Monika Gunther and Ruedi Schill Workshop
This is a three-day workshop-taking place from Monday 29th April to Wednesday 1st May, 11am – 3pm daily at Catalyst Arts Belfast.
Includes tea/coffee and light lunch.
This is not a specific duo workshop, individuals may apply and duo’s welcome.
There are some ‘FREE’ places available for those on a first come first served basis. In order to gain a free place please email one line saying, ‘’Why you want to do the workshop’’ to firstname.lastname@example.org Places are limited so don’t delay.
As a participant of the workshop you will have the opportunity to make a performance on the opening night of DUO DAYS: Wednesday 1st May 2013 7pm onwards in Catalyst Arts Gallery Belfast. You will also receive documentation of your performance.
About the workshop:
Training in Performance is about gaining experience through touch, gesture and language; and through acoustic, visual and physical stimuli. The lessons encourage playful spontaneous activity, full of enjoyment as well as systematic investigation. Through mutual improvisation, participants attain skills in communication and interaction.
All together you strive for the dawning of consciousness about your own bodies, and for the discovery that images can also emerge through action. When observing the work of others, it is important to be able to concentrate and persevere, without constantly losing attention and focus.
Elements of the workshop:
1) Illustrated Discussions’ on:
– CHILDHOOD AND PERFORMANCE ART
– RELATION OF ANIMAL, HUMAN BEING AND ART
”Do cows give more milk when they hear music?”
2) Performance Art body exercises.
3) Talks about how to find an idea, a way to create your own performance-piece.
To book a place on this workshop or for more information please contact email@example.com or phone
0044 (0) 7814954707
About Monika Günther & Ruedi Schill:
Günther and Schill have been working together as a duo in Performance Art since 1995. Performances in Germany, Switzerland, Hungary, Poland, Mexico, Canada, Belgium, Belarus, Vietnam, Singapore, Italy, Spain, Chile, Bali, Java, Greece, Japan, Israel, Scotland, Sweden, Thailand, Northern Ireland, Norway since 1995 also teaching Performance Art at several Art Schools and Universities 2004 Art Price of the town of Luzern (Switzerland) 2008 Swiss Performance Art Price. Since 1998 artistic direction „International Performance Art Turbine Giswil“ (Switzerland).
DUO DAYS is a performance art event, inviting artist couples from around the world, (artists in a relationship, collaborating in performance) to investigate the theme of duality. Through collaborative performances we observe how two people who co-exist and co-inhabit through performance art as well as domestically, utilise this closeness and intuitiveness which their relationship affords, providing opportunity to further test the nature of relationships; from domestic life to social ethics, from mind and body to art and audience. Duo performances demonstrate how exchange and dialogue in the live moment can reflect upon interconnectedness in the wider sphere of social responsibility.