PerformanceProcess Symposium :
 

26 January 2018 | Friday | 9.45 am–6.30 pm
Symposium Day 1  
From Live to Legacies: Exploring Performance Art
at Museum Tinguely

No registration needed


Symposium Program Day 1 (PDF)

25 January 2018 | Thursday | 5 pm onwards
5 pm                   
Hot Saw – Electric Power, Claudia Comte, Kunsthalle Basel
7 pm                  
Simultaneous Duo Versions,
John M Armleder & Christian Marclay, Museum Tinguely

PerformanceProcess Symposium Day 1
at Museum Tinguely:

From Live to Legacies: Exploring Performance Art

Co-organized by Museum Tinguely and Kunsthalle Basel in partnership with Centre culturel suisse Paris, the symposium will take place at the two venues on 26 and 27 January, 2018. An international gathering of historians of performance art, artists, curators, and other practitioners will discuss the theoretical, historical, and practical aspects of performance art and its legacies.

The symposium will expand on the questions raised by the larger collaborative exhibition project PerformanceProcess regarding the role of the archive and documentation in relation to live art, the relationship of contemporary practices to the historical origins of performance, the ways in which different institutional contexts (museums, theaters, festivals, public spaces) have fostered distinct relationships to live arts, the relation of performance art to the traditions of dance, theatre, the art object, and installation, and, last but certainly not least, Switzerland’s unique performance art history.

Participants: Madeleine Amsler, Alexandra Bachzetsis, Pierre Bal-Blanc, Martin Chramosta, Paul Clinton, Jean-Paul Felley, Elena Filipovic, Séverine Fromaigeat, Max Glauner, Pascale Grau, Sophie Jung, Olivier Kaeser, Roman Kurzmeyer, Elise Lammer, Emma Lavigne, Heinrich Lüber, Christian Marclay, Muda Mathis, Andrea Saemann, Diego Stampa, Roland Wetzel, Martina-Sofie Wildberger, Alice Wilke and Catherine Wood.

Program Day 1

9:15 am | Coffee

9:45 am | Words of welcome (DE & EN)

Roland Wetzel, Director of Museum Tinguely

and programm introduction

Elena Filipovic, Director and curator of Kunsthalle Basel
and Séverine Fromaigeat, curator of Museum Tinguely

Session 1: Swiss Performance Art Then and Now

10 am | Lecture (DE)
Madeleine Amsler

Performance Art in Switzerland – A Survey

Keynote Inputs on Swiss performance art and history

10:30 am | Performance by Martina-Sofie Wildberger with Martin Chramosta

Conversation Piece: Alice and Bob

10:50 am | Panel discussion (DE & EN)

Swiss Performance Art and History

Andrea Saemann (moderator), Madeleine Amsler, Max Glauner, Elise Lammer and Martina-Sofie Wildberger

11:30 am | Coffee break

Session 2: Focus - Basel’s Performance Art Scene

11:50
am | Lecture (DE)

Muda Mathis

From solo characters to duos, gangs and bands- A glance at the art scene in Basel

Keynote Inputs on the Basel Art Scene

12:20 pm | Panel discussion (DE)

Basel’s Performance Art Scene

Roman Kurzmeyer (moderator), Sophie Jung, Muda Mathis, Diego Stampa, Alice Wilke

1 pm | Lunch break

2 pm | Words of welcome and introduction to the
PerformanceProcess cooperation (DE & EN)
Roland Wetzel, Director of Museum Tinguely

Exhibition tour with Centre culturel suisse Paris
Jean-Paul Felley and Olivier Kaeser

PerformanceProcess. 60 Years of Performance Art in
Switzerland
, Museum Tinguely


Performance by Heinrich Lüber, Volute

Session 3: Showing, Collecting and Sharing Performance Art

How does performativity survive the live event? How can the time - and site – specific experience of a live-performance be expanded into an artwork? How does an exhibition deal with such material? Keywords: protocols, sketches, props, video and photographs. Preparation, announcements, traces and reenactments. Materiality versus immateriality.

