A person speaks slowly, 40 names of countries where human rights injuries, genocide or massacres take place . . .
ABOUT BORIS NIESLONY
BORIS NIESLONY has been creating Performance Art and Performance Art related Actons/Installations since 1980. He was co-founder of the Kunstlerhaus Hamburg in 1977 and in 1978 the Kleinen Ausstellungsraum, which was developed as a space to continually show installation and performance art in Germany. In November and December, 1979 Boris organized a series of exhibitions, installations, concerts and performances with the title "Two months of experimental work".
In 1981 he created numerous live situations between 10 to 30 days. In September together with the Kunstlerhaus Stuttgart, he organised "Das Konzil". 70 people were confronted with each other, sitting around The Table which had been specially created for this situation.
The Tool Group was an open, nomadic and chaotic system of Performance Art, existing in parallel to the Panoramagruppe (dealing with nomadic performances), the Stil Gruppe (talking and speech performances) and open groups like Quasi Mythische Orte (Quasi Mythic Locations) who organised performance travels, for example to the Canalisation of Stuttgart, the jail of Stammheim and the highway during the daily-stop-and-go in the rush hour.
In May 1982 he continued Das Konzil during a 30 day event: 10 days in the Kunstlerhaus, Hamburg and at the same place - 10 days of seclusion. After this followed an open live situation with Marina Kern and the Theater Dankerrt with two containers from overseas in the street and in the theatre space.
The idea for a Performance Art network was first born there. In the same year Die Schwerze was published for the first time. This sculpture of public interest has three sections (1997): a. Information about alternative art spaces, projects with political works, interaction projects, and network ideas. b. Materials for developing ideas, definitions, pictures and objects, which are free for use in interactive projects. c. The archive of Performance Art with 500 dossiers, literature, reviews, articles etc.
In 1983 he gave up the artists' run space in order to be more mobile. Together with the company Bender & Nern, M. Kern, K. Shimono and B. Schwarz we founded the Projektkunst e.V. The most important work was the installation of MOBICOBU, containers which could be moved as mobile live situations for various projects. Die Stifter was founded and organised the project Das Fest in Cologne in the autumn. He met N. Klassen and Z. Warpechowski, he also met R. Marek, R. Ingold and R. Samens. During 1984 and after there were interactive projects with different people and changing interventions. The idea of an open group was growing.
In 1986, he organised the first series of Black Market events. he also founded the performance association ASA. The structure of ASA is the opposite to that of Black Marrket but, like Black Market, refers to the idea of Das Konzil: the Service. The first presentation of ASA was at the festival NO WALL in Bologna were invited to take part in Documenta Vlil in 1987. ASAEuropean was founded in 1990 and organised different performance events, and also developed the performance art network by the temporary members of ASA.
Nigel Rolfe and Roi Vaara first worked with Black Market as guests in Poznan, Poland in 1988, and then as members from 1989, it was now Black Market International.
In 1993 Black Market International invited 15 international artists for the performance piece Empedokles in the framing program of Documenta IX. ASA organised the project 100 days of service, the Quantenpool Koin.
He initiated the founding of the Permanent Performance Konference in November, 1995 connections between theory and practice as performance. Since its foundation there have been three conferences.
His statement about Black Market International is to enable it every time and to develop this principle away from all force of habit. All philosophical statements can be found in the black magazine which they produced in 1991 and in his text about "Network and its Structure".
Biography in the field of life in art
Education 1970 - 1976
Art Academy � Berlin. (Painting, Sculpture, Philosophy, Art-History, Art �Sociology)
Prof. Bachmann, Prof. R. Girke, Art Academy � Hamburg: Prof. G. Graubner, Prof. U. R�ckriem, Prof Georg Jappe,
1966 Political Action
1971 Painting, Drawing,
1974 Music (Free-Jazz)
1976 Interdisciplinary Actions
1978 Installation, Concerts
1978 Interdisciplinary Projects, Interventions, project : Communication Tube
1978 Performances, Performance Art
1979 Art-Books, electrocardiography
1979 Plots, life + situation
Alchemy of the daily life ; Allotropy of the daily life;
Prefigurated Objects: The House, The Table, The Chair, Clothes, Cross,
�How I open an image� project: �Anthropognostical Dishes� - cultural, ethnographical and anthropognostical studies of the pictures of the human being.
