Corpus performance network continues

Corpus performance network continues


Emily Roysdon, Beyond the will to measure, 2014. 42 wall-mounted ceramic, clock movements, acrylic. Courtesy of the artist.

July 2, 2015

Corpus performance network continues

Partner institutions
Bulegoa z/b, Bilbao
Contemporary Art Centre, Vilnius
If I Can’t Dance, I Don’t Want To Be Part Of Your Revolution, Amsterdam
KW Institute for Contemporary Art, Berlin
Playground festival (Museum M & STUK arts centre), Leuven
Tate Modern, London

Corpus, network for performance practice, is pleased to announce that it has grown into its second phase. Bulegoa z/b (Bilbao), CAC (Vilnius) and KW (Berlin) joined the founding partners, If I Can’t Dance, I Don’t Want To Be Part Of Your Revolution (Amsterdam), Playground (Museum M & STUK, Leuven) and Tate Modern (London), as partner institutions. Diverse in scale, character and history, these institutions all share a longstanding interest in and engagement with performance. By exchanging our different experiences, ideas, and (re)sources through shared commissioning, production and presentation of performance work, Corpus aims to invest in specific practices of performance, and embraces performance’s many connotations and varied intellectual kinships.

The six partner institutions are complemented by six associated partners: Ashkal Alwan (Beirut), The Kitchen (New York), KUB Arena of the Kunsthaus Bregenz (Bregenz), OCAT (Shenzhen), Gallery at REDCAT (Los Angeles) and the Whitney Museum of American Art (New York) that join the conversation and give Corpus productions an additional stage.  

Corpus operates within a three-year rhythm, with its current phase running up to the end of 2017. During this time, twelve new performance productions will be commissioned and produced across the partner institutions. Corpus’ structure enables artists to develop work over time, and for these works to evolve in repertory and cross-platform. Corpus wants to create conditions within which artists can experiment, or speculate, and in which ideas can be revisited. Process and presentation are considered to be equally important, and the evolution of the series of works is considered as a part of the whole project. Corpus creates the possibilities for very specific production structures for artists, outside the usual routines of each partner institution. The collaboration between the partners thus creates new leverage in terms of the specific and heterogeneous needs of performance.

The name of the network is chosen for its meaning of “collection,” and refers both to the “body of institutions” and “body of works” that intersect within its structure. In its first phase, projects have been realized with Orla Barry, Tim Etchells (with FormContent), Joëlle Tuerlinckx, and Emily Roysdon, as well as research projects on Laboratoire Agit-Art and Isidoro Valcárcel Medina. At the start of 2016 a new website will be launched, an online platform that documents the development of the productions in their various institutional instalments, formats and contexts. 

Corpus was founded in 2012, with the addition of Centre d’Art Contemporain in Brétigny as a founding partner.

Corpus is co-funded by the Creative Europe programme of the European Union.

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