Introduction | Séverine Fromaigeat, Curator, Museum Tinguely

2:45 pm | Lecture (EN)

Catherine Wood

What Was / What Could Be / What Is:

Documents, Scores and Situations for Performance in the Museum

3:15 pm | Short Input (DE)

Pascale Grau

Short Dicourse on Transforming Performance Art through Archives, Art Institutions and Artists in Switzerland

3:30 pm | Coffee break

4:00 pm | Lecture (EN)

Emma Lavigne

From Live Art Inside Exhibitions to Exhibitions as Living Places

4.30 pm | Lecture (EN)

Pierre Bal-Blanc

Collective Exhibition for a Single Body

5:00 pm | Panel discussion (EN)

Showing, Collecting and Sharing Performance Art

Séverine Fromaigeat (moderator), Alexandra Bachzetsis, Pierre Bal-Blanc, Emma Lavigne and Catherine Wood

5:45 pm | Summary (EN)

Paul Clinton

A Subjective Critical Review of the Day

6:15 pm | Apero

7:00 pm | Meta-Concert
Performance by Christian Marclay in relation to the work of Jean Tinguely. With the collaboration of Okkyung Lee on cello and Luc Müller on percussion, Museum Tinguely, cost: museum admision

 


27 January 2018 | Saturday | 12 am – 6 pm

 

www.performanceprocessbasel.ch

#performanceprocess #museumtinguely

27 January 2018 | Saturday | 12 noon–6 pm
Symposium Day 2  Performing the Exhibition
at Kunsthalle Basel

Symposium Program Day 2

 

Participants: Mathieu Copeland, Elena Filipovic, Séverine Fromaigeat, Sabine Gebhardt Fink, Raphael Hefti, Jérôme Leuba, Dominikus Müller, Lea Rüegg & Raphaela Grolimund, Ramaya Tegegne, Simona Travaglianti, Claudio Vogt, Hannah Weinberger, Johannes Willi and Benedikt Wyss. A detailed program and additional information on  www.kunsthallebasel.ch.
 

Program Day 2

12 noon-1 pm
Raphael Hefti, We are not one way trip to mars people, 2018, performance

12 noon-1 pm
Florence Jung, Jung59, 2018, performance

1 pm                   
Welcome by Elena Filipovic, in English

1:15 pm              
Mathieu Copeland, Choreographing Exhibitions, lecture, in English

2 pm                   
Ramaya Tegegne, Version #17: Annie Sprinkle, 2018, performance*

2:30 pm            
Sabine Gebhardt Fink, Better with because of. Feminist and queer strategies in contemporary performance art, lecture, in English

3:15 | Break

3:45 pm            
Simona Travaglianti, Relationen in Raum und Zeit: Wie performative Künste den Rahmen in Fragestellen, lecture, in German

4:30 pm            
The Many Lives of the Live, panel discussion with Jérôme Leuba, Ramaya Tegegne, and Hannah Weinberger, moderated by Elena Filipovic, in English

5:15 pm             
Yyschtoo! Zeitgenössische Kunst an der Basler Fasnacht, panel discussion with Johannes Willi and Benedikt Wyss, moderated by Claudio Vogt, in German

6 pm                   
Dominkus Müller, Verläufe. Performance und die Sprache der Verüssigung, lecture, in German

6:30 pm            
Closing remarks by Elena Filipovic and Séverine Fromaigeat, in English



27 January 2018 | Saturday | Following the symposium

Symposium Closing Party:

PerformanceProcess Night Out

Kunsthalle Bar
Music, food & drinks. You are warmly welcome!

We are happy to announce that our cooperation partner Kaserne Basel will host the performance of Alexandra Bachzetsis Private Song on the 24th and the 25th January 2018.


The breadth and diversity of Swiss performance art from 1960 to the present is being celebrated in Basel through an exceptional institutional collaboration between Museum Tinguely, Kaserne Basel, and Kunsthalle Basel in partnership with Centre culturel suisse Paris. Together these institutions illuminate performative practices in Switzerland- looking back, for instance, to when Jean Tinguely blew up the Basel Carnival Committee in a performative action in 1974, and looking forward, with new performances by established and emerging artists.