�Atlantis�: The Approximation an a central point - attempts
�Institute of Pataphysian Spaceship and Normatif Equivalenttheory�
Tableaux Vivants, Games + Disputs
The " DIN A 4 Culture " ; Copy-Art, electrocardiography, The Black Kit / The Performance Art Archive
� The council I�, meeting as performance; service as performance; Performance Art
Poetical Turn in Objects and Photography
The " Mobile Container Architecture "
� PERFORMANCE-DUO NIESLONY - van POPPEL
� �THE PARADIS�, a sculpture in moving, laboratory of perception
� �ANTHROPOGNOSTICAL DISHES� a sculpture in moving
� �BLACK MARKET INTERNATIONAL� an International performances art association
� Different Soloperformances
� A S A - EUROPEAN an international art-service-project; service, curating, organizing, research, gift
� �THE CURRENT AFFAIRS � an European exchange project
� "Die GABE" + �RENT an ARTIST�, two international service projects in fields of performance art
� THE INTERNATIONAL PERFORMANCE ART NETWORK
� THE Permanent PERFORMANCE ART
Performance Art Research, Context in Performance Art �
15 conferences till 2006
� The near-yearly Internet Performance Art Magazine �
slaps - banks - plots �
� E.P.I. Zentrum, European Performance Institute www.epi-zentrum.org
Performances, seminars, nomad-teaching and exhibitions worldwide
� STRANGE SEVEN
Had worked in generosity form with the Galleries:
Wilma Lock / CH; Baackscher Kunstraum / D; Bernhard Wittenbrink /
D; Toni Gerber / CH; Jordan-Gallery / D; Almut Gerber / D
looks like all years before, straight on in life and art
biography events in life art 2008
* Performance �birthday of the Art �, Le Lieu, Quebec City / Canada
* Performance �Koan, Daily Life Plot � translation�, school of Hesdperus, Toronto / Canada
* Lecture, workshop. The School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston / USA
* Performance �MA, Version XXXVII� Mobius Artspace, Boston / USA
Performance �Ach, Ach� with Lewis Gesner, Mobius Artspace, Boston / USA
* Performance �MA, Version XXXVIII� Maschinenhaus der Zeche Carl, Essen
* Performance �Koan, Daily Life Plot � translation�
Festival Khoj-Live 08, Palette Art Gallery, Delhi / Indien
* Performance �Koan, Daily Life Plot � translation�
Festival Khoj-Live 08, Goethe Institut, Delhi / Indien
Project PALA, Artist Meeting in Cilimas, Tejakula, Bali / Indonesien
Performance �Sharing time� with Suprapto Suryodarmo, Alastair MacLennan, Boedi O Tong, Project PALA,
Tejakula, Bali / Indonesien
* Performance � Naturstudy � Stein�, Ponjok Batu Temple, Bondalem, Bali / Indonesien
* Performance �A feather fell on Indonesia...� in Festival �Undisclosed Territory#2�, organized by Padepokan
Lemah Putih, Solo / Indonesien
Performance � � with J�rgen Fritz in Festival
�Undisclosed Territory#2�, organized by Padepokan Lemah Putih, Solo / Indonesien
Performance �Naturstudy � Reis�, Candi Cetho Temple,
Mont Lawu / Indonesien
Project �Strict Absent� in �Spring Olympic Games� by Denis Romanovski, Schweden
* Performance � A feather fell on Poland � Version I � , Warszawa / Polen
* Performance � A feather fell on Poland � Version II � , in Festival Interakcje 10, Piotrokow Trybunalski / Polen
4 Performances � Naturstudyn � , in project �Groundwork� by Z. Piotrowski �in Festival Interakcje 10,
Piotrokow Trybunalski / Polen
* Performance �Naturstudy � with strange Tongues � , BIPAF, Bucheon, S�d-Korea
* Performance �Naturstudy � Rice�, GIPAF, Gimcheon, S�d-Korea
* Performance �Naturstudy � with strange Tongues �, Sancheon-City, S�d-Korea
* Performance �Naturstudy � with strange Tongues �, in Project �unlimited liability �, Hamburg
* Performance �Naturstudy - �, in project �between Sky and Sea� , Bergen / Norway
* Lecture , in project Weld-Navinki Performance meeting, Royal University College of Fine Arts Stockholm /
* workshop, in project Weld-Navinki Performance meeting, Royal University College of Fine Arts Stockholm /
* Performance 1, �Naturstudy - Wall �, in project Weld-Navinki Performance Meeting, Stockholm / Sweden
Performance 2, �Naturstudy - �, in project
Weld-Navinki Performance Meeting, Stockholm / Sweden
Performance 3, �A feather fell down on Sweden �, in project Weld-Navinki Performance Meeting, Stockholm /
Sweden Project � Meeting with B.N.� by Peter Trachsel, in project �DER LADEN� part of the museum of
movement, Gallery Tuchamid in Klosters / CH
Food by Big Dicks Hot Dogs / Technical Direction by Room 404 Media/ After-Performance music by Windyhillmill