attention burn play brPaths towards a performative cartography

With Lucia Palladino
With the collaboration of Piero Ramella

Workshop organised by Ona Fusté and Alicia Soler.
With the collaboration of ACVic Centre d’Arts Contemporànies, l'Escola d'Art i Superior de Disseny de Vic and Santa Eulàlia de Riuprimer Council

17th to 23rd April 2019



Dates: 17th to 23rd April 2019
Venue: La Rovira Nova (Santa Eulàlia de Riuprimer)


17th April 4 to 6 pm
From 18th to 22nd April from 10am to 2pm, and from 4 to 6pm

Tuesday 23rd April: FINAL PERFORMANCE (double session, open to the general public)

5 pm: Plaça de la Vila-1 d'octure, Santa Eulàlia de Riuprimer
7.30 pm: Escola d'Art i Superior de Disseny de Vic


Please note that applicants must include a letter explaining why they are interested in taking this workshop. An email must be sent to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., on application to join the workshop.


250 € without lunch / accommodation included
275 € with lunch / accommodation included

The workshop will be held at the Rovira Nova. The house has a communal space for sleeping and cooking (vegetarian food).

The registration period ends on Wednesday, 10th April. Limited places. Reservation by order of registration, which will be considered completed once the registration form has been received and payment has been made. The workshop will take place only if a minimum number of places is achieved.

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_ATTENTION: practical attentiveness through the physical body and the environs.
_BURN: tools for improvisation and composition.
_PLAY: practising effective performative measures and public openness.

A laboratory in which to explore the decision-making process in the performative context, in improvisation and composition.

Through a set of physical games, oriented towards developing attentiveness, we will analyse the relationships which we activate in each performative action. We will practice walking as a practice of silence: a form of collective meditation, which sharpens the capacity for attentiveness and reveals individual decision-making patterns. At the end of the workshop, the working group will stage two performances, at the Plaça Major at Santa Eulàlia de Riuprimer, and the Escola d'Art i Superior de Disseny de Vic.


"Because in reality, all human error, poetic or spiritual, is no more, in essence, than inattentiveness." (Cristina Campo)

No landscape is completely describable. When we wish to report an experience, we always end up by leaving something out. Perception, in the experience of the world in which we exist, is always elsewhere, is not in our palette of descriptive tools, when different sets of possible relationships coexist. Through artistic practice, we have the opportunity to resist the tendency to prejudge. We will train the body to face events as though they were happening for the first time.

The structure of the work will follow three approaches, with different interrelated practical activities:

_ATTENTION: practical attentiveness through the body and the environs.
During the laboratory, an extensive part of the work will be dedicated to the practice of walking outdoors while applying different protocols. This set of practices will form a training in both physical fitness and concentration. We intend to practice walking as a practice of silence; as a form of collective meditation, which sharpens the capacity for attention, reveals the patterns of decision-making, nourishes desires, helps to welcome the unknown and to renounce the expectations of accomplishment.

_BURN: tools for improvisation and composition.
The practice of walking will be a preparation of different game-based activities which will narrow down the outer landscape (forests, fields, hills, etc.,) to a more readable landscape. This part of the work will focus on the practice of mapping, and the establishment of rules and a common performatic vocabulary.

_PLAY: practicing effective performative measures and public openness.
At the end of the workshop, the group will participate in a public performance. We will deal with the transformation of everyday spaces through performative intervention. The game will be a means to change the public perception of the context, with a poetic reconnection of the actions with the mythical memories which are hidden there.


The laboratory is open to anyone interested in artistic and performative practices as a form of knowledge.
Applicants should take into account that the work will be intense from a physical and performative point of view, and that there will be a final performance open to the public.
Applicants need not have previous experience in the field of performance.


Lucia Palladino is a dancer, choreographer and researcher. She studied independently following her Master’s degree in Spain, Portugal and Belgium, most notably Frey Faust and João Fiadeiro. She is an Axis Syllabus certified teacher, and she is part of the Axis Syllabus International Research Community. She teaches professional and pre‐professional dancers in Italy and abroad (Wien/ WUK, Tanzquartier, Paris/Canaldanse, Bruxelles/Hybrid Studio, USA/Earthdance, et al.). Noteworthy are her collaborations with Daniele Albanese_Stalk and with Teatro Valdoca, as performer and choreographer. She holds a degree in Portuguese Literature at the University of Rome 3, with a thesis on “The figures of the body in Goncalo M. Tavares”.

Piero Ramella is a visual artist and performer. He studied painting with Paolo Cervi Kervischer in Trieste. He studied dance and movement most notably with Masaki Iwana and Lucia Palladino. In 2014 he graduates in Philosophy at the University of Trieste discussing a thesis On Ludwig Wittgenstein. In 2015 he joins the artistic collective Kokoschka Revival (Milan). In theatre he worked with Anagoor, Teatro Valdoca and Alexander Sokurov. He is now following the A.PASS post-master program in Brussels with a research project Shared with Lucia Palladino.


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