Artsadmin Showreel 01 from Alexandra Zierle & Paul Carter on Vimeo.

'At The Edge', at Kynance Cove, Cornwall, in collaboration with Manuel Vason, 2011, was created through spontaneous play and quickly moved into a highly symbolic act of urgency.

'Between Lands and Longings: The Rat and the Milk', Melbourne, 2013, a film made by The Public Studio in response to our Living Room Opera performance on a sheep farm outside Melbourne. This footage shows our approach to material led processes anchoring strong metaphors derived from interview material gathered.

'Waiting for your Promise' at The Venice International Performance Art Week, 2012 fundamentally explores the precarious balance of interdependency in relationships.

Into The Distance from Alexandra Zierle & Paul Carter on Vimeo.

Into the Distance is a video work documenting one interaction from a durational participatory performance by Zierle & Carter titled Into the Distance, the performance challenges conventions of human behavior and intimate encounters between two strangers in the public arena of a busy shopping arcade.

The performance is an invitation to venture into spaces of the unheard and spoken, to explore different modes of communication. Simple in its aesthetic and structure, yet complex in its social and cultural commentary, this performance is anchored in an exploration of the intangible, invisible, the unseen, the personal and the collective.

Passer-by’s are simply invited to participate in a social experiment which explores intimacy in public space, contextualised by elaborating that in our everyday lives, intimacy is often expressed between two people familiar with each other, in an enclosed environment, in private, and often in close proximity. This ‘experiment’ aims to explore how an intimate interaction can occur between two strangers, outside in public, over a distance. Participants are explained that the interaction lasts as long as they want it to and there is no right or wrong way of doing it. The instruction is to simply hold the untied balloon that will be given to you for as long as you can hold the lady’s gaze. Participants can interpret the holding of the gaze as they wish.

Directly challenging societal codes of intimacy, the work opens dialogue around notions of exchange, of giving and receiving, and notions of connection through bridging/connecting people and spaces. Into the Distance opens space in which parameters can be shifted and the limitations of space re-envisioned through redirecting focus. This simple interaction in the shopping arcade seeks to bring the focus back to the experience of another human being through the body and beyond.

Dear friends and colleagues,

WE NEED YOUR HELP!

http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/zierlecarter/between-lands-and-longings-living-room-opera-in-au

Please help us to get to Australia to present our new sense of belonging themed ‘Living Room Opera’.

Join others in supporting our Kickstarter Crowdfunding Campaign with a donation (however large or small) and get very special limited edition gifts from our project in Australia in return!!! This is your chance to collect some Zierle & Carter performance relics, photographic prints, free tickets, daily project updates, limited edition postcards, a credit on the project website and more… gifts are limited, so check it out now.

We are very passionate about making this unique project happen… all the funding for the rest of the production is in place accept for the money needed for our flights. We really don’t need a lot and so with a little bit of help from everyone we can make this happen.

Click the link to see our profile video and project info for more details on the cause and the limited edition gifts on offer. Please also feel free to share this link to anyone who might be interested.

Thanks for your time,

All our warmest thanks

Alexandra Zierle & Paul Carter - Zierle & Carter 

Performed by Zierle & Carter (ZierleCarter) at Catalyst Arts Gallery, Belfast for the 2013 Arts Council Northern Ireland funded DUO DAYS performance art event, ‘Waiting for your promise’ fundamentally explores relationship dynamics. Bound tight together, blinded to each other by the material that confines them, this process based material led performance unfolds, slowly unraveling its layers. The work brings to the surface issues surrounding co-dependency, limited projections of the other, tension, conflict, balance, and the 45min durational gradual act of burning the attachments free, to reconcile by bringing both glowing singed ends together to cinder, smoke and be transformed. Video filmed and edited by Emmanuelle Negre. This event was organised by BBeyond and curated by Hugh O’Donnell and Anne Quail. For more information on Zierle & Carter’s collaborative practice, visit zierlecarterliveart.com or contact them at info@zierlecarterliveart.com

Performed by Zierle & Carter at Catalyst Arts Gallery, Belfast for the 2013 Arts Council Northern Ireland funded DUO DAYS performance art event, ‘Waiting for your promise’ fundamentally explores relationship dynamics. Bound tight together, blinded to each other by the material that confines them, this process based material led performance unfolds, slowly unraveling its layers. The work brings to the surface issues surrounding co-dependency, limited projections of the other, tension, conflict, balance, and the 45min durational gradual act of burning the attachments free, to reconcile by bringing both glowing singed ends together to cinder, smoke and be transformed. Video filmed and edited by Emmanuelle Negre. This event was organised by BBeyond and curated by Hugh O’Donnell and Anne Quail. For more information on Zierle & Carter’s collaborative practice, visit www.zierlecarterliveart.com or contact them at info@zierlecarterliveart.com

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Venice International Performance Art Week

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Interview by A.E.Zimmer

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THE EXPERIENCE AND PERCEPTION OF TIME. 


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A conversation with the artists Helena Goldwater, Weeks & Whitford, Snezana Golubovic, BBB Johannes Deimling and Zierle&Carter creators of the week-long series of LIVE DURATIONAL PERFORMANCES at the Art Week.

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COME LA NEBBIA. Cronaca sentimentale di un primo ultimo giorno.

