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The first appearance of Spectra takes place as a solo exhibition by Andrea Božić and Julia Willms at the Vienna Art Foundation - Kunstraum am Schauplatz.

Opening: 6 November 2015, 19.00
Duration: 6-27 November 2015  

Finnissage: 27 November 2015, 19.00

Spectra is a long term project by Andrea Božić and Julia Willms | TILT. It engages with the space it appears in as an organism and part of the artwork. It is a space of a particular attention. The Vienna appearance is one of its first manifestations in a series. For the occasion, we make the space of the Kunstraum am Schauplatz into Spectra: a space where we do not know yet where we are. The Vienna appearance is a collaboration with the location, the nature and the night sky based on the principle of migration. Spectra is an exercise in attention: a trajectory of spaces where the inside is outside is inside. Light Like a Bird, Not Like a Feather.

Especially for the occasion, Andrea made a new performance in collaboration with the night sky: Fireworks

Spectra: Light Like a Bird, Not Like a Feather consists of the constellation of works that are both individual works and create a greater whole together:

The Cube (audio-visual installation, Andrea Božić and Julia Willms, 2015)

Through the Looking Glasses (audio-visual installation, Andrea Božić, Julia Willms, Robert Pravda, 2010)

I Am No Thing (mirror installation, Julia Willms, 2015)

The Passanger (Construction for a passageway, audio-walk, Andrea Božić, 2015)

Fireworks (performance in collaboration with the night sky, Andrea Božić, 2015)

Undoing What We Know (live performance, Andrea Božić and Julia Willms, 2015) performed at the opening

Spectra is a continuation of Willms and Božić’s ongoing research into the effects of attention and imagination, perception of presence, the politics of viewing, presentation of reality and distribution of authorship. The work reorganizes perception combining conceptual with sensorial and physical in paradoxical relations. All works are parts of larger constellations and are a cosmology in the making.

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Spectra: Light Like a Bird, Not Like a Feather consists of the constellation of works that are both individual works and create a greater whole together

 

 

Spectra | Studio Opening

Friday, 8 September 2017 at 19.00 hrs

Marci Panis, Marcusstraat 52 | 1D, Amsterdam

The Cube, the Salon and the Aquarium

Let us gather in a Cube – a hollow symmetrical three-dimensional shape with six equal sides.

Let us gather in a Salon – A (with)drawing room in a house where guests assemble and may be entertained.

Let us gather in an Aquarium - a glass-sided tank in which living organisms are kept for exhibit or study.

Let us gather in an Aquaculon.

 

The Cube, The Salon and the Aquarium is the first Spectra | Salon in the series of evenings we are hosting this autumn. We open up our studio to explore the porous and fluid spaces we inhabit, produce, embody, imagine, adapt to, demolish, deconstruct and share.

Artists: Carsten Becker, Andrea Božić and Julia Willms

Spectra – space as an organism is a long term artistic practice and research into the attention and space and how their organisation affects our sense of embodiment, emergent realities and infrastructures by choreographer Andrea Božić and visual artist Julia Willms with Spectra | Studio as its base.

A building is a slowly unfolding event.

Ingredients of the evening:

The Cube – an immersive audio-visual installation for a room

Undoing What We Know |I  – attention and space exercise

Paper Architecture – paintings

And more

Opening 19.00-23.00

Performative intervention at 20.00

 

Produced by TILT. Spectra | Salons are made possible by the financial contribution of the Gemeente Amsterdam / Stadsdeel Oost. Supported by Marci Panis.

Route: http://marcipanis.nl/wordpress/contact

Check our FB page (www.facebook.com/TiltIndisciplinaryArtPlatform/) for the dates of the two other upcoming Spectra | Salons in October and November

 

 

 

 

 

 

Andrea and Julia are presenting a new project at the invitation of the Reina Sofia Museum in Madrid and Artea. Light Dark Light Heavy Archive consists of two interrelated parts: a dream mapping performance Walk on Water and a performative talk: What is stored in an archive? Is it an infinite library of information stored in books, objects or artworks?  Or is it codified experiences, knowledge, insights, sensations and their embeddement in the context that originated them. The knowledge stored in the archive can only be transferred once it is embodied and situated in the here and now. Can we look at artworks not as something to be archived but as archives of knowledge in themselves that need to be unpacked in order to be kept alive. Light Dark Light Heavy Archive is a performative reflection on archiving attention, weather and dreams.

