Frank Homeyer, Anya Liftig, Rafael Sanchez, Timothy Atticus
FRANK HOMEYER [GERMANY]
These performances are about controlled and uncontrolled emotions in the subconscious.
I develop my performances like a picture. Beginning with an idea or a subject I distribute the different elements in space and connect with time to shape the performance. It is important to me to include autobiographical references and to leave an opening for chance and improvisation in the process.
I developed performances as a main focus of my work, next to painting and photography. Acting and dance classes (Butoh) have fed into this work in the past.
2009 Electronic Church, Berlin Performance Weltwirtschaftswundertanz 2009 Huntenkunst, Doetinchem, NL Exhibition paintings, photography and Performance cleaning my picture 2009 10th Open Performance Festival, Beijng, China Performance white circle red cross" 2009 Malerkapelle, K�nigslutter Performance "Geistertrio meine Milz" 2009 Galerie 68elf, K�ln Performance "Varusschlacht eine Rekonstruktion" 2010 Huntenkunst, Doetinchem, NL Exhibition paintings, photography and Performance "SOZIUS" 2010 Le Jardin Rouge, Z�rich, CH Performance "In meinem Tempel I" 2010 W�rzburg Exhibition paintings, works on paper 2010 Pr�avis de D�sordre Urbain, Marseille, France Performances "SIGNS & NOISE" 2010 Performative Jour Fixe Performance "Preliminary Study to In meinem Tempel II" 2010 Kulturbunker, K�ln Video installation & Performance "Brief an einen Wasserfall" 2010 ArtEvict, London Group Performance "tension|intervention|restraint"
ANYA LIFTIG [USA]
Anya Liftig is a nationally and internationally recognized performance artist. Her most recent work, The Anxiety of Influence, was an intervention into Marina Abramovic�s The Artist is Present retrospective at MOMA.
Liftig dressed as the elder artist and sat across from her all day.
Liftig�s work has been featured at the TATE Modern, Highways Performance Space, Exit Art, Chashama, Surreal Estate, Eyedrum, Atlanta Contemporary Art Center, Galapagos, The Flea, Yale University, INCUBATEChicago, University of Wisconsin, University of Chicago, Mess Hall, Joyce Soho and many other venues.
Her work has been published and written about in The New York Times Magazine, Bomb, The Wall Street Journal, Vogue Italia, Marie Claire Italia, Heeb, Mix Magazine, Next Magazine, Now and Then, Stay Thirsty, New York Magazine, Gothamist, Jezebel, Animal New York and many others.
She is a graduate of Yale University and Georgia State University and has received grant and residency support from The Field, Vermont Studio Center, University of Antioquia, Casa Tres Patios-Medellin Colombia, and Flux Projects, Atlanta.
RAFAEL SANCHEZ [USA]
Rafael Sanchez (b. Newark, New Jersey, 1978) is a performance artist who often takes his work to the streets and other unconventional spaces.
In his performances, Sanchez frequently subjects his body to extreme stress and pain to materialize ideas of memory, spirituality and endurance. In an early work titled Back to Africa (2000), Sanchez wandered around New Jersey in white face, carrying a suitcase and waiting for a bus that never arrived. In a more recent work, Calient�/Frio (2007) the artist traced the migration process of two women from Cuba to America during the 1960s. The artist, dressed in a light colored suit and hat and carrying a packed suitcase, submerged himself in a tub of water that alternated between near boiling and below freezing as interviews with the two Cuban women played in the background.
TIMOTHY ATTICUS [USA]
Timothy Atticus was born in Little Rock, Arkansas in 1987. Atticus moved to New York to pursue a B.F.A at The Cooper Union School of Art. He works at the Museum of Modern Art and lives in the East Village.
Atticus� work explores the materiality of the human body to confront death, sex, and gender. His sculptures are both an investigation of the body as an object and how forms can evoke pathos, abjection, and the supernatural. He uses various mediums, such as: photography, painted and dyed vinyl, found objects, oil paint, graphite, and performance.
2009 - Art Not Terminal Gallery Solo Show, Seattle WA 2008 - Participated in Whitney Biennial Show in New York, NY and Chicago 2007 - Curated and exhibited shows at 2114 Artists Lofts, Seattle WA 2007 - Exhibited works at Zero Zero�s First Tuesday Art Openings, Seattle, WA 2006 - Open Studios Art Walk at GAGE, Seattle, WA 2006 - Exhibited at 619 Building First Thursday Art Walk, Seattle, WA 2006 - Featured paintings in the film, Ugly is A Movie by Jason Ryan premiered at Seven Gables Theatre, Seattle WA, Seattle Film Forum, and Monkey Town in New York City 2005 - Acted Crosswire, a slideshow/performance written by Nelson Harst and Grant Mandarino Premiered at The Rendezvous, Seattle, WA 2003 - Third place winner of The United States Congressional District High School Art Competition, Award received from US Congressman Jim Mc Dermott