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William Bilwa Costa
Collaboration #17 Jasmin Schaitl and William "Bilwa" Costa
collaboration #17 is a one hour, site-relative performance as part of the series collaboration.
collaboration is an ongoing series of performances, that address the physical relationship between two artists, while exploring the correlation between, and potentials of: proximity – distance, transformation – alteration, tempo – stillness, duration – ephemerality, and duality – unison. Using limited materials, each performance focuses on simultaneous actions, and the point where these actions phase, oscillate, and/or conjoin. These actions are repetitive, consistent, clear, precise, thorough and definite. Without narrative, they leave the audience time to assess the actions and interpret or propose her/his own meaning, content and thoughts. The remnants of these performances are intentional, and often remain as visual art installations.
This project is made possible with the kind support of Bundeskanzleramt Österreich.
BIO: In July 2013, Jasmin Schaitl and William “Bilwa” Costa began a collaborative duo. Since then they have performed, led workshops, and have been artists in residence throughout Europe and UK. In February 2015, they will tour the US. Their work is a continuous process of: practice, assessment, reflection, accumulation, and reduction. The two artists have an ongoing series of performances, a trio with dancer Akemi Nagao, and continuous research through leading workshops. Their goal is to reduce, minimize, and find the essence of each action.