Merry Christmas! Editor’s letter

This is the Christmas Special! Christmas is about gifts, lights, Christmas gnomes, songs, angels, Santa Clauses and food. It is about candles, decorations, trees and cards.  Moreover, Christmas is glittering and it’s red; it’s about giving and consuming, quieting down...

A FEW WORDS by Annette Arlander

A few words… Welcome to this issue of Ice-Hole, a compilation of some of the remains of the kick-off seminar of the Academy of Finland funded research project How to do things with performance? The seminar was organized on 4th October 2016 in collaboration with the...
TEXT and VIDEO “Performative Writing” by Hanna Järvinen

TEXT and VIDEO “Performative Writing” by Hanna Järvinen

Performative Writing In her article “Writing Performance” (1998) Della Pollock defines performative writing as having six qualities. It is evocative, rendering the absent present. It is metonymic, meaning that it is self-consciously incomplete. It is subjective – not...
TEXT and VIDEO “What is ‘ESITYS'” by Pilvi Porkola

TEXT and VIDEO “What is ‘ESITYS'” by Pilvi Porkola

My presentation is in two parts: at first there is a text What is ‘ESITYS’? I presented in a seminar. The second part is a video Reading on Sandra Bermann’s “Performing Translation”. 1.WHAT IS ’ESITYS’? My research in the project How to...
VIDEO “Abridged Performance” by Tero Nauha

VIDEO “Abridged Performance” by Tero Nauha

Abridged Performance In 2015 I started a project with two analogue devices — a vinyl record turntable and Theremin — in a performance lecture. One of the first presentations took place at the Deleuze and Artistic Research (DARE) conference held at the Orpheus...

EDITORIAL / Overdosing on Performance Art in Bern

text: Jörn J. Burmester and Janne Saarakkala In the previous issue we launched the new ICE HOLE strategy, to produce issues in cooperation. The issue #4 you have just opened was done in cooperation with BONE 18 Performance Art Festival that was held in Bern,...
Teaching Performance Art in Violent Times / TEXT

Teaching Performance Art in Violent Times / TEXT

text: Dani Ploeger By means of introduction (the responsibilities of my role) Until recently, I taught performance art in Higher Education institutions in England. The following is a collection of notes on my role and its responsibilities, organized to effectively...

This is the FLUID ACADEMY. USE IT. / TEXT

text: Jörn J. Burmester 1. The Frame The Fluid Academy comes in a number of different shapes. The first form it took was part of the performance art festival BONE, which in its 18th edition in December 2015, decided to go back to school. This text is the current...

One Minute or Two With… Madame Bovary / VIDEO

We invited four artists from BONE 18 festival to make a one-minute video with an object: Madame Bovary, a book by Gustave Flaubert. The artists – Florian Feigl, Evamaria Schaller, Helge Meyer and Klara Schilliger – had an English, French or German translation in their...

30 Years Black Market International / VIDEO

At Bone 18 Performance Art Festival, Bern, Switzerland A video documentary by Evamaria Schaller for ICE HOLE – Live Art Journal issue no.4 With Black Market International: Jürgen Fritz (DE), Myriam Laplante (CA), Alastair MacLennan (NI), Helge Meyer (DE), Boris...

Editor’s letter

Editor’s letter This time, ICE HOLE is done in collaboration with the TONIGHT event. TONIGHT was a series of performance art events, held at an intense pace between April 2014–December 2015. What was very special for TONIGHT was that each event started at...