Residency 2 - Collective W

a project by 
CSS Teatro stabile di innovazione del FVG
ERPaC Ente Regionale per il Patrimonio Culturale del FVG
with the support of
Ministero dei beni e delle attività culturali e del turismo
Regione Autonoma Friuli Venezia Giulia

Residency 2
4 – 24 January 2016
Collective W (Fr)
Performance group: Joris Lacoste, Jeanne Revel, Lou Forster
(Residency in collaboration with Short Theatre)

Residency open to the public
Friday, 22 January 2016, 8 pm
Villa Manin di Passariano, Spazio Residenze
Method W

Collective W was founded in 2003 with the aim of undertaking artistic research into the conditions for collective expression. Now it has become a research collective exploring actions in representation situations.
Collective W is led by Joris Lacoste, artist, writer and playwright, and by the dramaturge Jeanne Revel. They are accompanied by Lou Forster, a philosopher by training, who collaborates with them as a critic, theoretician and playwright. This is the group that will be present at Villa Manin, making the most of the opportunities for concentration and inspiration the venue offers, in order to develop the concept and structure of their new work. This will be undertaken with method W's typical manner, taking a collective approach to the theory and application of their creations.
W simultaneously develops three complementary approaches to the investigation of the mechanisms of representation: practical, critical and theoretical. W imagines, organizes and produces games, theoretical and practical training sessions, publications, conferences and critical seminars.
The residency by Collective W is open to the public for one evening, where visitors will be engaged in performance games created with W's method. These games are instruments to formalize certain aspects of the activity of the performer, the dramaturge or the spectator. They are presented like performances to play with. Whilst some of these games require specific training, most are accessible to everyone: you only need to know the rules.

CSS Teatro stabile di innovazione del FVG
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