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Flam VII

On Alterity

From May 30 to June 3 2017, Flam presented a week of ongoing experimental performance and Live Art presentations at Arti et Amicitiae and Frascati Theater, featuring a program of cross-disciplinary and radically experimental work by more than twenty local and international artists. For its seventh iteration, Flam explored questions around self-presentation, self-transformation and a heightened state of alterity (otherness) in the digital age. With a particular focus on the performativity of ‘the self’, the artists responded to different states of alterity, for example by subverting the specific roles and social codes of today’s social media platforms. The possibilities to create, manipulate and perform different selves through selfies and constant status updates, have given rise to a variety of questions about performance and performativity. Flam VII aimed to provoke reflection and debate about the ways in which states of alterity, performativity and otherness are embodied and manifested in the daily presentations of the self. Next to Live Art presentations, this year’s program included a residency, workshops and a panel discussion about alterity.

Participating artists

Alondra Castellanos Arreola, Anthony Nestel, Bea McMahon, Beati Niesyta Jolanda, Black Circus, Cathrine Andresen, Clara Saito, David Bloom, Eva Susova, Fernando Belfiore, Geo Wyeth , HellFun (Josefin Arnell & Max Göran), Jean-Lorin Sterian, Joaquin Wall , Julian Weber, Maciej Sado, Mercedes Azpilicueta, Peter Baren, Rob Visser, Samira Elagoz, Simon Asencio, Vincent Riebeek, Zuzanna Ratajczyk

Richard

Jonh Jones

Artistic direction

Rose Akras

Curators

Titus Nouwens, Alice Pons and Olivia Reschofsky

PR & Communication

Katayoun Arian

Graphic design & Social Media

Bea Correa

Production

Rob Visser

Technique

Ivy van de Veer

Text production application

Margarita Osipian

Video

Peter Franken

Photo

Thomas Lenden and David Cenzer

Archive

Petros Panagiotis Orfanos

Coverage

Petra Ponte

FLAM VII is generously supported by AFK, Prins Bernhard Cultuurfonds, Stadsdeel Centrum Amsterdam, Stichting Outline, basis for Live Art, Arti et Amicitiae and Frascati Theater