Introducing KIPAF

PERFORMERS iNDEPENDENT (Pi) was an independent artists' collective, experimenting and exploring the traditional, modernist and contemporary spaces in the cultural paradigm. The Kolkata International Performance Art Festival was initiated by Pi in 2012 to annually open up the city of Kolkata to diverse traditions of performance, performitivty and interventions. Since then Pi has got fragmented but KIPAF has taken deeper roots.

The festival aims to be a platform for dialogue between site, art, politics and culture. KIPAF acknowledges the nascent nature of Performance Art in India, and will always play a role in the pedagogy of performance art.
The festival is be held between 23rd-26th January every year.

Wednesday, 27 September 2017

KIPAF 18 | Open Call | Body of Artist | Performativity of Escape


kipaf 18

Body of Artist | Performativity of Escape
   
What is Escape?
Escape— Cape; cap; caput; head; getting out of  One’s cape, leave a pursuer with one’s cape; using the   cape to take flight; disguise; free one-self from  one’s confinement; avoid physical or visual contact;

How to Not Leave a Trace...

How to Slip away...
Is it a desire and/or a compulsion?                                                                                                                                                         Is it a tactic, technique or an ism?                        
out of person’s grasp; a possibility; a means.                                                                          
Is escape laden with possibilities?

Performativity—not merely about communication; it is about embodiment
                                                      
Or the impossibility of being political?

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KIPAF(Kolkata International Performance Art Festival) is an annual event organized by independent artist group. The festival was initiated in 2013 to annually open up the city of Kolkata to diverse traditions of performance and interventions. It aims to be a platform for dialogue between site, art, politics and culture. KIPAF was conceived to address the nascent nature of Performance Art in India, and continues to play a significant role in the practice, pedagogy and outreach of performance art in South Asia. Our basic concern is to work out the formal , circumstantial, performative aspects of our everyday practices of hospitality.The Festival happens every year from 23rd to 26th January.KIPAF is also becoming special as many students from institutions like Gov. Art College,Kolkata , KALA Bhavan Shantiniketan, Fine Arts College Surat, Kashmir Art College travel to Kolkata, as observers and participants of the Open section. The independent nature of KIPAF has been maintained by constantly developing alternate modes of fundraising, involving street paintings, live art, sticker and post card campaigns. Since 2015 KIPAF is taking a workshop based turn, as we invite artists to come a week before KIPAF and initiate workshops. KIPAF ‘13,’14,‘15 16 & 17 have got participation from Bangladesh, Nepal, Philippines, Japan, Israel, Belgium ,Italy , Uk, Indonesia, Australia, France, Switzerland, USA & various parts of India. Unable to offer the artists any remuneration or travel expenses to and from Kolkata, we take responsibilities of the curated artists’ stay, food and local conveyance in the city. We will share the same with all participants as much as our abilities allow.

Please send in your applications to kipaf.curator@gmail.com by the 28th October 2017, midnight.

Wednesday, 25 January 2017

DAY 4 | KIPAF 17 | PERFORMANCE SCHEDULE



Stepping In After The State, 
We Begin At Brigade Ground In The afternoon 
On The Republic Day




POST-LUNCH 3 PM - 6 PM - RED ROAD PARED GROUND 

 TANZINA HOSSEN (3.30 PM)
FJ KUNTING (4:00 PM)
YUZURU (4:30 PM)

  
JAGANNATH GHAT

NIGHT 8 PM -  9:30 PM 

DIMPLE B SHAH(8:00 PM)
(8:30 PM)
DHANNJAY KUMAR  |    BHISAJI GADEKAR 
ARPITA SINGHA LOPA (9:00 PM) 

DINNER (9:30-10:30 PM)

NIGHT PERFORMANCES
 10:30 PM - 4:00 AM

PRADIP CHATTERJEE AND MICHAEL NORTHAM WILL DO  DAY LONG GHOST INTERVENTIONS

SUNDAR LAMA  & NEETI BAYALKOTI - (11:30PM) 

DIVESH GADEKAR |  DINIZ SANCHEZ - PARALLEL  (12'0 CLOCK)
Vinaykumar Rudraswami (1:OO AM )


KAMINI CHAUDHARY | TANAYA KUNDU (1:30AM)

