FLAM VI | Forum for Live Art Amsterdam
In the past five years FLAM became a cult underground festival of performance art created by artists of different dsciplines. Artistic directors Akras Rose and Dirk-Jan Jager worked hard in these five years to bring a contemporary and exciting programming, offering a platform for local talent and international artists. Their mission is to give performance art it’s own festival and present it to a broad public.
Between 22 and March 26, 2016 FLAM presents its new edition. Based at the exhibition spaces of Art et Amicitiae in Amsterdam Center FLAM VI makes a link to a second location: Dansmakers Amsterdam, in the former Stork site in Amsterdam North.
The opening lecture will be given by Annemarie Kok, PhD researcher in Participatory Art at Groningen University and performances will happen happen in surprising locations, such as a boat that will take the public from Amsterdam Center to Amsterdam North.
Although performance art has become mainstream in the last two decades, it keeps reformulating and questioning its own medium. Theorists Richard Schechner and Peggy Phelan formulated performance as an transcending genre, not tied to a discipline but to an expression that explicitly involves the exchange between artist-performer and the audience.
Performance Art moves between all the established disciplines resulting mostly in trans-disciplinary works. FLAM would therefore like to present the diversity of live art: from physical extrem to conceptual works, from politically charged to still and subtle, from works that happen in a flash moment to long durational works.
FLAM VI artists come from visual arts, dance, theater, literature and music. They research, interpret an present their perception and experience of the world, aiming direct or indirectely to bring new insights in how we relate to the world.
The choice of the programming is of artists and makers that question their own medium and explore the boundaries of their disciplines in relation to the public. Examples are artists Mariana Lanari and the MOHA group, initiated by Olivia Reschofsky and Alice Pons.FLAM VIParticipating artists: Luanda Jacoel, Åsmund Kaupang , Alice Pons, Antonio Onio, Astarti Athanasiadou, Yurie Umamoto, Astrit Ismaili, BBB Johannes Deimling PAS | INPUT studies, Bea McMahon, Clara Saito, Fernanda Branco Polse, Fernando Belfiore, Florentina Holzinger, Nils Amadeus Lange, Annina Machaz, Vincent Riebeek, Manuel Scheiwiller, Franziska Menge, Hendrik Walther, Goeun Bae, Jija Sohn, Lia Chaia, Luciënne Venner, Mariana Darvas Lanari, Michelle Moura, Nina Glockner, Olivia Reschofsky & Alice Pons, Oshin Albrecht, Melissa Mabesoone, Pedro Matias, Setareh Fatehi.
More info: FLAM VI | Forum for Live Art Amsterdam
It won’t always grow back (2015-16), BBB Johannes Deimling, photo by Monika Sobczak
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