Spanning five months, from 20 September 2017 to 18 February 2018, this project has roots in the multidisciplinary exhibition and festival PerformanceProcess held in 2015 at the Centre culturel suisse in Paris. Building upon and expanding that effort, the Basel institutions join forces to examine this powerful medium, each from a distinct perspective:


60 YEARS OF PERFORMANCE ART IN SWITZERLAND
Museum Tinguely
20 September 2017–28 January 2018


PERFORMING CHOREOGRAPHIES
Kaserne Basel
26 September–1 October 2017
 

NEW SWISS PERFORMANCE NOW
Kunsthalle Basel
19 January 2018–18 February 2018
Opening Thursday, 18 January 2018, 7 pm

A cooperation between Museum Tinguely, Kaserne Basel and Kunsthalle Basel, in partnership with Centre culturel suisse Paris
Supported by: Division of Cultural Affairs, Canton Basel-Stadt

Calendar of live performances

Alexandra Bachzetsis (CH) 

Private Song

24 & 25 January 2018 

8 pm

as program part of the cooperation partner Kaserne Basel

Private Song_1©Nikolas Giakoumakis

Private Song_1©Nikolas Giakoumakis

John M Armleder & Christian Marclay, Simultaneous Duo Version, 2014,  Performance at ECAL (École Cantonale d'Art de Lausanne) © 2017 ProLitteris, Zürich/Photo: Catherine Ceresole

John M Armleder & Christian Marclay, Simultaneous Duo Version, 2014, Performance at ECAL (École Cantonale d'Art de Lausanne) © 2017 ProLitteris, Zürich/Photo: Catherine Ceresole

John M Armleder & Christian Marclay

Simultaneous Duo Versions

25 January 2018 

7 pm

In 1985 in New York and in 2006 in Philadelphia, Armleder and Marclay realized various performances together. Simultaneous Duo Versions was developed, performed and recorded on film on 11 March 2014 at the ECAL, Lausanne. They are united by an understanding of art that – in a very serious way – does not take itself at all seriously, that can work with much or very few resources.

Christian Marclay 
Meta-Concert

Performance by Christian Marclay in relation to the work of Jean Tinguely. With the collaboration of Okkyung Lee on cello and Luc Müller on percussion, Museum Tinguely, cost: museum admision

26 January 2018 
7 pm

 

Heinrich Lüber, Volute, 2015-2017 <br/>© 2017 Museum Tinguely/Photo: Daniel Spehr

Heinrich Lüber, Volute, 2015-2017
© 2017 Museum Tinguely/Photo: Daniel Spehr

Heinrich Lüber
Volute

19 September 2017–28 January 2018
Heinrich Lüber's, Volute will be activated frequently throughout the exhibition.

Neopost Foofwa (Jonathan O'Hear & Timothy O'Hear & Martin Rautenstrauch, in collaboration with Foofwa d'Imobilité)
 

DAI (Dancing Artificial Intelligence), 2017
 

Daily performance times: 11.30 am /12.30 pm /1.30 pm /2.30 pm /3.30 pm /4.30pm /5.30 pm

DAI is a robot with artificial intelligence developed by Jonathan O’Hear, Timothy O’Hear, and Martin Rautenstrauch, based on the choreographical philosophy of Foofwa d’Imobilité. DAI is meant to learn to dance and ultimately develop a certain stylistic autonomy.

DAI (Dancing Artificial Intelligence), Neopost Foofwa © 2017 Museum Tinguely/Photo: Daniel Spehr

DAI (Dancing Artificial Intelligence), Neopost Foofwa © 2017 Museum Tinguely/Photo: Daniel Spehr

Past live performances

Vernissage

19 September 2017
from 6.30 pm onwards

Massimo Furlan, Blue Tired Heroes

Ioannis Mandafounis und Aoife McAtamney, One One One

Gianni Motti, Real Time

Katja Schenker, Forteresse

from 6.30 pm onwards
Massimo Furlan, Blue Tired Heroes
A group of older “Blue Tired Heroes” strolls through the museum in Superman costumes.


Ioannis Mandafounis und Aoife McAtamney, One One One
One One One, created in 2015, is the first joint project by Mandafounis and McAtamney. In a public place, outdoors or indoors, two empty chairs invite sitters to spend some time. As soon as a person takes a seat, one of the dancers tries to catch the sitter’s eye and dances for as long as eye contact is maintained.


at 7.15 pm Katja Schenker, Forteresse
Forteresse is performance and sculpture simultaneously. The artist first builds a polygonal structure in clay. For her performance she positions herself in the middle of the construction and cuts up the walls in a physically very elaborate gesture with the aid of a cord.Forteresse was realized for the first time in 2011 in Geneva.


at 7.30-8.30 pm Gianni Motti, Real Time
Motti’s work is based on the unexpected – always true to his motto, “wrong place, right time”, he invites himself to places where nobody is expecting him. For PerformanceProcess he awaits visitors during the opening on 19 September 2017 at 7:30 pm Park – anything can happen.

