PLAY (ING )
What are the possible relationships between playing and “real life”? How does one affect the other and where are their boundaries, if any? Does playing only involve the players or does it also affect the onlooker? How can their relationship be defined?
Isabel Scott (LU)
Tender, Loving Care // Rose Cleary (UK)
With her installation Rose Cleary raises questions concerning values, power and change, seeking answers in dialogue with the participants.
The gesture of offering a personal possession in exchange for play currency becomes a statement on the value of material wealth itself.
Rose Cleary, born 1990, UK. Since graduating from Central St. Martins in 2012, she has exhibited internationally at galleries including Nahmad Projects, London; Backlit Gallery, Nottingham; and The Vaults, London. She has also worked alongside clients such as Dr Marten’s. Based in Essex, UK.
Smile // Valérie Reding (L/CH)
In her performance Luxembourgish artist Valérie Reding approaches power structures, patriarchal society and sexism through the medium of body painting, dance and written text.
Valérie Reding trained in ballet and contemporary dance and obtained a BA in Media Arts at the Zürich University of the Arts and the University of Applied Arts in Vienna. Her works have been exhibited in galleries such as Commonwealth & Council in Los Angeles and FORMA Arts Contemporains in Lausanne and she has performed at festivals such as zürich moves! (Zurich), The Queer Biennial II – Yooth: Loss and Found (Los Angeles) and La Fête du Slip (Lausanne).
Ella Vibsuals / Laura Celada & Eliezer Vela (ES)
Workshop participants: Tarek Alnabhan / Enrique del Val Arroyo / Elisabeth Chuffart / Jonathan Christoph / Mirka Costanzi / Marylène Andrin Grotz / Jill Michels / Maša Nobilo / Sarah Schlechter
Using the “La Rayuela” (hopscotch) as a starting point, participants of the two days workshop will revisit childhood experiences on an individual and collective level, culminating in a collective performance.
For over a decade Eliezer Vela and Laura Celada have been working on artistic projects. In 2012 they founded ELLA VIBSUALS and now collaborate to create vibrational sounds and images in audiovisuals and performances. They are based in Barcelona.
Replay // Guimeun & Aurélien (F)
The playful remake of contemporary art works centered around the topic Play(ing) is intended to encourage spectators reconsider themselves and society.
The artist duo Guimeun & Aurélien formed in 2015, deriving from the Ecole Supérieure Nationale des Arts de Bourges in France. Mixing known and unknown, navigating between revealed and hidden elements, Guimeun & Aurélien try to suggest a possible fragment of history by means of simple gestures and theatricality. Playing with the given situation, using it in a unconventional way, instilling the doubt, they propose disoriented moments.
The Discussion // Isabel Scott
A discussion and Q & A with the artists on the topic “Playing”.
Moderated by radio Ara host Isabel Scott.
After completing her education in Luxembourg she studied at King’s College London and the London School of Economics and Political Science. She has worked as a journalist for Cid Fraen an Gender and Forum- für Politik, Gesellschaft und Kultur.
Isabel presents her own radio show “The Deep End” on Radio Ara.