Andrea and Julia are developing contours for a new project A Mile of Wool in the first phase of research at Spectra Studio and presenting Episode 1 at Come Together 3 at Frascati. A Mile of Wool - Episode 1 is a choreography for a mile of wool, moving bodies, the theatre space, lights, colours and the audience present in it. Weaving spaces - resilience - organism. It is part of the long term project Spectra – space as an organism where the whole space and the audience’s presence in it is part of the work. There is no position outside. We are not in the space but we are space. Supported by DAS Research and the Amsterdam Fund for the Arts. With Setareh Fatehi Irani, Oneka Phon Schrader and Vinny Jones.

In January 2017, Julia and Andrea are working with Vinny Jones, hosted by DAS Research at the Grootlab theatre space.  We are looking into the relationship between light, memory and value: recording daylight and re-playing it during sunset, working with a sliding scale of daylight in overlap with the artificially produced lighting in the theatre space. Spectra - space as an organism research is supported by the research grant from DAS Research.

Andrea has received a research grant from DAS Research, Academy of Theatre and Dance Amsterdam for her ongoing research into space, attention and infrastructures in collaboration with Julia Willms within the framework of their long term project Spectra  - space as organism. We are very excited about the grant which will support an in-depth artistic - practical and theoretical research into several lines within the project, with a number of encounters and exchanges with colleagues and public presentations at the Frascati Theatre, DAS Research Grootlab, Spectra Studio, among others.

Andrea Božić and Julia Willms have contributed the text Undoing What We Know: Dramaturgy As Cosmology-in-the-Making to the book The Practice of Dramaturgy: Working on Actions in Performance edited by Konstantina Georgelou, Efrosini Protopapa, Danae Theodoridou, published by Valiz. The book comes out in Januayr 2018. Order it here.

'There is a growing interest in the notion and practice of dramaturgy, which is often discussed either as the work of the dramaturg, or as the compositional, cohesive or sense-making aspects of a performance. Drawing on such views, The Practice of Dramaturgy addresses dramaturgy as a shared, politicized and catalytic practice that sets actions into motion in a more speculative rather than an instructive way.

With contributions by Una Bauer, Simon Bayly, Andrea Božić, Nicola Conibere, Guy Cools, Augusto Corrieri, Konstantina Georgelou, Ivana Müller, Betina Panagiotara, Efrosini Protopapa, Joachim Robbrecht, Jonas Rutgeerts, Nienke Scholts, Arabella Stanger, Danae Theodoridou, Julia Willms, Jasna Jasna Žmak

Three days with performance makers from Amsterdam.

On the 18th, 19th & 20th of January 2017, the third edition of COME TOGETHER takes place in the Frascati theatre in Amsterdam. Fifty performance makers from different fields will come together to share ideas and present their work.

Download the programme booklet here

Order your tickets here.

What started in 2014 as a mini-festival by initiators/peers Nicole Beutler, Keren Levi and Andrea Božić, to gather and show their work alongside each other, grew into a second edition in 2015 including works by Amsterdam artists of all generations and disciplines such as music, dance and contemporary art. 

We are now at the beginning of a new arts funding period - an exciting time full of uncertainty and questions - COME TOGETHER # 3 grows again and acts as an appeal to the Amsterdam art field to come together and demonstrate that the field is still very much alive and kicking. COME TOGETHER # 3 is a performed manifesto and celebration of the many innovative contemporary makers that Amsterdam hosts. Over these three days approximately 50 independent choreographers, musicians, artists, dramatists and thinkers from different generations and backgrounds come together to share knowledge, develop concepts, meet coleagues and present their ideas to the public. The participants will utilize the space and time in a way that has not been possible elsewhere in our current and recent climate. The works will offer a range whether it is a short try-out performance, an interdisciplinary dance piece, a multimedia lecture, a workshop, an artistic manifesto or a performance in print; rough, unpolished, exploring, visionary and challenging. During COME TOGETHER #3 both creators and audiences get the chance to discover and experience the work in all its facets within one context.

COME TOGETHER is produced by NBprojects and NeverLike in co-production withTILT, Frascati and BAU and supported by Veem House for Performance and ICK.

 

ALL DAYS
WhyNot, Matias Daporta, The Roof MOHA, Plaatsbepaling Liesbeth Koot, HOPELESS AFFAIRS Clara García Fraile

