Skin

       Healing Time

       Without Name

       At Least You Exist

       Don't Leave

       The Death Placenta

       Mirror Eyes

       Wall

       Amongst Strangers

       Trash and Flowers

       The Door

       From My Bouquet

       Siete Años Depués De Recoger Sus Dientes

       OPEN CALL
       Collective Becoming: The Urban Caress

       The Garden Of Earthly Delights



       Resume

       Contact





COLLECTIVE BECOMING: THE URBAN CARESS

Collective Becoming is a cultural initiative curated by Verónica Peña whose main objective is to promote the collaboration amongst artists in order to develop projects that artists have conceived of, but that they cannot develop individually. Some of the reasons why an artist may not be able to develop a project by himself are:  • working under a low budget (for example, an artist has conceived of a collective performance, but he cannot afford to hire performers), • lacking a specific knowledge (for example, an artist has conceived of a piece that involves welding, but he does not know how to weld), • the excessive amount of time needed for completing a project (for example, the creation of a project that may take several months for a single artist, may only take a few weeks if the artist is helped by a team), etc.  The concept of Collective Becoming refers to our capacity of achieving goals together, and it translates into the mutual collaboration amongst artists in order to develop each artist individual vision.

The Urban Caress is an invitation for artists to create projects that make of the streets of our cities a better place, a place less hostile. Artists are invited to create public performances, ephemeral installations and experimental works that transform, improve, enchant, embrace, and magnify the life on the street. The Urban Caress is principally directed towards artists working in the fields of public performance art and ephemeral installation because creating a less hostile environment requires gestures (performances, installations) directed towards the opposite (the gentle, the caress), in the space where hostility takes place, the street, the public space. The Urban Caress is under the umbrella of Collective Becoming because creating a less hostile environment is a “collective” effort, through which the life that takes place on the streets “becomes” something better. Besides this, performance and installation projects, especially when conceived for the public space, are ideal to be developed under the concept of Collective Becoming; because they usually involve the collaboration amongst several individuals. For example: assistants in the process of installation, performers in a collective performance, a videographer for documenting the audience interaction with the performer or the installation, etc. Following the concept of Collective Becoming, all artists selected for The Urban Caress will work together in the development of each artist individual project.



may 28 2015

Collective Becoming: The Urban Caress curated by Verónica Peña
at Month of Performance Art - Berlin | 5th Edition - May 1-31, 2015
Location: Alexanderplatz and Brandenburg Gate, Berlin
Thursday May 28, 2015  http://www.mpa-b.org/28-may-2015.html

Artists: Kathryn Cellerini Moore, Eypraksia Kontsa, Marko Markovic, Verónica Peña, Amy Rosa, Elena Soria, and guest artist Hector Canonge.


collective becoming the urban caress

Participatory performance 'Rubin Schuhe'
by artist Kathryn Cellerini Moore   Alexanderplatz, Berlin  28/05/2015


collective becoming the urban caress

Public performance 'Observation of No-Time'
by artist Eypraksia Kontsa   Alexanderplatz, Berlin  28/05/2015


collective becoming the urban caress

Participatory performance 'The Garden of Earthly Delights'
by artist Verónica Peña   Alexanderplatz, Berlin  28/05/2015


collective becoming the urban caress

Participatory installation 'Bed'
by artist Elena Soria   Alexanderplatz, Berlin  28/05/2015


collective becoming the urban caress

Public performance
by guest artist Hector Canonge   Alexanderplatz, Berlin  28/05/2015


collective becoming the urban caress

Participatory performance 'The Wall'
by artist Marko Markovic   Brandenburg Gate, Berlin  28/05/2015


collective becoming the urban caress

Participatory installation 'And you will find yourself again only in the simple and forgotten things'
by artist Amy Rosa   Grober Tiergarten, Berlin  28/05/2015




may 05 2015

Collective Becoming: The Urban Caress curated by Verónica Peña
at Month of Performance Art - Berlin | 5th Edition - May 1-31, 2015

Artists announced on MPA-B website!  http://www.mpa-b.org/28-may-2015.html

collective becoming the urban caress mpa-b



april 05 2015

Collective Becoming: The Urban Caress curated by Verónica Peña
at Month of Performance Art - Berlin | 5th Edition - May 1-31, 2015

Open Call launched!

collective becoming the urban caress mpa-b