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The dynamics & transitions between the artistic work and fields such as artistic practice as research, teaching and learning as performance art and curatorial practice I see as a key quality of my practice - increasingly interesting the more fluid transitions become between one and the other.
To lecture and publish on performance art, teach practical workshops at art academies & universities, for professional artists as well as teachers and other interested audiences are important and equally valued parts of my practice - strategy, resource & field of interest in my work.

Performer Stammtisch a monthly performance art event in Berlin and Month of Performance Art Berlin(MPA-B) are two curatorial projects among others I am involved with. The curatorial practice I see as a creative practice, a process of design and devising. From the perspective that a piece of performance art is created in a given moment, in the encounter between artists, audiences, situations and action curating performance art and meeting its specific needs and qualities becomes a truly creative process. It becomes an exchange between artists on professional level as well as a process of creating the situation where, when and how a specific performance will happen - an immensely rich moment to be observed, valued and learned from on many levels.


An Encyclopaedia of Performance Art

With their performance-lecture "The Encyclopaedia of Performance Art" Wagner-Feigl-Forschung sketch out a complete and all encompassing catalogue of the world.
Researching the fields of performance art in past, present and future in live-action, with rare and very well known photo-, video-, text- and sound footage Wagner-Feigl-Forschung show how all - yes, all !!! - elements of performance art are connected to each other. Developing a systematic organization of material (objects, tools, "things") and action (use of "things", behavior, movements) on the most elementary level (material: nail, tomato, record player, .../material: to drink, to pour, to rot, ...), Wagner-Feigl-Forschung present a strictly materialist approach towards performance arts in opposition to ideological and economic (art market) approaches.
Being performance artists and coming from a performance art practice Wagner-Feigl-Forschung show how performance art always expanded knowledge about as well as use of the world and why performance art will become the science of the future.

(First published in Performance Research - Indexes, Vol. 11, No.2, June 2006)



Towards Nu-Academia

Some reasons why performance art should be seen as the science of the future.
(First published in Performance Research - On Performatics, Vol. 13, No.2, June 2008)



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