ACTS - Festival for Performative Art
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During the weekend 16th-17th of June 2012 the Museum of Contemporary Art presents for the second time ACTS – Festival for Performative Art. This year the festival takes place in Roskilde's new creative quarter MUSICON – a former industrial area. HAL 9 creates with its 1,800 m2 and room for 2,000 people an impressive setting for the festival program which this year is adapted to the special atmosphere of MUSICON.
Ben, Rør og Stampes, Dorit Chrysler & Katherine Liberovskaya, Sophie Dupont, FOS, Molly Haslund, Mads Bech Paluszewski, Cecilie Ullerup Schmidt & Matthias Meppelink, Lilibeth Cuenca Rasmussen & Lydenskab og Hartmut Stockter, Samtalekøkkenet - Take Out
KunstParade (art parade from Roskilde citycenter) with Bank & Rau, Isabel Berglund, Dorte Buchwald, Heike Gallmeier, Christina Hamre, Lise Harlev, Jørgen Carlo Larsen, Karoline Larsen, Randi & Katrine, Antonia Nordmann, Mikael Thejll & Elle Klarskov Jørgensen, Rene Schmidt and Hartmut Stockter
Guest curators: Lilith Performance Studio
Einat Amir, Elin Lundgren & Petter Pettersson, Tanya Mars and Morgan Schagerberg
More about Lilith Performance Studio
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The background of the festival:
Sound and performance art are important areas of the museum's responsibilities and its primary area of expertise, specifically focusing on cross-aesthetic and ephemeral art forms. In spring / summer 2010 the museum launched a two-day pilot project with sound art the one day and performance art on the other. This was held in connection with the exhibition Gestures - Performance and Sound Art which focused on presenting and documenting ephemeral art forms such as performance and sound art. These fields of study are concurrently set for the museum and an annual sound and performance festival is a natural intermediary step in extending this particular sphere of activity.
Establishment of ACTS:
In 2011 the museum founded ACTS - Festival of performative art as a new annual event. ACTS 2011 presented concerts, outdoor and indoor performances, sound walk and family workshop. The festival took place at the museum sites: the palace yard, garden, the stables, the museum's staircase and main building, and at Hestorvet, in the pedestrian zone, Stændertorvet and at Roskilde Library. ACTS 2011 had a special focus on Nordic artists and showed a wide range of both sound and performance art.
The festival is supported by The Danish Arts Council, Det Obelske Familiefond, Nationalbankens Jubilæumsfond, Oticon Fonden, Sonning Fonden, Senatskanzlei Kulturelle Angelegenheiten Berlin. Collaborations: Roskilde Festival, Musicon and Åben Dans
Photo: Sophie Dupont, Hypnertomachia Poliphili Performance in 4 parts, 2011 ©Torben Zenth