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Hermann Nitsch - A SHORT HISTORY OF PERFORMANCE

Commissioned by Whitechapel Gallery

Over six days, A Short History re-presented live works by Schneemann, Stuart Brisley, Bernsteins, the Kipper Kids, Hermann Nitsch, Bruce McLean and Jannis Kounellis, and staged post-performance interviews with most of these artists.

CHRISTEENE - Barbican Hall

Commissioned by Barbican Art Centre

Galvanised into action by her rallying cry, CHRISTEENE is joined by her band led by Peter Stopschinski, dancers T Gravel and Dawg Elf and special guests Peaches and John Grant.

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Commissioned by Spill Festival and National Theater

Cassils’ work Inextinguishable Fire speaks to the radical unrepresentability of certain forms of trauma and violence. How can we enact empathy when our own situation is so removed from the atrocities of torture and war? Inextinguishable Fire articulates the space where this overlap occurs.

ANDRE' STITT - Navigate Festival

Commissioned by BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art

A festival of exhilarating and inspirational live art featuring world premieres of several specially commissioned works, ground-breaking small audience, stage and durational performances, a unique audio coach tour of Tyneside, as well as keynote presentations by leading writers and critics.

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OLIK KULIK - Live Culture Tate Modern

Commissioned by Live Art Development Agency

A programme of Live Art performances, debates and presentations curated by the Live Art Development Agency and Adrian Heathfield.

Contributors include Marina Abramovic, Ron Athey, Franko B, Carol Becker, Ansuman Biswas, Oron Catts, Ricardo Dominguez, Forced Entertainment, Tim Etchells, Jean Fisher, RoseLee Goldberg, Matthew Goulish, Guillermo Gomez-Pena, Leslie Hill, Lin Hixson, Kazuko Hohki, Amelia Jones, John Jordan, Keith Khan, Yu Yeon Kim, Oleg Kulik, Andre Lepecki, Alastair MacLennan, Hayley Newman, Peggy Phelan, La Pocha Nostra, William Pope.L, Andrew Quick, Alan Read, La Ribot, and Henry M Sayre.

PARTY FOR FREEDOM - Oreet Ashery

Commissioned by ARTANGEL

Somewhere between a travelling cinema and theatre troupe, a kiss-a-gram and a takeaway delivery service, London-based artist Oreet Ashery’s Party for Freedomis an itinerant work that combines live performance with moving-image and an original album soundtrack. 

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RON ATHEY -

Acephalous Monster

Commissioned by ARTSADMIN

Ron Athey is an iconic cultural figure who started in performance in the early 1980s in context of L.A.’s underground music scene. Best known for his boundary-pushing body mutilations, Ron Athey has been pursuing the transcendent and sublime through performance for more than three decades. Athey’s work invents new forms of ritual and celebration, conjuring the sacred as an antidote to the empty individualism of contemporary life, and pushing towards the merging of humans and gods.

Performing the WAL/Make archive -TATE MODERN

Commissioned by Tate Modern

Oriana Fox was invited to engage with the unique Women’s Art Library/Make, based at Goldsmiths, University of London. The result was an evening of new work and a series of tableaux vivant illustrating an abbreviated history of feminist performance art that will include artists as diverse as Carolee Schneemann, Vanessa Beecroft, Marina Abramovic, Rebecca Horn, Shirley Cameron and Evelyn Silver, Annie Sprinkle and Linda Montano. Performers featured in Oriana Fox’s piece are Judy Batalion, Sharon Bennett, Lucy Dear, Georgina Leahy, Carole Luby, Genevieve Maxwell and Lorraine Smith.

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