WALA! what about Live Art?

A project by La Porta in collaboration with the Live Art Development Agency from London. 

WALA! what about Live Art? is a cycle of activities intended to inform and approach to the audience and professionals of Barcelona the work of the Live Art Development Agency. An international benchmark known for its capacity to generate innovative and efficient projects for the professional development of contemporary Live Arts.

La Porta has invited the people in charge of this agency, based in London, to expose and share with us their strategies and working methodologies. We will also practice some of the diverse tools they have developed in the last years and approach the creative universes of some artists they usually collaborate with.



Friday 9th of December                                                                                                                      

7pm / CaixaForum

Live Art Development Agency: tools and strategiesLecture by Lois Keidan, director of the Agency, introducing its lines of work, objectives and projects.

9.30pm / La Porta __casa

Semitic Score, by Oreet Ashery (United Kingdom): Performance, in collaboration with the dancer and choreographer Guy Nader, and after talk with the artist about her work.


Saturday 10th of December                                                                                                               

5.30pm / CaixaForum

The Many Headed Monster is an original and inventive resource for anyone interested in contemporary performance practices and their relationships with audiences, a boxed set created by Joshua Sofaer and published by Live Art Development Agency, containing a lecture complete with presentation instructions, extended notes and author’s commentaries, a dvd of 22 performance works/extracts by leading UK and international artists, and 50 full colour image cards. For this occasion La Porta has translated the text of the lecture and invited Lurdes Fernández (Off Limits -Madrid) to read it.

7pm / CaixaForum

Screening Programme: screening of materials selected and commented life by Lois Keidan, with documentation about performance and artists’ works specially designed for camera, reflecting the diversity of Live Art practice in the UK today.

9.30pm / La Porta __casa

Introduction to the labOfilm project: filmic choreOgrams by Olga Mesa (France / Spain): Performance and after talk with the artist about her work. 


Another resource of the Live Art Development Agency created to give an opportunity for artists working in Live Art to conceive and run professional development projects for other artists. Parallel to the cycle there will be two DIY conducted by Oreet Ashery (Wednesday 7 and Thursday 8) and by Olga Mesa (Saturday 10 and Sunday 11) where they will share with local artists their current issues, practices and interests.



On the occasion of the cycle WALA! what about Live Art, and with the collaboration of the CaixaForum's media library, we prepared a selection of materials published by Live Art Development Agency, which will be available for consultation and can also be purchased at the agency's on-line shop www.thisisunbound.co.uk

Exceptionally, these days you can make for free the user's media library card (real cost € 6), a good opportunity to have free access to its extensive documentation funds.



In connection with the contents of the cycle we'll present a new draft documentation about Noches Salvajes (Wild Nights) of La Porta Tuesday 13th, 8pm / La Porta___casa

from 7th to 11th of December 2011



Caixa ForumCentre Social i Cultural de l'Obra Social "la Caixa": Av. Francesc Ferrer i Guàrdia, 6-8 - 08038 Barcelona

La Porta__casa: C/ Sant Germà, 5 – 3º - 08004 Barcelona

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