Riga Performance Festival: Starptelpa
From 10 to 16 June the Riga Performance Festival: Starptelpa will be held. The festival will take place for the second year and will include artists from 20 countries who will offer a very bright programme – master classes, performances, exhibitions, etc. The theme of this year’s festival is “The Phenomenon of Control”.
On the opening day of the festival (10 June) at RISEBA Architecture and Media Centre H2O 6 (Street Durbes 4, Riga), the guests will have the opportunity to watch several performances by local and foreign artists, as well as participate in the opening of the Morin Fleming (USA) exhibition and Artist Talk. The NABA’s audiovisual performance “Out of Control” will be broadcasted on the evening of the opening day - it will be broadcast simultaneously on both the NABA radio and the venue.
Event programme for 10 June: https://www.facebook.com/events/255508505318832/
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ENTRANCE IS FREE (except Maureen Fleming's performance "B.MADONNA" and Welcome Party DE-CONTROL).
Riga Performance Festival: Starptelpa is focused on performance art as a sovereign form of art in contemporary context.
By definition performance art is an intermedial form of art. It means that there are no strict boundaries among the involved media and art disciplines. It is a hybrid phenomenon in the arts discourse allowing several arts to co-exist in parallel (visual arts, physical theatre, dance, media art, installation, etc.), thus creating an ambiguous in-between space or liminal space. In this space paratheatrical, sound and/or art practices, when freed from standards and traditions, can develop new, experimental and previously unprecedented artistic forms. The most crucial media of performance art – the presence of the artist, the body, time and duration, space, relationship with the spectators – may be combined with music, philosophy, poetry, sculpture, dance, cinematography, sculptural objects/installations, as well as non-art, for example, everyday objects, equipment and tools.
The Festival is organised by the Latvian Centre for Performance Art, Laboratory of Stage Arts and Artist Residency Centre MĀ TELPA.
The cooperation partner: RISEBA Architecture and Media Centre H2O6 and Kalnciema kvartāls.
Support: VKKF, Fulbright, Norden Culture Point Short Term Network.