Action Art Now Event 4
Saturday 11th February 2012, Space 109 Walmgate, York
Leo Devlin – 'Fortifying No.5; Stick, Sliver'
Leo Devlin Born in Omagh 1983, currently lives and works in Belfast and received a 1st class hons degree in Fine Art form the University of Ulster in 2006. Previously a director of Catalyst arts (06-08) now works for the Arts & Disability Forum. Since 06 he has been based at FlaxArt studios developing a collection of resources that are then considered for performance. Devlin’s performances has been exhibited in gallery’s and specific sites in Ireland, UK, Germany, Finland, Poland, Serbia, Austria, Switzerland and Chile. His work is in the private collection of the University of Ulster.
jamie lewis hadley - '12'
Since graduating in 2009, jamie lewis hadley has predominantly been working as a solo live artist,
showing performance work in the UK, USA and Croatia. He has received major commissions from
The Old Vic and Ideastap, is an associate artist at ]performance s p a c e[ and is currently completing an AHRC funded MRes at the University of Plymouth. He has performed with, and been mentored by seminal artists such as Ron Athey, Helen Spackman and Ernst Fischer, and will be showing a new
version of ‘this rose made of leather’ at SPILL festival 2011.
Maria dos Milagres – 'Time is no longer in my hands'
Coming from a fashion textiles and sculpture background, my work is centred on the idea of body and its relation to the surrounding environment, and how we construct life. To express that, I use several mediums such as performance, installation, video, photography and drawings. However, in the past few years my artistic path has been mainly directed at performance / action, as a way of penetrating reality with a constant openness to questioning. I don’t repeat my performances/ actions, each one is a singular moment, like in life there is no possibility to repeat one single moment.
After graduating in 2008 from a Masters studies in Fine Arts in the Netherlands, I started to focus on performance art, attending several group shows in the cities Rotterdam, Amsterdam, Barcelona, Bristol and Berlin. In 2010 I took part in the Performance Art Studies of BBB Johannes Deimling, Berlin. On short-term collaboration I created with Hilary Ramsden, September 2009, a public interactive work in the center of Bristol and presented work with Carlos Gonzales in Hangar, Centre for Arts Production and Research in Barcelona, April 2008. In 2011 I took part in the International Performance Art Festival in Chile and Uruguay, organized by Alexander del Re. In Brazil. I attended the performance art event ‘Trampolim’ in Vitoria. My last performance ‘understanding misunderstanding’ has been presented on the FEM_11 International Performance/Live Art Meeting of Women Artists in Girona, Spain. Alongside my solo practice I collaborate with two collectives, one is a food-performance based duo called Neandertaler and the other is Trickster, which focuses on improvisation in performance art. Since 2009 I am the co-producer of PAE (Performance Art Event) in Rotterdam.
Marcus Vinicíus - 'everything imaginable can be dreamed...'
This Video can be viewed on slide 18 of the photographs on this page
Since 2007, the focus of my art work is on my own body like a territory for intensive experimentations, exploring the time, the instability and limits in performances, making urban interventions too – extending it self into video and photography. I’m looking for the remaining the daily practices, the vision of the eyes and the road written by the city witch is in a process called Body’s Strategies. About that, my body has been both subject and medium. Exploring my physical and mental limits, I have withstood pain, exhaustion and danger in the quest for my “inside”, the wastes of the body, spaces and time. I’m taking chances and ways. Taking chances of research about the dialogue with the public in in silence. I use strategies that can pass through different spaces, cities, territories, islands and archipelagos showing the subjectivity that embodies the life and give to the body and mind the reality purer (or the most cruel). My strategies are like a small device that raises the sensibility of a small gesture, the intimate, using simple materials and daily resources creating occasional dates and stealth possibilities with a poetic adventure. Actually I’m thinking my performances that operate on the interface between art and new technologies, entering in a poetic universe of experimentation with electronic and/or digital media creating actions that turn on chance, paradox & dislocations of the space/time relationship.
Action Art Now is supported by the National Lottery through Arts Council England.