‘What IIIF?’ is a nomadic Interdisciplinary International Improvisation Festival. This research festival (the first was in Amsterdam in 2017) brings together researchers from around Europe to ask the question, ‘How/Can improvisation be documented?’ The festival moves within the Improvisation scenes and includes workshops, performances and reflection sessions. The initiative was taken by Thomas Johannsen(NL), Catharine Cary(US/FR) and Benedikte Esperi(SE). The intention is to focus on one method of documentation for each iteration of the festival venue. For IIIF Amsterdam, it was video. For What IIIF? LONDON, it was writing. Writing it down, on paper, on a computer, on a board, on your hand, printing, printing pages somewhere, cursive, upside down, backwards. Independent, artist-run and self-organized, nomadic and iterative, absent or present, it’s open to everyone who is interested.
Next festival will take place in Gothenburg 2019 16-20th of May
Documentations from each festival are published here (link to web)
Public venues London September 2018
Thursday, 27/09 6 pm Dyson Gallery, Royal College of Art, SW11 4AN LONDON
Saturday 29/09 10:20 am Middlesex Filter Beds Nature Reserve
PARTICIPATION and PERFORMANCE FB
Saturday 29/09 1 pm MID-AUTUMN FESTIVAL OF THE DAM VAN HUYNH COMPANY, Centre 151, E28SG LONDON PERFORMANCE FB
London festival was organized and hosted by: Catharine Cary, Benedikte Esperi and Thomas Johannsen in collaboration with all the participants. Special thanks to Anat Ben-David, Jasper Llewellyn, Independent Dance, Dam Van Huynh/Centre 151, Agata Kik, Rut Blees Luxemburg, Royal College of Art, Anne Duffau, Annette Geisriegl, Maggie Nichols, Esmeralda Detmers, Jagna Anderson, Maria Michailidou and Shelley Owen
Amsterdam festival was organized and hosted by: Thomas Johannsen, Benedikte Esperi and Catharine Cary in collaboration with Genetic Choir and the participants.