Participants

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Demosthene Agrafiotis

Poet and visual artist, lives in Athens, Greece. He is the author of several books of poetry and essays (Art as a sociocultural phenomenon, Modernity). He has participated in many contemporary art in Greece and abroad exhibitions. He is interested in links between art and technoscience. Animator and Director « Clinamen » art and friendship (1980-1990) and of the journal « Clinamen » (poetry, painting, photography, Editions « Erato » 1991-1994) newsletter. Since 1996 « Clinamen » focuses on artists’ books.

Nathalie Anglès

Nathalie Anglès is the founder of Residency Unlimited (RU). RU is a New York based non profit arts organization that supports and advances artists and curators practices by fostering highly customized residencies and exploring innovative residency formats. RU operates across multiple platforms and communities, fosters collaborative partnerships and taps into multifaceted resources locally and internationally.

Paul Ardenne

Paul Ardenne is an art critic and museologist specialised in the fields of contemporary art, esthetics and architecture. He is a remarkable analyst of contemporary art and culture and his research has focused notably on the questions of context and the body. His publications include: Art, l’âge contemporain : une histoire des arts plastiques à la fin du XXe siècle, Éditions du Regard, 1997; L’Image Corps – Figures de l’humain dans l’art du XXe siècle, Éditions du Regard, 2001; Un Art contextuel, Flammarion, 2002; rééd. coll. « Champs », 2004; Moto, notre amour, Flammarion, 2010.

Michel Auder

Lives in New York. Inspired by the artists of the New Wave and experimental cinema of the 1960s, Michel Auder photographer in its infancy, he directed several movies only a few traces today. In 1969, he left Paris for New York and turns Cleopatra with actors of the « Warhol » scene (Viva, Ondine, Taylor Mead, Louis Waldon). It acquires a portapak Sony, one of the first commercially available cameras and therefore pursues the realization of a video diary where art and life are the same. Since then, his work explores a variety of genres of narrative fiction television collage through his video portraits.

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ELISE BERGAMINI

She was born in 1980 in the south of France, and now lives and works in Paris. Her work is focused on the body, its minuscule evolution throughout time and its anomalies. Elise Bergamini attempts to reveal what we are trying to hide, by choosing certain focus and framing in her videos, her drawings, her imprints… In this tendency of escaping the present, she tries to catch the marks of a “past present”. Recently, she took part in a collective and itinerant exhibition in France, “Identité du genre”, with artists such as Natacha Nisic, Natacha Lesueur ou Françoise Pétrovitch.

Thierry Bernard

Was born in 1962. Practises photo and video and develops his work on the axis of the landscape notion. Personal exhibitions: Arko in Nevers (2008), Ecole d’art de Marseille (2006). Collective exhibitions: Urbanidades – CC Borges in Buenos Aires (2008), Projections, Le 19 in Montbéliard, France (2008). Publications: Carnet de Route (2008, édition du 19), Zone Nord-Zone Sud (éditions La Maison Chauffante).

Isabelle Bertolotti

Trained as an art historian, Isabelle Bertolotti is the curator responsible of exhibitions at the Lyons Contemporary art museum. She participated in elaborating many exhibitions, in particular Michelangelo Pistoletto in 2001, Laurie Anderson in 2002, Andy Warhol in 2005, Erwin Wurm in 2007, Keith Haring in 2008, Rétrospective Ben in 2010 and Pascale Marthine Tayou in 2011.

Patrick Beurard-Valdoye

Was born in the Territory of Belfort. He lives in Paris and Anse. Following a visit to Berlin in 1982, he began « the cycle of exile. » He gave many lectures, performances or recitals of his poems in France, Germany, Belgium, Norway, Denmark (…).

Julien Blaine

Poet and artist. Lives in Ventabren, France. Founded the international magazine Doc(k)s in 1973, the Tarascon International Poetry Festival in 1988 and the International Poetry Centre of Marseille in 1989. For thirty years, he has been exploring the many different means of disseminating visual and performative poetry through numerous publications, proclaiming that, in short, “Performance is a hopeless art”. And for a very good reason because according to Blaine: “Performance is a body in space and a sound within a body”.

DENYS BLACKER

(London, 1961) Graduated in 1985 with a MA in Fine Art Sculpture from Chelsea School of Art, London. Fellowship at Cheltenham Art School 1985-6. Artist in resident at Stoke on Trent Art gallery and Museum 1986. Since 1987 she has lived and worked in Girona, Spain. She has been making live art work for over 25 years in Spain and abroad. Her work often involves the use of elaborate costumes made for each piece. In 2002 she co-founded Gresol Association, a non-profit making cultural organisation and contemporary art library in Madremanya, Girona. As president of Gresol she organises and runs FEM, an annual International Women’s Performance Art Festival as well as other live art related events. Co founder and research assistant of ELAA (European Live Art Archive), an EU subsidized project at Girona University. She coordinates CORPOLOGIA, a monthly live art meeting in Girona, Spain and publishes a magazine of the same name. She is a member of Wolf in the Winter, International performance collective.

NENAD BOGDANOVIC

Born in 1955 in Odzaci, Serbia (ex Yugoslavia). He is engaged in multimedia art, photography, xerox art, video, installation art, performance art and actions. His appearance at the beginning of the eighties in the international art world, with “mail art,” he marked the post avant-garde period of Yugoslavian art and his art work has been recognized and accepted internationally ever since. Freelance visual and performance artist, he is also publisher and curator. Participates in group exhibitions since 1975: more than 500 exhibitions and more than forty countries in the world. In 2003 he realized two art performances at the 50th International Biennial of Venice-Italy (in the International Art Project: Brain Academy Apartment).

Nicolas Boillot

Nicolas Boillot is an artist specialized in digital art. Some of his work is oriented around the notion of information flow. He develops devices that, through arrangement, accumulation, new configuration, aim to generate possible interpretations, making hidden sides evident, creating new ways to read or interpret information flows.

Philippe Boisnard

Philippe Boisnard, writer, digital artist. After working the vidéopoésie (2000-2005), devoted three years to the digital and artistic creation in parallel with his writing (literature and philosophy). It is in this horizon, which he founded with Hortense Gauthier hp-process, a pair of digital poetic performance, which develops 3D digital real-time performance.

JONAH BOKAER

Born to Tunisian and American parents in Ithaca, NY, Jonah Bokaer is an international choreographer, media artist, and artspace developer. His work, which integrates choreography with digital media, is often the result of his cross-disciplinary collaborations with artists and architects. The author of 32 choreographies, ten videos, three motion capture works, three interactive installations, two mobile applications, and one film, Bokaer’s work been produced throughout theaters in Belgium, Canada, Cuba, Denmark, France, Germany, Greece, Holland, India, Luxembourg, Spain, Switzerland, Thailand, the United Kingdom, and the United States. Recent performances include two seasons at the Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival (2011-2012), the 2012 Festival d’Avignon in France, Théâtre de la Cité Internationale in Paris, and the BAM Next Wave Festival 2012.

