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Quartair abroad

May 6th -June 18th

" Jump in to the Unknown" at the Palazzo Loredan dell’ Ambasciatore, part of the 56th Venice Biennale.

A horse, a horse ….. – Thom Vink, Geeske Harting, Jessy Rahman, Pietertje van Splunter

Members of Quartair: Jessy Rahman, Pietertje van Splunter, Geeske Harting, Thom Vink participate in the 20th Anniversary exhibition project of the Nine Dragon Heads, part of the Venice Biennale of 2015.

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P.S. (Performance Site) will create a festival in Quartair about performance art only. It will start at Hoogtij on March the 6th and it‘ll fill the place with performances all night long.

Hoogtij Friday March 6th- 19:00-23:00 continuous performances
Saturday afternoon March 7th- 16:00-23:00 reading Willem Wilhelmus and performances in the context of ArtScience
Sunday afternoon March 8th- 13:00-17:00 workshop Willem Wilhelmus
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Participating artists:
Ronald Bal, Liesje van de Berk, Sebastiaan Dijk, Katinka van Gorkum, Kirsten Heshusius, Jolanda Jansen, Lisetteh, Topp & Dubio, Alberto Novello, Xavier van Wersch and Wen Chin Fu.

Guest artist:
Willem Wilhelmus

Willem has been living and working in Helsinki since 1994. In 1999 he orientated his work solely to performance art. He combines both the creation and the organization of performance events such as the Fake Finn Festival of experimental live art, La Contact, New Art Contact, Art Contact and Kaapo Hintikka, all of them in Helsinki.

For P.S. Performance Art Festival The Hague, he will be in Holland for one weekend. You can learn more about the festival at https;// or facebook: P.S.

The workshop on sunday will be about performance art related to space.
Context: The space determines a big part of the final performance. How to deal with it as a performance artist? Where does the performer place his public in the room, opposite his performance? What kind of significance has the space in the performance, is it secondary or defining. How can space be used as an advantage in the performance and can you make it into the topic of the performance? Does the performer fit in with his environment or is he in advance looking for spots that are interesting to use in the performance?