Performance and Site Specific Online-Workshop

Kieron Jina (ZA) – Artist in Residence HELLERAU

Workshop online
Foto: Kieron Jina

The workshop is aimed at an audience wanting to diversify their artistic skills in the area of site-specific practice. We engage with sound, movement in space and visual elements as tools for creating a performance, the aim is to develop creative and intuitive thinking as a gate to free, unrestrained curiosity of one’s imagination, and further to dig deeper through the possibilities of improvisation and action. Site-specific performance is a fast-growing art form that has captured the imagination of performance and fine art practitioners throughout the world. Site-specific performance engages with a chosen site’s history, architecture and atmosphere to support devised stories. Site-specific or street art is motivated to speak directly to the general public, and not just people who attend cultural venues or institutions. There is a driving force to make art more accessible by taking it to the streets where anybody can engage but also were social concerns and ideas can be expressed. Where people can gather and share their concerns, make demands and perhaps start a revolt.

Kieron Jina is a multidisciplinary artist, performance-dance artist, choreographer, video artist, performance creative researcher, facilitator of creative process and lecturer based in Johannesburg. Jina has an MA in Art from Wits University. Jina’s interests include Afrofuturism, migration, Identity, sexuality, gender, new technology, immersive and site-specific performance, collaboration and interdisciplinary creative practices. Jina has won multiple awards including the Ovation Award for choreography at the National Art Festival of South Africa & the Goethe Coproduction fund to create DOWN TO EARTH at Tanzfabrik in Berlin. Jina completed artistic residencies that lead to collaborative performances and artistic creations in the following spaces Brazil, Germany, Austria, France, Reunion Island, Nigeria, Tanzania, South Korea & Switzerland. Jina is the founder & curator of Queer Art Night South Africa and is currently touring with #FEMMEINPUBLIC, PAUSE and PINK MONEY.

In 2019 Jina was selected as a participant for the Berliner Festspiele Theatertreffen International Forum in Berlin. Jina completed a residency which lead to a new creation entitled PAUSE at William Kentridge’s Centre For The Less Good Idea in Johannesburg. As well as a new collaborative interdisciplinary creation entitled INTERTHREAD for Infecting the City Festival in Cape Town and was an artist in residency at A4 Arts Foundation in Cape Town to create a new body of work entitled CATCH FEELINGS, NOT FLIGHTS. In 2020 Jina completed two new online performances entitled CHAMELEON HOME for Die Irritierte Stadt Festival in Stuttgart and FLAMBOYANCY: FIND YOUR WAY BACK for Eco Electro Queer Garden Party in Zurich. In 2021 Jina is invited to Switzerland for an artist-in-residency to conduct research through Pro Helvetia.

Language: English
Duration: 2 h

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The event will take place here via Zoom. 
To participate, you must download the Zoom software, agree to its privacy policy, and thus agree to the transfer of your data to the US. We are using Zoom because, to our knowledge, it is currently the platform with the lowest barriers to entry for a diverse group.