Archives for girona

Willem Wilhelmus

Willem Wilhelmus Year of birth 1951 Country of residence Finland Country of origin Netherlands Website Willem Wilhelmus Recording 24/05/2012 Willem Wilhelmus studied metallurgy at the Technical University in Delft but since a young age was interested and dedicated to body awareness and emotional expression techniques, which he learned and practiced in Germany, USA and Holland. Since 1994 he lives and works in Helsinki and it was in1999 when he orientated his work solely to performance art. He combines both the creation and the organization of performance events such as the Fake Finn Festival of experimental live art, La Contact, New Art
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Timm Ulrichs

Timm Ulrichs Year of birth 1940 Country of residence Germany Country of origin Germany Website Timm Ulrichs Recording 20/06/2012 While studing architecture in Hannover Timm Ulrichs was strongly attracted by Dadaism and, starting with visual poetry and graphic art, he developed the conviction that art and life cannot be separated from each other. In his words: “The totality of life equates the totality of art.” As early as 1961, founded the Advertizing Agency for Total Art including the Room Gallery & Room Theater in Hannover. In 1966, he exhibited himself as the first living artwork, thus laying the foundation for a large number
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Tim Etchells

Tim Etchells Year of birth 1962 Country of residence UK Country of origin UK Website Tim Etchells Recording 02/06/2012 Tim Etchells (1962) is an artist and a writer based in the UK. He has worked in a wide variety of contexts, notably as the leader of the world-renowned performance group Forced Entertainment and in collaboration with a range of visual artists, choreographers, and photographers. His work spans performance, video, photography, text projects, installation and fiction. In recent years Etchells has exhibited widely in the context of visual arts, with solo shows at Gasworks and Sketch (London), Bunkier Sztuki (Krakow) and
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Stuart Brisley

Stuart Brisley Year of birth 1933 Country of residence England Country of origin England Website Stuart Brisley Recording 21/05/2012 Stuart Brisley is a seminal internationally renowned artist whose experimental work has shaped and evolved contemporary visual intelligence for the last fifty years. He has been called the ‘Godfather of British performance art’, but his influence has never been contained inside a single field of expertise. He is also a painter, sculptor, writer, sound artist, film and video maker, and inspirational teacher. His eminence is based on an unflinching involvement with political and social issues and an unrelenting desire to turn over every
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Sandra Johnston

Sandra Johnston Year of birth 1968 Country of origin Northern Ireland Recording 21/05/2012 Sandra Johnston makes performances that distort time by shocking away the usual hectic surplus chatter that fills our lives. She does this with a painful economy of movement and an overwhelming concentration of purpose. Her haunting presence creates a silent tension that holds back a tidal wave of bleak and disturbing images. Witnessing her durational works can change the way an audience thinks, feels and breathes. Sandra is from Northern Ireland and bears the scars and traumas of its history with a stealthy reality that denies all
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Rose English

Rose English Year of birth 1950 Country of residence UK Country of origin UK Recording 02/06/2012 Rose English has been writing, directing and performing her own work for over thirty five years in venues as various as Tate Britain; Royal Court; Queen Elizabeth Hall; the Adelaide Festival and Lincoln Center, New York. Her productions feature a diversity of co-performers including musicians, dancers, circus performers, magicians and horses. Rose’s shows range from her site-specific collaborations of the 1970’s including Berlin and Rabies, her acclaimed solos of the 1980’s including Plato’s Chair and The Beloved to her large scale spectaculars of the
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Roi Vaara

Roi Vaara Year of birth 1953 Country of residence Finland – Germany Country of origin Norway Website Roi Vaara Recording 06/12/2011 Roi Vaara is one of the most internationally recognized performance artists in Scandinavia. He was born in 1953 in Moss (Norway), but grew up in Helsinki, Finland, where he has caused constant controversy in the art world since the early 80s. His critical point of view is not to attract public sensation but to challenge the way we are looking at things. Vaara studied in the University of Art and Design in Helsinki (1972-75)  and went on to study in
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Richard Layzell

Richard Layzell Country of residence UK Country of origin UK Website Richard Layzell Recording 15/05/2012 Richard Layzell began working in performance as a student at the Slade School of Fine Art in London. He also explored installation and video as emerging artforms, in the 1970s. Early recognition included exhibitions at the Camden Arts Centre, the Royal Academy and the Acme Gallery. He subsequently became an administrator and curator at the Acme Gallery and lived in a related artists studio/housing project in Bow, East London. He re-engaged with performance in the late 70s, showing at 2B Butlers Wharf and the Basement Group
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