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VESTANDPAGE

Since 2006, German artist Verena Stenke and Venetian-born artist and writer Andrea Pagnes have been working together as VestAndPage internationally in performance art, performance-based film, writing, publishing and temporary artistic community projects. For over a decade, VestAndPage have been exploring performance art and filmmaking as phenomena of "thin places" through their collaborative creative practice, artistic research and curatorial projects. Up to date, they have produced five feature-length art films and numerous awarded video works. In 2020, they published their Manifesto on performance-based filmmaking, Poetics of Relations.

 

They have produced body-based art and films, among others, under Antarctic glaciers, at the Himalayan foothills, in the vastness of Tierra del Fuego, in abandoned factories, Russian enclaves, or inside the dark depths of Southern German prehistoric caves systems. Their interdisciplinary, site-responsive and psychogeographical works move between embodiment and research, the unseen and the unforeseen, the oppressed and unspoken, the forgotten and the repressed.

 

They are the founders and directors of the Venice International Performance Art Week, and their research and poetic writings have been extensively published and translated for international readers. They are devoted to a poetic approach in experimental personal filmmaking based on performance art in extreme natural environments, questioning the perception of reality and relationships and how we process and store information.

They share their methodology and mentoring on collaborative performance and filmmaking in master classes and have been guest lecturers at art academies worldwide.

For STRATA they sign responsible as artistic directors, producers, writers, performers, and directors.

www.vest-and-page.de

ARTISTS

 

Aldo Aliprandi Sound

Marianna Andrigo Movement

 

Marilyn Arsem Performance

 

Balaustio Costume design

 

Andreas Bauer Kanabas Classical bass

 

Anguezomo Mba Bikoro Performance

 

Giorgia De Santi Performance

 

daz disley Sound, Lighting Director, Cinematography

 

Francesca Fini Performance & Digital animation

 

Nicola Fornoni Performance

 

La Saúla / La Pocha Nostra Performance

 

Stephan Knies Violin

 

Fenia Kotsopoulou Dance, Visuals, Cinematography

 

Boris Nieslony Performance

 

Ralf Peters Voice art

 

Enok Ripley Performance

 

Sara Simeoni Dance

 

Marcel Sparmann Performance, Production Assistance

 

VestAndPage Performance, Directors Producers, Writers

 

Susanne Weins Voice art

 

Douglas Quin Sound design, Audio arts

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