PAS – Performance Art Studies 2010 in Killeshandra, Ireland


From 7. – 16. May 2010 PAS – Performance Art Studies will take place in Ireland, in Killeshandra, Cavan county with the topic „territories“.

Animals within their territories don’t know about walls, barricades or barbwires, their living grounds are often simply marked by their own smells. Human territores become more complicated, we need passports, money, flags, national identities and uniforms. History has taught us, that these territories are often only existing temporarily. After each war or conflict borders have to be remarked and identities are renewed. The PAS Workshop in Ireland will deal with the wounds that are still existing from the civil war in Ireland, similar to a lot of other european countries. The topic of the workshop will also ask questions about the territories of an artist and his/her work. The relationship between an art piece and its viewer can create barries which the artist has to break down, or to build up. The stimulating surroundings of Killeshandra; an extraordinary landscape and an amazing natural eviroment, will help to find new ways to mark personal, political and artistical territories.

The aim of this 10-day intensive workshop is to develop an Art-Performance based on the topic of the studies. Workshop participants will present these new works during a public presentation in the landscape around Killeshandra (Trinity Island).

Workshop Objectives and Strategies

With the guidance and direction of the workshop facilitator BBB Johannes Deimling, participants will use a variety of techniques and exercises to focus perception of one’s own personality, develop skills to communicate with the body, and transform ideas into a performative work. Personal perception and experience colour and characterize how we communicate and deal with the body in time and space during
performance. The main objective of the workshop is to understand the body as a tool and to use this tool to communicate effectively in performance.

Besides this artistical offer the workshop provides some cultural specials.


– develop an Art Performance with technical, pedagogical and artistical guidance

– performative excercises in various conditions, in- and outdoor (focus on: body, time, space, concentration, endurance, … in groups and individual)

– final public presentation of the performance (media promotion, poster, mailing) and final celebration

– video- and photodocumentation of the workshop (DVD),

– documtation on BBB Johannes Deimling’s and other Performance Art related websites

– contacts to artitsts, curators and art institutions in Ireland

– meeting and cooperate with other like-minded people from other countries

– context of the place, irish history and culture

– free accommodation in Killeshandra (10 days)


– Price: (without travel, food and personal expenses) 400 € (350 £, 575 $, 590CHF, 1600 PLN, 6260 EEK)

Confirmed registrations before the 1st of April 2010, the workshop will cost: 350 € (308 £, 503 $, 516CHF, 1420 PLN, 5480 EEK)

– teaching language: english

– during the workshop we will have self supply

– The workshop is open to all people, both emerging and established performance artists, as well as students (minimum age 18 years)

– The workshop take place at least with 8 participants.

– Application forms: download on the website, if the download is not working send an email to to order the application form

Deadline for applications 2nd of May 2010

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