Performance Art Archive: Access and Sustainability

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Act of poetry - Installation


The act of poetic creation refers to the etymology of the word poetry: from the Greek poiein, to make, to produce, to manufacture. Poetry in Greek can mean any manufactured object as well as a work of the mind.
Need for poetry to resist.
Need for poetry to protect me from the violence of the world.
Need for poetry to shape what upsets me, and thereby, to try to let go.
Need for poetry to be "other".
To seek another perception of the world.
To search in poetic actions the traces (images, objects, notes, elements, sounds ...) that still resonate for me today.
With the memory of moments where art and life are intimately linked


L’acte de création poétique renvoie à l’étymologie du mot poésie: du grec poiein, faire, produire, fabriquer. La poésie en grec peut aussi bien désigner tout objet manufacturé qu’un ouvrage de l’esprit.
Besoin de poésie pour résister.
Besoin de poésie pour me protéger de la violence du monde.
Besoin de poésie pour mettre en forme ce qui me bouleverse, et par là même, tenter de lâcher prise.
Besoin de poésie pour pouvoir être "autre".
Chercher une autre perception du monde.
Chercher dans des actions poétiques les traces (images, objets, notes, éléments, sons...) qui résonnent encore pour moi aujourd'hui.
Avec le souvenir de moments où l'art et la vie sont intimement liés.


   10/12 - rue de la Grande Ile/Groot Eilandstraat 12, 1000 Brussels - 

Circle ( from feathers to roses ), Maison Fevret

Performance Circle (from feathers to roses) Maison Fevret

Performance Circle (from feathers to roses) Maison Fevret

Performance Circle (from feathers to roses) Maison Fevret

Photos © Béatrice Didier and Calypso Breon

This performance was created in the context of the exhibition " 34 jours pour atteindre le Bonheur", curated by Jeanne Laurent, at La Maison Févret in july 2018.
Thanks to them for hosting me for this evening.

Hidden dimension, Trafo Space

Photos  © Béatrice Didier and Judith Ferreras

This solo performance was created for TRAFO space, according to the thematic "Hidden dimension".
In the context of SPOIWA Festival, organized by Kana Theater.
This performance was followed by a trio performance in public space called Hidden Dimension II
Thanks to Antoni Karwowski, his students and Kana Theater

Something is going to happen. Performance Art. Atelier Salzamt

Fotos © Béatrice Didier, Gerald Harringer and Wolfgang Preisinger

This performance was created in the context of the evening Something is going to happen. Performance Art and based on three words sent by Boris Nieslony: money, hand, empty.
Three years after a project at Atelier Salzamt where i developped a project from action to insstallation, this was the occasion to go on the opposite way: from installation to action.
Thanks to Elisa Andessner, Atelier Salzamt and Die Fabrikanten.

34 jours pour atteindre le bonheur. Exposition et Salon de Curiosités

«Nous sommes tous des fragments, sans formes et de diverses compositions, au point que chaque pièce, chaque moment, joue son propre jeu ; ainsi, il y a autant de différences entre nous et nous-mêmes qu'il y a de différences entre nous et autrui.»

"We are all patchwork, and so shapeless and diverse in composition that each bit, each moment, plays its own game; so there is as much difference between us and ourselves as there is between us and others". Michel de Montaigne

Exhibition and Curiosity Saloon

For the summer season, La Maison Févret presents an exhibition and a curiosity saloon gathering artists from various regions, Australia, Austria, Belgium, France, Germany, India. Artworks focusing, with talent and simplicity, our relation to bodies and objects gifted by memory and strange sounds of the world.


9 bis rue Févret, Semur-en-Auxois, Côte d’Or, France

Magali Bard
Clara Bruley
Béatrice Didier
Jeanne Laurent
Prathap Modi
Cécile Pantelleria
Damien Racine
Susanna Schnibbe
Cynthia Schwertsik

What is lecture performance? ISELP

What is lecture Performance? ISELP

Photos  © Béatrice Didier and Laure_Cottin_Stefanelli

What is a performance? What is a lecture? What is a lecture performance?
The action consist in reading and performing, according to the context of a day about "lecture performance".
An exploration by questionning the term "lecture performance" by itself. 
What happens when a term is repeated for many hours?
If, by repeating a word for hours, this one loses its meaning and reveals its hollow materiality, what happens to the one who says it? For one who hears it? 
This performance took place 12th may 2018 from 1pm to 6pm in the context of the event Rites of Exchange at ISELP, invited by Nathalie Cohen