Donnerstag, 30. November 2017


The new project of the Venice International Performance Art Week
European Cultural Centre | Palazzo Mora, Venice (IT)
Open to the public on the days December 14-16, 2017

With a new project under the title "CO-CREATION LIVE FACTORY Prologue 1", the Venice International Performance Art Week heads into a new direction. Founded on the principles of artistic collaboration, cooperation and temporary artistic community, "CO-CREATION LIVE FACTORY" is born to be an artistic experience of a different kind.

The concept developed out of the ART WEEK's core mission and its Educational Learning Program. The aim is to empower participating international artists who have been selected through an Open Call, to articulate and develop their individual praxis during ten days within an independent temporary autonomous zone of co-creation, under the tuition of the artists Marilyn Arsem, VestAndPage and Andrigo&Aliprandi.

The culmination of this 10 days co-creation process will be open to the public on December 14-16, 2017: we will transform the ART WEEK venue Palazzo Mora together into a dynamic performance site through a series of collective performance operas, as well as collaborative and solo performances.

The project is intended for those artists, performers, visionary poets, who wish to articulate and refine their skills, expand their practice, exploring new ideas and approaches, allowing their work to become more fully realised. It offers a rare opportunity to explore new territories of performance in an extended, intensive period of time outside of an academic setting. It is both a learning path and a unique occasion to work and collaborate together in the ART WEEK venue at the European Cultural Centre | Palazzo Mora, while strengthening the creative talent and intellectual freedom of each participant.

"CO-CREATION LIVE FACTORY Prologue 1" consists of:

• 10 days of intensive co-creation workshop processes for selected international artists in tutor groups led by the artists ANDRIGO & ALIPRANDI (Italy), MARILYN ARSEM (US) and VestAndPage (Venice/Germany), including discussions on specific topics structured in the form of roundtables and open dialogues.

• Morning lectures and artistic interventions by ROBIN DEACON (Artist, Chicago), JILL MCDERMID & ERIK HOKANSON (Artists and directors, New York); PREACH R SUN (Artist, US), and MARCEL SPARMANN (Artist, Germany), as well as lectures by ELISABETTA DI MAMBRO (Artistic director and producer, Venice) and FRANCESCA CAROL ROLLA (Curator, Venice).

• Three days program of public performances on 14 - 16 December 2017 at the Venice International Performance Art Week venue Palazzo Mora, Venice (Admission free), including an exhibition section displaying performance pedagogical material.


MARILYN ARSEM | Milton Afanador Alvarado (CO) • Ronald Bal (NL) • Sabrina Bellenzier (IT) • Cristiane Bouger (BR) • Batu Bozoğlu (TR) • Fay Burnett (UK) • Gillian Carson (NO) • Giorgia De Santi (IT) • I. Ata Doğruel (TR) • Gustavo Frigerio (IT) • Sara Kostić (RS) • Vasiliki Koutrouli (GR) • Fenia Kotsopoulou (GR) • Eva Martino (IT) • Giulia Mattera (IT) • Peter Reischl (AT) • Ines Rodrigues Miguel (ES) • Cristiana Zeta Rolla (IT) • Marita Isobel Solberg (NO) • Gary Varro (CA) • Sašo Vollmaier (SL) • Susanne Weins (DE) • Christian Weiss (DE) • Nicole Zaaroura (UK)

ANDRIGO & ALIPRANDI | Séverine Assouline (FR) • Marie Beausacq (CH) • Anna Biesuz (IT) • Weronika Cegielska (PL) • Shola Cole (US/UK) • Elisa Curzi (IT) • Silvia Del Grosso (IT) • Noemi Diamantini (IT) • Maria Luigia Gioffre (IT) • Cosetta Graffione (IT) • Andrea Greenwood (UK) • Mengqi He (CN) • Meri Hietala (FI) • Jolanda Jansen (NL) • Carla Kienz (DE) • Gülbeden Kulbay (SE) • Anthi Pafiou (CY) • Ivana Ranisavljević (RS) • Maria Seltsova (RS) • Yagmur Tacar (TR) • Andrea van Gelder (NL) • Katie Louise Vowles (GB) • Mahbuba Yasmin (BD)

VESTANDPAGE | Sylvie Barbier (IT) • Stefan Biere (DE) • Madeleine Virginia Brown (UK) • James Thomas Bullimore (UK) • Bruno Camargo (BR) • Don Chow (CA) • Leman Sevda Darıcıoğlu (TR) • Erin Devine (US) • Samira Engel (DE) • Julha Franz (BR) • Marisa Gareffa (AU) • Ria Jade Hartley (UK) • Paola Kodra (AL) • Marie Künne (DE) • Gerhard Liska (AT) • Nancy Gewolb Mayanz (CL) • Ashley-Louise McNaughton (UK) • Yuan Mor'O Ocampo (PH) • Daniela Lilo Olivares (CL) • Eva Pyrnokoki (GR) • Daiane Rafaela (BR) • Enok Ripley (CA) • Jewel A Rob (BD) • Sara Simeoni (IT) • Alex Spyke (RS) • Alex Talamo (AU)

// For the full public program to be announced please come back here and on the website. // |


Venice International Performance Art Week – "CO-CREATION LIVE FACTORY Prologue 1" is a project conceived by artist duo VestAndPage and independent curator Francesca Carol Rolla. Under the patronage of Regione Veneto, the project is realised in cooperation with Live Arts Cultures nonprofit Cultural Association, We Exhibit, Venice Open Gates and Studio Contemporaneo nonprofit Cultural Association, with the in-kind support by the European Cultural Centre | GAA Foundation and ConCAVe Venice.