LIVE Biennial of Performance Art 2003

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Roi Vaara, 'Black Market International'
Date:
2003-11-26
Contributors:
Roi Vaara (Performer)
Genre:
performance art
Description:
Roi Vaara has been most active in Finland, becoming one of the country's most internationally recognized performance artists. His work since 1982 emphasizes an aesthetic discourse between the artwork and its specific place or situation.
Black Market International Collaborative Performance
Date:
2003-11-28
Contributors:
Alastair MacLennan (Performer), Boris Nieslony (Performer), Roi Vaara (Performer)
Genre:
performance art
Description:
Collaborative work by Alastair MacLennan, Boris Nieslony, and Roi Vaara for Black Market International.
Boris Nieslony, 'Black Market International'
Date:
2003-11-25
Contributors:
Boris Nieslony (Performer)
Genre:
performance art
Description:
Boris Nieslony has worked in performance art since the 1970's and is the founder of Black Market International. He works extensively around the world organizing and networking performance art activity.
Shawn Bristow, 'Noisicians'
Date:
2003-10-23
Genre:
performance art
Description:
In principle all objects or actions are potential sources of sound. For his performance, Shawn Bristow slowly dismantles an electric guitar while it is plugged in. Without creating any traditional compositions or music, the guitar will provide an audio description of its own destruction. This...
Bérangère Parizeau, 'I'll Show You Happiness'
Date:
2003-11-07
Contributors:
Bérangère Parizeau (Performer)
Genre:
performance art
Description:
Parizeau dedicates her work to freedom and the demystification of enlightenment. In this piece she represents the dream state and explores themes of death and rebirth symbolically through the psychological hysteria of a clown. This piece unfolds with abstract images both humorous and disturbing.
Devon Gifford, 'I quit art school to become a cheerleader'
Date:
2003-11-05
Genre:
performance art
Description:
"Take that paint!! Put it there!! You can do it!! Cause you care!!" After quitting art school, Gifford committed to a year-long regimen of physical training for cheerleading. She performs her "opening cheers" designed to unite the audience in their expression of support for our...
Peter Conlin, 'Freedom'
Date:
2003-10-24
Genre:
performance art
Description:
The opening reception for Peter Conlin's Freedom, a performative exhibition that ran for for the following two weeks. Conlin used the gallery as a studio to create installations in an improvisational way, setting up several different zones to function as conceptual bases and act as material...
Mo Sa'lemy, 'Racism in Empire'
Date:
2003-10-19
Genre:
performance art
Description:
This performance is inspired by the book "Empire" by Antonio Negri and Michael Hardt with its philosophical and political propositions of shifting configurations of racism. However, it is clear that racism has not receded but actually progressed in the contemporary world, both in extent...
Lori Weidenhammer, 'One Hundred Housewives'
Date:
2003-10-25
Genre:
performance art
Description:
This durational performance explores notions of fluidity in identity through a series of costumes, wigs, and make-up. Each costume or 'persona' of popular housewives (both real and fictional) was documented and produced as a series of images. The use of the storefront works in two ways:...
Paul Wong, 'Hungry Ghosts'
Date:
2003-10-18
Genre:
performance art
Description:
Hungry Ghosts is a five channel video installation that features a mix of Wong's past video and performance works touching on the recurring subject of death. The video installation provides an ephemeral form where interdisciplinary elements from the disparate past are configured with...
Dolores Dallas, 'An Apple is an Apple'
Date:
2003-11-06
Genre:
performance art
Description:
Dallas creates a moving sculpture by transforming animal hides into abstract forms and sculptures, applying 'tattoo-like' designs and free verse poetry to the surfaces. The plains of the skins are screens into which she will project her collected images of traditional Native culture as...
Jamie McMurry, 'Barbed Wire'
Date:
2003-10-25
Genre:
performance art
Description:
'Barbed Wire' is McMurry's autobiographical performance that will challenge our perceptions and emotions. We witness him in states of physical danger as he performs defiant and dangerous activities that young boys specifically engage in. McMurray's work draws on his childhood...

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