Etienne Bossut

Since the end of the 1970’s, Étienne Bossut has placed a means of production based on making casts at the heart of his work. This is a process of movement which transmits a global reflection about art and sculpture in particular. E. Bossut makes casts with coloured resins, using objects taken from both daily life and art: cars, records, skis, garden chairs, monochrome paintings, staging everyday life, as well as the flaws of our representations, as a means of intensifying reality.

Laurent Buffet

Critic, theorician of art and philosophy teacher at the Ecole supérieure des Beaux-Arts de Cherbourg-Octeville. He ended in 2009 a post-grad thesis entitled: Ambulant Practices in contemporary literature and art.

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Maud Capelle

Maud Capelle writes and translates. Her articles have appeared amongst others in Art Monthly, Art Press, Art Review, L’Oeil and The Art Newspaper. She is working on her first novel. She has been chasing the in-between since 1977, and for the moment lives in New York City.

ANA CARDOSO

Ana Cardoso (1978, Lisbon) is a portuguese artist living in New York and Lisboa. Recent group shows in New York include Besides, With, Against and Yet: Abstraction and the Ready-Made Gesture, curated by Debra Singer for The Kitchen and Alpha & at On Stellar Rays. Ana created TEST with artist Joao Simoes – they invited to Lisbon performers, artists, lecturers and curators.

JOAN CASELLAS

(1960) Lives at Barcelona Spain. Joan Casellas has staged actions throughout Spain, Europe and America, has led workshops and addressed conferences in various universities, and published numerous articles about performance art and also about the work of Marcel Duchamp in Catalonia in news papers and magazines like Bonart, Exit Express, Inter, l’Aviu and La Vanguardia. In 1992, he set up the magazine AIRE, which has compiled the most complete photographic archive recording the performance art of his generation. He has been a member of numerous artistic self-management collectives, such as the CLUB 7, and has also organised festivals and exhibitions. Since 2005, he is the art director of the international performance festival La Muga Caula.

SHAUN CATON

A British performance artist and painter who has exhibited internationally since 1984. He has created some 280 performances globally, working in galleries, museums, festivals and unusual spaces. www.shauncaton.co.uk

Jean-Marc Chapoulie

Filmmaker, videographer asks cinema in all its forms for several years. He was invited to the Biennale de Lyon 2005 he was already an associate commissioners in 2001. Artist recently he presented a film about the Tour de France TDF06 the Palais de Tokyo and is currently involved in as Commissioner of the exhibition last speaking at the FRAC Champagne-Ardenne. He contributed to the magazine Fresh Theory and preparing a book Alchimicinéma Editions Presses real. He teaches at the School of Fine Arts in Annecy.

Denis Chevalier

Film studies. Coordination of PPT to Paris (with the main contribution of Guy Chevalier), editions and transdisciplinary projects, usually based on collaborations. Various practices (publishing, music, film, politics … / design, implementation, organization). Co-founder of / participation in several groups. Work on frames, features, uses processual Projects. Off art frames proposals. www.e-ppt.net

ANDREW COCHRANE

Andrew is Project Curator at the British Museum. The current exhibition is called Ice Age Art: Arrival of the Modern Mind. He has been an archaeologist at the Museum of London Archaeology, and a Research Associate at the Sainsbury Institute and the School of Oriental and African Studies studying imagery from both the contemporary world and prehistory. For the last six years, he has used artistic practice to express archaeological thought, exhibiting works across the world.

MICHEL COLLET

The New York Arts magazine described him as an art activist, he is a poet, theoretician performer, produces numerous propositions and pieces that mixes different media, actions, sound poetry, writings, artist books… several elements of a heterogeneous and scalable object. His work was shown in many countries, regularly in New York, Barcelona, Athens, Valencia, Zurich, Paris… He is a curator or an artist organizer, and also in charge of the a center of research on art performance, the co-director of Blago Bung Event NY, and the co-director of Mobile Album International. www.michelcolletcopy.com

Gérard Collin-Thiébaut

The attitude of Gérard Collin-Thiebaut is simple but radical: Challenge our conventions shaking coconut contemporary art because it attacks all modes on all sides, an art dormant. The appearance voluntarily classic of its interventions, suggesting innocence, perhaps to better reach us, is the way to demonstrate that modernity never happens on the surface.

BRIGITTE CORNAND

Brigitte Cornand is a video artist and photographer. After many years working in Paris, where many of her films had been broadcasted on Canal +, Brigitte Cornand moved to New York with Louise Bourgeois. Since then she has directed very personal portraits of her friends artists: Les Oiseaux Rouges, 2009; La Rivière Gentille, 2007; Joan Jonas: Study of the Artist With Dog, 2006; My Country is Cinema: Scenes From the Life of Jonas Mekas, 2000, Chère Louise : Un portrait de Louise Bourgeois, 1995 etc. She lives and works between West Tisbury, Paris and New York. Actually she prepares a film homage to Louise Bourgeois for her 100 years birthday as well as a portrait of the acclaimed french architect, Claude Parent.

Philip Corner

Born April 10, 1933, an afternoon of Easter in the Bronx, New York. Associated with Fluxus in 1961, his scores evolve graphic lines, verbal instructions are transformed into poetry. His music often explores noise, activities of daily living, minimalism, and non-Western systems of instruments and agreement. It is also linked to his interest in Eastern religions and his studies of baroque and pre-baroque. He exhibited in museum and gallery in many European countries and the United States.

NIEVES CORREA

Madrid (Spain) 1960. I work as a performance artist since 1987. In 1990 I started to organize festivals and meetings of Performance Art, the most important of them is Acción!MAD: www.accionmad.org. I also had given courses and conferences at Universities, Museums, Cultural Institutions, etc… At this moment I work in the Universidad Complutense de Madrid given a course of Performance Art in a very practical way. Some of my recent works have taken place at: MAV- Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía (Madrid – Spain); La Muga Caula (Girona – Spain); European Live Art Archive (Girona-Berlin-Oxford); New Territories, (Glasgow UK); Interakcje Festival. (Piotrokov Tribunalsky – Poland). http://www.nievescorrea.org / http://abelloureda.nievescorrea.org

ANNE CREISSELS

Visual artist by training and doctor of history and theory of art, Anne Creissels is master of visual arts conferences at the University of Lille 3. Her research into art and art-theory focuses on the survival of myths in contemporary art and the unconscious memory of images; constructions and representations of identities in art, danced gesture in its performative dimension and its relationship to visual arts. She has written an essay on art, Prêter son corps au mythe; le féminin et l’art contemporain (Lending one’s body to the myth; the feminine and contemporary art), Le Félin, and she is currently working on a solo-conference with objects.

