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10 statements on being an artist

1. keep your senses open; or experiment with variations of open and closed 2. be quiet a lot of the time. 3. be an explorer, a researcher, a perpetual kid and a serious old person. 4. allow yourself to be influenced. go see other people’s work. engage in the discourse around you. be both in your time and outside of it. 5. talk to people and listen to what they say; listen to everything and keep track of your impressions. ask questions. don’t be satisfied with the answers. 6. you have to keep doing what you do. do what you are interested in doing. make what you are interested in making. 7. abandon any sense of ego-gratification. make things because you have no other choice. and because the world needs the things you make. 8. you have to walk a delicate balance between being too precious and not giving a shit. 9. risk being misunderstood, even criticized. if you think it’s too crazy then it’s probably just right. push your own limits. be honest. ask yourself what isn't working. if it works for you then do it. easy and nicely packaged art is not what we need. we need something that feels like it shakes reality as we know it. 10. practice being a human being as much as you practice your art. take care of yourself and your relationships. they will sustain you. 11. be incredibly habitual and incredibly unpredictable at the same time.

10 statements on being active in the independent scene

13.03.09 Peter Lovatt on Choreography

18.01.09 Emma Kim Hagdahl on coaching performance-making

19.01.09 Krõõt Juurak on performance-making

22.01.09 Alice Chauchat on choreography

22.01.09 Krõõt Juurak on performance-making

22/11/2010 - On Wabi Sabi as formal dynamic and Pinball machine as metaphore of the creative process/Ambra Pittoni

23.02.2010, juli reinartz, against communications skills

23.02.2010, juli reinartz, for beauty

23.02.2010, juli reinartz, on a movement practice

25.02.2010 by Juli Reinartz, 10 statements on jokes

A kinesthetic manifesto for a sensorial choreography - Mette Ingvartsen 16.02.2010

Fifteen theses on contemporary art by Alain Badiou

how to get an out of body experience - Nadja Hjorton 23. 02. 2010

how to treat an audience - Nadja Hjorton 22. 02. 2010

on how to avoid getting stuck in history - Mette Ingvartsen 21.02.2010

on how to practice the looping practice - Mette Ingvartsen 24.02.2010

on how to touch - Mette Ingvartsen 21.02.2010

on how to work - Kim Hiorthoy 24.02.10

on how to work - Mette Ingvartsen 17.02.2010

on how to work and live like ÖFA-collective - Nadja Hjorton 23. 02. 2010

on how to work in a group - Nadja Hjorton 23. 02. 2010

on making jokes - Kim Hiorthoy 23.02.10

on now - Zoë Poluch, February 2010

on Site-specific performance - Mette Ingvartsen 10.02.2010

on the importance of expanded choreography - Mette Ingvartsen 23.02.2010

on the importance of making a scores book - Alice Chauchat, 17.02.10

on what scores do to performers - Alice Chauchat, 22.02.10

on Why do i dance - Zoë Poluch, February 2010

on why not to work with a mentor/coach - Mette Ingvartsen

on why not work alone - Nadja Hjorton 23. 02. 2010

on why to make a publication of scores - Mette Ingvartsen 17.02.2010

on why to work with a mentor/coach - Mette Ingvartsen

on work - Nadja Hjorton 22. 02. 2010

Sell manifesto - Kim Hiorthoy 23.02.10

to the audience

Wax on, wax off manifesto - Kim Hiorthoy 23.02.10

why to persist in writing statements - Zoë Poluch, February 2010

[[4.02.09, jenn kelly on art-making