Extended Voice in/and Performance Art
Conference on 1st and 2nd February 2014
German version / Deutsche Version
During the last two decades performance art has made an enormous impact leading it from a more or
less marginal existence between Avantgarde and Underground right into the very centre of the artistic
world. Extended voice can´t tell a comparable story of success but has as well become an artform of
ist own since the last decades. Both artforms share the intention to enquire about the essence of art
and aim at redefining the link between art and life in a new way. How do their attempts to answer
these questions compare? Where is the artistic interface between Extended Voice and Performance Art?
Association stimmfeld e.V. has been engaging for some time with researching
the relations of extended voice und performance art and has now taken initiative to invite artists of
both disciplines to meet and discuss their artistic goals and framework in February 2014. This
meeting or conference is initiated and presided by the voice and performance artist Ralf Peters.
The invited artists will give short lectures about their current ideas of performance art. They will
inform the subsequent plenum discussions.
(Venice), artist, curator und author. With his partner, German
artist Verena Stenke
the duo works internationally under the name VestAndPage
(see also their performance-based movie trilogy “sin∞fin The Movie” –
. They are the independent
curatorial force behind the “Venice International Performance Art Week” that took place in its
first edition in Dezember 2012. They have published their researches on contemporary and performance art in
various essays and books, latest: “The Fall of Faust”, Florence 2010.
(Cologne), one of the most important performance artists in
Germany. He has been part of the international performance scene for decades and runs one of the
largest archives of performance art. (www.asa.de)
(Leipzig), art historian, working on a PhD thesis on the American artist
Terry Fox (1943-2008), one of the pioneers of performance art
. She will lecture
about Terry Fox's work and his idea of performance.
(Burgbrohl), performance and media artist, with one of her
artistic focusses on interactive performances in the social world.
(Düsseldorf), voice and performance artist, acknowledged
Roy Hart voice teacher, director of the atelier “Atelier of Performative Arts” in Düsseldorf.
Dr. Ralf Peters
(Cologne), extended voice artist, performer, co-founder
of the voice performance ensemble “KörperSchafftKlang”, doctor of philosophy,
acknowledged Roy Hart voice teacher.
Topics for discussion:
What is the current situation related to these two art forms? In what direction might they evolve?
What are the common aspects of both arts, how can we disover the shared ground of extended voice
and performance art and how can we best make use of it artistically?
This research has already been in the focus of the Festival “open_voice/2 Roy Hart: Extended
Voice heute” that stimmfeld e.V. presented in April and May 2012. With the conference of 2014
we will be continuing our research. A documentation of the festival and the lectures given there is to
be found on this website (click here)
Loft, Wissmannstrasse 30, Cologne-Ehrenfeld
Schedule download here