April 18 – 22, 2011, Arti et Amicitiae

FLAM is a platform for diverse performance practices and approaches. FLAM focuses on the live gesture as defining an extended territory of performance art that goes beyond the body, and exposes it to a variety of different media and environments: sound, text, image, digital media, sculpture, painting and the city as a scene of action. The ambition is to define a space that differs from the black cube of theatre and its traditional cut between passive audience and performers. The focus is on the event of live performance, the emergence and the dissolution of an ephemeral form within the performative situation and its defining conditions. The body is understood as a site of unexpected knowledge and experience, which unfolds in the simultaneity of enacting or producing the work and the act of viewing. FLAM is a platform for exploration of a variety of questions, from duration and temporality, repetition and difference, to ways of situating performance as a comment on every-day life situations. FLAM is initiated by Rose Akras and Dirk Jan Jager.

Participating artists

Cecilia Bengtsson, Daniel Valentim, Dirk Jan Jager, Edward Janssen, Eva Schippers, Fernando Belfiore, Ilse Melis, Isabelle Schiltz, Lot Meijers, Luanda Casella, Mauricio Ianês, Rose Akras, round table, Steven Jouwersma, Veridiana Zurita, Vincent Riebeek, Yen Yi-tzu


Alena Alexandrova, Marcos Gallon, Bart Rutten

Flam team

Artistic direction and Curators

Rose Akras & Dirk Jan Jager


Rob Visser

Webdesign & Social Media

Bea Correa

Light and Sound

Tim van Vleugel & Bart van den Heuvel

FLAM has the support of Galeria Vermelho, outLINE Foundation, Mondriaan Fund, Arti et Amicitiae, Central de Cultura, Amsterdams Fonds voor de Kunst and Prins Bernhard Cultuurfonds for the presentation of performances in Amsterdam and São Paulo from artists of both countries.