LIVE Biennial of Performance Art 2003

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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...
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...
LIVE Biennial of Performance Art 2003 Promotion and Publicity
Date:
2003-10-18-2003-11-29
Description:
This collection contains objects of general relevance to the LIVE Biennial of Performance Art 2003, including promotional materials, listings, and articles.
Judith Price and John Boehme, 'The Performance Evaluation Review'
Date:
2003-11-09
Genre:
performance art
Description:
Two performances occurred simultaneously in adjoining rooms. Each performance reflects the disparate bodies of work that the two artists pursue separately. When they interface with each other (either purposefully or accidentally) a third performance will begin. This exploration occurs with the use...
Radix Theatre, 'Half-a-Tank'
Date:
2003-11-22
Genre:
performance art
Description:
Part drive-in theatre, part live radio show, 'Half-a-Tank' took place in a large parking lot at 1st Avenue and Ontario Street, where audience members, seated inside their cars, parked in a large circle facing inward. Inside the circle, a solitary car rotated endlessly without a driver....
Rebecca Belmore, 'A Simple Truth'
Date:
2003-11-17
Genre:
performance art
Description:
In A Simple Truth, Belmore discusses her process of creating work through a narrative involving her connection to the suicide of a student with whom she worked with during a residency. During the performance, she lies down while being surrounded by glasses with candles lit inside that are carried...

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