CHRISTOPHE CUZIN

Main exhibitions (selected): Matisse Hoje Pinacoteca Do Estado De Sao Paulo Bresil 09 – Les Plus Grands Artistes Du XXe Arrondissement, (The greatest artists of the 20th district of Paris) Galerie Semiose Paris 09 – Festival International Des Jardins, (International Garden Festival) Chaumont Sur Loire – Global Painting Las Tanneries Amilly – Aller Guten Dinge Galerie Jordan Seydoux Berlin – L’empathie Des Parties-Affinités Électives (Parts Empathy) Centre régional d’art contemporain Languedoc-Roussillon (Regional Center for Contemporary Art) Sète 2009 – Travaux (Works) on FRAC (Regional Fund for Contemporary Art) website, Franche-Comté Besançon 2008. Galerie Bernard Jordan Zurich 2008, Château De Kerpol Loctudy 2007 and regularly at Galerie Bernard Jordan Paris.

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Anne-Lise Dehée

Anne-Lise Dehée lives and works Gutenberg street in a laboratory concrete utopias born: Scratch DNA How to get out of his room … From performance to my watercolor is a polyusagère artist who loves to s venture in-between the cracks, invisible. These tools are there to rethink the city, life, space and its representations. In the meeting and also defines his photographic practice. The spectrum is broad in its way of appropriating art as a means of living.

GILBERT DESCOSSY

Born April 12, 1946. He lives and works in Paris, but he has also worked in Southern Europe and Northern Africa. His first presentation of his chewing gum sculptures was in 1980, at the library/gallery “Le marais noir” in Paris. Notable private and shared expositions: 1989-90 “Art Food” Evry. 1994 and 1995: Galerie J.Mercuri, Paris. 1996: “Fanciful Polymers” MAM Nice. 2004: Centre culturel Nouakchott (Mauritania). 2006: Imagécrit (Imagewriting) Bar le Duc. Since 2002 he has claimed the title “Missionary Artist” (an artist who helps other artists by sharing cultural experiences) In this role, he originated the first exposition at the university of Nouakchott in 2003 and 2 expositions in Tunisia at the Library of Science and Religion in 2008. He has been a citizen of the world since 2002 (i.d. number 184012).

JACQUES DONGUY

Poet, translator and art critic, is the author of Poésies expérimentales Zone numérique, published in 2007 by Les presses du reel, Dijon. He co-managed the gallery J & J Donguy in Paris from 1981 to 2000 with his brother and recently brought out an anthology of Augusto de Campos, the Brazilian concrete poet, on Presses du réel. He has taught at l’Université Paris I.

XAVIER DOUROUX

Xavier Douroux is co-director of Consortium (contemporary art centre), of the Presses du réel (Editions of the Real) and of Anna Sanders Films. He is the Chairman of the New Sleeping Partners Society and Art Center Social Club. Used convolutedly Benjamin Perret’s words for his own: Stick it to the man and on the battlefield !!

Charles Dreyfus

Artist, poet and performer. Art historian and journalist of contemporary art, it is also appropriate to review Inter Quebec. He began exhibiting in 1973 and directed since 1974 performances worldwide. In 1977, he published his first poems. Poet, he introduced the « figure » in the speech; artist, he knows that the specific nature of visual prevents that would deliberately added new units without altering the essential nature of the whole. Performer historian and protagonist of Fluxus he advocates the frontal attack against the spirit of seriousness, byt the salami to finally be angel art.

JEAN DUPUY

Is a French-born artist (born 1925). He is a pioneer of work combining art and technology. In 1968, he received the Experiment in Art and Technology award, organized by Billy Klüver and Robert Rauschenberg, for his play entitled Heart Beats Dust. Immediately after this recognition, the play was simultaneously shown at the Brooklyn Museum and, through a second version, at the now mythical Pontus Hulten’s The Machine as Seen at the End of the Mechanical Age exhibition at the MoMa. He works in the fields of conceptual art, performance art, painting, installations, sculptures and video art. In the 1970s he curated many performance art events involving different artists from Fluxus, the New York’s avant-garde and neo-dada scene. Many of his works are part of important collections such as Centre Pompidou in Paris, Mamac of Nice, Mac of Lyon, The Barnes Foundation, New York, The Emily Harvey Foundation, New York. The Loevenbruck gallery in Paris has been representing him since 2010.

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SIBYLLE ETTENGRUBER

Lives and workes in Linz. Working with Boris Nieslony and Monica Klingler she developed performative Actions in public and private space. She is working basically with maps and the texture of the space. Her main interest are walks and movements against the ordinary way. www.sibette.net

Matthieu Exposito

Since 2001, has completed over 4500 designs on A4 format. A single character is often present in the page. All its products are listed by filing 300 designs and is a named Urban Legends.

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BARTOLOMÉ FERRANDO

Performer and visual poet, lives in Valencia, Spain. Full lecturer in performance and intermedia art at Valencia Polytechnical University. Founder of the magazine Texto Poético. As a performer takes part in festivals and encounters held in Europe, Canada, EEUU, Mexico, Japan, Korea, China, Vietnam, Singapore, Argentine, Venezuela and Chile. Exhibits his visual and concrete poetry in different cities in Spain, France and Italy. Forms part of the groups Flatus Vocis Trio, Taller de Música Mundana, Rojo, SIC and 3 i no res, who undertake creative practices half way between music, poetry and action art. Apart from Texto Poético he has published the poetry books Jocs, Poetic proposals, Trazos, Latidos, En la frontera de la voz, Valencia and Nudos de viento; the essays Hacia una poesía del hacer (Towards a poetry of doing), El arte intermedia, La mirada móvil (The mobile gaze) and El arte de la performance. Elementos de creación, different recordings on MC, LP and CDs and several videos and DVDs of performances.

HENRY FLYNT

Henry Flynt was born in North Carolina in 1940. He has contributed to various fields, as can be seen from his published book and articles, his web site, his published recordings, and recent retrospective exhibitions. In 1961, he famously conceived concept art, first circulating concept art works in a dittoed “anthology.” Since then, he has steadily expanded concept art. Notable is a catalogue devoted to Flynt’s concept art published by Grimmuseum in 2011. A catalogue of his retrospective exhibition at Kunstverein Düsseldorf and ZKM/Karlsruhe, is expected to come out in 2014.

ANGELIKA FOJTUCH

“Angelika Fojtuch’s work deals with problems in communication, especially regarding the roles of the body and emotions in interpersonal relations. She is interested in the formation of identity under conditions created by cultural mechanisms. In doing so, she often crosses physical boundaries through interaction with her audience.” (Joanna Sokołowska) Lives and works in Gdynia, Poland and Dusseldorf, Germany. Since 2013 she has been a PhD candidate at the Art University in Poznan, Poland. In 2012-2013 she was employed at Intermedia Department of the Fine Arts Academy in Gdansk, Poland. She was awarded a scholarship of City of Monchengladbach and Wilberz Foundation (Germany). Her works are in the collections of Muzeum Sztuki Łódz, Poland, Wilberz Foundation, City of Monchengladbach and re.act.feminism performance art forum (Germany). In 2006 she established Port Performance – an international performance art forum. She has presented her performances worldwide in events and locations such as: Ruptures & Convergences Kuad Gallery Istanbul, Future of Imagination’8 Goodman Arts Center Singapore, For You Muzeum Sztuki Lodz, PRAXIS The 2nd Biennale in Thessaloniki, NIPAF’11 Tokyo & Osaka, NADA Art Fair Miami, Fado Center Toronto.

