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Perspectives In Motion

Preview Reception & Performance
Friday September 14, 2018
6:00 - 9:00 pm

Performance by Assembly with Mariana Alvierez, Siw Laurent and Claire Zakiewicz

Off-site Project, 16th International Architecture Biennale

September 15 - 27, 2018

ARTism3160
San Marco
3209/A - 3160
Venice, Italy


an exhibition of drawing, painting, video and performance by Claire Zakiewicz

 

 

 

ARTI3160 is pleased to present Perspectives in Motion by Claire Zakiewicz to be opened on September 15, 2018. The exhibition will re-address ideas of “risk” within the context of “improvisation.” Dealing with the activity of performance as process and painting as performance, she examines how improvisation challenges the balance between the unresolved and the perfected form.

Zakiewicz asks: How do we know when a work is finished?

Sometimes playing the character of a blindfolded painter, Zakiewicz's practice is a series of meditations and explorations in space. Employing gestural drawing in response to phenomena in the surrounding world such as: atmosphere, color and sound, each drawing tests the boundaries between abstraction and figuration, disruption and unity, and the ideology of “freedom” within the context of limitation.

In this particular series Perspectives in Motion, the works reveal both spontaneous and pre-determined mark marking that reference historical motifs from Surrealism’s automatic drawings and writings, action painting from the Abstract Expressionists and Japanese Calligraphy.

 

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Assembly

Preview Reception & Performance
Friday September 14, 2018
6:00 - 9:00 pm

Off-site Project, 16th International Architecture Biennale

September 15 - 27, 2018

ARTism3160
San Marco
3209/A - 3160
Venice, Italy

Assemby is a collaborative live ensemble focusing on process, shared space, spontaneity and embodied thinking. Each performance is produced by artists working across creative disciplines including musicians, visual artists, poets and dancers, who specialize in improvisation.

Collaborating artists include:

Mariana Alviarez - Dance
Marcus Cummins - Saxophone
Laura Colomban - Dance
Siw Laurent - Active Body Listening
Dannie-Lu Carr - Performance Poetry
Claire Zakiewicz - Live Drawing

 

Venezuelan artist, Mariana Alviarez is based between New York and Buenos Aires. She is a dancer, actress, performer, dance educator, choreographer and researcher. She has been working with several dance and drama companies, in both multimedia projects and films. With a BA in International Studies, she aims to create spaces for the development of the performing arts, facilitating exchanges between anthropology, folklore, international culture and social studies. She has performed her own projects in Venezuela, USA, Argentina, Chile, Perú, Ecuador, and Spain.

British saxophonist Marcus Cummins has been associated with the UK free and improvised music scene since the early 90's. He has worked extensively as a solo artist, in duo's and larger bands but is perhaps best known internationally for his involvement in Trevor Watts' 'Celebration Band'. Marcus then studied music at Leeds City College of Music and Dartington College of Arts. During this time studying primarily jazz and Indian music (with the council of many masters such as Bobby Wellins; Evan Parker; Paul Dunmall and Dharambir Singh) he developed a personal style unlike that of any of his contemporaries.

 

Siw Laurent is a French-Norwegian interdisciplinary theatre artist producing artwork through theatre, film, performance art, installation and music. She is the Performance Consultant and Artistic Advisor in the global field of Nature Connection and Ecotherapy at the University of Southeast Norway, Performing Arts Coordinator at NOoSPHERE Arts
and permanent artist in residence at the Mothership NYC. She has written, produced
and performed work in Norway and NYC since 2013 and is the founder of Active Body Listening, a practice based on psychoanalysis for holistic evolution and artistic expression.
She is a member of Coco Dolle's performance art collective Legacy Fatale and produces work with partner Ino Badanjak through their theatre company Axis Mundi, and her artist collective InMoArCo for interdisciplinary collaboration in the arts. Her works have been hosted by numerous performance art festivals and venues including Eminent Domain at the Robert Miller Gallery in Chelsea, Itinerant Performance Art Festival at Last Frontier NYC, Neo- Domesticity Performance Art Festival at Glasshouse Art Gallery, Noumena : Initiation at Plaxall Gallery in LIC, Suffragettes Performance Art Festival at Rosekill, Mothership NYC and HB Studios.

