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15/04/2014

BRING YOUR MYTH-DREAM

From Cairns, Far North Queensland, Australia, from Guillaume 'Willem' Brugman an open conceptual framework proposal for the Plexus Art Co-Opera n.5
TITLE: THE ART SLAVERY CARGO JOURNEY
FORMAT: AN INTER-ARTS MULTICULTURAL CO-PRODUCTION TRAVELING EVENT
DATE : 10 December 2014
TIME: Time zones e.g.. when the sun rises on Dec. 10 2014, travelling west, events can be a 're-lay', one following after/upon a next one.
WHERE: Centre for Australasian Theatre, intercultural theatre for a New World,
Queensland, Cairns, Australia, First departure and last arrival

 

 

WHAT: Various digitalised formats, live or delayed streamming of 'HAPPENINGS' can be given/received and become integrated with/in localized presentations and might go FROM ONE TO THE NEXT etc…until ACCUMULATION OF EVERYTHING IS RECEIVED AT THE STARTING POINT OF THE DEPARTURE OF THE JOURNEY…(THE SERPENT EATING ITS TAIL !).

DESCRIPTION:

This Plexus International journey of the Art Slavery Cargo, between myth, fantasy and reality, is a voyage of explore new routes for navigation into the unknown and to discover the diversity of the Plexus International participants: performance artists and physicists, jazz musicians and composers, actors, dancers and philosophers, politicians and poets join others in an ebb and flow of global interaction through the Plexus International Art Co-Opera mytho-compressionist process* (1)
A collaboration of voices on board the Art Slavery Cargo will speak for the acknowledgement of community-based artistic identities across ethnic and cultural lines, moving beyond the aesthetic limitations of art definitions, labels and categories, resisting the reduction of art to a commodity of the Artworld Market. By challenging the theoretical view that the “artistic identification” is conferred only by the Artworld, Plexus International claims a legitimacy also for a “community-based artistic identification.” (2).
The Plexus International journey on board the Art Slavery Cargo, by positioning art in the experience and local knowledge of “insiders,” strives to overcome the outworn notion of "autonomous art" by means of a interdependent vision of art and life.
A modular construction* is a combination of music, dance, theatre, video, and architectural stage design as a participatory facilitating process to merge, in a transparent multi-layer energetic design, all possible art forms without a dominance of one form over the other one, without a hierarchic directional structure.(3). It is shaped on the idea of a gathering of energies coming together into the Plexus Art Co-Opera n.5 from many different art fields fitting many more individual expressions
into an overall collaborative work, the art Co-opera.

Cargo cults are marked by a number of common characteristics, including a "myth-dream" that is a synthesis of indigenous and foreign elements; the expectation of help from the ancestors; charismatic leaders; and lastly, belief in the appearance of an abundance of goods.

The "myth-dream" of various serpents and dragons symbols: Orobouru, Rainbow Serpent, Quatzacaotle/Feathered Serpent, Serpent of Stone, Irmgard, Ningki Nangka/Le Python Royal, Chinese Dragon, Kundalini Serpent, Epidaurus Serpent, etc…

In the 2013 Plexus International Open Call's sign of the need to expand the perception of the world in which we live and in the consciousness of the everyday acting and behaviors http://www.plexusinternational.org/300/345/products/2013_plexus_open_call_in_order_to_survive_perception_awareness_all_human_rights_for_all_dedicated_to_nelson_mandela_rome_10_dec_2013_human_rights_day.html all artists in the first person's contributions to “THE ART SLAVERY CARGO JOURNEY”, the Plexus Art Co-Opera n.5, will be reckoned by Guillaume ‘Willem’ Brugman willem@australasiantheatre.org, between various 'localisations', starting from the Centre for Australasian Theatre, in Cairns/Australia, and moving to other locations where/when other productions will be established (for example: Roma/Italy, Cagliari/Sardegna, New York and Atlanta/USA, Dakar/Senegal, Asia? South America?)
The modular construction can be defined by:
Time zones e.g.. when the sun rises on Dec. 10 2014, travelling west, events can be a 're-lay', one following after/upon a next one.
The Artist in the first person (4) as artistist-researcher (5) is searching and expressing reality as felt (Butch Morris) intra- and inter-personal, social/community, economy/environment, spiritual/political.
Within Plexus history both Slavery and Serpent are recurring motifs/themes/symbols and past imagery can be used by all partaking makes connected song lines to increase perceptiona nd awareness through synestisia (6)
Universals, such as space/time, metaphor/myth will be used by all events…
Art as a sustainable development resource for/in/of the community

