Tempting Failure: ]performance space[, Hackney Wick, London March 4th

I am performing as part of this event curated by Thomas John Bacon at ]performance space[ in Hackney Wick, London on Sunday March 4th.

I will perform ‘Hand In Glove: sinister vested sable lozengy couped’
Intercutting male bodybuilding poses with the charges of heraldry. An exploration of looking and being seen, the performance references Lacanian theory, and ideas around disgust and display.

11 pieces have been curated by the body-artist Thomas John Bacon to engage with an ethos of Tempting Failure as part of a new live art & transgressive performance platform in London on Sunday 4th March at the ]performance s p a c e [

The artists featured are: Nick Kilby, Kris Canavan, Helena Sands, Allan Taylor, Mark
Leahy, Traumata, Tracing Pathways Collective, Holly Johnson, Mark Flisher, Taylor Le Fin, Danielle Abulhawa & Sardonik Grin [Llewyn Máire].

In the build up to the forthcoming premiere of part two of Thomas John Bacon’s Triptych [re]authoring through Sacrifice, each work selected seeks to engage with the role that sacrifice may play for the artist who challenges their practice or Being in the production of the living artifact: Be it via physical means or through a sense of exposure. Be it metaphorical or actual. And most importantly, be it through the risk of failure.

more details from the facebook  event page, or from Thomas John Bacon‘s website.

BLOP: Bristol Live Open Platform – Saturday 25th February 2012

I’m presenting a version of Voice Recognition: A Play at this day-long event at Arnolfini, Bristol. My slot is part of Theatre Programme 2 starting at 14.45hrs. Schedule and ticket details below.

Sat 25 Feb 11.00am – 8.00pm

Day pass £6 / £5 concs – many events FREE

BLOP is back for 2012!

Presenting new and emergent work by live and interdisciplinary artists, BLOP is all about experiments and unpredictability. It is an opportunity for artists to share new ideas with you, and for you to experience all kinds of live encounter: previous platforms have included live art, contemporary dance, socio-political activism and sound art, and this year will offer an equally imaginative mix.

We have 26 works which will be presented in and around the building – download the full schedule of events here or pick up a flyer from box office. Join us to discover what emerges and share your thoughts with the artists over a beer at the BLOP party in the Cafe Bar at the end of the day.

A Live Art Platform developed and presented in collaboration with Theatre Bristol and Inbetween Time productions

LIVE ART LIVE BLOG will be running a live blog throughout the day.  Follow at  liveartliveblog.net /@liveartliveblog / #liveartliveblog / #BLOP2012