Massimo Furlan, Blue Tired Heroes on Jean Tinguely's Grosse Méta-Maxi-Maxi-Utopia (1987), 2016 Performance © 2017 Museum Tinguely/Photo: Daniel Spehr

Massimo Furlan, Blue Tired Heroes on Jean Tinguely's Grosse Méta-Maxi-Maxi-Utopia (1987), 2016 Performance © 2017 Museum Tinguely/Photo: Daniel Spehr

San Keller, Schlafen vor den Türen der Kunst, 1999 © 2017 Museum Tinguely/Photo: Daniel Spehr

San Keller, Schlafen vor den Türen der Kunst, 1999 © 2017 Museum Tinguely/Photo: Daniel Spehr

Live performances in October


San Keller
Perform an Institution for 24 Hours, retrospective
13–14 October 2017 
The performance starts at 11 pm on Friday night and lasts 24 hours


 

Take part
11 pm–11 am 
Schlafen Sie mit San Keller vor den Türen zur Kunst, 1999
(Under the protico, outside)
11 am–1 pm 
San Keller trägt Sie hoch zur Kunst, 2002
(Museum's entrance area, ground floor - 2. floor)
1–2 pm 
Nothing is Perfect, 2005
(A tour through the Museum)
2–4 pm 
Digestiv (Walk), 2009
(Outside in the Solitude Parc)
4–6 pm 
Nach der Kunst, 2014
(First floor gallery of the Museum)
6–11 pm 
Open end, 2017
(Under the portico, outside)

Don't forget your sleeping bag!

Gregory Stauffer
Dreams for the Dreamless 
15 October 2017  

3 pm at the exhibition floor, ground floor
 

The performance was created during an artist fellowship in Finland. Dream and wakefulness are the
key themes of this work, in which lights, objects, gestures, videos, texts and sounds are overlaid.

Gregory Stauffer, Dreams for the Dreamless at Museum Tinguely © 2017 Museum Tinguely/Photo: Daniel Spehr

Gregory Stauffer, Dreams for the Dreamless at Museum Tinguely © 2017 Museum Tinguely/Photo: Daniel Spehr

Christoph Rütimann, Cactuscrackling: A Riverside Composition , 2015–2017 at Museum Tinguely © 2017 Museum Tinguely/Photo: Daniel Spehr

Christoph Rütimann, Cactuscrackling: A Riverside Composition , 2015–2017 at Museum Tinguely © 2017 Museum Tinguely/Photo: Daniel Spehr

Christoph Rütimann 
Cactus Crackling: A Riverside Composition 
15 October 2017   

4.15 pm in the Barca 

Rütimann utilizes cacti in an unconventional manner by transforming them into musical instruments with the aid of recording devices.

Live performances in November


François Gremaud & Pierre Mifsud
Conférence de choses, retrospective
14–18 November 2017
(French)

Conférence de choses is a collaborative and encyclopedic stroll through the field of contemporary knowledge. The script also leaves room for improvisations, which react to the context of the performance. From 14 to 18 November the conference takes place in different 53 min. versions at five locations in Basel. On 19 November a 5 hours conference will be presented at Museum Tinguely.
 

Tuesday, 14 November 2017, 5.15 pm
Roche Tower
 

Wednesday, 15 November 2017, 5 pm
Media library HGK of the FHNW, 8 floor, building D
 

Thursday, 16 November 2017, 6.30 pm
Kunsthalle Mulhouse
 

Friday, 17 November 2017, 12.30 pm
GGG public library, Basel
 

Saturday, 18 November 2017, 2 pm
Cartoonmuseum Basel
 

Sunday, 19 November 2017, 12 – 5 pm
All 5 parts in one retrospective at Museum Tinguely 

François Gremaud & Pierre Mifsud, 2b company, Conférence de choses, 2014 © 2017 Museum Tinguely

François Gremaud & Pierre Mifsud, 2b company, Conférence de choses, 2014 © 2017 Museum Tinguely

Anne Rochat & Laurent Bruttin, Klingende Nacht at Museum Tinguely © 2017 Museum Tinguely/Photo: Daniel Spehr

Anne Rochat & Laurent Bruttin, Klingende Nacht at Museum Tinguely © 2017 Museum Tinguely/Photo: Daniel Spehr

Anne Rochat & Laurent Bruttin
Presentation of the new performance "Klingende Nacht"
18 November 2017 

1–6 pm

 

For PerformanceProcess at Museum Tinguely Anne Rochat develops a new performance featuring the musician Laurent Bruttin in which she explores a persistent, altered state of consciousness.

