Performance and Image: Black Market International

Workshop 2005/6
Coordinator: Jürgen Fritz

Black Market International (BM) is an influential formation within the international performance art scene. Since its foundation in 1984, artists from 11 nations and several guest performers have collaborated under this name. In preparation for the visit to the performance festival “Bone” in Bern, where all BM-associated artists present their work, the principles of this cooperation are presented to the course participants who will then practically implement them. With regard to the project semester in summer 2006, the following questions will be raised: Is Black Market a form of collective art? Is the discussion around body images still a central theme in performance arts?

Melanie Hinz, Vanessa Lutz, Margret Schütz, Georg Florian, Julia Schrook, Marc- Oliver Krampe, Nadine Grobeis, et al.