DAY 1 | 18 JANUARY
18:30 – 19:10 SYNK Pinho², João Pinho & Francisco Pinho, Frascati 1 THE WISDOM OF CROWDS, Orion Maxted & Nathan Fain, Fras 1
18:50 – 20:20 Improvised Feminism Margo van de Linde, Office Nes 71
19:15 – 19:45 WTF Keren Levi, Frascati 2
19:15 – 19:45 ROYALTY Zhana Ivanova, Frascati 3
19:50 – 20:20 WTF Keren Levi, Frascati 2
19:50 – 20:20 ROYALTY Zhana Ivanova, Frascati 3
20:50 - 21:20 BROTHERS Robert Steijn & Angela Schubot, Frascati 1
20:50 - 22:20 Improvised Feminism Margo van de Linde, Office Nes 71
21:25 – 21:55 UKIYO Jesus de Vega & Chai Blaq, Frascati 2 | A Müsfik Can Müftüoğlu & Cherish Menzo, Frascati 2
21:25 – 21:55 WILD HORSE RUN Andrea Hackl, Frascati 3 | GENDER|GENESIS Christian Guerematchi, Frascati 3
22:00 – 22:30 UKIYO Jesus de Vega & Chai Blaq, Frascati 2 | A Müsfik Can Müftüoğlu & Cherish Menzo, Frascati 2
22:00 – 22:30 WILD HORSE RUN Andrea Hackl, Frascati 3 | GENDER|GENESIS Christian Guerematchi, Frascati 3
22:50 – 23:20 BACK Riccardo Guratti & Aleksandra Lemm, Frascati 2
22:50 – 23:20 OBJECT Ivgi & Greben, Frascati 3 | Please Me Please Liat Waysbort, Frascati 3
23:25 – 23:55 BACK Riccardo Guratti & Aleksandra Lemm, Frascati 2
23:25 – 23:55 OBJECT Ivgi & Greben, Frascati 3 | Please Me Please Liat Waysbort, Frascati 3
00:00 – 00:30 OBOL LE/EL LOBO Ibelisse Guardia Ferragutti, Frascati 1

CONTINUOUS:
A Body of Text Anni Kaila
SPIN Hillary Blake Firestone & Allison Isadora
THE NOMADRY PROJECT Sarah Manya
BINARY CODE Tom Parkinson


DAY 2 | 19 JANUARY
18:30– 19:00 LOVE RESEARCH Astrit Ismaili, Frascati 1
18:50 - 20:20 Improvised Feminism Margo van de Linde, Office Nes 71
19:05 – 19:45 WILD THING Truus Bronkhorst, Frascati 2 | Still Life Ester Natzijl & Fabienne Vegt, Frascati 2 | SAFE PIECE Valentina Campora, Frascati 2
19:05 – 19:45 Paper Ensemble #13 Jochem van Tol, Frascati 3 | Untitled Fransien van der Putt & Vera Sofia Mota, Frascati 3
19:50 – 20:30 WILD THING Truus Bronkhorst, Frascati 2 | Saving Private Aeon Ester Natzijl & Fabienne Vegt, Frascati 2 | SAFE PIECE Valentina Campora, Frascati 2
19:50 – 20:30 Paper Ensemble #13 Jochem van Tol, Frascati 3 | Untitled Fransien van der Putt & Vera Sofia Mota, Frascati 3
20:50 - 22:20 Improvised Feminism Margo van de Linde, Office Nes 71
21:00 – 21:30 A MILE OF WOOL – Episode 1 Andrea Božić & Julia Willms/ TILT, Frascati 1
21:35 - 21:55 LakeLand Oneka von Schrader & Susanna Brenner, Frascati 2
21:35 - 21:55 LOSSLESS Assi Weitz & Rob Gradison, Frascati 3
22:00 – 22:20 LakeLand Oneka von Schrader & Susanna Brenner, Frascati 2
22:00 – 22:20 LOSSLESS Assi Weitz & Rob Gradison, Frascati 2
22:35 Assemblage Series – Assemblage #2 Matthew Day, Frascati 2
22:35 Docu Table Schwalbe, Frascati 3
23:15 - 00:00 ELECTO-POP CONCERT Lester & Niko, Frascati 1

CONTINUOUS:
Pop up poems Jochem Naafs
BINARY CODE Tom Parkinson
DAYLIGHT CHAMBER Nienke Scholts & Maria Roessler


