Workshop with Dries Verhoeven
Scratching where it hurts
12 MAY 2017
The workshop will be held in English.
For directors and set designers with an interest in public art and performance
A workshop on art in public space approached through the work of the distinguished director and artist.
Recent years have seen Dries Verhoeven working more frequently in the public domain and participating in public debate on social and political issues. His work has been consistently controversial: The Funeral was criticized by Roman Catholics. In some cities, his Ceci n'est pas... and Fare Thee Well! met with fierce criticism from the local community, while Wanna Play? caused a furore in Berlin. Verhoeven explains that he feels a need to stir things up and pose questions in the public sphere: "We have institutionalized disruption. [...] In Northern Europe, we are forgetting that the public sphere can be a place for disharmony, too, where you can encounter a multitude of voices. Instead, the resistance is generally shifting to the Internet."
In this workshop, Dries Verhoeven will conduct a detailed analysis of his own work and the work of other artists including Christoph Schlingensief and Brett Bailey, as well as the desire to provoke disruption in a civilized way. He looks forward to bouncing ideas around with Greek artists and to a group discussion on how different social meanings ascribed to public space in different parts of Europe could manifest themselves in the art created there.
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Directors and set designers with an interest in public art and performance
Date & Time:
Friday 12 May, 11:00-14:00
English without interpretation
10 € per participant