Joshua Sofaer

Learning

Performance and the Everyday

de Kunstbank, Leuven, Belgium (1 day workshop), 2006

What is the difference between brushing your teeth and performing brushing your teeth? What is the difference between performing, acting and lying?

This one-day performance workshop for young people explored everyday performances through exercises, nonsense games, and by referencing the works of contemporary artists, Marina Abramovic, Bobby Baker, Marcel Broothaers, Sophie Calle, Erwin Wurm, Joseph Grigley, Michael Landy, On Kawara, Yoko Ono, Gabriel Orozco, and Panamarenko.

Performance and the Everyday led onto the development of the publication Perform Every Day and also The Daily Grind, a workshop outline for delivery to school children, to introduce young people to concepts of performance practice in everyday life situations.