – Elsa Ledaux
Nilofar Rezai

August 23, Friday

15:00 – 17:00 Karaköy Park: Mayte Kappel, Sara Cou, Çidem Üçüncü, Nilofer Rezai: Durational Performances

17:30 Istanbul Modern: Monali Meher

18:30-22:00 Mixer: VestAndPage (Verena Stenke & Andrea Pagnes), Jürgen Fritz, Ieke Trinks, Burçak Konukman, Robotik Hayalle

August 24, Saturday

12:00-14:30 Salt Galata: Teaching Performance Art Conference, Sibel Kocakaya, Sarah Berauer, Carret Nelsen

13:45 Salt Galata: Sibel Kocakaya, Lorenz Heigi – Keeping up the flow

14:30-20:00 Salt Galata: Sarah Bernauer & Garrett Nelson Squatted Trees (durational performance)

17:00-19:00 Sanatoryum: Jasmin Schaitl, Margo van de Linde, Dimitrina Sevova, Benjamin Esser, Marieke Warmelink

20:00-21:00 Mixer: Ümit Ilgın Yiĝin, Workshop participants

Secret – After Party: 21:00- 04:00

For Details of the Programme

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