EFAT RAZOWANA (2:30 AM) 
TAPATI CHOWDHURY (3:30AM) 
ENITH PÉREZ MEDINA (3:30 PM) 
KATARINA RASIC(4:00 AM)







Tuesday, 24 January 2017

DAY 3 | KIPAF 17 | PERFORMANCE SCHEDULE




DAY 3 AT KIPAF 17 IS SUPER STRETCHED, DIVERSE AND PACKED
21 PERFORMANCES IN 1 DAY
OVER FLOW OF CULTURE
CURATORIAL CHALLENGE / ADMIN NIGHTMARE

THE DAY BEGINS AT 4 A.M AT jAGANNATH GHAT AND THE ADJOINING FLOWER MARKET -

CLAUDIA ROSELLI WILL DO A24  DURATIONAL PIECE 

11 AM - PERFORMANCES BEGIN AT CG 145 SALTLAKE SECTOR 2 -

11.00 A.M - 3.P.M OPEN SESSION 



MORNING - AFTERNOON SESSION PERFORMANCES 

THIS IS AN INDOOR VENUE AND PERFORMANCES WILL BE HAPPENING TOGETHER IN SIMULTANEITY 


  • PRADIP CHATTERJEE AND MICHAEL NORTHAM WILL DO  DAY LONG GHOST INTERVENTIONS
  • TAPATI CHOWDHURY WILL BE DOING A DAY LONG INSTALLATIVE WORK 
  • TONY SCHWENSEN - 3 HOURS DURATIONAL
  • KELVIN ATMADIBRATA - 2 HOURS DURATIONAL
  • ISHAN PARIYAR - 10 MINS
  • ROHAN DHUMBRE -  30 MINS
  • SABITA DONGOL - 10 MINS 
  • CHELSEA COON -2 HOURS
  • NEETI BAYALKOT - 15 MINS
  • HITEN NOONWAL - 15 MINS
  • MANJOT KAUR - TIME NOT AVAILABLE 
  • RITESH MAHAJAN - 30 MINS

3. 30 PM - ONWARDS 

EVENING SESSION 

  • NASREEN SHARKER TOONTOON
  • DIMPLE SAHA 
  • VINAYKUMAR RUDRASWAMI 
  • FRANCESCA FINI + CHI  MUK
  • GRAHAM MARTIN 
  • BENJAMIN ABRAS




Monday, 23 January 2017

DAY 2 | KIPAF 17 | PERFORMANCE SCHEDULE


24TH JANUARY 2017 

12:00

NOON MEET  ON THE RADIUS OF MANOHARLAL  TARAG/ REFEREE'S CLUB/BACK SIDE OF PRESS CLUB

12:30 - 2.30 WITH WORKING LUNCH

REFEREE'S CLUB

ANUPAM SAIKIA

MANOHARLAL  TARAG

NANXI LIU
ROKKO JUHASZ

HEMA  GUHA

SHAHEED  MINAR
3.PM - 5 PM 

AMAL AKASH

VIKASH KHATTARI

ROHAN DUMRE


2. PM TO 3 PM

PARALLEL SLOW ASSEMBLY AT BHAWANIPORE CEMETERY 

3 PM - 5 PM 

PERFORMANCES  OPEN FOR VIEWING 

HEMA GUHA
PRADEEP CHATTERJEE
RAHUL BHATTACHARYA
SUMANA AKTER


TANAYA KUNDU WILL BE DOING A DURATIONAL PERFORMANCE THROUGH OUT THE DAY 


6.PM MEETING AT SS HOGG PARK ENTARNCE 

6 - 8 PM 

ANUPAM SAIKIA
HEMA GUHA
PERFORMERS iNDEPENDENT 

























Sunday, 22 January 2017

CURATED AND OPEN SECTION LIST

THE LIST OF ARTISTS FOR OPEN AND CURATED SECTIONS 

#KIPAF17


TENTATIVE AND FINAL SCHEDULE| KIPAF17 TO KNOW WHICH SLOTS ARE FOR OUR OPEN AND CURATED SECTIONS. YOU CAN HAVE A DIALOGUE WITH OUR CURATORS ACCORDINGLY 




