The founder of the International Performance Art Week:

„With a new project under the title CO-CREATION LIVE FACTORY Prologue 1, the VENICE INTERNATIONAL PERFORMANCE ART WEEK heads into a new direction. Founded on the principles of artistic collaboration, cooperation and temporary artistic community, CO-CREATION LIVE FACTORY Prologue 1 is born to be an artistic experience of a different kind.

The concept developed out of the ART WEEK’s core mission and its Educational Learning Program. The aim is to empower 75 artists from 27 countries who have been selected through an open call, to articulate and develop their individual praxis within an independent temporary autonomous zone of co-creation, under the tuition of the artists Marilyn Arsem, VestAndPage and Andrigo & Aliprandi. The culmination of this 10 days co-creation process has been open to the public on the days December 14 -16, 2017: transforming the ART WEEK venue European Cultural Centre | Palazzo Mora together into a dynamic performance site through a series of collective performance operas, as well as solo and collaborative performances.

The project is intended for those artists, performers, visionary poets, who wish to articulate and refine their skills, expand their practice, exploring new ideas and approaches, allowing their work to become more fully realised. It offers a rare opportunity to explore new territories of performance in an extended, intensive period of time outside of an academic setting. It is both a learning path and a unique occasion to work and collaborate together, while strengthening the creative talent and intellectual freedom of each participant.

CO-CREATION LIVE FACTORY Prologue 1 consisted of:

10 days of intensive co-creation workshop processes for selected international artists in tutor groups led by the artists Andrigo & Aliprandi (Italy), Marilyn Arsem (US) and VestAndPage (Venice/Germany), including discussions on specific topics structured in the form of roundtables and open dialogues.

Morning lectures by Robin Deacon (Artist, Chicago), Elisabetta di Mambro (Artistic director and producer, Rome), Jill McDermid & Erik Hokanson (Artists and directors, New York); Preach R Sun (Artist, US), and Marcel Sparmann (Artist, Germany).

Three days program of performances open to the public on December 14-16, 2017 at the ART WEEK venue Palazzo Mora, Venice (Admission free), including an exhibition section displaying performance pedagogical material.“

My special Thanks to all the fine initiators, workshops leaders & artists & espacially to Marilyn Arse


Impressions (fotos by C.W.O / Mauro Sambo / Edward Smith / Dominique Wainstein M. / Lorenza Cini):