Roman Signer

showing of Restenfilme with
Stefan Rusconi (Live-Piano)

18 November 2017 
4 pm

Restenfilme is a cut-up of the edited scenes, out-takes and technical markings for the experimental
Super 8 films produces by Signer. The projection of this montage is accompanied by live music by the pianist Stefan Rusconi.
5.30 pm

Stefan Rusconi, live at the piano to Roman Signer's Restenfilme © 2017 Museum Tinguely/Photo: Daniel Spehr

Stefan Rusconi, live at the piano to Roman Signer's Restenfilme
© 2017 Museum Tinguely/Photo: Daniel Spehr

Roman Signer
Presentation of a new performance
18 November 2017 
5.30 pm

 

Live performances in December


Martina-Sofie Wildberger
Speak Up!
2 December 2017

12–3 pm

Speak up! is a performance with three performers (Tobias Bienz, Denise Hasler, Julia Sewing) and the artist. Each performer reads out texts of everyday or historical origin and moves about the space in a modular choreography as they do so.

Martina-Sofie Wildberger, SPEAK UP!, 2016 Performance über 3 Stunden, zusammen mit Tobias Bienz, Denise Hasler, Tanja Turpeinen, sic! Raum für Kunst, Luzern © Martina-Sofie Wildberger/Photo: Dominik Zietlow

Martina-Sofie Wildberger, SPEAK UP!, 2016 Performance über 3 Stunden, zusammen mit Tobias Bienz, Denise Hasler, Tanja Turpeinen, sic! Raum für Kunst, Luzern © Martina-Sofie Wildberger/Photo: Dominik Zietlow

Marius Schaffter & Jêrome Stünzi, Constructionisme  @ 2017 Simon Letellier / CCS

Marius Schaffter & Jêrome Stünzi, Constructionisme
@ 2017 Simon Letellier / CCS

Marius Schaffter & Jêrome Stünzi
Constructionisme
2 December 2017

3 pm

 

Schaffter and Stünzi demonstrate how sovereignty over the social shaping of reality can be reconquered. They build study objects during a preparatory phase on site. Schaffter presents and analyses these newly created “sculptures” during the performance.

Gisela Hochuli
In Touch with M.O.
2 December 2017
3.45 pm

With In Touch with M.O. Hochuli refers to the works of the artist Meret Oppenheim (M.O.), her aesthetic, but also her materiality and historical and social dimensions.

Gisela Hochuli, ACT ON, Kaserne Basel, 2013 © 2017 Gisela Hochuli/Photo: Katharina Good

Gisela Hochuli, ACT ON, Kaserne Basel, 2013 © 2017 Gisela Hochuli/Photo: Katharina Good

Yan Duyvendak, Keep it to yourself, 1998, Videostill Yan Duyvendak, Genf, Schweiz © 2017 Laurent Kobi

Yan Duyvendak, Keep it to yourself, 1998, Videostill Yan Duyvendak, Genf, Schweiz © 2017 Laurent Kobi

Yan Duyvendak
Keep it Fun for Yourself
Self Service


2 December 2017

4.30 pm

 

Keep it Fun for Yourself, 1995–2017
Duyvendak performs a cappella songs that are devoted to art and question the role of the artist.

Self-service, 2003
A camera on a tripod is focused on the photo of a concrete building, the image appears on a monitor. In the artist’s hands the moving screen ultimately no longer transmits the still image, but begins to record new aspects of the building like a camera.

San Keller, Nach der Kunst, 2014 Performance at Museum Tinguely, 2017 © 2017 Museum Tinguely/Photo: Daniel Spehr

San Keller, Nach der Kunst, 2014 Performance at Museum Tinguely, 2017 © 2017 Museum Tinguely/Photo: Daniel Spehr

Basel Museums Night
Special PerformanceProcess program

with San Keller & Heinrich Lüber
19 January 2018

6 pm–2 am

Massimo Furlan; Morges, 2002  Video Numero23Prod., Lausanne © 2017 Pierre Nydegger

Massimo Furlan; Morges, 2002 Video Numero23Prod., Lausanne © 2017 Pierre Nydegger