It should be mentioned that four years ago it was hard or even imposible to count thirty performance artists, but thanks to this festival the new generation of performance artists introduced to the Iranian art scene, which is our very fundamental goal in parallel of broaden the awareness of the contemporary media, introduction of the performance art, facilitation of experimental attempts and establishment of the dialogue among artists.
Like our previous festivals all the artists have been invited based on their activities in the performance art field. The majority of the first-time participant are selected from last year’s workshops. We have also considered artists who live in other cities and abroad.
Due to granted fact of the limitation of the number of the artists we have planned a new project to encompass more experimental ideas and larger number of artists which will be announced during the time of the festival. As an aside there are many performance art workshops to satisfy the educational purpose of the festival which their result will be the last performance art under the name of Beta Group.
The theoretic focus of the 4th festival is time. The definition of time, its role to shape the space and the relation between other elements of performance art and time will be the subject of theoretic discussions. Artists have no restrictions on theme, subject and form of their performances. However, some of them concentrate on this subject.
The forth round of the festival is the outcome of the previous festivals, it could be extinct if there are not the collaborations and cooperations of artists, audience, and my colleagues.