October 30, 2004

Day #11 - Crossing

Instruction #29: Crossing

Go to a busy intersection and wait for the Walk sign. Now cross the street... pause... turn... wait for the Wak sign. Cross back. Repeat until someone asks you what you are doing. Try and convince people to do it with you until you build a large enough crowd.

by Pirun, 2004-09-21 14:07:40

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October 29, 2004

Day #10 - Define performance art

Instruction #17: define performance art

gather 100 definitions of performance art

by kanarinka[ site ], Waltham, MA, 2004-09-20 21:47:29

BEST RESULTING DEFINITION OF PERFORMANCE ART:

"If you take a picture of my liver, that would be an X-RAY. And then the liver shows up. That is performance art."

all 100 results


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October 28, 2004

Day #9 - Hugging Piece

Instruction #141: Hugging Piece
In honor of Paula Janet Young, Peter's mother, who passed away last Friday

Proposed by Peter BUOTTE, MFA Maine College of Art, Portland:
Hug as many people as you can in one day.
Ask each person for permission before doing.
Keep a total number of those accepting, and the total number of people refusing.

by Peter BUOTTE[ site ], Today in Maine,USA, tomorrow Paris, 2004-10-27 13:08:49

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October 27, 2004

Day #8 - Happening in 11 parts [to be performed in 11 minutes] #1 – An Homage to Al Hansen and Yoko Ono

Instruction #66: Happening in 11 parts [to be performed in 11 minutes] #1 – An Homage to Al Hansen and Yoko Ono

1. Make a target and choose a place to put it
2. Take 1 dozen eggs and decide upon a time to drop them on the target
3. Invite a fireman to drop the eggs on the target from an elevated but safe place
4. Call out "Oh no!" for Yoko Ono for every egg that misses the target
5. Call out " Yes!" for Yoko Ono for every egg that hits the target
7. Record the number of eggs that missed or hit the target
8. Do something useful with the eggs after they've been dropped
9. Worry about the eggs that couldn't be used
10.Carefully clean away the eggs that cannot be used
11. Mark the place where you do this
 
The first Yoko Ono happened in Launceston Tasmania 24.06.2004 in Brisbane St. at 7:300 PM without the permission of the local council or fire brigade both declaring that the activity posed an unacceptable risks to the public. The was accompanied by improvised piano music on an unprepared and abandoned piano.

It may be of interest to reinterpret, reconstruct or recreate this action for the festival

RESULT #1: one egg hit the target and eleven missed

by Ray Norman[ Posted by kanarinka at 04:05 PM

October 26, 2004

Inter/Access Gallery Space

Pictures of the video installation at Inter/Access

Gallery hours are Tuesday - Saturday, 12-5 PM

The gallery is located at 401 Richmond St, 4th Floor, Toronto, Canada [ map ]

 

 

 

Posted by kanarinka at 01:03 PM

Day #7 - Trust

Instruction #87: Trust by Essi Kausalainen

1) Try to find someone willing to be carried whom you don't already know.
2) Talk. It demands a great trust to be carried so you need to show that you know what you are doing.
3) Listen. People usually have the weirdest excuses why they don't want to participate (or why they’re afraid to). These discussions are a great part of the performance.
4) Carry them. You only need to lift the person so that his/her feet rise a few centimetres from the ground.
5) The distance you carry them might be only a few steps. The important thing is to give the person the sensation of someone being willing to take her / his weight.
6) Carry someone only if you know you can handle it - take no risks.
7) Enjoy the conversation; enjoy carrying; enjoy the people.

TIPS: The easiest way to carry is to use your back. Try to get the weight onto your legs. Listen to your own body, there should not be any pain when carrying. Once you find a comfortable position, the person being carried can just relax.

Essi Kausalainen was born and lives in Helsinki, Finland. She graduated from the Turku Arts Academy in 2003 and presently works with interdisciplinary media (visual arts and performance). Her work is marked by her physical presence. She explores the body as a physical, social and emotional space, as well as a site for communication.

by Christine Redfern, 2004-10-04 12:43:26

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Posted by kanarinka at 12:24 PM

October 25, 2004

Day #6 - peas please

Instruction #38: peas please

create some pavement art using only a bag of frozen peas. passers-by may be enlisted to help if you wish.

by escha[ site ], 2004-09-22 17:33:30

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October 24, 2004

Day #5 - Anthology of Displacement (Part II)

Instruction: Anthology of Displacement by Julie Andrée T. (PART II)

1 performer
1 hot-water bottle, 1 cigarette, fast-food, 1 coffee “to go”, 1 newspaper, 1 walkman, 1 cell phone, 2 dictionaries, duct tape, 1 blindfold, 4 cups of coffee, 1 city map, 1protest sign, 2 pails of soapy water, 1 walker or crutches, 1 bucket filled with Coca-Cola, 1 white rug, red paint

