Performance Project 2017

Rehearsing Intra-Activity; Curated by Eva Birkenstock

Rehearsing Intra-Activity, the 13th edition of the Performance Project, presents the works of artists, dancers and choreographers that are engaged in an expanded understanding of the concept of choreography. Instead of following a given script, they share an interest in creating transgressive situations that destabilize and subvert ascribed distinctions between the performer and the audience, actors and roles, human and non-human, material and discourse, politics and emotions, and the stage and its spatial, as well as socio-political condition. Adopting the strategies of proxies, callers, hosts, contemporary dance training methodologies, contra dance, abject matter or vulnerable biopolitical bodies in rage, their contributions keep the status of a being in-the-making, of unfinished projects, of a working on the working – of rehearsals. Rather than pushing towards selfcontained, masterly concluded stagings, they open performative, intra-active scenarios to challenge current subject positions, and activate alternative modes of perception and shared agency.


Performance Project

The Performance Project has been a permanent, autonomous part of LISTE – Art Fair Basel since 2005. Curators are invited to develop a contemporary performance project with young, highly promising performance artists and to present current trends in performance art. By supporting the Performance Project, LISTE underlines its commitment to promoting emerging, upcoming talent (curators, artists) and to offering a platform for this artistic genre that is not yet well established.

2015 – 2017 Eva Birkenstock
2013 – 2014 Fabian Schöneich
2012 Burkhard Meltzer
2011 Maja Wismer
2008 - 2010 Silke Bitzer
2005 – 2007 Monika Kästli

Alicia Francovich - Performance Project 2016
Alicia Francovich - Performance Project 2016