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Performance as Process

Examining current trends in performance art

To coincide with IBT15 Bristol International Festival, Delfina Foundation, in collaboration with Spike Island & Live Art Development Agency, will host a panel discussion The Politics of the Visible and the Invisible focusing on performance and its role in contemporary art practice.

Participants on the panel discussion will include Lois Keidan (Founding director of Live Art Development Agency), Chantal Pontbriand (independent curator) Bona Park (resident artist) and Alvaro Ugarte (resident artist). Chaired by: Gabriela Salgado.

Cultural institutions are highly visible support structures with a focus on art objects but less so on the creative processes that lead to their existence. In contrast, residencies programmes are invisible platforms that facilitate the process of artistic creation and experimentation.

Within performance art, we are currently witnessing an unprecedented hype. Is this hype determined by the celebrity status of performance artists and the insatiable consumption of images in social media, or by a genuine redefinition of the practice?

Participants of an earlier workshop are invited to collaborate in Bona Park and Alvaro Ugarte’s unique performance piece shown periodically throughout this panel discussion.

This event is part of Delfina Foundation’s Performance as Process programme.

RSVP to admin@spikeisland.org.uk

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