 

Dannie-Lu Carr is a UK-based writer and has created a range of works from poetry to scripts to non-fiction. She is a highly recognised Meisner Technique Practitioner and has worked with actors and performers on a wide range of projects in this capacity over the last 13 years. In addition to this work, Dannie is a Personal Impact and Creativity specialist advising individuals and businesses worldwide. In 2015 she delivered the well-received TEDx on An Inconvenient Truth for Culture and she is also the founder of Creative Wavelengths (TM).

 

Laura Colomban is a dance maker, performer, artist and teacher from Venice, Italy. She has been studying movement and dance in Italy and in USA. The most influential encounter with Anna Halprin informed her work and opened her conception of Performance to a global system that includes energy work, earth, social commitment and community engagement. She is part of The Commons Choir, directed from the choreographer Daria Faïn, based in Brooklyn, NY. As solo artist, her work has been presented at MAMbo (Museum of Modern Art, Italy) WASP Center (Romania) Festival delle Arti Venice (Italy), Festival The Living Art Schio (Italy), Triskelion Art (USA), Picasso Machinery (USA), Mothership (USA). In July 2018 she has been invited at BANFF Center in Canada as choreographer to take part of the Creative Collective Lab Program. She organizes Live Acts in public spaces and curates Hors Lits in Venice, a European Performance Network Festival. She is currently living in Venice and performing in Italy, USA, and Europe.

 



Claire Zakiewicz is a British born multi-media artist. Her ongoing research is focused towards examining the physical and metaphorical relationships between sound and drawing. This research has been a scientific and philosophical practice-based enquiry - thinking through making. Her animated films have been shown at Tate Tanks and Tate Modern (London) for the exhibitions Tweet Me Up and Label curated by Tracey Moberly. She has exhibited regularly throughout the UK, USA, Italy and Norway and has produced and performed in numerous productions and international institutions including, Resonance FM (UK), ARTIsm3160 (Venice, Italy), USF (Norway), Bill Young's Dance Studio (NYC), Mothership NYC, Last Frontier NYC, Itinerant Performance Arts Festival (NYC). Zakiewicz studied Fine Art at Chelsea College of Art, London and Anglia Polytechnic University, Cambridge, before completing a research-based MFA at Sir John Cass School of Art, London. This research examined how the body experiences the world through the study of our perceptions, and how we conceptualize objects, frames, repetition and embodied patterns.

 

Schedule:

Preview Reception & Performance
Friday September 14
6:00 - 9:00 pm

Performance with Mariana Alviarez, Siw Laurent and Claire Zakiewicz

 

Saturday September 15
4:00 - 6:00pm

Performance with Mariana Alviarez, Siw Laurent and Claire Zakiewicz

 

Sunday September 16
4:00 - 6:00pm

Performance with Mariana Alvierez, Siw Laurent and Claire Zakiewicz

 

Monday September 17
4:00 - 6:00pm

Performance with Mariana Alviarez and Claire Zakiewicz

 

Tuesday September 18
4:00 - 6:00pm

Performance with Mariana Alvierez and Claire Zakiewicz

 

Wednesday September 19
7:00 - 7:30pm

Performance with Mariana Alvierez, Laura Colomban, Marcus Cummins and Claire Zakiewicz

 

Thursday September 20
7:00 - 7:30pm

Performance with Mariana Alviarez, Marcus Cummins and Claire Zakiewicz

 

Friday September 21
7:00 - 7:30pm

Performance with Mariana Alviarez, Marcus Cummins and Claire Zakiewicz

 

Saturday September 22
7:00 - 7:30pm

Performance with Mariana Alviarez, Marcus Cummins and Claire Zakiewicz

 

Sunday September 23
7:00 - 7:30pm

Performance with Mariana Alviarez, Marcus Cummins and Claire Zakiewicz

 

Monday September 24
7:00 - 7:30pm

Performance with Mariana Alviarez, Marcus Cummins and Claire Zakiewicz

 

Tuesday September 25
7:00 - 7:30pm

Performance with Mariana Alviarez and Claire Zakiewicz

 

Wednesday September 26
7:00 - 7:30pm

Performance with Mariana Alviarez and Claire Zakiewicz

 

Closing Reception & Performance
Thursday September 27
7:00 - 8:00 pm

Performance with Mariana Alviarez, Dannie-Lu Carr and Claire Zakiewicz

 

Philosophy of Improvisation: The Aesthetics of Imperfection

Workshop
6 - 7 October, 2018, Newcastle

 

In this two-day event, the idea of the aesthetics of imperfection is explored by jazz and improvising musicians in Western and non-Western music, plus practitioners from visual art, architecture, garden design and dance.

