BBB Johannes Deimling
It won't always grow back
'Anyone can make the simple complicated. Creativity is making the complicated simple.' [Charles Mingus]
To present complex content and situations in a simple way is a signature of the art of BBB Johannes Deimling. The intersection between complexity and simplicity, inspire and provoke to stimulate the perception and aesthetics.
Deimling 'acted images [agierteBilder]' are initially made purely visual, and gradually give access to the senses to create a holistic view of the banalities of everyday life.
Deimling fits visual elements by deconstructing the course of actions and putting the parts back together in a different order, in a cinematic way. "What's in my head, '' Leaking memories," "Around the World" and "A rolling stone gathers no moss" are just a few titles cycles of BBB Johannes Deimling includes several performative collages.
Deimling creates ephemeral images, not made to be interpreted by the logic of the language. The balance of the metaphorical, surrealistic image and the transformation of the artist in a unique readable sign, is what makes the work so interesting Deimling. The precision of his movements, the possibility of failure and the presence of chance, reach a pristine visual sensation where simplicity generates a humorous magic moment which threatens all Deimling's performance art.
workshop (PAS | INPUT studies)
PAS │ Performance Art Studies is an independent educational program offering intensive studies to young artists, art students and others interested in performance art, since 2008. The aim of these studies is to provide a comprehensive form of practicing on performance art in cooperation with performance art festivals, art academies, museums and galleries.
Since 2013 PAS is offering besides the longer PAS studies also condensed version: INPUT.
Designed to deepen already made performative experiences or make a first contact with this art form, this short studies are focused in activate and enhance artistic practice and theory.
Researching the dialogue between body, space and time in connection with image, form and materials will generate an open field where we can access and sharpen the perception and concepts around this art form. We will draw information from other art forms like painting, video sculpture, photography, poetry, dance, etc to explore the various intersections in which performance art is active. The aim of INPUT is to inquire the performance practice through experimental settings that will hopefully resonate after the studies in the further individual researches. At the end we will present the results at the FLAM VI, 26 March, 18:00, Dansmakers Amsterdam.
For over 15 years, BBB Johannes Deimling invests a large part of his artistic research into the teaching and the practicing of performative processes. In 2008 he founded the independent educational and artistic project PAS | Performance Art Studies, with festivals, studies and events on the global performance. Since 2012 he holds the position Associate Professor for Performance Art in NTA - Norwegian Theatre Academy at the Østfold University College.