aPRIL 25-30TH

The annual Indeterminacy Festival is a project by Dr. Stanzi Vaubel, offering curated, arts-based laboratories that challenge participants to connect across disciplinary expertise. This year, The Indeterminacy Festival was invited by the School of Performing Arts at the University of Malta, hosted in collaboration with Dr. Max Erwin and Ms. Sara Accettura who have brought their students and community into this years project. 

The 2022 iteration of The Indeterminacy Festival was created in collaboration with Adelheid Mers, using The Braid, a multi-dimensional facilitation instrument Mers has developed, as a point of departure. Focusing on the question "How do you work?" Vaubel and Mers worked with festival collaborators to explore their individual methodologies. During the festival these artists will share these methods with us.



This is a unique year for The Indeterminacy Festival because it is structured as a creative incubator for artists to come into conversation with other artists. It is an opportunity to discover the methodologies and strategies taken by a diversity of practicing artists and to have a chance to bring your own work into the forum. The structure of the workshops emerged from our time in the pandemic and the chance to think through our creativity (and how we share it) in new ways.

Each day we will be joined by a visiting artist via zoom or in person (if they are based in the same city) and we will spend three hours with the artist from 11-2pm, on and off line, testing out their ideas and stepping inside their process. Online, artists will explain their methods, and off line we will work in small groups to workshop their ideas and experiment, to then return back online and share out our findings and discoveries.

The Festival will be hosted in the following locations:

𝘊𝘩𝘪𝘤𝘢𝘨𝘰: Studio of Adelheid Mers, Humboldt Park
𝘔𝘰𝘯𝘵𝘳𝘦𝘢𝘭: Concordia University, John Molson School of Business Building, MB8.101 | MB8.135, 1450 Guy Street
𝘔𝘢𝘭𝘵𝘢: University of Malta, School of Performing Arts, Old Humanities Building
𝘉𝘶𝘧𝘧𝘢𝘭𝘰: The University at Buffalo Music Department, 220 Baird Hall, North Campus

The Festival will culminate in a Share-Out session on April 30, 10 am-1 pm CST/11 am-2 pm EST/5-8 pm CEST.
𝙄𝙛 𝙮𝙤𝙪 𝙥𝙖𝙧𝙩𝙞𝙘𝙞𝙥𝙖𝙩𝙚 𝙞𝙣 𝙬𝙤𝙧𝙠𝙨𝙝𝙤𝙥 𝙚𝙫𝙚𝙣𝙩𝙨, 𝙖𝙩𝙩𝙚𝙣𝙙𝙞𝙣𝙜 𝙩𝙝𝙞𝙨 𝙛𝙞𝙣𝙖𝙡 𝙙𝙖𝙮 𝙞𝙨 𝙣𝙚𝙘𝙚𝙨𝙨𝙖𝙧𝙮.


Application can be found here

Bill Gilbert: Walking Constellation Maps (4/25 + 4/27)
Vincenzo Di Nicola: The Manifesto in the 21st Century (4/25)
Brian Kavanaugh: Studio Forward Method(4/25, hosted exclusively for Opening Doors)
Kathy Kennedy: Echolocation (4/26)
Jonathan Golove + Carmit Zori: How to Phrase Emotion (4/26)
Michaela Neild: Embodied Tools for Interdependence (4/27, hosted exclusively for Step Up for Parkinsons)
Melanie Aceto: Material Brainstorming (4/27)
Ben Zucker: Composing the 'where' of Music (4/28)
Jesse Stewart: We are all Musicians (4/28)
Sandy Silva: Pulse (4/29)
Alanna Kraaijeveld: Fighting Monkey Practice (4/29)

indeterminacy, 2019
Photo by: Michael Mandolfo