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ANDRES GALEANO

Born 1980 in Mataró (Spain), studied Philosophy at the Universtiy of Barcelona, Photography at Freie Fotoschule Stuttgart and Visual Arts at the Accademia delle Belle Arti di Bologna and at the KHB Berlin. He works with drawing, photography, video, installation and performance. He is curently the curator of Grimmuseum’s performance art program Extension Series in Berlin. He lives and works in Berlin.

Vincent Gangloff

After a stint in the industry and a few detours by Russia and Vietnam undertakes research work in art, the Art Deco Strasbourg. For several years developing its production intermedia art.

Hortense Gauthier

Conducting a trans-media artwork by exploring different materiality of writing (audio, visual, visual, digital, ). Published in journals (22 (M) dp, La Res Poetica, Boxon, Cahiers Chronicles ), sound design, multimedia performance with readings Philippe Boisnard under the name HP Process. Since 2004, leads the review Walkie-Talkie, multimodal platform, review of contemporary literature. www.talkiewalkie.org

SERGE GAVRONSKY

Born in Paris, lives in NY; teaches at Barnard College, Columbia University. Numerous poetry publications in French and in English. Four novels, three translated into Italian. Translated from French into English major French poets including works by Francis Ponge, and the latest, from English into French with François Dominique, Zukofsky’s “A”.

John Giorno

John Giorno is one of New York’s most important poets and one of the actors of the American counter-culture movement in the 1960s. Close to the Beat Movement and to William S. Burroughs, J. Giorno is an influential figure of XXth century poetry. He was the initiator of performance poetry in New York and he has contributed to raising the spoken word to the rank of a major artistic form.

YELENA GLUZMAN

Makes shows, social experiments, publications and communities around the collective consideration of performance as a communication system. Her projects are often site-specific, where site could be situation (e.g. an audition, a theft), genre (pornography, film), or institution (academia, publishing). Recent performance projects include Worman (2012, Prelude Festival, NYC), I Am Not Everything That Is Beside Me (2012, Whenever Wherever Festival), The Bacchae (2011, Collapsable Hole), and School for Salomes (2011, Collapsable Hole, Semiospectacle). In 2013, with Esther Neff, she co-convened the first Conference of Theoretical Theater. She is a founding editor at Ugly Duckling Presse, and curates their performance series, including Emergency Index (an annual compendium of performance documents) and Emergency Playscripts (a series of texts highlighting issues of notation). www.emergencyindex.com

MONIKA GÜNTHER & RUEDI SCHILL

Since 1995 working together as a duo in Performance Art. Performances in Germany, Switzerland, Hungary, Poland, Mexico, Canada, Belgium, Belarus, Vietnam, Singapore, Italy, Spain, Chile, Bali, Java, Greece, Japan, Israel, Scotland, Sweden since 1995 also teaching Performance Art at several Art Schools; 2004 Art Price of the town of Luzern (Switzerland). Since 1998 artistic direction International Performance Art Turbine Giswil (Switzerland).

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MURIEL HASSE-COLLIN

Muriel Hasse-Collin (Colmar, 1970, http://atelierdartmobile.free.fr) lives in Mulhouse. With a search that lies above all on surface design and surface pictures, her meeting with the work of Larry Jordan and Georges Hugner is determining for her whole plastic creation. The color, the motive, plant life, animals, the word and eroticism are involved in all of her work. Most of her works is in the practice of Collages creation, Muriel Hasse-Collin uses a diversified range of techniques and in full areas. If professional digital technics of textiles printing and objects now enable her to develop a creation of objects in limited editions, the question regarding extending her research on various surfaces remains challenging, through the techniques of mosaic, with frescoes and the new possibilities of digital prints.

BERNARD HEIDSIECK

Born in Paris in 1928, Bernard Heidsieck was one of the creators of poésie sonore in 1955 and of poésie action in 1962. He was awarded the Grand Prix National de Poésie in 1991 and has given more than 540 public readings in more than 20 countries. He has published many books and his texts, which he recorded himself, have been released on 80 records, cassettes and CDs. He has produced many “Ecritures / Collages” which have been published and exhibited in different countries.

SAMUEL HERZOG

Born in 1966. Journalist, lives in Zurich. Between 1987 and 1993 he studied Art History in Basle and Berne. From 1989 to 1994 he directed “Fafa’s Kabinett” in Basle and Bienne – a space for contemporary art and food. From 1995 to 1996 he trained as a journalist at the Media Training Centre (MAZ) in Kastanienbaum (Lucerne). Herzog worked as an editor at the “Basellandschaftliche Zeitung”, and as a freelance journalist specializing in art between 1997 and 2001. In 2000 he organized the “Total Global” project at the Basle Museum for Contemporary Art. Since 2001 he has managed the company HOIO – importing specialties from the fictitious island of Santa Lemusa (www.hoio.ch). Samuel Herzog has been senior visual arts editor at the “Neue Zürcher Zeitung” since 2002 (www.nzz.ch).

BOB HOLMAN

Founder/proprietor of the Bowery Poetry Club and Artistic Director of Bowery Arts + Science, the nonprofit that programs the Club, is a poet most often connected with the oral tradition, live voicings of poetry, and poetry in digital media: spoken word, performance, hiphop, slam, poetry films, endangered languages. Dubbed “Ringmaster of the Spoken Word” (NY Daily News), “Poetry Czar” (Village Voice), and “Dean of the Scene” (Seventeen Magazine), he studied poetry at Columbia where he now teaches: he finds it fulfilling, becoming the guy he used to laugh at (he also teaches at NYU). But his major poetry schooling was the Lower East Side, with Allen Ginsberg, John Giorno, Anne Waldman, Miky Pinero, Hettie Jones, Ed Sanders, Amiri Baraka, Ted Berrigan, Alice Notley, Pedro Pietri, David Henderson, Steve Cannon. He ran readings at and was Coordinator of the St Marks Poetry Project 1977-84, was the original Slammaster at the Nuyorican Poets Café 1988-96, and has been at the BPC since 2002. Holman founded and ran the first major spoken word label, Mouth Almighty/Mercury; produced the award-winning Public Broadcasting System series, The United States of Poetry; and is currently working on two Endangered Language Projects: Lost Wor(l)ds: A Poem of Many Tongues, with each line from a different minority/endangered tongue; and Word Up! Language Matters with Bob Holman a 90-minute special on Endangered Languages for PBS produced by David Grubin Productions with Holman as host. In 2010, with linguists Daniel Kaufman and Juliette Blevins, he founded the Endangered Language Alliance in New York.

