studio im HOCHHAUS

07.09.
14:00

Podo – Performance art festival

Podo – Performance art festival
© Bbeyond, 2022

Performances by Bbeyond

Bbeyond is committed to promoting the practice of performance art and artists in Northern Ireland and further afield. Our aim is to raise people’s consciousness of live/performance art as being integral to the world in and around us, inspiring reflection and enriching lived experience. We host artists of international reputation throughout the performance art world and encourage newer artists to experience performance art practices for themselves. Bbeyond encourages greater access to and appreciation of this visually based art form, through facilitating modes of active private/public participation, allowing people from all sectors of society, not just the traditional arts, to experience and enjoy performance art directly.
This hypothesis for Bbeyond has a two-fold nature, one the ‘actual’, the other liminal, one based on the physical/literal journey, the other on a more elusive journeying through the process of being and becoming. The literal, overtly physical aspect predominantly deals with the location of Belfast, by hosting international artists here to present work alongside local artists, the knowledge and consciousness of performance art grows through increased exposure to other modes of practice, opening up possibilities of wider connections. The liminal nature deals with transition, transformation and transcendence. This is the more subtle aspect and the power of the work rests in that it can only be realised in the process of actual being and doing. ‘Bbeyond’ has the potential to become a directional force towards a lived philosophy of being, that continues long after the framing of any specific performance has ended, becoming the real transitioning and transforming energy in the life consciousness of the practitioner, to literally ‘Be beyond’.

 

Podo – Performancekunst-Festival

Performance art is a region that collects practices which don’t quite fit into other genres. As such, each artist’s practice is unique and has its own goals and priorities. In addition, performance art often involves risk-taking, both in terms of artistic choices and the physical demands themselves. Risk and care can, at best, lead to powerful and transformative experiences for performers and audience.
During the first week in September 2023, the Studio im Hochhaus once again features contemporary performance art made for this occasion and venue by Berlin-based and international artists. We appreciate presenting here because the site is specific in its physical opportunities and especially in the interplay of interior and exterior space. For this iteration, we partner with Grüntaler9 in Wedding, the performance events will be distributed between the two locations..

The festival opens on Friday with three Berlin-related performers at the Studio im Hochhaus, followed by barbeque, music and dancing. Then continues Monday to Thursday with afternoon group performances by Bbeyond at Studio im Hochhaus, followed by individual evening performances at Grüntaler9. A detailed schedule will be released closer to the event.

Anja Ibsch, curating such an event at Hochhaus for the third time, is joined by her collaborator, Adri Disman for this iteration of the festival. Both curators strive to support the spaces of exchange and conviviality in festivals. As curatorial collaborators, they are committed to encouraging risk and experimentation on the part of the artists they support.

Podo – Performance art festival
© Bbeyond, 2022
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studio im HOCHHAUS

Zingster Str. 25
13051 Berlin