LiVE ACTION NY #2 (Thursday)Denis Romanovskki, Peter Dobill, Tomasz Szarma Jill McDermid, S�ren Dahlgraad
GRACE EXHIBITION SPACE FOR LIVE PERFORMANCE ART established in 2006
Founder/Director Jill McDermid and Director Erik Hokanson
LiVE ACTION NY is curated by Jonas Stampe, curator and director of LiVE ACTION NY and Infr'action (Paris/Sete, France)
Denis ROMANOVSKI. Reality Never Grows Old - Only Its Records.
Peter DOBILL. Aucun titre.
Tomasz SZRAMA. A lot of money for one small sound project.
Jill MCDERMID. Eggs with Blood.
S�ren DAHLGAARD. Portrait painting by The Dough Warrior.
Denis Romanovski is an artist and organizer. He is born in Minsk, Belarus; and lives and works in Sweden. He is works in performance art, New Media and experimental art, and was during ten years co-curator of the performance art festival Navinki in Minsk. He has participated in international art festivals and exhibitions since 2000. His performances and projects are mostly focusing on topics like phantom expression, random argumentation, speech karaoke, wedding interfaces and similar.
Born in New Zealand, Peter Dobill is a Brooklyn, NY based actionist who has exhibited and performed internationally. He is a recent recipient of the 2008-2009 Franklin Furnace Fund For Performance Art Grant and co-founded and curates the Maximum Perception Performance Festival in New York City. "My work focuses on the body in actions. In these actions, mental and physical planes of existence are created, establishing autonomy in endurance, physical movement, and structure. With my body, I alter and construct my vessel of experience, intrinsically connecting and emptying myself to a singular moment and time. Within these moments, I can then seek to communicate, focusing on energy exchanged between the audience and myself.
My practice is two-fold; live public actions performed for an audience and private actions performed for the camera. Both practices operate in complimentary forces, with actions relating in physical, structural, and conceptual intensity.
It is through my practice of actions that I look to establish a new direction for performance practice, one that provides a maximum perception of the senses through the complete conception of live and video elements." Peter Dobill
Tomasz Szrama graduated in 1998 from Fine Art Academy in Wroclaw, Poland. Since, he has been living in Helsinki, Finland. Szrama shifts between multiple disciplines, including video, installation and performance. He uses a variety of appropriated platforms to disseminate his practice including the web, the gallery space and the found public venue.
Since 2005 Tomasz Szrama has been co-organizing a monthly performance art platform in Helsinki called New Art Contact.
A lot of money for one small sound project
In my life art plays a role of a ballast, that at best, for a fraction of a moment keeps the declining plane of my life in balance. I am interested mainly in my immediate life experiences, which in turn end up as part of my performances, therefore the theme of art and money.
Jill McDermid is a New York based artist who has been performing since 1998, while participating in international festivals since 2002 - in Asia, Europe and South America. She is also the founder/Director of Grace Exhibition Space for Live Performance Art, The Alice Chilton Gallery for Performance Art Documentation and Jill's Shop of Performance Art Ephemera
Jill McDermid creates personal spaces with a raw intensity. Her work is based in the statement that The Personal is Political, and the belief that we all feel the same desires and wishes. "Within each day, we are beset with new challenges, learn new things and are forced to change our lives: minutely and directly."
S�ren Dahlgaard seeks to challenge the method of painting with his alter ego The Dough Warrior, who will make a Portrait Painting, quite literally.
The Dough Warrior Portrait painting is a cross media work, which is to say, that the work exists in several media.
The live performance shows the process of how S�ren Dahlgaard works with painting.
Dressed in 70 long French baguettes, S�ren Dahlgaard tranforms into The Dough Warrior � his performance character.
The model that is being painted transforms during the painting process into a portrait painting as he or she is completely covered in paint.
A photograph is taken of the finished painting and can be exhibited at later occasions.