ZÜRICH UNIVERSITY OF THE ARTS and ATHENS SCHOOL OF FINE ARTS
Presentation of the 3-days-workshop that will take place at the ASFA annex in Delphi
Society constitutes itself in ritual cultural practices. Rituals (sacred or secular) are social activities within different fields: religion, politics, sports, every day life and art. Ritual therefore refers to many kinds of performative acts, which require participants as well as spectators or audiences. The term is also related to its neighbor terms such as custom, ceremony, mythological archetype, repetition, theater and performance.
The workshop at Delfoi aims to set the content of performative ritual practices and experiment with aesthetic forms and methods of artistic production. Theoretical and art approaches on rituals serve as our starting points: from Les Rites de Passage (A.v. Gennep) to the conditions of collective effervescence (É. Durkheim) and the conception of Liminality (V.W. Turner), up to the film studies of Maya Deren in Haiti and Dada performances.
Tutors and participants: Marianne Mueller and Sofia Bempeza (Zürich University of the Arts), Vassilis Vlastaras (MO.KE/ASFA), Nikos Arvanitis, and students group from BA Media & Arts ZHdK and Athens School of Fine Arts.
Daza Ospina, Jonathan Huang, Shu-Chi Meister, Basil Richard,
Suzanne Rupp, Philipp Saluz, Lionne Stüdeli, Anna Zemp, Fabian Ziegler,
Lucas Marianne Mueller, Sofia Bempeza, Nektarios Pappas, Katia Karvelh,
Christoforos Christodoulou, Argurhs Rallias.
Concept: Sofia Bempeza, Seminar: Go South. Reviewing the exotic gaze in times of crisis (ZHdK)
Cooperation: Zürich University of the Arts (BA Media & Arts) and Athens School of Fine Arts