JOËL HUBAUT

Joël Hubaut was born in 1947 in Amiens, France. Since 1970, his work has been strongly related with the “épidémik” and the “mixage” influence. With unusual and parodic shapes and using all kinds of media, his fictional and poetic works present dispersion as an aesthetic thing, an idea that he considers to be his manifesto. He performed and exhibited his works in New York at the Artists Space, at the Columbia University, at the Art Café, at the Ruth Siegel Gallery, at St-Mark’s Church, at Jean Dupuy’s loft, at the Whitebox Gallery… His works are shown in Paris at the Jour Angès B gallery and at the Lara Vincy gallery. He took part in many action poetry, experimental music and art video festivals all around the world.

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KEVIN IMMANUEL

My research explores recontextualization. In Museums, this recontextualization includes Differance with Art Interventions-Actions in Public space. An essay Museum, Artists + Power, I began to write in the VanAbbe Museum, Living Archive exhibition (2007) and Stedelijk Museum-cafe 11, positions some possibilities to structurally shift and re-frame the Museum into a poetic institutional transspace: and why such possibilities are part of the Museum Identity + History. In this inquiry, is also, a dialectic on the revolutionary and theoretical aspect of poetics in the aspect of being engaged with reseeing remaking reframing the Museum’s plurality to its Ideal.

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Françoise Janicot

Painter, photographer, performer, who lives and works in Paris. Since 1959, she has had diverse solo exhibitions of her paintings, most notably: Gallery Paul Facchetti, Paris, Ateneo, Madrid, Musée Galiéra, Paris, Gallery Kontakt, Anvers, Air Gallery, New York, Hide and Seek bis, Naples (…) Her photographs have been shown in a number of expositions including: Gallery St Petri, Lund, American Center, Paris, Museum of Modern Art, New York, Gallery J. & J. Donguy, Paris, Space Gallery, New York, and featured in the festival Polyphonix 7 (…). Publications include: Hide and Seek, Rendez-vous and Encoconnage, published by Guy Schraenen, Poésie en action, published by Loques/Nèpe, featuring photographs of poets since 1965, L’œil, la main, published by Al Dante.

Anselm Jappe

Anselm Jappe is the author of Guy Debord (Denoël, 2001), The Adventures of the goods. For a new critical value (Denoël, 2003), avant-garde unacceptable. Reflections on Guy Debord (Lines, 2004). He teaches aesthetics at the School of Fine Arts Frosinone (Italy) and lectures at various art schools in France.

ELISABETH JAPPE

Born in 1934 in Dordogne, France and her parents are Dutch. She went to primary school and high school in the Netherlands. She married Georg Jappe in 1961, a poet, creator of “ornithopoetry”, art critic, and aesthetics teacher at the Fine Arts Institute of Hamburg. She lives in Cologne since 1965, speaks German, Dutch, French and English, and translates catalogues, books and articles. In 1975, she first met performance artists and creators of New York. Then she started creating and curating performances in many places: for the documenta 8, Kassel, Hamburg, Borgo, Valsugana etc. In 1981, she created the Moltkerei Werkstatt, a place for nonprofit art in Cologne. Elisabeths Jappe’s archives include hundreds of slides, catalogues, her correspondence and theoretical articles. They will soon move to the most important museum in Berlin.

JÓZSEF R. JUHÁSZ

Was born in 1963 in Slovakia recently based in Budapest. He created hundreds of performances and published six books of experimental poetry. Since 1987 he runs the performance art festival Transart Communication. Since 2009 he created several performance art workshops and courses. His performance activities often have a form of open art pieces, boundaries of which he likes to break and he is heading towards happening. It has a sociocritical dimension, he creates “communication exercises” and interventions or he undertakes experiments and looks for new forms of expression. His path of performance is nomadic and process-determined. For the last decade (2003-2013), more post-conceptual-like researches of the past and reflections on history are significant.

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Adam Kahan

Adam Kahan starting making films in 1989 when he first picked up a Super 8 camera. He has worked in film and video since then, on projects ranging from the abstract and experimental to high definition documentaries for television. His films have shown at the San Francisco Film Arts Foundation festival, in New York at the IFP market, in Berlin at the Interfilm festival and elsewhere around the globe. His work has also shown on American television channels such as the Independent Film Channel, PBS and Gallery HD. He continues to work in many different capacities in the audio / visual medium; as Auteur, Director, Producer, Director of Photography, and Editor. Adam lives in Brooklyn, New York, where he has been a contributing writer / journalist for several years to local newspapers The Greenline and The Williamsburg Greenpoint News and Arts.

Olga Kisseleva

Kisseleva graduate of Advanced Studies in Fine Arts in Paris and the Ecole des Beaux Arts in St. Petersburg, lives and works in Paris. His work was recently presented at KIASMA, Helsinki, Finland (2006), Guggenheim Museum Bilbao, Spain (2006), Museum of Contemporary Art Reina Sofia, Madrid, Spain (2005), National Center for Contemporary Art, Moscow, Russia (2004), ARC, Paris, France (2003 and 1999), Fondation Cartier, Paris, France (2002) (…).

Krzysztof Knittel

Krzysztof Knittel (b. 1947, Warsaw) composes symphonic, chamber and computer works, takes part in art performances, builds sound installations and plays in improvised music groups. Solidarity Award in Music (1985), awarded also by the Foundation for Contemporary Performance Arts in New York (1998), by Polish Composers’ Union (2003), by Polish Minister of Culture – « Gloria Artis » (2005). A member of the Programming Board of Zacheta National Gallery in Warsaw. Teaches computer music at the Academy of Music in Lodz.

HELEN KORIATH

Helen Koriath is an art historian, a curator and an art history professor at the University of Osnabrück, Germany. She specialized in contemporary and modern art. She worked for several museums and at the Kunsthochschule für Medien in Cologne, Germany. She also taught art history and aesthetics theory at the Hanover School of Art, Germany.

RICHARD KOSTELANETZ

Born Richard Cory Kostelanetz in 1940. American writer, artist, critic, and editor of the avant-garde who is productive in many fields. Kostelanetz served as visiting professor or guest artist at a variety of institutions and lectured widely. In 1971, employing a radically formalist approach, Kostelanetz produced the novel In the Beginning, which consists of the alphabet, in single and double-letter combinations, unfolding over 30 pages. Most of his other literary work also challenges the reader in unconventional ways and is often printed in limited editions at small presses. Kostelanetz’s nonfiction work The End of Intelligent Writing: Literary Politics in America (1974) charged the New York literary and publishing establishment with inhibiting the publishing and promotion of works by innovative younger authors. His “visual poetry” consists of arrangements of words on a page, using such devices as linking language and sequence, punning, alliteration, parallelism, constructivism, and minimalism. Among his other works are Recyclings: A Literary Autobiography (1974, 1984), Politics in the African-American Novel (1991), Conversing with Cage (1988), Soho: The Rise and Fall of an Artist’s Colony (2003). His films include A Berlin Lost (1984) and Berlin Sche-Einena Jother (1988), both with Martin Koerber. Kostelanetz issued many recordings and audiocassettes on his own label and edited works on musicians such as B.B. King and Philip Glass. His A Dictionary of the Avant-Gardes was published in 1999.

