SUDO – International Performance Art Meeting – FARM CULTURAL PARK / SICILY

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SUDO
international performance art meeting
13th to 16th August 2016
Farm Cultural Park, Favara (AG)

– SUDO is an Italian word to say “I sweat’’.
It also contains the word SUD, which means ‘’south’’.
Sudo is the sweaty southern performance.

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SUDO wants to build an artistic community of practices and actions based in Sicily. In order to do so, SUDO international performance art meeting is the first action moved by Sudo in collaboration with Farm Cultural Park.
The meeting collects artists belonging to the international performance art scene. Artists with different nationality and different artistic background are asked to define and redefine their own position and the location of South in their imaginary.
They will join their talents to give a boost to SUDO and to contribute to the birth of a new southern artistic movement.
This 1st SUDO meeting is organized with the intention of researching together different ways to develop performance art and choreography in the South and specifically in Sicily.

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The first breakthrough of SUDO’s performance art comes in August.
A four days meeting dedicated to performance art, choreography and movement practices.
The location is among the most heated venues of contemporary art in Sicily: Farm Cultural Park, Favara.

With the support of Farm, SUDO collects the forces of some of the most visionary, bold and sensitive performance artists in the international scene. SUDO takes them to Sicily, in the south of south, and makes them sweat under the hottest sun of the year.

The artists invited have a background in contemporary dance and choreography. Some of them are closer to body art, while others are developing research practices which are strongly influenced by visual art and new technologies.
Around them and together with them, technicians, curators and artists from Sicily offer their skills, their talent, as well as their mineral salts, in order to make Sudo possible.

Sudo International performance art Meeting is a playground for a group of 10 professional artists who wish to inspire and nourish each other through the sharing of tools and creation methods.
Starting from the present moment. Not giving up on formulating hypotheses, reviewing positions, redesigning beliefs and procedures.

Making space for new doubts and having fun with the unknown.

Sudo takes a space to begin the work.
Everything can be used, practiced, shared/ exchanged.
Beginning with the sweat, the pleasure, the exhaustion, the expulsion of toxins. Setting thoughts and actions in motion. In one shot.

The public is invited to attend practice sessions as an observer.
The meeting will end with a public performance.

 

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SUDO’ s artists and curators:
Lucia Di Pietro (IT), Valentina Parlato (IT), Marta Romaszkan (PL)

Artists who will take part in the meeting:
Fernando Belfiore (BR/NL), Claudia di Gangi (IT), Petros Konnaris (CY), Cristina Rizzo (IT), Andrius Mulokas (LT), Teresa Silva (PT), Marika Veca (IT).

for programm details please check SUDO FB

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SUDO is a cultural project based in Palermo, Sicily.
SUDO aims to promote the development and the spread of Performance Art in the South of Europe.

SUDO seeks to cultivate creativity, transformation and new connections in the fields of Choreography and Performance Art, encouraging the growth of a new contemporary scene.

SUDO believes in the importance of the relationship between the artist and his audience, focusing on the “pleasure” that can arise from this encounter.

SUDO is founded by Lucia Di Pietro and Valentina Parlato (Azzurro12 Produzioni) and realised in collaboration with Marta Romaszkan (Sense of Movement).