Sunday, May 19, 2013

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Performance Ar13 features local and international live art and performance based work. I understand art to be an ongoing conversation and in that spirit, I will include some of my own work.  

This Blog is performative itself as it stems from life and my motivation to make work that asks, “What is it like to be a female artist in the 21-century?” and to touch upon some truth in our common experience. I’ll feature artworks that engage in genderqueer, feminist and other forms of transgressive or radical dialogue.

Today, I am inspired my some female performance artists in China.



Three lesbian couples protested against discrimination with performance art staged at Houhai in Beijing on May 16, 2013, in conjunction with the International Day Against Homophobia, which falls on May 17 every year.
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These female performers and activists are demanding basic human rights, illustrating how performative protest can speak volumes and how news & images can travel so readily over the Internet. 

This International Day Against Homophobia protest is especially relevant in light of renowed Chinese artist Ai Weiei, and the incredible documentary, "Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry" 2012, a film directed by American filmmaker Alison Klayman. With a special appearance by one of my favorite chinese performance artists Tehching Hsieh. If you haven't seen it, you should watch it now, click here: Never Sorry




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