L. BRANDON KRALL

L. Brandon Krall works with Art + Film + Digital Media. Her exhibition history and practice is expanding through a series of works that include paintings, objects, installations, and the collaborative LIT. FIG. videos. She has curated film and video programs and exhibitions since the mid 80s and writes about contemporary art for magazines. CONSTELLATIONS: The Duchamp Paradigm, an art historical text is being written while she is developing an installation for free-standing French doors in a digitally triggered environment involving light effects, projections and assorted machinery…

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ARNAUD LABELLE-ROJOUX

Arnaud Labelle-Rojoux was first recognized for his works in art performance, he became an historian specialized in this field with his novel L’Acte pour l’art (published by Editeurs Evidant, 1988; a new edition includes Presque vingt ans après and Let’s twist again published by Al Dante, 2004). He is an indefinable artist, his exhibitions include Notre Histoire at the Palais de Tokyo, Paris, 2006; Frontière cordiale –with Jacques Lizène–, Nadja Vilenne gallery, Liège, 2006; On va encore manger froid ce soir, Mamac, Nice, 2008; Ne pas jouer avec des choses mortes, at the Centre d’art de la Villa Arson, Nice, 2008; Quoi ? Encore une exposition ?, Loevenbruck gallery, Paris 2008; La Force de l’Art 02 –with Xavier Boussiron–, at the Grand Palais, Paris 2009; Une forme pour toute action, Le Printemps de septembre, Toulouse, 2010; L’oignon fait la sauce, Loevenbruck gallery, Paris 2011; Les Maîtres du désordre, at the Musée du quai Branly, Paris; Le Surréalisme et l’Objet, at the Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris 2013. He organizes events and invites many artitsts: Le Nonose Club, at the Palais de Tokyo, 2001; The 7 sets, at le Plateau, 2003; the prix du Nu nul, at the Palais de Tokyo, 2010; Des Corps Compétents, at the Centre d’art de la Villa Arson, Nice, 2013. He performs Je suis bouleversé, une opérette de la Passion triste, at La Ménagerie de Verre, Paris, 2005; Du sucre et des larmes, at the Halles de Schaerbeek, Brussels, 2010. He also regularly publishes undifinable novels like Junot B. Goode, Java, 1997; Twist dans le studio de Velasquez, L’Évidence, 1999; Leçons de scandale, Yellow Now, 2000; L’Art parodic’, Zulma, 2003; Je suis bouleversé, Sémiose, 2008; Les gros cochons font la bonne charcuterie, La vie au Marteret, 2011; Twist Tropiques, ed. Loevenbruck/Yellow Now, 2012. He teaches at the Villa Arson à Nice, France.

FRANÇOIS LAGARDE

Born in 1949, François Lagarde has been a photographer for 40 years, and has taught at several Fine Arts Institutes for 24 years. He is a publisher and has founded the “gris banal” publishing company in 1982 where photography was already flirting with text. The portraits of writers and artists he realizes are simply an excuse to meet authors he admires. Among them, in the 70’s and the 80’s, Brion Gysin and William S. Burroughs, Ernst Jünger or Albert Hofmann, inventor of the LSD. In the 1990’s, his friendship with Roger Laporte and Philippe Lacoue-Labarthe influenced the philosophy of his works. In 1999, he created the society Hors Œil Éditions, that was definitely focused on digital media. In 2012, after three years of shooting with the philosopher and writer Pascal Chabot, he directed Simondon du désert, a poetic and philosophical film. He is planning to direct another one on the Russian philosopher Alexandre Kojève in collaboration with Marco Filoni, Kojève’s biographer in Italy.

OLIVIER LECREUX

Born in 1977, live and works in Paris.
http://olivierlecreux.com

Bob Lens

My activities are executed in a variety of ways. I draw, paint, work with photography, video and sound. Texts and visuals are combined, resulting in individual pieces of work, series and small editions. Continuous research of all kind of themes, initiating and performing events and actions. It might take the form of temporary installations, assembled from chosen or selfconstructed parts. Always open to spontaneous collaborations with other artists and interested parties working in different disciplines. www.boblens.com

JEAN-CONRAD ET ISABELLE LEMAÎTRE

An art-collecting French couple. 1982: moved to Madrid; 1989: moved to Brussels; 1994: moved back to London. 1996: bought their first Gillian Wearing video. 2005: members of the Loop selection committee (a video art festival held in Barcelona). 2006: exhibition at La Maison Rouge, Paris. 2007: Electrons libres exhibition, a selection of videos from the Lemaître collection held in Tabacalera Donostia-Saint Sébastien. 2010: exhibition of part of the collection in the Museo de Arte de Lima.

PATRICE LEROCHEREUIL

Patrice Lerochereuil was born in 1957 (France), and has been living in New York since 1987. His activities, his life, borrow from a romantic drift beloved by Guy Debord, as from few fluxus artists. He has been part of many performance festivals and was included in the project “French artists with a New York accent”, a documentary film produced by Nicola L., based on one of the last text of the late Pierre Restany. His work has been shown in Europe and on the other side of the Atlantic including various group exhibitions and two “one man show” at the Bruno Facchetti gallery in New York.

OLIVIER LEROI

Is based in the Sologne area of France. He trained to be a forester and then became a self-taught artist before enrolling at the Institut des Hautes Etudes en Arts Plastiques (a Parisian art school). He works in relation with his surroundings, working with not only drawings, but also objects, films and even satellites as can be seen in his latest state commissioned work: www.balise-loire.fr. His successes often come about through a combination of circumstances.

DOMINIK LIPP

Visual artist and performance artist, born 1974, Swiss. Lucerne school of art & design, apprenticeship as architectural Draftsman & Bricklayer. Curator and President of The mobile artspace. Collective and solo exhibitions and Performances in many countries. Curator of The International Performance art festival in Noseland (CH). Co-Organisator of the IPA Winter, 2014.
www.dominiklipp.net

Larry Litt

Performing poet, musician, storyteller and chef. He brings provocative inspiration to international biennials, colleges, art schools, arts residencies and arts festivals. His wild mushroom and herb vegan dinner party series titled Veg Artists Can Save The World were voted “Better than an art fair vernissage” by Art Planet magazine. He makes vegan cheez for crackers.

Martin Liu

Lives in New York, lawyer, collector, organizer and key player in several fields of contemporary art.

CLAUDE LOUIS-COMBET

Born in 1932 in Lyon. Philosophy professor and author of many books, novels, poems, essays published by Flammarion, José Corti, Fata Morgana, Galilée; Translator of Anaïs Nin, Otto Rank, Erik Erikson’s texts. Director of the Atopia collection, that republishes acient and spiritual texts of the christien tradition (Grenoble, Jerome Millon editions). It includes Marinus et Marina (1979), Blesse, ronce noire (1975), La sœur du petit Hans (2011), Huysmans, au coin de ma fenêtre (2012).

