Call for student applications for Summer School 2012 with Marina Abramović, Steve Paxton, and Genesis Breyer P-Orridge
A pioneer of performance art, Marina Abramović (b. Yugoslavia, 1946) has been using her own body as the subject, object, and medium of her work since the early 1970s. In her art she is exploring the relationship between audience and performer, the limits of the body, and the possibilities of the mind. At MoMA PS1 Abramović will be joined by two assistants to teach The Abramović Method, a technique developed to train students in arriving at a clear state of mind in order to develop ideas for their own work.
Genesis Breyer P-Orridge (b. Great Britain, 1950) has been testing the limits and conventions of music, language, art, and identity for almost forty years. As a founding member of the 1970s British avant-garde performance collective COUM Transmissions which morphed into the seminal industrial band Throbbing Gristle, P-Orridge made art and music history. More recently, in collaboration with his late partner Lady Jaye, the artist started an ongoing experiment in body modification aimed at creating one “pandrogynous” being. Participants in this workshop will be expected to look with great honesty and openness at the emotional journeys of their life to date to explore the creation of an intimate, personal magical language.
Applicants must be current students with majors or emphases in art or an art-related discipline and must provide proof of current enrollment with their application. Participants should be available during the day and will be notified of class dates upon acceptance.
To apply for Summer School 2012, please send a completed application to: MoMAPS1SummerSchool@moma.org.
- A resume
- A 250-500 word statement of intent
- An academic letter of reference
- A clear, legible image of your school ID
Please note in the header of the email which course you’re applying to (e.g. Application for Summer School with Steve Paxton).
If you would like to apply for more than one of the Summer School 2012 courses, you must submit a separate application for each.
No applications sent via fax will be accepted. No phone calls, please.
For more information please visit momaps1.org/summerschool.
22-25 Jackson Avenue
Long Island City, NY 11101
*No student calls or emails please.
STATEMENTS FROM GENESIS ON THE CONTENTS OF THESE WORKSHOPS:
SIGILS, THE CUT-UP AND INTUITIVE MAGICK AS TOOLS TOWARDS FUNCTIONAL AND SPIRITUAL PERFORMANCE PROCESSES