References:
1) Leonard Horowitz (2007) ”Compressionism” and “Plexus Compressionism Process” in Plexus Black Box: A multicultural aesthetic inquiry into an international community-based art project”, published by the Rome University Press, Rome, pag. 236-239
2) Sandro Dernini (2007). “Plexus Black Box: A multicultural aesthetic inquiry into an international community-based art project”, published by the Rome University Press, Rome
3) Guillaume ‘Willem’ Brugman. (1994) “ Modular Construction”, in Plexus Black Box: A multicultural aesthetic inquiry into an international community-based art project”, published by the Rome University Press, Rome, pag.43-47
4) Fabrizio Bertuccioli (2007). “The Artist in the First Person”, in Plexus Black Box: A multicultural aesthetic inquiry into an international community-based art project”, published by the Rome University Press, Rome, pag. 213-215
5) David W. Ecker. (1990) “The Artist as Researcher: The Role of the Artist in Advancing Living Traditions in Art.” Proc.of Living Traditions in Art: First International Symposium. Eds. Boyd White and Lynn M. Hart. McGill University, Montreal.
6) Frans Evers ( 2011). “The Accademy of the Senses: Synesthetics in Science, Art, and Education”, published by Art Science Interfaculty Press, The Hague.

“Modular construction” is the name of a facilitatory theatre process by Willem Brugman, to allow individual energies to work together. It was experimented in Plexus for the first time in the art-opera n.3 Eve, Escape for Donna Purgatorius from Anno Domini by the Multi Chain Gang of Downtown, N.Y., at CUANDO Cultural Community Centre, Lower East SideNew York, in 1986.

“Art-Coopera" or "Artcoopera” is the name by Leonard Horowitz for a multi arts event made through “Plexus compressionist art process.” It is built on a modular construction process of individual art contributions, of any kind. converging into a collective antilibretto, mutually made by “insider” collective understandings, imaginations and emotions.

26/02/2014

 THE STEP 2 OF THE PLEXUS INTERNATIONAL OPEN CALL IS THE COLLECTIVE SEARCH OF THE METAPHORIC TITLE FOR THE PLEXUS ART CO-OPERA 5 THROUGH A MODULAR CONSTRUCTION

BRING YOUR METAPHOR

 

 

 

 

 

STEP 1: All artists contributions have been published in the Plexus website, as the starting point for  a modular construction of the Plexus Art Co-Opera 5. 

STEP 2: The metaphoric title of the Plexus Art Co-Opera 5 has to be defined  together.

STEP 3: The project of the Plexus Art Co-Opera 5 will be launched  at the Fourth Triangle de l'Art Festival of the Medina of Dakar, on 10 May 2014, on the occasion of the Centenary of the Medina, within the BiennalOff of Arts. Symbolically. All artists contributions arrived for the 2013 Plexus Call will be added to the segment of the Plexus Metr'Art that will be in Dakar, while the second segment is in Sardinia.

STEP 4: a crowdfunding project will be developed  to raise the necessary funds for  the Plexus Art Co-Opera N. 5, format project to be defined.

 


STEP 5:  Plexus Art Co-Opera 5 will be presented on 10 December 2014, Human Rights DAY.t  The first Metr'Art segment  from Dakar will arrive flying symbolically through the Door of No Return of the House of Slaves on Goree, Dakar, by carrying on the Plexus 2012 Call Rio+20 EARTH!!, launched in June 2012, in Rio de Jainero, from the Quilombo Community of Sacopa. The second Metr'Art segment from Sardinia will arrive flying symbolically through the electromagnetic mythological Nuraghic time of the Plexus 1988 Call Art Slaves Group Shot Manifesto In Order to Survive.    