JEAN-LUC LUPIERI

Born in 1964 in Toulouse, France. He studied philosophy and aesthetics at the University of Toulouse-Le Mirail. He is a philosophy professor and a lecturer. Director of cultural projects of the city of Toulouse, as part as la Novela (art and sciences), with Les Connivences that promoted and developped action art. He curates events supporting the expression of contemporary performances. He is currently writing a theoretical essay on action art in relation to the principles of Diogenes’ philosophy. Apart from a reflection on this philosophical derivation of the art performers, a major part of the work focuses on showing how some of today’s artists build different forms of resistance by choosing unusual aesthetic paths.

OLIVIER LUSSAC

Is professor in art at the University of Lorraine (France). He has published Happening and Fluxus (2004) and Fluxus and Music (2010).

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Richard Martel

Born in 1950, Richard Martel lives and works in Quebec. Multidisciplinary artist, theorist activist, performer, professor of contemporary art, it is also one of the founders of the City, the center of contemporary art, alternative space in Quebec and Publishing Intervention from which the journal Inter contemporary art. It organizes several years the international art performance meeting.

HECTOR MAVRIDIS

Born in Melbourne, Australia. Moved to Greece in 1969. Lived in Chicago from 1979 to 1988, where he studied Linguistics and Ceramics at Northeastern Illinois University. Lives and works in Thessaloniki, Greece.

JONAS MEKAS

Born in 1922, Lithuania, Jonas Mekas bought his first Bolex camera on his arrival in New York in 1949 and began to record moments of daily life. He was the village voice columnist for the “Movie Journal”. He set up and was the editor of Film Culture magazine with his brother Adolfas, and founded the Film-Makers’ Cooperative and Anthology Film Archives. His work later inspired many artists and film makers, such as Jim Jarmush, Martin Scorsese, who recognised his influence. Mekas’s films and archive material have been exhibited extensively throughout the world -Documenta 11; the Venice Biennale 2005; MoMA PS1, New York; Museum Ludwig, Cologne; Baltic Art Center, Sweden; the Metropolitan Museum of Photography, Tokyo.
http://anthologyfilmarchives.org

MATTHIEU MESSAGIER

Matthieu Messagier was born in 1949. He was introduced to the public, along with a new generation of poets, with Manifeste électrique aux paupières de jupes in 1971. Since then, Messagier has published around a hundred books and thousands of drawings, which are all inventions of a language and constructions of a perpetually mutating universe which in Messagier’s works turn out to be an originary experience of the world.

Cécile Meynier

Cécile Meynier mainly occurs in situ in the places where it is invited (Skids series) or as spontaneous actions and ephemeral in the urban space. Here, with what she calls the Gallery Cache-tags, it has formalized these anonymous paintings whose sole intention hide tags, paintings that are now listed as objects showing an archeology of the present.

FINA MIRALLES

Performance artist, lives in Spain. Nature has always been at the centre of her work and her life. 1973, Performances in the nature. Translations. Woman-Tree (Mujer-Arbol). Dune (Duna). Grass floating on the sea (Hierba flotando en el mar). 1978, She participated in “The Biennale of Paris” and “The Biennale of Venice”, on behalf of Spain. 1979/1983. She lived in Barcelona, in the countryside, in the islands. She travelled to South America, and others countries. 1984/1994. She lived in Paris and in Caen (France). She studied the landscapes and the emptiness, she has been during 10 years in a search of “The essential”. She currently lives in Cadaques, in front of the sea and she spend her time writing, doing performances and contemplation.

PATRICK MORARESCU (ALIAS JOHNNY AMORE)

Photography being his main medium, Patrick Morarescu works combine several techniques supports such as collage, performance or installation depending on what the project demands. Portraiture stands out among his works, depicting powerful human beings in contrast with meaningful backgrounds, which then are usually displayed in the frame of installations. One of his main aims is to create the most interactive relation with the visitor. Patrick Morarescu has held several solo and group exhibitions in Germany, UK, Spain, the Netherlands, Estonia, Switzerland, Poland, Finland, Australia, Cameroon and Taiwan. Apart from his artistic practice Patrick Morarescu held photography and performance workshops in Finland, Germany (…). He was granted by the EU Commission, Kulturreferat München, Goethe Institute Amman, Sofia and Yaoundé.
http://www.morarescu.de/

Edgar Morin

Edgar Morin is one of the most important French thinkers of our time, emeritus director of research at the National Centre for Scientific Research in France (CNRS). His work is multiple, animated by the desire of knowledge or mutilated or compartmentalized own to capture the complexity of reality.

Olivier Mosset

Olivier Mosset lives in Tucson, Arizona. He worked in Paris from 1965 to 1977, participated in the creation of the group BMPT and then went to live in New York. He did numerous exhibitions with the Radical American Painters in the 1980s. His approach involves continually going back to previous explorations and diversifying them, taking care to integrate into his conceptions the conditions in which they appeared, to modify his work in line with the current cultural context, thus questioning painting in its initial materiality.

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NICOLA L.

“Nicola L. studied art at the Académie Julian in Paris, followed by the École des Beaux-Arts in Paris in the atelier of painter Jean Souverbie. Coming to New York for the first time in 1967 at the invitation of La MaMa theater, she had become a permanent transplant by the end of the 70s. Her conceptual work hinges on two approaches that open the door to a myriad of possibilities –to make bodies, and to embody. To embody, meaning to collect bodies within a single skin in order to inhabit a space collectively, organically, and see it from the vantage of a second skin. Red Coat Same Skin For Everyone (1969) is a vast frameless canvas, molded around 11 empty pockets tailored to fit the dimensions of 11 human bodies. The coat was conceived as part of a performance to accompany musicians Gilberto Gil and Caetano Veloso at the Isle of Wight music festival. Traveling the world since 2002 with her “art-skins” (Cuba, Paris, Los Angeles, the Great Wall of China, all the way to the European Parliament in Brussels), the artist extends an invitation out to everybody to take part, through performance, in what Michel Onfray calls “the odyssey of flesh”. For Nicola, making bodies implies destroying them first. In the ultimate metonymical act, she sends out into the world functional objects that are fragments of our own bodies: The Eye-Lamp (1969), The Woman-Dresser (with irony on the theme of objectified women, 1969), The Eye-Table (1970), The Cultivated Head (1980), The Head-Bookcase (1996). At times, both approaches converge: making bodies, which can then be embodied through usage (The Hand-Sofa, 1970-72; The Head-Sofa, 1989). Both approaches are married in The Head-Aquarium (2005), where a swimming goldfish becomes, at random, an eye”. From the Dictionnaires des Créatrices, by Raphael Cuir.

