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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.




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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