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Extra Time

artistic support
emerging artists and creation

10th - 20th

combined evening with 3 performances – length : about 210’ (with breaks)

Extra time aims to support, extend and stimulate artistic endeavours on the Swiss contemporary arts scene. Participants in this programme come as much from the performing arts scene as from other creative fields and share a common desire to enhance their approach to performing arts. far° sees them as having the potential to bring a new perspective and approach to the stage, or any other performance-related format. In this regard, Extra time offers artistic assistance, enabling artists to produce original works by further developing an existing short play or engaging in a new project. The aim is to give them an opportunity to define and test their hypotheses and to then share these with the audience during the festival. Before that, a performing arts specialist monitors each artist over several months, providing a theoretical framework and a critical outside perspective as well as practical tools to help them question and refine their project. The Extra Time programme also assists with the production and helps artists gain greater exposure and disseminate their works.

This year, Yan Duyvendak and the staff of far° monitored Rébecca BalestraStéphanie Rosianu and Oliver Roth, helping them develop original projects which they will present for the first time at far°.

Yan Duyvendak is a visual artist and performer. Particularly focused on highlighting how much television and mental images as well as social codes and other rituals of the entertainment industry thicken the screen that stands between mankind and reality, he reasserts throughout his work our human dignity in the face of a society based on images. Parallel to his artistic activities, he coordinates the ’art/action’ option at the Geneva University of Art and Design (HEAD–Geneva) and was responsible for teaching contemporary performance art, along with Christophe Kihm, Maria La Ribot, Lina Saneh and Nicolas Leresche to name but a few, from 2004 to 2014.

This summer, in collaboration with Nicolas Cilins and Nataly Sugnaux, he presents the new project Actions at the far° festival.