STEP6: The Voyage Continues...

 

 

 

IN ORDER TO SURVIVE

 

PERCEPTION AND AWARENESS
ALL HUMAN RIGHTS FOR ALL

 

On the occasion of the 65th Anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, by reaffirming the art as a human right for all, against any forms of slavery, ancient and contemporary, Plexus International sends out the Open Call, dedicated to Nelson Mandela,

 

In Order to Survive- Perception/Awareness - All Human Rights for All”.

 

 

 

In the sign of the need to expand the perception of the world in which we live and in the consciousness of the everyday acting, behaviors and lifestyle choices, Plexus International invites all artists "to come on board" in the first person in the journey undertaken in a world increasingly inequitable and where the art has become a commodity, and as such a mean of control.

 

 

Long Walk to Freedom

 

Nelson Mandela

 

 

 

The Voyage Continues ...www.plexusinternational.org

 

 

 

05/02/2014

 THE 2013 PLEXUS INTERNATIONAL OPEN CALL RECEIVED A SIGNIFICANT HISTORICAL CONFIRMATION FOR ITS CONTINUATION FROM 43 ARTISTS IN THE FIRST PERSON: 

25 artists with more or less 30 years of history with Plexus International
6 artists with more or less 20 years of history with Plexus International
12 artists with more or less 3 years of history of Plexus International


The 25 artists from the Plexus events made in the 80's are:
Steve Dilauro
Eve Vaterlaus
Barnaby Ruhe
Cicci Carlo A. Borghi
Arturo Lindsay
Mitchell Ross
Andrea Portas
Vittorio Terracina
Sandro Dernini
Valery Oisteanu
Judy Levy
Ray Kelly
Guillaume 'Willem' Brugman
Frank Shifreen
Micaela Serino
Fabrizio Bertuccioli 
Garrick Beck
Louis Lopes Art Bylopes
Loreto Papadia
Stefano Asili
Franco Meloni
Anna Saba
Maggie Reilly
Alfa Diallo
James Love Cornwell IV

The 6 Artists from THE 90'S are:
Naja Campanini
Alessandra Menesini
Carleton Palmer
Silvana Mariniello
Raffaello Paiella
Giorgio Fiume

12 Artists from THE 2000'S
Domenico Masotti
Hadassah Berry
Carlo Volpicella
Glaucia Coelho Demenjour
Simona Sarti
Fiorella Giachino
Marcello D'Angelo
Michele D'Aloisio
Bara Diokhane
Graziano Bracale
Pilar Castel
Laura Martufi

THE VOYAGE CONTINUES TOWARDS THE NEXT STEPS FOR THE REALIZATION OF THE PLEXUS ART CO-OPERA N.5 TO BE PRESENTED ON 10 DECEMBER 2014, HUMAN RIGHTS DAY.

30/01/2014

43 artists in the first person contributed to the 2013 Plexus Open Call " In Order to Survive Perception Awareness: All Human Rights for All", dedicated to Nelson Mandela:

Barnaby Ruhe, Cicci Carlo A. Borghi, Domenico Masotti, Arturo Lindsay, Hadassah Berry, Mitchell Ross, Carlo Volpicella, Andrea Portas, Silvana Mariniello, Simona Sarti, Glaucia Coelho Demenjour, Naja Campanini, Fiorella Giachino, Carleton Palmer, Marcello D'Angelo e Michele D'Aloisio, Vittorio Terracina, Sandro Dernini, Valery Oisteanu, Raffaello Paiella, Giorgio Fiume, Judy Levy, Graziano Bracale, Ray Kelly, Willem Brugman, Frank Shifreen, Micaela Serino, Fabrizio Bertuccioli, Garrick Beck, Bara Diokhane, Louis Lopes, Pilar Castel, Laura Martufi, Loreto Papadia, Stefano Asili, Franco Meloni, Anna Saba, Maggie Reilly, Alfa Diallo, James Love Cornwell IV, Alessandra Menesini,Stephen DiLauro, Eve Vaterlaus



   Stefano Asili                                                             Valery Oistenau


