Plexus International/Centre for Australasian Theatre
Presents on the occasion of International Human Rights Day
December 10 2014
Plexus Art Co-Opera # 5
Cargo – Art & Food without Borders – Looking for Paradise
An “International Travelling Art - Science and Technology Event”
Canopy Art Centre
124 Grafton St, Cairns
A modular construction with 60 seconds interactive Skype ethno-realities from
Cairns, Far North Queensland-Australia to Rome, Cagliari-Sardinia, Dakar-Senegal, London, New York City, Jerusalem, Amsterdam, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria…and more…
In Order to Survive-The Voyage Continues...in Solidarity
PLEXUS INTERNATIONAL/CENTRE FOR AUSTRALASIAN THEATRE
PLEXUS ART CO-OPERA N.5
ART, FOOD AND SOLIDARITY WITH NO BORDERS
THE VOYAGE OF A CARGO WITH MANY PASSERGERS
THE PARADISE IN ORDER TO SURVIVE
ART FOR FOOD -FOOD FOR ART
CANOPY ART CENTRE
Cairns, Queesland, Australia
10 DECEMBER 2014, HUMAN RIGHTS DAY
6.30 -7.30 PM (Cairns Time)
A Modular Construction with Interactive Different Ethonorealties :
Amsterdam 9.30-10.30 AM
Cagliari, Sardinia 9.30-10.30 AM
Dakar 8.30-9.30 AM
London 8.30-9.30 AM
New York 3.30-4.30 AM
Rome 9.30-10.30 AM
FOOD FOR ALL
IN ORDER TO SURVIVE
THE VOYAGE CONTINUES
From Kre M'Baye:
Plexus is a tendency in direction of the universal of the civilization. It is a way to put together all people, it is a tendency to watch what happens in this planet with a consciousness of what happens, with no separation between the world and the human being. It is not an organization, it is more about a philosophy, a thought a proposition, a regard on how we deal with the issue of the human being. It is a tendency in direction of the unity, against any definitions or classifications which make separations.
Without unity, in the respect of the diversity and quality of the human being there is not democracy.
To prepare the Plexus Art Co-Opera 5 that will be presented, at the Canopy Arts Centre, in Cairns, Australia, on 10 December 2014, directed by the modular construction of Guillaume 'Willem' Brugman, Centre for Australasian Theatre, on board the Plexus Voyage will revitalise the ecology of a collective memory, by “reading” and interpreting, from the multi-perspective collaborative vision, the 30years history of Plexus International, as a multicultural community-based art project.
THE PLEXUS VOYAGE WILL CONTINUE ON 10 DECEMBER 2014 ON BOARD A CANOE WITH MANY PASSENGERS FROM THE CANOPY ARTCENTRE, CAIRNS, AUSTRALIA,
THE CANOE OF MANY PASSENGERS is a woodcut-artwork, printed in colour on unprimed canvas 83x210cm/Purchased by Cairns Regional Gallery 2004 (A collaborative wood-block print with artists and students of Cairns TAFE @ 1998 Anna Eglitis)
The Canopy Art Centre is an expansive 1000 square metre building in Cairns, Australia. It is. dedicated to showcasing the work of Far North Qld artists in the mediums of printmaking, painting and sculpture, working from Cairns to as far afield as Pormpuraaw, Hopevale and the Torres Straits, a new approach at Canopy has been to showcase the art of both indigenous and non-indigenous practitioners in the one space.
THIS INTER-CULTURAL ARTS INTERACTIVE TRAVELING EVENT, AS THE PLEXUS ART CO-OPERA N.5, WILL BE ORGANIZED
BY Guillaume 'Willem' Brugman, Centre for Australasian Theatre
The Voyage of the Elisabeth, a video documentation of the interaction from Rome with the Loewe Theatre' performance, New York University, New York, 2 August 2014, host John Gilbert with special guest Sandro Dernini, featuring: Christine Ghezzo, Lisa Naugle, Louis Lopes, Willem Brugman, Giancarlo Schiaffini,Mitchell Gustin Jim C and many others. Presents: Corrado De Murtas, Gianfranco Gianfri and Glaucia Coelho Demenjour.
Video by Salvatore M. Dernini
ThePlexus Metr'Art video contribution to the Voyage of the Elisabeth, 2 August 2014, at the Loewe Theatre, New York University, New York. Video by Marilisa Piga and sound by Cicci Carlo A. Borghi.