CURATED SECTION 


1.     ANUPAM SAIKIA (INDIA)
2.     ARPITA SINGHA LOPA(BANGLADESH)
3.     BENJAMIN ABRAS(BRAZIL)
4.     CHELSEA COON (USA)
5.     CLAUDIA ROSELLI (ITALY)
6.     DINIZ SANCHEZ(PORTUGAL)
7.     FJ KUNTING  (INDONESIA)
8.     FRANCESCA FINI (ITALY)
9.     GRAHAM MARTIN​ (IRE/UK)
10.   HEMAVATHY GUHA(INDIA)
11.   HITEN NOONWAL (INDIA)
12.   JAMES WALKER (AUSTRALIA)
13.   KATARINA RASIC (SERBIA)
14.   KELVIN ATMADIBRATA(INDONESIA)
15.   MICHAEL NORTHAM(USA)
16.   NANXI LIU(CHINA)
17.   ROKKO JUHÁSZ(HUNGARY)
18.   TONY SCHWENSEN (AUSTRALIA)
19.   VINAYKUMAR RUDRASWAMI (INDIA)
20.   YUZURU(SINGAPORE)


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OPEN SECTION

1.     AMAL AKASH(BANGLADESH)2.     BHISAJI GADEKAR(INDIA)3.     DHANNJAY KUMAR(INDIA)4.     DIVESH GADEKAR (INDIA)5.     EFAT RAZOWANA (BANGLADESH)6.     ENITH PÉREZ MEDINA (INDIA/PERU)7.     NASREEN SHARKER (BANGLADESH)8.     NEETI BAYALKOTI (NEPAL)9.     RITESH MAHARJAN (NEPAL)10.   ROHAN DUMBRE(INDIA)11.   SABITA DANGOL (NEPAL)12.   SHAJIL PADIYOOR(INDIA)13.   SRINIVAS MANGIPUDI (INDIA)14.   SUNDAR LAMA (NEPAL)15.   TANAYA KUNDU (INDIA)16.   TANZINA HOSSEN (BANGLADESH)17.   USHNISH MUKHERJEE(INDIA)18.   VIKASH KHATRI (INDIA)19.   ZUBAN (INDIA)



KIPAF 17 / DAY 1 SCHEDULE



DAY 1 
23 | 01 |17

THIS YEAR KIPAF EXPLORES THE OLD COLONIAL AREAS OF SOUTH  CENTRAL KOLKATA . THE 1ST DAY OF KIPAF 17 IS DEDICATED TO VISITING THE SITES OF PERFORMANCE FOR OUR COMING DAYS. 

10.30 AM : 

WE ARE MEETING 23RD MORNING AT BHAWANIPORE CEMETERY, IT IS OUR WELCOME MEETING WITH OUR ARTISTS AND VOLUNTEERS. SETTING THE TONE FOR THE FESTIVAL. AND OUR FIRST EXPLORATION OF SILENCE 

THEN WE BEGIN OUR KIPAF PERFORMATIVE WALK, FROM THERE TO BAITANIK :  SOMEWHERE IN BETWEEN WE WILL HAVE LUNCH  .


02. PM 

 WE ASSEMBLE AT  REFEREE'S CLUB AND NEW MARKET AREA. 
THESE WE HAVE A SESSION OF MEETING , GATHERING AND IMPROVISATION. 

7 pm 

FROM THERE WE WILL REACH JAGANNATH GHAT FLOWER MARKET 

BY  LATE EVENING,WE WILL DISPERSE LATE EVENING FROM THE GHATS



Saturday, 21 January 2017

DAY 0.3 | KIPAF SCHEDULE




MORNING WE WILL MEET AT CG 145,SECTOR 2,SALT LAKE FOR WORKSHOP
(2ND DAY) CONTINUATION - SPACE,+ BODY AS A MATERIAL BY TONY SCHWENSEN


 2PM-5PM - KI PAI PROMOTIONAL  
MATERIAL DESIGN (LAMP SHADE- T SHIRT ETC.) AND HOSPITALITY MEETING

FROM 6PM ONWARDS WE ARE AT NEW MARKET AREA IN FRONT HOGG MARKET MAIN GATE , FOR OUTREACH PROGRAM AND STREET PROMOTION