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May 18, 2007

Art Action Festival


Poetic performance and Action Art: Over the past 30 years, Action Art found fertile fields of confluence between the experimentation on vision and gesture and poetic-visual sound dramaturgy. Most of this research was characterized by the connection between Performance Art , “total poetry” and the nomadism of the performer that restlessly shifts through linguistic fields just like through geographic territories and varied socio-cultural circles. This year Harta Performing stresses the concept of nomadism perceived as the key element in the performer work. In the theoretical intervention opening the fifth edition of the festival, great attention will be given to the dialectic of relationships “between spiritus and corpus, subject and object, imagination and reality, thought and action, private and public, local and global, specific and total, project and performance”.

As stated by Giovanni Fontana “on these oppositions, a fluctuating dynamics takes shape, it holds up the energy and matter continuum in which action is strenuously built. The body energy is used to get rid of imposed references and directions and to generate new situations; it continuously breaks the temporary balances and favours the construction of interlinguistic and intermedial systems that influence the dynamics of the elements involved.”

The international festival “ART ACTION - Harta Performing Monza ”, unanimously considered one of the most interesting events in the framework of international Art innovation, is a significant point of reference for cultural exchange. After the success of the previous editions, this year the festival offers to the city of Monza not only a comparison between the new arts but also an opportunity to reflect on one of the most pressing and thrilling issues of the theoretical debate: the meaning and the creation techniques of the “plural work”, true action field of the polyartist , “who can play his cards right between poetry and cinema, theatre and music, dance and visual arts”.


Giovedi 24 Maggio
ore 21 intervento teorico

di Giovanni Fontana
(Nomadismo e tensioni performative)

dalle ore 21,30 alle 24 performances di:

Boris Nieslony (Germania),
Victor Petrov (Bielorussia),
Denis Romanovski (Bielorussia),
Ryszard Lugowski (Polonia),

Venerdi 25 Maggio
dalle ore 21 alle 24 performances di:

John G.Boehme (Canada),
Giovanni Fontana (Italia),
Jan Swidzinski (Polonia),
Luigi Bianco (Italia),

Sabato 26 Maggio
dalle ore 21 alle 24 performances di:

Helge Meyer (Germania),
Gruppo Sinestetico (Italia),
Angelo Pretolani (italia),
Llewyn Maire e Lisa Newman (USA)

Posted by jo at May 18, 2007 12:45 PM