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Fa particolarmente freddo nel Palazzo, le luci si stanno per abbassare, la gente comincia ad affluire nelle sale, mentre noi siamo qui,  concentrati nella nostra scrittura, come al solito. Ma non è una giornata come le altre, si attende il gran finale, siamo tutti sottilmente emozionati, come dei ragazzini che aspettano l’inizio di una festa, come un sabato sera di diversi anni fa.  

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BUONA FORTUNA VENEZIA PERFORMANCE ART.

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On December 21, 2012, the 5,000-year-old Mayan Calendar ended. We seem to have survived. On October 19, 1960 Yves Klein pretended to leap out of a window. We never landed. On January 17, 1963, Robert Filliou proposed that Art began one million years ago, when someone dropped a sponge into a bucket of water. We have been partying ever since. From December 8 to 15, 2012, the first edition of Venice Performance Art Week again redefined performance art. There is a fresh whiff in the breeze.

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DIY 9: 2012 - Call for Participants

UPCOMING WORKSHOP OPPORTUNITY

Zierle & Carter
At the edge of the land, of practice, and of knowing
West Penwith, Cornwall, UK

DIY 9: 2012 - Call for Participants

Taking flight or the fall? Exploring ‘the edge’ as departure point to the not yet known.



Project summary:
This three full day (four nights) intensive workshop will explore, in a sensorial and experiential way, what it is like to be out at the very periphery of a ‘bleak and rugged land’ – where historically experimentation, innovation, pioneering, radicality and alternative methods/philosophies have emerged strongly and are embedded in an ancient, seemingly ‘untouched’ landscape. Working site and context specific, we will be mapping the psycho-geographical landscape through our bodies and actions, trying to find our inner edge through exploring the outer edges, stepping into the spaces in-between land and water. Through body centred and material-led exercises/experimentations at sites along the West Penwith coastline, the workshop’s activities respond to the complex context and multiple realities revealed by being at the edge. Inhabiting a different space/site each day, the intention is to ‘get under the skin’ of what Cornwall ‘means’, ‘what it is’, and what its legacies are today; reflecting on its long industrial history, rich with processes of extracting, breaking down and filtering out, melting down and transforming. With a guided walk by the National Trust, an opportunity to ‘go underground’ and contextualising talks/presentations by local experts and residents, we will be working with the post-industrial legacy (disused mining sites), introducing durational processes – embedding and ‘anchoring’ actions back into the contemporary narrative of the landscape. We will adopt a peer support and skill sharing approach.

Dates, times and location:
Evening of Saturday 4 to Morning of Wednesday 8 August, 2012
10am – 9pm daily (on the Sunday, Monday, Tuesday).

At various sites of historical/contextual significance around West Penwith, Cornwall.
Based from our accommodation at Carnyorth Environmental Educational Centre, daily site visits will be made by foot and by minibus.

Nearest Train Station: Penzance (the ‘end of the line’), Cornwall.

Application procedure:
Applications welcome from practitioners from all levels of experience working within contemporary performance/cross interdisciplinary artforms. Please submit a short statement (approx. 500 words) that includes a description of your practice, an indication of a strong interest in the location and context specificity of the workshop and/or in durational, site-specific, process based and/or material-led enquiries, as well as how you feel you could contribute to the group. Include any relevant websites/links to your work and your email address and phone number. Send up to five related or representative images (no larger than 2MB each) with your statement to info@zierlecarterliveart.com (cc’d to diy@thisisliveart.co.uk) with ‘DIY 9’ in the subject line. For videos/sound please send as links in your application. There are 12 places available, with six places allocated for Southwest based practitioners.

Application deadline: Monday 9 July 2012

The artists:
Zierle & Carter are experienced workshop leaders, lecturers and project managers. As artists, they critically examine different modes of communication and what it means to be human, addressing notions of belonging, dynamics within relationships, and the transformation of limitations. Their work sites an embodied investigation into human interactions and encounters, acting as an invitation to venture into the spaces in-between the external and internal, permanent and transient, spoken and unheard. The work fundamentally explores society’s conventions, traditions and rituals, often flipping them on their head, reversing orders and disrupting the norm. Working internationally, their site-specific work takes on many guises and has been shown in galleries, in cupboards, empty cinemas, busy shopping areas, city parks, in libraries, tunnels, World War 2 bunkers, and created from working nomadically in wilderness – on snow covered mountain plateaus, at craters of volcanoes, and on the edge of a stormy cliff.

For further info see http://www.zierlecarterliveart.com or http://throughtheheartperformances.tumblr.com

Contact information:
Please feel free to contact us on info@zierlecarterliveart.com with any questions you might have about the workshop.

This DIY project is supported by The Works, Dance and Theatre Cornwall.

This project was a response to the DIY 9 Call for Proposals 

DIY 9 is a Live Art Development Agency initiative developed in collaboration with Abandon Normal Devices (North West), Artsadmin (national), Colchester Arts Centre (East), Fierce (West Midlands), Live at LICA (North West), The Performance Centre at University College Falmouth (South West), PLATFORM (national), Sound and Music (National), Whitstable Biennale (South East), Yorkshire Sculpture Park (Yorkshire), and The Works, Dance and Theatre Cornwall (South West).

Images by Steve Tanner of our work as part of the Performance Transition exhibition at The Exchange Gallery, including our Canadian Banff series of photographic works created on our residency at the Banff Centre, and ‘Hour Glass’ and ‘Head to Head’, light box photographic prints from a collaboration with Manuel Vason last year as part his Live Art Development Agency DIY7 workshop entitled ‘Becoming and image’ .