History? When?

Workshop with Márcio Carvalho 



 February 18, 2014 5pm-9pm

and February 25th 3pm-9pm



55 Norfolk St.

Cambridge, MA


This 2 days workshop will provide an investigation into the typologies of performance art, today's circulation of performative values and how documentation is performing its own history.

“The sense of the photograph as not only representationally accurate but ontologically connected to the real world allows it to be treated as a piece of the real world”*

Participants will produce practical work in relation to critical texts about the autonomy and authority of performance art documentation, and its influence onto performative forms. The workshop will present The Dictionary of Taxonomic Values of Performance Art produced by Shannon Cochrane and Márcio Carvalho as a starting point for looking at forms and patterns produced by this form of art. 
Practical exercises combined with a possible history of performance art objects and actions will allow participants to reflect on the ways by which performance images and discourse is being disseminated and authorized by its images and formats. The workshop will culminate into a final presentation of its possible outcomes, that will be integrated into LIFE LIVE Performance Art Festival. 


*Philip Auslander, The Performativity of Performance Documentation, 2006, PAJ 84


Cost is $65 and space is limited. 


To sign up, visit www.Mobius.org.  Hit the DONATE on the right hand side of the page.  You will be taken to  PayPal.  Make sure to write Marcio Carvalho in "purpose" field. 

Email Sandrine@SandrineSchaefer.com with any questions.  

Márcio Carvalho, born in 1981 in Lagos, Portugal, is a visual artist and an independent art curator. He holds a master degree in performing arts at HZT/UDK Berlin and a master degree in Visual Arts at ESAD in Portugal. He works with installation, photography, video and performance participating in exhibitions and festivals all over Europe, Africa and North America.
He is the founder and curator, together with Dr. Bonaventure Soh Bejeng Ndikung and Savvy Contemporary, of the performance art program CO-LAB editions, in Berlin, he is the founder and art director of the artist residence program Hotel25 in Berlin and he initiated "The Powers of Art", the first international TV Show dedicated to showcasing a crossing between performing arts and paranormal activity.