A weeklong master class with an absent master
A project by Hannah Hurtzig
Commissioned and produced by the Luminato Festival
Gada, Gregory and Riemants, in the back Peggy
Gale, Photo Claudia Còrdova
Brandon Alvendia is a Chicago-based conceptual
artist, curator, writer, publisher and educator. His interdisciplinary
practice playfully engages spatial and social architectures to envision
Tawny Andersen is a performer and performance
theorist. She is currently working on a Ph.D that considers philosophical
articulations of the concept of performativity as forms of critical,
Sanna Blennow was born and raised in Stockholm,
Sweden, moved to Copenhagen, Denmark, to study contemporary dance
& choreography, got a little fed up with that and moved around
in Europe to find meaningful things to do and sometimes succeeded.
Brett Donahue is an actor and theatre creator
originally from Winnipeg, Manitoba, now based in Toronto. He's a
founding member of the theatre collective Epic & Everyday, and
in his downtime can be known to play the piano and harmonica, and
to fix motorcycles.
Justus Harris is a technology researcher, writer,
performance artist and type 1 diabetic cyborg. He is exploring the
search for intimacy and experience of illness across generations.
Jiri Havelka is a Czech director, author and actor,
living and working mostly in Prague. Using collective improvisation
as a method of creating original authored productions, his plays
belong to the boundary between traditional and alternative, visual
or even physical, theatre.
Kristen Holfeuer is a Saskatchewan actor and director.
She is the founder of Kamikaze Archive Theatre which creates and
produces inventive, movement-based, performative theatre.
Rimants Irzikevics is a young video artist from
Latvia, who seeks his own way into the world of art by moving images
and people's minds.
Gada Jane is a writer, filmmaker and performer.
Her work explores pretense and identification in the crosscurrents
of politics and pop culture.
Jordan Loeppky-Kolesnik is a visual artist interested
in contemporary material & visual culture, cinematic narrative,
and artificiality & representation. He works primarily in sculpture,
installation, and video.
Victoria Macarte is a dancer, performer, stylist,
muse and general Superstar based in Barcelona where she is part
of the collective Les Bronte with fashion designer and artist Rosa
Tharrats, creating performance interventions under the umbrella
project of NEOTAXIDERMIA.
Humboldt Magnussen recently completed an MFA degree
at OCAD University with a focus in performance, sculpture, and photography.
He uses ornamentation and the insertion of his own queer body into
a hyper masculine context in an effort to expand existing notions
Varun Mathur is a filmmaker from New Delhi, India,
whose creative and journalistic works have recently taken him to
Sierra Leone and Ghana. He's working now on a feature length film
Alfredo Staffolani was born in Buenos Aires in
1982. He is an actor, director, and playwright. He works as a professor
of drama and writing in the Buenos Aires University and La Odisea
College of dramatic arts.
Bojana Stancic works between installation practice
and theatre design. Inspired by transformative use of materials
and space, she envisions her work as participating in a conversation
between performative sculpture and site-specific installation.
Alejandra Pombo-Suarez moves between writing poetry
and creating films through performances to be seen cinematically.
Currently, her interests and ideas are haunted by a particular notion:
perencounter, which prowls around contemplation, accident, magic
Andrew Tay is a hybrid form of performer, choreographer
and dance curator based in Montreal. In 2005 he co-founded (with
collaborator Sasha Kleinplatz) the company Wants&Needs danse.
Since then, they have produced the wildly popular Piss in the Pool
and Short&Sweet dance events.
Thom Vernon is a writer, performer and educator
who explores the meanings applied to bodies. A queer exile and HIV-positive
for almost thirty years, he lives in Toronto.
Paul Wiersbinski was born in Germany in 1983.
He uses artistic methods within scientific fields, while connecting
historical and political themes within fictitious scenarios.