Performance Saga

Encounters with Women Pioneers of Performance Art

Performance Saga transmits and updates the history of Performance Art on many different levels and promotes a dialogue between the generations. The project includes the conception and realization of performance pieces, the publication of video interviews and the planning of events.

Eight Performance Saga Interviews were published in 2007 and 2008. They may be ordered from edition fink - Verlag für zeitgenössische Kunst. No further interviews are planned for now.

Three Performance Saga Festivals were held in Bern (2008), Lausanne and Basle (2009). Writing on the performances may be read at

A documentary publication of the performance festivals was published in January 2011 by liveartwork and can be ordered through:

Performance Saga is a project by the artist Andrea Saemann (b. 1962) and the art historian Katin Grögel (b. 1970). Both live and work in Basle.

(Website last updated in September 2012)