DAY 3 | 20 JANUARY
18:30 – 19:00 Table Talk: "Against Interpretation" Igor Dobričić, Frascati 1
18:50 – 20:20 Improvised Feminism Margo van de Linde, Office Nes 71
19:05 – 19:40 AKELARRE #1 Cecilia Lisa Eliceche, Frascati 2
19:05 - 19:40 LINKING Jija Sohn & Andrea Zavala, Frascati 3 | FOLD/UNFOLD Patrick Schmatzer & Sally O'Neill, Frascati 3
19:45 – 20:20 AKELARRE #1 Cecilia Lisa Eliceche, Frascati 2
19:45 – 20:05 FOLD/UNFOLD Patrick Schmatzer & Sally O'neill, Frascati 3 | LINKING Jija Sohn & Andrea Zavala, Frascati 3
20:50 – 21:25 GEORGIC SONG SEEDS nº1 & 2 Sarah van Lamsweerde & Esther Mugambi, Frascati 2 | SEE Áron Birtalan, Frascati 2
20:50 – 21:25 A LECTURE IN II PARTS: PART I, The World is a Vampire Clara Amaral, Frascati 3 | NO SUNSET Esther Arribas, Frascati 3
20:50 - 22:20 Improvised Feminism Margo van de Linde, Office Nes 71
21:30 – 22:05 GEORGIC SONG SEEDS nº1 & 2 Sarah van Lamsweerde & Esther Mugambi, Frascati 2 | SEE Áron Birtalan, Frascati 2
21:30 – 22:05 A LECTURE IN II PARTS: PART II, Everything is Everything Clara Amaral, Frascati 3 | NO SUNSET Esther Arribas, Frascati 3
22:10 – 22:40 SQUARE DANCE Nicole Beutler, Frascati 1
23:00 – 23:45 À la Carte Performance Webshop Nina Jan & Urša Sekirnik, Frascati 2
23:00 – 23:20 FALL IS DROPPING WHEN FALLS IS DROPPING WHEN FALLS FALLS Isadora Tomasi, Frascati 3
23:25 – 23:45 Measurement Jihyun Youn, Frascati 3
23:50 – 00:15 DON’T WORRY BE YONCÉ Stephanie van Batum & Stacyian Jackson, Frascati 1
00:15 – 00:45 O.T.T.O.T.T. (On The Tip Of The Tongue) Genevieve Murphy, Frascati 1

CONTINUOUS:
W Magdalena Ptasznik
Dreampath Erin Hill
DAYLIGHT CHAMBER Nienke Scholts & Maria Roessler

 

 

 

 

A new performance by Andrea Božić and Julia Willms | TILT

10-11 November 2016, 19.00 hrs, Frascati, Amsterdam

Space as an organism.

A building as a mental construct.

A performance as a passage.

We are happy to invite you to the Episode 1 of The Passage, a performance that passes through a theatre in collaboration with the weather and the city. For The Passage, we have been collecting dreams – our own and other people’s nighttime dreams and daytime projections – mapping and weaving them into narratives of spaces. The performance is a passage through a labyrinth of spaces in and around Frascati that is both internal and external at the same time.

The Passage: Episode 1 is the first version of the performance that marks the end of the research phase and that will evolve into a larger performance in 2017. It will be followed by a conversation with the audience.

The Passage is part of Spectra – space as an organism, a long term project we have been developing the past year where we engage with the whole space and the audience’s presence in it as part of the work. There is no position outside. In Spectra, we are not in the space but we are space. Spectra is a practice, a cosmology-in-the-making and a friendship.

 

Concept, choreography, spatial design and performance Andrea Božić and Julia Willms  Artistic collaboration and production support Marta Krešić and Lana Šprajcar Light and technical support Marion Tränkle With many thanks to Mala Kline who introduced us to her dream practice. With many thanks to the dreamers Erin Hill, Marta Krešić, Orion Maxted, Lana Šprajcar, Catarina Vleira, a.o.

Produced by TILT. Spectra project development has been made possible by the financial contribution of the Amsterdam Fund for the Arts, the Mondriaan Fund and the research subsidy of DAS Research.

 

A passage is a space in-between spaces. A no man’s land.  It is not a space. It is a passage. An arcade. A tunnel. A cave. A womb. Here I am a traveller. A hunter. A spy. A migrant. A voyeur. There are other passengers around. We are passengers to each other.

It could happen that we stay in the passage forever. We would keep travelling. We would keep passing. The passage might take us someplace we do not know yet. We would keep travelling to go places we do not know yet. Places we do not know yet what they are. We would keep passing to go places where we do not know yet who we are there.

 

The past years have seen an increased discussion on the political in the performing arts, not least since the Belgian political scientist Chantal Mouffe wrote about a new type of artist-activist, the so-called artivist. According to Mouffe, the actions of the artivists dissolve the fixed distinction between art and politics, and interventions in public space replace distanced critique. the lab seeks to critically examine this proposition. To this end, internationally operating, politically active artists will present their approaches based on their own documented actions and discuss questions related to the political in art. The art-activist John Jordan (labofii) meets the artist Rima Najdi, and the dramaturge Ivana Ivković meets choreographer Andrea Božić. Hosted by Jan Deck.

Research lab

Andrea Božić (HR/NL) choreographer
Jan Deck (DE) director, dramaturge, curator 
Ivana Ivković (RS) dramaturge
John Jordan (UK) art-activist
Rima Najdi (LB/DE) artist

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