Vibrant Matters

The 14th Performncae Project of LISTE - Art Fair Basel
Curated by Eva Birkenstock

The 14th Performance Project proudly features a series of seven solo and group performances by internationally renowned artists interested in dissolving the boundaries of performance art, sound, and music, of art, pop, and politics as well as of matter and life in general: some adopt formats from the realm of music to unfold the political potential of the affective spheres of perception or to transform poetry into noise; some articulate site-specific assemblages of sonic materiality and vibrating matter that exceed the limits of perceptibility; while other participants venture into a variety of mediums from performance to music, poetry, sculpture, dance, and film in order to activate the body as a site of action and disruption, of radical politics as well as of personal trajectories. In short, from June 11 to June 15, 2018, visitors of the 14th Performance Project have the opportunity to encounter multiple performative penetrations of today’s complex, geopolitical and virtuality-influenced realities while attending a drag show, a dystopian opera, a concert, a blind audition, or 'exercises in getting well soon' in various locations throughout the city of Basel.

Performance Project since 2005

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.

Curators:
2015 – 2018 Eva Birkenstock
2013 – 2014 Fabian Schöneich
2012 Burkhard Meltzer
2011 Maja Wismer
2008 - 2010 Silke Bitzer
2005 – 2007 Monika Kästli