Collaboration Projects :

Anticipating You /  Floating Worlds /  Silent Crossing Boundaries 

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Anticipating You

A interdisciplinary  collaboration project 

From 7th September to 16th October 2016

Art centre “Pushkinskaya-10”, bld. B, 2nd floor Entrance from Ligovsky pr., 53, and Theater STAGE DFT, Griboyedov Canal Embankment 3, St. Petersburg, Russia

 

In St. Petersburg I was  working on a video and photography  project of several parts which will be a metaphoric investigation and interpretation of St. Petersburg. The titles “Anticipating You” and “Night, Street, Streetlight, The drugstore” link to the poems of Alexander Blok which, along with works by Anna Akhmatova, serve as the base for several sequences of the video.

I carried the project out in collaboration with the theater group STAGE DFT at their theater and with model/perfomance artist Alena 

 See also Video Anticipating You : http://johannesgerard.com/Video Works

Supported  by Stroom, The Hague, Netherlands and SPAR, St. Petersburg, Russia

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Floating Worlds

Floating Worlds I conducted in September / October 2015 at 435ArtStudio in Banqiao, New Taipei City, and in the surroundings of Taipei, Taiwan. For this project I have again together with Hsin-Ying Tsai . But unlike Silent Crossing Boundaries this Project focused exclusively on video, performance and photography. In addition I gave as well workshops and lectures. The topics and concepts are based on the keywords. Identity, relationships, inner conflict, Search, restlessness, sadness and urbanity. Two  videos Knife-Relation! and Sorrow  related to the project can be watch on :

http://johannesgerard.com/Video Works

Supported by Stroom, The Hague, Netherlands and New Taipei City Cultural Affairs Bureau, Taiwan

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Silent Crossing Boundaries

Silent Crossing Boundaries is a cross culture and cross discipline project at the same time. The project was created at Soulangh Cultural Park and Jia-Li District in Tainan City, Taiwan between August and November 2014. The dancer Hsin Ying Tsai (Kaohsiung, Taiwan) and the model and performer artist Yu-I Kao (Tainan, Taiwan) collaborated in this project. The project is assembled by three Land Art installations, three indoor installations, a video installation with five segments and a photography installation. The dance segments , choreography and performaning segments where created and carry out by Hsin-Ying Tsai and Yu-I Kao. The concept of the project was based on the ideas of identity, borders and culture differences. Two videos belonging to the project - Here & Now and Sunrise Memories can be watch on: 

http://johannesgerad.com/Video Works

Supported by Stroom, The Hague, Netherlands and Tainan City Cultural Affairs Bureau, Taiwan