Summer Academy Schloss Homburg 2013

Tower Dreams

Malerei mit Gertrude Elvira Lantenhammer

performance workshop

Instructor: Vernita Nemec, N`Cognita

Thursday, 26.08 to Saturday, 28.08. 2013
daily 12.00 - 6.00 pm, further lessons by arrangement
2 to 10 participants

Fees: 280,-€
no extra material needed


"My artmaking is concerned with translating my inner realities into installations, performances, photographs and m/m collages. I choose materials I find inspiring at that moment, be it a found street fragment, an old dress I can't part with or a magazine image. My desire is to create through my visual and performance art, a visual autobiography addressing issues of relationship, loss and self-actualization - to imbue my fragmented imagery with complexities and nuances that reflect our 21st century lives."

Vernita Nemec offers to work out a performance together with her students. Step by step she evolves movements to express the inner realities. Instruction and support according the requirements.

Vernita N'Cognita aka Vernita Nemec

came to performance art from a visual art background, largely self-taught until discovering Butoh, studying with Akira Kasai & others. Autobiography & what it is to be a female is a constant thread in her artwork, but now in the twenty-first century, she has added the dilemma of aging.
 Nemec first performed in 1968 at Judson Church for Phill Niblock and in Meredith Monk's Juice at the Guggenheim Museum in 1970. Nemec began using her own material in 1978, presenting more than 70 performances, lectures & workshops at universities and performance spaces in the U.S, Mexico City, Tokyo, Frankfurt & Darmstadt, Budapest, Dublin and Paris. In 2007 Nemec performed at the opening of the Brooklyn Museum's Sackler Center for Feminist Art and since then has performed in New York City at Judson Dance Theatre, Dance Theater Workshop (now Live Arts) and in Soho20 Gallery Savoir Faire Series.
 The artist has presented Butoh guerilla performances at the Pompidou Museum, Paris, France in 2005 & 2007 and at Documenta XIII in Kassel,Germany. She received a performance grant from the Jerome Foundation (Franklin Furnace Performance Art Fund) and was a part of Linda Montano's 7 Years of Living Art (2004-11) with the expressed goal of "7 More Untitled Years of Wherever My Art Leads Me". She lives in Soho, New York City on Canal Street and loves it.

Vernita Nemec, N`Cognita
361 Canal Street # 2
New York New York 10013
001 212.925 4419


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Homburg on Man offers various accommodation. Information can be found under, and Elvira Lantenhammer.


Course Registration

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