DAI Week nr. 7 ~ PAF (St.Erme, France). June 9 till June 17, 2022
(please scroll for the introduction to the programme & PAF rules)
DAI’s COVID-19 page for extensive, UPDATED information on our protocol during DAI weeks.
The detailed day-to-day program
The detailed day-to-day program for the entire week at PAF is to be found below.
PLEASE RETURN TO THE BULLETIN ON A DAILY BASIS AS THE SCHEDULE MAY BE UPDATED
Thursday 9 ~ Arrival
15:00 Touring car pick up students and KITCHEN respodents at Brussels Zaventem Airport
DINNER prepared by Anna Kooi & Tiziano Iervolino
Saturday 11 ~ KITCHEN + HTDTWT Seminars
Monday 13 ~ Factory 2.0 + COOP Transition
Friday 17 – Departure all
Bus departs from PAF to Zaventem Airport with students and COOP tutors
Tutors & Guests present at PAF
How To Do Things With Theory
Julia Morandeira Arrizabalaga, Sladja Blazan, Amit S.Rai, Ghalya Saadawi, Grant Watson and Hypatia Vourloumis. HTDTWT is coordinated by Florian Göttke.
Astarti Athanasiadou, Layal Ftouni, Quinsy Gario and Hypatia Vourloumis. Factory 2.0 is coordinated by Nikos Doulos, while the Kitchen is hosted by Gabriëlle Schleijpen.
COOP study groups:
(in partnership with Bulegoa/zb, Casco Art Institute: Working for the Commons, If I Can't Dance I Don't Want To Be Part Of Your Revolution, SAVVY Contemporary, sonsbeek20-24, State of Concept.)
Amal Alhaag, Ibrahim Cissé, Manuela García Aldana, Ghayath Almadhoun, Sagal Farah, Leon Filter, iLiana Fokianaki, Billy Fowo, Krista Jantowski, Snejanka Mihaylova, Laura Huertas Millan, Elia Nurvista, Rory Pilgrim, Marianna Takou, Ying Que, Müge Yilmaz, Leire Vergara. COOP is coordinated by Nikos Doulos (DAI, 2008). Remote contributions by Sari Dennise & Gatari Surya Kusuma.
To read more about how the curriculum components structure our program you are advised to consult our Syllabus.
Crew (making it all possible!) present at PAF
*Senior program co-ordinator hospitality & care | emergency response certificate holder: Jacq van der Spek, this time assisted by Kastė Šeškevičiūtė (DAI, 2015) and Flip Driest (DAI, 2021).
*Senior facilitator work spaces Roaming Academy | technical support: Peter Sattler (DAI, 2016).
*Culinary input by Anna Kooi & Tiziano Iervolino and Kristinn Guðmundsson (DAI, 2016).
*Back Office (remotely): Vinita Gatne (DAI, 2018) is our travel coordinator in dialogue with our travel agent Monique Hemminkways AKA Hemminkways, Corine van der Wal is our bookkeeper, while Rik Fernhout tracks all possible formal hurdles on DAI's pathways, in relation to travel-, health- and exam-regulations
Please consult our Crew-webpage for a more complete overview and the division of tasks.
Following our DAI Week 6, DAI returns once again to to St. Erme for a prolific week of study in the premises of PAF - PerformingArtsForum.
For the duration of DAI Week 7 we will make use of the spaces and facilities, carrying out our How To Do Things With Theory, Planetary Campus and COOP study components and ‘making our way’ gradually to the North of Italy for DAI Week 8 (Centrale Fies, July ) & 9 (Bergamo, August).
Our gratitude goes to all members of the collective, gracefully honouring the spirit of Jan Ritsema, theatre-maker and founder of PAF, and for sustaining PAF’s ideas and modus operanti. Here in St. Erme no juries, no gatekeepers, some conditions but no selection: PAF is one of the very few truly open art residencies on the planet: a political project of love and generosity!
PERFORMING ARTS FORUM (PAF)
15, Rue Haute
02820 St Erme Outre et Ramecourt
The complete mission statement issued by PAF
By joining DAI to PAF, you commit yourself to complying to the house-rules as stipulated by PAF and DAI:
MOST IMPORTANT RULES AT PAF:
PAF is not a hotel or a facility serving you. It is informal. There is no staff.
It’s well functioning, maintenance and cleaning is dependent on every resident.
The general principles of PAF are:
– Don’t leave traces
– Make things possible for each other.
- The do-er decides
- Mind asymmetries
DAI brings a very large group to PAF. Normally PAF residents have booked as individuals or in small groups. The exceptional working conditions of the DAI collective call for few more additional guidelines on top of PAF's general principles.
PLEASE READ THEM CAREFULLY !!!!
- The building is a bewildering maze of hidden corridors, halls, rooms, libraries, cellars, attics and courtyards. As you can imagine it is impossible to keep the cold outside. In order to keep, at least, our work and living spaces warm it is conditional to ALWAYS carefully close all the doors that you have opened behind you. Of course ‘classrooms’ should be aired frequently.
- During the DAI-Week we are the only guests and we are welcome to make use of all the spaces that are not occupied by the regulars who live here. Our classrooms, tutor's rooms and several communal spaces have been marked. Jacq made a ground plan where you can find the most important spaces.
- The elevator is exclusively in use for transport of food and equipment by staff. Never use it by yourself !
- All cups, plates, cutlery taken out of the kitchens or dining rooms always need to be returned and put away in the dishwashers - remember there is no staff to collect stuff and the building is immense).
- Departure day: a careful final cleaning round of all spaces that you have been using, including hallways, stair and all communal spaces is paramount !
– NO SMOKING ALLOWED INSIDE THE BUILDING - THERE ARE PLENTY OF COVERED AREAS IN THE COURTYARD AND THE GARDEN ~ BUT DO NOT STAND CLOSE TO, OR UNDERNEATH OPEN WINDOWS WHERE PEOPLE MIGHT HAVE THEIR CHERISHED SMOKE-FREE BEDROOMS. Smoking in the garden OK, but here again: do not leaves traces (luckily there are also plenty of ashtrays).
- After 23:00 loud music and loud conversations are not allowed: everybody in and around the building is entitled to enjoy a restful night.