THE METRO SOUND OF THE VOYAGE OF THE ELISABETH CALL
you can hear the first alive show made on 14 July 2014 from the ZootCast radio with special guest Sandro Dernini, historical watcher of Plexus International
Welcome to Zootcast Radio, we broadcast from Rome 24 /7 music under creative commons license.
Zootcast Radio is replying to the Plexus International Call "The Voyage of the Elisabeth", with The Metro Sound Project.
The Metro Sound Project is a progressive playlist of musical track, and will be presented in New York, on August 2nd, at the Loewe Theater of the New York University.
In reply to this Plexus Call, ZOOTCAST warmly invite you to Express Yourself! Send your music before the deadline (July 30th) and it will be added to the playlist.
To participate: send by email to email@example.com; firstname.lastname@example.org
one single digital Image, video & sound file (3 minutes long max) of your artwork on the following
You can find all the details on the websites Zootcast.com / Plexusinternational.org as well on the related FaceBook pages.
From 14 July 14 to 2 August 2014, ZootCast.com on its Web radio will broadcast a special playlist called THE METRO SOUND, during which will be released all the music contributions arrived in response to the Plexus International Call "The Voyage of the Elisabeth."
PLEXUS INTERNATIONAL OPEN CALL FOR THE VOYAGE OF ELISABETH,
as a tribute to David W. Ecker and Dinu Ghezzo
2 August 2014
Loewe Theatre, New York
THE METRO SOUND
Within the NYU IMPACT Programme, towards the Open Call "The Voyage of the Elisabeth", Plexus International and ZOOTCAST-Rome agreed, on the spirit of the collaborative experience of the METR'ART, to develop "THE METRO SOUND", a special playlist on the ZOOTCast Radio, made by all musical contributions sent to the Call The Voyage of the Elisabeth.
All artists contributions will be performed at the Loewe Theatre of the New York University, New York, on August 2, 2014.
To participate: send your contributions by e-mail or email@example.com firstname.lastname@example.org attaching a single digital image, a video or audio file (3 minutes max)
DEADLINE, 30 JULY 2014
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
PLEXUS INTERNATIONAL OPEN CALL
THE VOYAGE OF THE ELISABETH
A COLLABORATIVE AND INTERACTIVE PERFORMANCE IN 5 MOVEMENTS
Dedicated to David Ecker and Dinu Ghezzo
On the occasion of the NYU 2014 IMPACT Programme (Interactive Multimedia Performing Arts Collaborative Technology), a summer transformative students experience at NYU Steinhardt School, New York, Plexus International invite all artists in the first person as artists as researchers to participate to “The Voyage of the Elisabeth”, a collaborative and interactive performance as a tribute to two historical players: Dinu Ghezzo (Il Viaggio del Serpente, Plexus International 1988, New York University) and David Ecker (The 1992 Christopher Columbus Consortium, Plexus International, 1989, New York University) and internationally acclaimed art and music educators. It is made in collaboration with ISALTA-International Society for the Advancement of Living Traditions in Arts, NYU IMPACT Program and Art Intendo.
All artists contributions will be performed at NYU Loewe Theatre event in webstreaming
To participate: send by email to email@example.com;firstname.lastname@example.org
one single digital Image, video & sound file (3 minutes long max) of your artwork on the following 5 movement themes:
1. WORLDLY DREAMS AND DREAMERS
2. SETTING SAIL
3. COURSE CHANGES-SEA CHANGES
5. COMING HOME
Deadline: July 30, 2014
For more info: www.plexusinternational.org
By reaffirming the art as a human right for all, against any forms of slavery, ancient and contemporary, 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 !).
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 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 email@example.com, 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
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.
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
The Voyage Continues ...www.plexusinternational.org
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:
Cicci Carlo A. Borghi
Guillaume 'Willem' Brugman
Louis Lopes Art Bylopes
James Love Cornwell IV
The 6 Artists from THE 90'S are:
12 Artists from THE 2000'S
Glaucia Coelho Demenjour
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.
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
Maggie Reilley Barnaby Ruhe
Judy Levy Bara Diokhane
Fabrizio Bertuccioli Glaucia Coelho Demenjour
Micaela Serino Vittorio Terracina
Fiorella Giochino e Naja Campanini Naja Campanini
Carleton Palmer Giorgio Fiume
Carlo Volpicella Cicci Carlo Antonio Borghi
Pilar Castel Laura Martufi
Alfa Diallo Sandro Dernini
Franco Meloni James Love Cornwell IV
Marcello d'Angelo and Michele D'Aloisio
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.