Thu 11 Oct '18 - Art / expo

Open Performance Academy #3

Open Performance Academy

Entrance = 5,- euros at the door!

[EN] It’s back to school with the Open Performance Academy! The Open Performance Academy (OPA) is a knowledge and practice platform for artists and theoreticians who work with and from performance. During OPA, we invited performance artists, culture theorists and philosophers to speak about their artistic process in relation to liquid knowledge. The term Liquid Knowledge is taken from performance artist Marina Abramovich. It is posited as the eradication of universal principles of truth.

[NL] Terug de schoolbanken in met de Open Performance Academy! De Open Performance Academy (OPA) is een kennis- en praktijkplatform voor kunstenaars en theoretici die werken met en vanuit performance. Tijdens OPA, nodigen wij performance kunstenaars, cultuur theoretici en filosofen uit om te spreken over hun artistieke proces in relatie tot vloeibare kennis. Vloeibare kennis is afkomstig van performance-artiest Marina Abramovich, waar zij verwijst naar het wegvagen van universele waarheidsprincipes.

For this edition of OPA we will create playful group exercise using movement and the imagination to relax the body and stimulates the creative mind.

Kirsten Heshusius

Kirsten Heshusius performances provoking universal thoughts and systems. Within her performances she deals with body transformation and strong but minimal visual imagery often based on autobiographical events. The architecture and history of the spaces is often a departure point of her performances. During OPA she will talk about performance as visual poetry and public space related to her new work.


Lili Ullrich

Lili Ullrich is an artist focused on a on deeper understanding of human interaction and power structures and the human condition in positions of oppression. Through her work she reflects on the political systems and social structures of contemporary societies, believing in art as a means to implement social change. examples of topics that have arisen are gender and partnership, undocumented immigration and populism. During OPA she will present poems dealing with questions of the patriarchy through personal experiences on sexuality / rape culture, connection / love and oppression.