On Alterity

May 30- June 3, 2017, Arti et Amicitiae and Frascati Theater

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, Aaron Ratajczyk

Artistic direction

Rose Akras


Titus Nouwens, Alice Pons and Olivia Reschofsky

PR & Communication

Katayoun Arian

Graphic design & Social Media

Bea Correa


Rob Visser


Ivy van de Veer

Text production application

Margarita Osipian


Peter Franken


Thomas Lenden and David Cenzer


Petros Panagiotis Orfanos


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