INVITATION FOR AN ACTION
all transactions that are possible between individuals and their environment.
(image credits: Bruno Munari, Searching for comfort in an uncomfortable chair, performative pose, 1944)
a series of actions or steps taken in order to achieve a particular result.
(image credits: Manuel Raeder, Michael Beutler, Nora Schultz, Body, workshop LiveInYourHead, 2014)
A PLACE OF ACTION
a threshold across which a world of characters and events comes to presence.
(image credits: Lyubov Sergeyevna Popova, The Magnanimous Cuckold, stage design, 1922)
EFFECTS Of BODIES ON EACH OTHER
a system of contacts and behaviours established between actors.
(image credits: Sister Corita Kent, Mary's Day Parade, happening, 1964)
A STATE of BEING
affective encounter, existence, or interaction between bodies in real or virtual space.
(image credits: Yves Klein, Anthropometries of the Blue Period, painting performance, 1960)
a phase of waiting on a threshold between the old and new way of understanding during a ritual.
(image credits: Tianzhuo Chen, An Atypical Brain Damage, performance, 2017)
PERFORMATIVE TIME AND SPACE
a temporary event in a place where the actual is always haunted by the possibility.
(image credits: Åbäke, All the Knives (Any Printed Story on Request), performative exhibition, 2012–2013)
ANYTHING CAN HAPPEN
the occurrence of events in the absence of any obvious intention or cause.
(image credits: The Rodina, Mind Map: Walking With the Professor, performance, 2014)
actors assembled and active in ways that become meaningful as a potential collectivity.
(image credits: Karel Teige and Milca Mayerová, Abeceda, film, 1926)
a moment of an intensity of feelings and emotions resonating with the body
(image credits: Guy de Cointet, Two Drawings, performance, 1977 (reperformed in 2010))
an act of changing the dynamics of an event by doing something.
(image credits: Bauhaus & Oscar Schlemmer, The Metallic Festival, event costume, 1929)