Arturo Lindsay                                           Domenico Masotti


                        Garrick Beck                                         Ray Kelly

Hadassah Berry

Maggie Reilley                                                                      Barnaby Ruhe

              Judy Levy                                     Bara Diokhane

 Willem Brugman

Fabrizio Bertuccioli                                                    Glaucia Coelho Demenjour

Micaela Serino                                               Vittorio Terracina

Anna Saba       

Frank Shifreen

 Graziano Bracale                 

Raffaello Paiella

Fiorella Giochino e Naja Campanini                             Naja Campanini

  Carleton Palmer                                                        Giorgio Fiume

  Carlo Volpicella                                             Cicci Carlo Antonio Borghi

                 Mitch Ross                                                 

     

              Louis Lopes

Andrea Portas


 Pilar Castel                                                                  Laura Martufi

Alfa Diallo                                                Sandro Dernini

    Franco Meloni                                                        James Love Cornwell IV

                                                                                                    



Silvana Mariniello

 


Marcello d'Angelo and Michele D'Aloisio

Loreto Papadia

Eve Vaterlaus

29/01/2014

Butch died of lung cancer on January 29, 2013 at the age of 65
He was born in Long Beach, California. Before beginning his musical career, he served in the US forces in the Vietnam War. Morris came to attention with saxophonist David Murray's groups in the late 1970s and early 1980s. In 1984 Butch started to collaborate with Plexus International at the Shuttle Lab in the Lower East Side of New York, and in 1985 with Sandro Dernini and Gretta Sarfaty Marchant 

he created the first libretto of the Plexus Art Opera 1. "Goya Time, New York, 1985" and then in 1986, he directed as the "Maestro" the orchestra of the Plexus Art Opera n.2 "Eve, Escaping for Donna Purgatorius from Anno Domini", performed by 220 artists chained together and with their artworks as a metaphoric representation of the the voyage of an art slave boat escaping from the Art World.
Butch was the originator of Conduction (a term borrowed from physics), a type of structured free improvisation where Morris directs and conducts an improvising ensemble with a series of hand and baton gestures.

23/01/2014

David W. Ecker. on 31 December 2013 died. I met David in 1986 at New York University when I started my Ph.D. Course in Art Edfucation. He was teaching "Phenomelogy in the Arts" , in which he stressed, particularly, the role of the artist as researcher. Then in 1988, he became my adviser for my Ph.D. dissertation on "A Multicultural Aesthetic Inquiry on Plexus Black Box: An International Community-Based Art Project.". At the same time I was introduced by him to the mission of his ISALTA-International Society for the Advancement of the Living Traditions in Art and in 1990 I became more involved as ISALTA regional director for the Mediterranean region. Since then I and David we developed a relationship that deeply influenced myself as well as Plexus International development .
 I would like to honor him and to
celebrate the work of this man who was both a outstanding scholar and a great artist in the first person.
THE VOYAGE VONTINUES - LONG LIFE TO DAVID.
 

10/12/2013

By reaffirming the art as a human right for all, against any forms of slavery, ancient and contemporary, Plexus International sends out the Open Call 2013, dedicated to Nelson Mandela,

 In the sign of the need to expand the perception of the world in which we live and in the consciousness of the everyday acting, behaviors and lifestyle choices, Plexus International invites all artists "to come on board" in the first person in the journey undertaken in a world increasingly inequitable and where the art has become a commodity, and as such a mean of control.

 

To participate: Send, before 31 Jannuary 2014, to info@plexusinternational.org. one concept-image (text and images for the moment) and if you are also interested to collaborate on it actively. All the artists who participated to the Plexus International events can also send their historical contributions to the Plexus Art Journey, from 1982 to 2013, and pre-history 1976-1981.

