Announcing: Clime, decadence, human|machinePublished on May 19th, 2016
Cirkulacija 2 announces next two weeks of activities:
Our guest artists is Mike Hentz, key figure of contemporary art – author/co-author of the most important international arts&culture platforms! -> introducing Mike Hentz <-
A lecture “Live Art as Research of Culture and Life” on Wednesday, 25th May 2016 at 18.00 at Academy for Visual Arts AVA, Trubarjeva 5, Ljubljana
Mike Hentz will show and explain artistic and cultural projects, which he has realized in the last 40 years with groups and alone (Minus Delta T, Van Gogh TV, Frigo etc.). From situation art, street art, actionism, bodyart, theaterlike to interactive media projects – all these approaches will be shown and discussed. Also his durational projects lasting months and even years will be presented.
Mike Hentz has been practicing and developing special techniques of group work in artistic and cultural situations. He will present some of his earlier “klima” workshops/ closed type performances, which can last between 24 hours and 2 weeks. They are well prepared „mise en scenes“ of live action/ life within a group trying to act as a collective.
The lecture is also an introduction to his 30-hours klavzur/ closure/ a closed situation “Clime, Decadence, Human, Machine” that will take place on 28th and 29th May at Cirkulacija 2 in Tobačna 5 Ljubljana. You can already apply to participate on this workshop/ performance!
Closed type performances, lasting between 24 hours and 2 weeks, are always well structured timelines of activities – a live dramaturgy. As the participants are not in a public situations, experiments and themes can be tested and refined without the stress of perfection and a critical public eye. It gives the group a collective pool of practice, theory and knowledge in the fields and themes they work. The partition and timetables are thematicly structured in ambiances and themes in which the group collectivly perform. The timetables are energetically organized to fullfill a balance between bodywork and intellectual work, which in one part certainly refers to traditional and modern ritual technics, but also organizes an endurance and help of concentration in the different themes practices. Certainly a full day of work, but pleasure and good creative food are included.
The themes: human machine, decadence and klima are major themes in this upcoming 30 hours closureat Circulacija 2.
„The human soul in the time of industrial revolution“ is rather unknown approach of Christain Anders to the emotional relation between man and machine and will be integrated in the research and planned exercises.
The aspect of Klima/ Clime – in different senses (from hot to cold, from nervous to boring) will be integrated in the different locations and atmospheres we want to create.
And questioning Decadence from the fall of the roman empire to our postmodernistic life will be celebrated, compared and questioned till the performance of Deca – dance.
One of the conditions of the participants is, that they stay together from beginning to the end. If somebody leaves he cannot reenter the group, but everybody is free to leave if desired and it will not be discussed. It is recommanded really to stay from beginning till end, because in the roundup and regular resumees and discussions, the technics, mistakes and experienced practices can be interpretated and understood in a collective quality devellopement.
The hub for sleeping will be Circulacija 2 – bring the sleeping bags, for visiting other sites it is recommended to bring bycicles. Also take comfortable cloths and a set of serios cloths, objects books and tools of your choice which you’d like to use or integrate in the different performances or atmospheres.
Closure/ Klavzura (closed to public) will begin on Saturday, 28th May at 12.00 and will last to 18.00 on the next day (Sunday), when it will be opened and made accessible to public – what follows is Deca-dance…
To apply for parrticipation call 040 911 069. Number of participants is limited to 15 – do not wait to apply! We wish for a broad structure of participants.
On Sunday 29th May 2016 at 18.00 starts… the DECA-DANCE!
On Monday 30th May at 23.00 on Radio Student – a special program Re: Hentz, closure/klavzur and Cirkulacija 2.
On Wednesday 1st June at 21.00 the final session of the the 10-day segment at Cirkulacija 2.
Co-organizers: Cirkulacija 2, Igor Zabel Association for Culture and Theory, and A.V.A. Institute
Co-financed by: City of Ljubljana – Department for Culture
Lecture is associated with the program HOW ART MATTERS. AND HOW IT MEANS., co-organized by DUM – Association of Artists and Igor Zabel Association for Culture and Theory.