The contrast is between process and product, the unfinished and finished work, spontaneity and structure. We will explore the compositional aspects of improvisation, and the improvisatory aspects of composition.

The event will include some performances by participants. It highlights the energy and spontaneity of improvisation, with contributors drawing on their individual artistic visions to explore contrasts and continuities between spontaneous kinds of creativity and the search for perfection that guides composed forms of art.

With thanks to funding from Durham University.​

The workshop is part of the Newcastle Festival of Jazz and Improvised Music - full festival programme here.

Free entry on the door. Please contact Samuel Horlor at s.p.horlor@durham.ac.uk for more information.

 

Provisional Programme (subject to confirmation)

Saturday 6th October: The Black Swan, Newcastle Arts Centre, NE1 1SG 

09.45-10.00:   Andy Hamilton (philosophy academic and jazz writer) Introduction

10.00-10.30:   Claire Zakiewicz (visual artist)

                     ‘Struggle and Surrender: Process and Material in Painting’ 

10.30-11.00:   Martin Mayes (improvising horn player and alphornist)

                     ' "Stardust": Seeing and Imagining What Isn't There'

11.00-11.15:   Break

11.15-11.45:   Corey Mwamba (improvising vibraphone player) ‘The Mistake as Material’

11.45-12.15:   Elizabeth Baldwin Gray (architecture and design academic) ‘Architecture of Imperfection: Unfinished Sketches and the Sublime’

 12.15-13.15:   Lunch

 13.15-13.45:   Annie Kloppenberg (theatre and dance academic)

                     ‘Moving Principles and Principled Movements: Ethics and Embodiment in Dance Improvisation’

13.45-14.15:   Graeme Wilson (free improv researcher and performer)‘Cross Purposes: Imperfect Interactions When Improvising with Others’

14.15-14.45:   Philip G. Robinson (author, editor, working gardener, and researcher)  ‘Still Water Moves’ 

 14.45-15.00:   Break

 15.00-15.45:   David Brown (improvising guitarist and composer) ‘Rarely Heard, Small Unwanted Sounds Form the Focus’

15.45-16.15:   Dave Lloyd (rock guitarist and recording engineer) 'Perfection and Authenticity: Editing Improvised Recordings' 

16.15-16.45:   Ilias Giannopoulos (music researcher) 'Stockhausen’s Flexible Concept of the Musical Work: Between Improvisation and Composition'

 ​Sunday 7th October: Literary and Philosophical Society, Newcastle, NE1 1SE

​10.00-10.30:   Andy Hamilton (philosophy academic and jazz writer) 'The Aesthetics of Imperfection Revisited'

10.30-11.00:   Pak Yan Lau (improvising pianist) ‘The Aesthetics of Possibilities’

​11.00-11.15:    Break

 11.15-11.45:   John Snijders (pianist and music researcher) ‘ “That's Not Freedom, That's Taking License”: The Pitfalls in Interpreting Morton Feldman's Graphic Scores’

11.45-12.15:   Adam Fairhall (improvising pianist) ‘The Instrumental Impulse: Developing an Improvisation Vocabulary for Unconventional Keyboard  Instruments’ 

 12.15-13.15:   Lunch

 13.15-13.45:   Chris Corsano (free improv drummer) ‘The Present Imperfect’

13.45-14.15:   Joe McPhee (improvising multi-instrumentalist)  Interview with Andy Hamilton

14.15-14.45:   Kiku Day (shakuhachi Japanese flute player) ‘Learning Music Aesthetics through Imperfection: The Transmission of Shakuhachi Music’

 14.45-15.00:   Break

 15.00-15.30:   Nate Wooley (improvising trumpeter) ‘Built from the Root, Ever-changing at the Bloom: The role of Imperfection in the Processes of Musical  Phonology, Morphology, and Syntax’

15.30-16.00:   Mark Hanslip (improvising saxophonist)  ‘Processes and Outcomes: Generative Systems for Improvised Music’

16.00-16.30:   Otto Willberg (improvising bassist)  ‘Evading Manipulation and Control: Playing with Perspectives’

This project explores a central issue of creativity in music and other arts: understanding improvisation and spontaneity.​
A key aim is to challenge received views in philosophy and music that improvising is merely ‘making it up as you go along’ and therefore of lower artistic status than interpreting composed works.

https://www.andyhamilton.org/aesthetics-of-imperfection

 

 

 


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2018