Performing Arts Forum
Terms and Conditions:
Find hereunder some general information about PAF:
please read all the info and confirm us you’re coming with the dates,
We have had a few inquiries from artists about the structure of PAF.
We tried to explain something:
Going to PAF, using PAF, allowing oneself a confrontation with PAF implies taking risks. The Risk of having a sublime experience or one that sucks completely.
And finally it turns out to be not a risk at all as it is all about what one makes out of a situation, out of a complex of open circumstances, oneself
Paf offers its residents to define themselves where they are and how they are in it.
Paf just offers a platform, a platform that is an instrument and a tool
for the user to play and be played on it and with it
Paf is all about self-organization and motorizing oneself
Nothing will push the participants forward but themselves
they are the drives and drivers of their own experience
Paf is a tool
for them to loot the tool
Prices in 2018 are 18 euro per night (18 euro in 2018 too) when your stay is longer than 5 nights and 20 euro when under 5 nights (20 euro in 2018 too). 475 euro for one month. (475 euro in 2018) Plus for everybody a membership fee of 12 euro, valuable for 12 months and a form to sign that PAF is not liable for any damage done to you.
During SpringMeeting, SummerUniversity and WinterUpdateMeeting, when food will be served, one pays 17 euro per day extra for the food. (SummerUniversity 2018: From July 30- September 2)
Eyes (film/video/photography) 30/7-5/8
Head (thinking/philosophy) 6-12/8
Body (dance/movement) 13-19/8
Ears (music/sound) 20-26/8
Tongue (poetry/writing/theater) 27/8-2/9
More info on demand.
WinterUpdateMeeting 2018, 26/12- 2,3/1. Springmeeting 2018, 31/3-9/4.
As we have no staff anymore we can't pick you up at the train station any longer, that means that you have to order a taxi.
The taxi brings you for 6 euros to paf from st erme station and for 35 euros from Laon. The same price for a 3/4 person taxi as for a 7/8 person one. Before 7h and after 19h and the weekends 7 euro and 42 euros. They only speak french.
Call them on beforehand as they have to come from st.erme.
Inform them when you have a lot of luggage.
Taxi Leblanc (St Erme) tel +33(0)323226909
When the weather is nice you can also walk. The station is 2200meter from paf. Take the road between the Pharmacie and the café Cap Vert and follow the line in the middle. The road goes constantly up a little bit.
Look at the PAF website, www.pa-f.net under the chapter BASICS, scroll down to green sub-chapters to 'How to go to PAF' for the latest train schedules and travel information.
There is a new bus/train connection directly from airport Charles de Gaulle.
And for scandinavians Ryan Air opened flights from Oslo and Stockholm to Paris Vatry airport, which is quite close to Reims.
PAF provides bedcover, sheets, pillow cover and towel.
Payment in cash or french chèque upon arrival, or in the first days of your stay. No creditcards, no banktransfer. There is an ATM machine in the Supermarket.
PAF has 3 rules.
- Don't leave traces (clean behind you in order to leave every square centimeter, that is not your private room, all the time available for everybody)
- Make it possible for others ( thought as to open up space(s) by showing a rehearsal or a movie, giving a lecture, starting a discussion or cleaning a corridor, or as to keep space(s) open by keeping them available and not occupied with traces from you)
- The do-er decides (things are decided by the one's who do more than the ones who speak)
(Think them interrelated)
PAF has 3 no's.
-no partners (unless the partner has a project to work on), no animals, no kids. Especially the last one is sensitive within the group of residents who frequently work at PAF. The main reason for this: PAF wants to be a place for to produce not a social one. It wants to be a place for to get work done and therefore it tries to avoid activity that distracts from this as much as possible, specially since many people working on different projects in the same building, from different professions already interfere, positively and negatively, in the preferred realm of concentration.
PAF has 3 principles.
1. Reversibility. The things in PAF ( whether they are objects, subjects or institutions/organisations) are there for you and you are there for the things as well. I.e. PAF or the coffee machine, the other or a corridor is there for you as much as you are there for PAF or the coffee machine, for the other or the corridor.
2. Exchange. Of whatever Knowledge, Machines, Expertise, Spaces, Times, Things
3. Liquidity. You are kindly invited to make fluid what is fixed, whether this concerns your mental (I am like this) or your material property.
PAF's relation to the village is very fragile. PAF is in a way illegal, they tolerate us. A nice and positive relation is necessary. We established this and we do a lot of effort to keep it as such. Therefore we organize concerts and english conversation and knitting for the villagers in PAF. Please refrain from arty interventions or site specific events in the village. Art only in the PAF compound. And please no loud noises in the night in the garden or the building.
To enhance the Taking Care For Yourself And For The Other, we experiment with a self-check-in. This is displayed in the entrance hall. Please respect the free (green) or occupied (red) sign, even when a room seems to be empty. This might have reasons of planning on our side. You find your sheets and towel in the laundry room, please respect orderly piles.
The mutual use of the available studios is discussed and negociated between the colleagues when you are in PAF. The principles and rules are the guidelines for this.
Members of PAF created two open groups in facebook to announce requests and offers for transport.
A'dam-PAF for to go/from Amsterdam or Brussels and PAF PAF CAR (PARIS) for Paris-PAF and vv.
We wish you a fruitful time in PAF.
15 rue Haute,
02820 St.Erme Outre et Ramecou
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