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Exhibition/collaboration at Coleman Project Gallery

After one year collaboration with artist Anne Bean, I’m very excited to see the images exhibited.

Exhibition/collaboration at Coleman Project Gallery

EMIT a dialogue through time
Preview:             Friday 17 March 6-9.30 pm

Dates:                 March 18 – April 9 2017

Times:                12-6 pm Fri, Sat, Sun. & by appt.

Performance:    3 pm  Sunday 9 April

Talk:                   4 pm Sunday 9 April

Coleman Project Space is pleased to present an exhibition of new works by Anne Bean that have grown out of her film-performance project ‘Night Chant’ – originally conceived for the Whitechapel gallery’s 2015 symposium ‘Performance and Politics in 1970s’. Bean is interested in the different ways artists have been influenced over the years by the permissive space that performance art has provided. ‘Night Chant’ is a short film that explores her personal connections with five artists who sadly, and suddenly, died a few years ago. Two of them – Alexis Hunter and Rita Harris – were based next door, or very near, to Coleman Project Space during the seventies. In a recent Art Monthly interview, Bean said of these relationships: ‘We are each other’s archives and legacies’.

Hunter used photography to powerfully buck sexual, social and gender stereotypes, while Harris became a recognised master of t’ai chi, using her art as a healing tool – such as leading a ritual ceremony as part of Bean’s ‘365 dresses’, a CGP London commission performed locally in Southwark Park in 2005.

For the exhibition at Coleman Project Space, Bean has worked with performance photographer Manuel Vason, to create a series of images for the main gallery depicting sites of significance to the work and lives of Harris and Hunter. These include the room where Hunter made her most radical feminist works, such as ‘Domestic Warfare,’ 1975, and the park where Rita worked and taught t’ai chi. ‘Night Chant’ will be projected in the shed space, which will also become the site for Bean’s new performance work: ‘Secret conversations we didn’t know we were having’.

 

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Double Exposures at Arnolfini Gallery

Part of a program of short films curated by the Live Art Development Agency, Double Exposures images have be projected on the walls of the first floor gallery for 5 days.Double Exposures at Arnolfini Gallery

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The PhotoPerformer: Permanent Actions – Disposable Images Exhibition

This is the first exhibition of the PhotoPerformer in Mexico!

The PhotoPerformer : Permanent Actions – Disposable Images

“Perhaps all anxiety might derive from a fixation on moments — an inability to accept life as ongoing.

The camera lens has become the supreme focal point of that existential anxiety, through which we exorcise the ultimate fixation on freezing the flow of existence.  

Sarah Manguso

 

In the exhibition Permanent Actions – Disposable Images, The PhotoPerformer proposes to see photographs as actions, as unfixed images, in constant search of meaning, in constant deterioration.

The action of taking a photograph here becomes a poetic act of transformation: before taking somebody else image, the PhotoPerformer becomes an image.

The images created are not a self-portraits but the documentation of his/her relationship with photography.

These images are not asking to be explained or decoded; they resist to get neutralized.

In a world translated in pictures we need to blur the photographic evidence and sharpen our imagination.

The PhotoPerformer: Permanent Actions - Disposable Images Exhibition

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Workshop of Photography and Performance in Queretaro

In preparation of the upcoming exhibition at the Museum of the city of Queretaro I will be working with a group of 16 local artists selected through an open call.

I see this workshop as a great opportunity to share the PhotoPerformer philosophy and spend five days of training practicing and exchanging skills.

My ambition is to include some of the work produce during the workshop on the exhibition.

Workshop of Photography and Performance in Queretaro

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Talk at the Centre of Photography Manuel Alvarez Bravo

Really looking forward to this talk/presentation at the Centre of Photography Manuel Alvarez Bravo. I will be sharing the talk with Rubiane Maia and investigate “methodology” as the theme of the talk.

This will also be a great opportunity to present the work created during the workshop at CASA the Centro de las Artes de San Agostin with a group of 14 incredible artists!!!Talk at the Centre of Photography Manuel Alvarez Bravo

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Workshop – Hacía una imagen poética – Oaxaca

Friends in Oaxaca, I will be giving a week long workshop titled “Hacía una imagen poética” from the 2nd of December at Centro de las Artes de San Agustín. The Centre can offer accommodation for the artists living Outside Oaxaca.

Workshop - Hacía una imagen poética - Oaxaca

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The body and other small tails @ Museum of Contemporary Art of Crete.

I’m glad to share that The body and other small tails. Performance at the State Museum of Contemporary Art collections is traveling and opening on Friday November 25 at the Museum of Contemporary Art of Crete.  The exhibition is dedicated to the body and performance art through the presentation of photos and videos, and installations resulting from actions and from exhibitions that took place in recent years at the State Museum of Contemporary Art and compose a significant part of the museum’s collection.

The body and other small tails @ Museum of Contemporary Art of Crete.

Some of the work I created in 2013 ” Becoming and Image” exhibition will be in show.

 

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A new live action and installation titled: “INspiration” – Exercise toward a vital photography.

On Friday 25th of November I will be presenting at ARTspaceMexico gallery a new installation and live performance titled “INspiration” – (ALIENTO in spanish).

A new live action and installation titled:

 

In preparation to the live performance I wrote a little text:

Respiration can be the deepest photograph of my emotions.

While I’m photographing my breathing, I invoke the images woven around the inner wall of my body.

 While I’m photographing my breathing, I’m syncing my internal with my external image.

 While I’m photographing my breathing, I’m closing my eyes and picturing behind the surface.

While I’m photographing my breathing, I’m tensing my body and releasing my vision.

While I’m photographing my breathing, I’m giving light to the darker side of my memory.

While I’m photographing my breathing, we can all listen to the voices of all the images stored inside my cavities.

 While I’m photographing my breathing, I have the tendency to become mechanical but the creative impulse will help me to break the program.

While I’m photographing my breathing, my mind becomes a bit dizzy and the focus becomes my pure uncertainty.

 While I’m photographing my breathing, I stop anticipating my stimulus and the entire activity become more unpredictable.

My photographic capacity is built-in to the anatomy of my body.

The PhotoPerformer (Mexico City 2016)

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3 days workshop at the Centro de las Artes de Hidalgo (Mexico)

During this workshop we will study and practice the creation of a “poetic images” through individual and collective actions.

We will discuss the “pose” as a concept of transformation from action to image, from movement to stillness.

I will introduce the “poetic image’ as a gesture of expression of our imagination… a connection with and internal visualisation…

3 days workshop at the Centro de las Artes de Hidalgo (Mexico)

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PhotoPerformer presentation at Casa de la Cultura UAEM Mexico

Looking forward to share some actions, images and thoughts with Gabriela Gonzalez (founder and director of HYDRA) and Eugenia Macias (researcher and expert of contemporary photography).

PhotoPerformer presentation at Casa de la Cultura UAEM Mexico

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