Zero Performance is a Project of Andrew Marcus of Andrew Marcus Performance, USA, and Wilma Vesseur of SubsTanz, Europe. Zero is dedicated to exploring issues of space, time and the body in the context of performance, employing strategies that question and challenge performer/audience relationships. For Zero, performance is a practice toward transformational experience.
Zero defines performance as a created work which takes on a life in the world beyond, but not separable from, that of performers and their audiences. These include solitary or multiple events, community practices, and all experiences of embodied exchange through touch, movement, sound, and visual media contextualized by site(s) from which they are inextricable.
Zero is dedicated to the transformation of traditional artist/audience relationships and their implied hierarchies. Activity and passivity yield to interactivity. Orientation is toward mutually heightened experience in which all participants are intrinsic and essential. Zero is dedicated to performance as a practice toward transcendence of perceived dualities of mind and body and individual and community.
Zero is committed to the body as the site of experience and knowledge. Any act performed in association with Zero is understood to be a physical act. Outcomes of actions are evaluated according to their impacts on participating individual, communal and cultural bodies.