 

 

 

Artists contributions arrived: Barnaby Ruhe, Arturo Lindsay, Haddasah Berry, Domenico Masotti, Andrea Portas, Micaela Serino, Valery Oisteanu, Vittorio Terracina, Mitch Ross, Silvana Mariniello, Glaucia Coelho Demenjour, Carlo Volpicella, Fiorella Giochino and Naja Campanini, Carleton Palmer, Carlo Antonio Borghi, Marcello D'Angelo and Michele D'Aloisio, Carleton Palmer, Sandro Dernini


The Voyage Continues ... www.plexusinternational.org

05/12/2012

“Bring Your Light” evento artistico collettivo per un cambio di percezione e consapevolezza


Cbloft, via Giovanni da Castelbolognese 77 Roma

10 dicembre 2012, Giornata Internazionale dei Diritti Umani

L’evento verrà trasmesso in Web Streaming su www.plexusinternational.org a cura della Cooperativa Slogin

 

27/10/2012

Le opere digitali inviate saranno esposte nel METR’ART, nella Plexus International Virtual Gallery http://www.plexusinternational.org/158/plexus_virtual_gallery.html.

 

Il METR’ART, attraverso una presentazione collettiva multi-prospettica, è un contributo per un cambiamento di percezione e di consapevolezza sullo stato insostenibile del nostro pianeta terra, inteso come un unico organismo vivente interdipendente.

 

Il 10 Dicembre 2012, in occasione della Giornata Internazionale dei Diritti Umani, a Roma PLEXUS International rilancia l’Art Slavery Manifesto 2012 In Order To Survive: Tutti i Diritti per Tutti, come “recall” del Art Slavery Manifesto Group Shot del 1988 presentato alla Casa degli Schiavi di Goree, Dakar, con una Chiamata Aperta a tutti gli Artisti per contribuire con opere visive digitali alla continuazione della creazione dell’art co-opera Metr'Art per misurare l'erosione insostenibile della vita nel pianeta.

 

L'opera collettiva METR'ART è iniziata nel 2004 da Dakar a cui 223 artisti di tutti il mondo hanno

contribuito con 523 opere digitali unite insieme in un lungo rotolo di 200 metri di METR'ART per misurare simbolicamente l'erosione della Porta del Non Ritorno della Casa degli Schiavi dell'isola di Goree, Dakar, come simbolo dell'erosione della memoria storica dell'umanità e di tutte le forme di erosione crescenti

nel pianeta, dall’erosione del patrimonio culturale e naturale dell’umanità all’erosione dei diritti umani

e della pace nel mondo.

 

 

 

 

 

Il 9 Giugno 2012, Chiamata RIO+20 TERRA!! 2012, a Rio de Janeiro, presso la comunità degli ex schiavi brasiliani Quilombo di Sacopa, è stato presentato un secondo segmento di METR'ART, lungo circa 120 metri,

a cui sono state unite tutte le riproduzioni delle opere digitali visive pervenute in risposta alla Chiamata Aperta, poi esposto il 14 Giugno a Gerusalemme. METR'ART vuole richiamare l'attenzione sulle molteplici forme di erosione nel mondo metaforicamente rappresentate dall'erosione marina della Porta del Non Ritorno della Casa degli Schiavi di Gorée, Dakar, come simbolo di tutte le problematiche che stanno erodendo la vita nel mondo e in particolare ell'erosione della memoria storica e delle condizioni di vita dell'umanità intera.

 

L'evento del 10 Dicembre a Roma, dopo quelli realizzati nel 2012 al Passo del Furlo (Marche), Dakar, Rio de Janeiro e Gerusalemme, nell'ambito dell'evento itinerante Erosions and Renaissance Show,

http://www.plexusinternational.org/247/275/products/erosions_and_renaissance_shows.html

è la continuazione delle simboliche misurazioni condotte, dal 2002 al 2006, a Dakar, Australia, Lecce, Roma, New York, Barcellona, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Sassari, Rio de Janeiro.

 

La Chiamata Art Slavery Manifesto 2012 In Order To Survive: Tutti i Diritti per Tutti di Roma continua La Chiamata RIO+20 TERRA!! - l'Appello 2008 dalla Porta del Non Ritorno per la Salvaguardia del Patrimonio Naturale Culturale dell'Umanità - emessa dalla Casa degli Schiavi di Goree, Dakar, e rilancia la Chiamata “Salva con l'Arte il Cibo e la Biodiversità del Mondo”, emessa nel 2011, a Roma, presso il Centro Culturale Elsa Morante.



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