1) Walk on all fours.
2) Walk while singing a jingle.
3) Walk with a water bottle between your legs (let the water slowly leak out).
4) Walk while smoking a cigarette.
5) Walk while running.
6) Walk while eating (fast-food).
7) Walk while drinking a “take out” coffee.
8) Walk while reading the paper out loud.
9) Walk while listening to a Walkman.
10) Walk while making a call on a cell phone.
11) Walk backwards (without looking).
12) Walk with a dictionary strapped to each foot with duct tape.
13) Walk blind (eyes blindfolded).
14) Walk with your feet and hands in four coffee cups (fill the cups with coffee).
15) Walk while looking at a map of the city.
16) Walk with a protest sign.
17) Walk with your pants and underwear around your ankles.
18) Walk with your feet in two buckets of soapy water.
19) Walk with a handicap.
20) Walk while falling down repetitively.
21) Walk using a walker or crutches.
22) Walk with your head immersed in a bucket filled with Coke.
23) Walk on a white rug with feet dipped in red paint.
24) Walk by slithering along the ground.
25) Synthesis (try to walk while performing as many of the above actions as possible, at the risk of going nowhere)

Note: Each displacement needs to be done from a point A to a point B. It can be done there and back or just one-way. Make sure the list of actions is visible so that it can be consulted by both the performer and spectators. Simply do the proscribed action, without extra or superfluous gestures. Let the performance BE; don’t BE the performance.

With the body and space at the heart of her research, Julie Andrée T. works in both installation and performance. Between the poetic and the commonplace, her work proposes common zones that are abstract, yet recognisable, in order to explore different aspects of cultural and existential theory.

by Christine Redfern, 2004-10-05 09:13:03

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Posted by kanarinka at 05:56 PM

October 23, 2004

Day #4 - Anthology of Displacement

Instruction: Anthology of Displacement by Julie Andrée T.

1 performer
1 hot-water bottle, 1 cigarette, fast-food, 1 coffee “to go”, 1 newspaper, 1 walkman, 1 cell phone, 2 dictionaries, duct tape, 1 blindfold, 4 cups of coffee, 1 city map, 1protest sign, 2 pails of soapy water, 1 walker or crutches, 1 bucket filled with Coca-Cola, 1 white rug, red paint

1) Walk on all fours.
2) Walk while singing a jingle.
3) Walk with a water bottle between your legs (let the water slowly leak out).
4) Walk while smoking a cigarette.
5) Walk while running.
6) Walk while eating (fast-food).
7) Walk while drinking a “take out” coffee.
8) Walk while reading the paper out loud.
9) Walk while listening to a Walkman.
10) Walk while making a call on a cell phone.
11) Walk backwards (without looking).
12) Walk with a dictionary strapped to each foot with duct tape.
13) Walk blind (eyes blindfolded).
14) Walk with your feet and hands in four coffee cups (fill the cups with coffee).
15) Walk while looking at a map of the city.
16) Walk with a protest sign.
17) Walk with your pants and underwear around your ankles.
18) Walk with your feet in two buckets of soapy water.
19) Walk with a handicap.
20) Walk while falling down repetitively.
21) Walk using a walker or crutches.
22) Walk with your head immersed in a bucket filled with Coke.
23) Walk on a white rug with feet dipped in red paint.
24) Walk by slithering along the ground.
25) Synthesis (try to walk while performing as many of the above actions as possible, at the risk of going nowhere)

Note: Each displacement needs to be done from a point A to a point B. It can be done there and back or just one-way. Make sure the list of actions is visible so that it can be consulted by both the performer and spectators. Simply do the proscribed action, without extra or superfluous gestures. Let the performance BE; don’t BE the performance.

With the body and space at the heart of her research, Julie Andrée T. works in both installation and performance. Between the poetic and the commonplace, her work proposes common zones that are abstract, yet recognisable, in order to explore different aspects of cultural and existential theory.

by Christine Redfern, 2004-10-05 09:13:03

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Posted by kanarinka at 02:24 PM

October 22, 2004

Day #3 - Find it

Instruction: Find It

Go to a public space (museum, park, city street, etc.) and search through garbage cans that are for public use. Look for non-packaging and non-food items. Place eleven of these items in a row, eleven inches apart in an area where people will have to walk around them to continue where they are going.

by eamess[ site ], Olympia, Washington, USA, 2004-10-14 00:52:51

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Posted by kanarinka at 12:33 PM

October 21, 2004

Day #2 - How do I get to..? v.2

Instruction: How do I get to..? v.2

Ask for directions to a place that _exists_, preferably those right on your sight. Do that over and over again.

by Hélio Nunes[ http://www.dedalu.art.br/ ], Brasil, 2004-09-24 14:42:36

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Posted by kanarinka at 01:16 PM

Day #1 - The Grotesque

Instruction #46: the Grotesque

A person [or a few persons] enters - a stage or something - and stops. Then slowly starts taking off the shirt, slowly turning it inside out and then putting it back on again. This goes on until all garments are turned inside out. When finished the performer exits. If performed by more than one the performance can be organized so that the performers are taking off and turning different clothes inside out at the same time (somone takes of shirt as someone takes of trousers as someone etc).


by Robert Ek[ http://bekant.org/ ], Sweden, 2004-09-29 12:27:43

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Posted by kanarinka at 01:03 PM