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In July 2013, Jasmin Schaitl and William “Bilwa” Costa began a collaborative duo. Since then they have performed, directed group performances, led workshops, and have been artists in residence in Europe, the US, and Mexico ... (click for more)

collaboration #01 (revisited), at CRETurE Festival, Lithuania
photo by Aurelija Taločkaitė

(Please refer to CV for complete list)

Their work is a continuous process of: practice, assessment, reflection, accumulation, and reduction. The two artists have an ongoing series of performative actions, as well as interest in further research through leading workshops.

Their performances address the physical relationship between two performers while exploring the correlation between, and potentials of: duration - ephemerality, proximity - distance, transformation - alteration, and duality - unison.

Their goal is to reduce, minimize, and find the essence of each action.

group projects

In addition to their duo, Jasmin and Bilwa collaborate with Akemi Nagao as Collective 三 (3) . They also work in larger groups, as part of ongoing projects titled Co- and sub_space, which focus on concept and time-based scores.

dossier of Jasmin and Bilwa
CV of Jasmin and Bilwa
bilwa link to website of Bilwa

collaboration series
collaboration is an ongoing series of performances, that address the physical relationship between two artists, while exploring the correlation between, and potentials of:
proximity – distance, transformation – alteration,
tempo – stillness, duration – ephemerality,
and duality – unison.

Using limited materials, each performance focuses on simultaneous actions, and the point where these actions phase, oscillate, and/or conjoin. These actions are repetitive, consistent, clear, precise, thorough and definite. Without narrative, they leave the audience time to assess the actions and interpret or propose her/his own meaning, content and thoughts.

The remnants of these performances are intentional, and remain as visual art installations.

imposition series
imposition is an ongoing series of site-relative performances.Through repetitive actions the two performers explore the potential of lines and how lines effect the relationship between each other and the space.

schwa is the experimental sound project of Jasmin Schaitl and Bilwa.
Links to sound-performance at Madame Claude, Berlin (2013) schwa at madame claude I
schwa at madame claude II