PHOEBE NEVILLE

Phoebe Neville has been called “a supremely original artist, whose experiments since the 1960’s follow fashion.” by Anna Kisselgoff of the New York Times. She has been dancing and choreographing since 1962, when her first dance was selected for the initial Young Choreographers Concert at Clark Center for the Performings Arts in New York. Her compagny, formed in 1975, has appeared in major cities around the Unites States and in Berlin. Since 1991 she has collaborated with musician/composer Philip Corner, performing with him in Italy, France, Germany, Belgium, Thailand, Indonesia and Australia. She has been on the faculty of Bennington College, UCLA, Tisch School of the Arts, Teachers College Columbia University, and as a Certified Teacher of Body-Mind Centering® has taught for the School in the Unites States and Europe. She is currently on the faculty of the Institute for Somatic Studies in Amsterdam. She lives with her Husband, Philip Corner, in Italy.

 

WILLIAM S. NIEDERKORN

Is an artist who wears many hats, including poet, playwright, composer, painter, photographer, and journalist.

BORIS NIESLONY

Born 02.10.1945. Political Action since 1966. Painting since 1970. Performances since 1974. 1981 – The Council / an intermedia 30 day project – The Black Kit / The Performance Art Archive – Performance Art Network. Long duration works: – The paradise, a sculpture in moving, laboratory of perception – Anthropognostical dishes an archive and encyclopedical sculpture in moving, 1975 till now – Black market international an international performances art association, 1985 till now – ASA Art Service Association, Service, curating, organizing as performance art, 1990 – The current affairs / Rent an artist + Die Gabe – The Permanent Performance art conferences – The yearly Internet Performance Art Magazine – slaps-banks-plots, 2002 – E.P.I. Zentrum, European Performance Institute – Performance Art Research, Context in Performance Art.

ADRIAN NOTZ

Co-Director of exhibitions and program. Director of International projects of Cabaret Voltaire, Zurich, Switzerland. Ambassador of the Kingdoms of Elgaland-Vargaland for Zurich.

EVELYNE NOVIANT

Is an artist whose generative practice thrives through the intersections and communication between diverse media and temporalities. She lives in Brittany, France. Borrowing from her immediate physical surroundings, her works –at once aligning with and defying the frameworks of sculpture and installations– hover in their own time and space. Poetic in essence –each idea is sparked by the everyday: its friction and fracture of time, space, light, color, fragility, disappearance, absence, and palpable ephemerality. Currently, she is preparing a one-person exhibition scheduled to open in a rarefied space at Lesneven, in June 2014.

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Émilie Oursel

Critic, lives in Amesterdam. Corresponding to L’Oeil Magazine journalist in Paris (France); and assistant to the Lumen Travo Gallery in Amsterdam. Curatorial Workshop at the Town House Gallery in Cairo (Egypt), 2007.

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Vincent Pécoil

Collaborates in various magazines, including Art Monthly, Contemporary, Flash Art, Parkett, Tate Etc.. Also published translations and books, including American Prayer (The real presses), John Tremblay (ed. Subject-Object), Wade Guyton (presses the real). As recently organized exhibitions « At half square, half-mad » (Villa Arson), and « The Freak Show » (MAC Lyon), both in 2007, published by les presses du réel (Dijon) catalogs.

CORINE PENCENAT

Corine Pencenat has been maître de conférences at the University of Strasbourg since 2002 in Arts (PHD at the EHESS with Louis Marin). She taught for 15 years in schools of Beaux-arts and in theatre and circus schools. Critic of art since 1983, she’s writing for specialised magazines on contemporary and living arts, and texts for artist’s catalogues. An essay about the translation from the theater of the world to the circus of the word has to be published in 2012.

JEFFREY PERKINS

Lives and works in New York City. Fluxus affiliate since 1964. After moving to Los Angeles in the late 1960’s, Perkins worked for the Fox Venice Theater, managed Cinematheque 16, and co-founded the psychedelic light show group Single Wing Turquoise Bird. In 1981, Perkins returned to New York, where for the next twenty years he drove a taxi to support his artistic endeavors, named The Fluxus Cab Driver by Nam June Paik. He has exhibited both nationally and internationally in both museums and galleries at the 1992 Venice Biennale, the Whitney Museum, the Hammer Museum, L.A. MOCA, and the Emily Harvey Foundation, among others. Perkin’s Fluxfilm Number 22, Shout is housed within the collections at the Museum of Modern Art. Jeffrey Perkins completed his first feature documentary, The Painter Sam Francis, in 2008 and is currently directing his newest documentary, George, a portrait of the late George Maciunas.

Plinio W. Prado Jr

Philosopher, state doctor, lecturer at the Department of Philosophy at the University of Paris VIII. Starting contemporary linguistic research (philosophical, linguistic, literary), his work seeks to develop a language of thought which hosts the question of the limits of the expressible and opens to the experience of art, writing and ethos, including lifestyle. This work has led to many studies on the judgment of art and the art of judging, the analytical language, affect and style.

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GEORGE QUASHA

George Quasha, artist/poet/performer, explores a common principle in language, sculpture, drawing, video, sound, installation, & performance. Of 17 books: Ainu Dreams (1999, with Chie Hasegawa); Axial Stones: An Art of Precarious Balance (2006, foreword Carter Ratcliff); An Art of Limina: Gary Hill’s Works and Writings (2009, with Charles Stein; foreword Lynne Cooke); Verbal Paradise (preverbs) (2010). His Art is: Speaking Portraits records over 800 artists / poets /composers in 11 countries. Awards: Guggenheim Fellowship, video art; NEA Fellowship, poetry.

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Agnès Rosse

Visual artist, lives and works in Sète. Personal exhibitions. 2007 Cranes, Château d’O, Montpellier. 2006 – Words and flags, Le Vallon du Villaret, Lozere. 2005 – Neither seen nor known, Gm Gallery, Montpellier. So far so good, BBB, Toulouse. 2005-1997Matches (to follow).

ALEXANDRE ROLLA

Historian and art critic, curator of exhibitions, teaches art history at the Ecole supérieure des Beaux-arts de Cherbourg-Octeville. He has three main axes in his research: relations between poetry and plastic arts, collective and common works and finally local time and territory.

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Nicola Schudy

Design studies and visual arts in Düsseldorf and Besançon. Lives and works in Cologne. Solo exhibitions (selection) Map / Forum aktueller Archi, Cologne, Lanscape Acquisition, Uroba, Vienna, Landschaftsaneignung # 2. Sonne / Hoffnung (Lanscape Acquisition # 2. Sun / Hope) Kunstraum Deltawerk, Solingen.

JOAO SIMOES

Born 1971 in Luanda, Angola. Lived in Mantua, Milan, Paris, Madrid and Barcelona and since 2004 lives in Lisbon and New York. His art work and projects have appeared in Frieze, Art Forum and Flash Art magazines and since the first exhibition at the Musée d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris, invited by David Medalla, displays his work worldwide. Simoes is currently designing a house for Jeff Perkins in Latigo Canyon, Malibu, and prepares his forthcoming show at the Emily Harvey Foundation, New York. More info at www.00351.org

EVELINE SUTER

Art historian, lives and works in Zurich, has one foot in Valencia while the other loves hiking, freelance author and curator, art critic /NZZ/, assistant at Kunsthaus Langenthal (Switzerland).

BÁLINT SZOMBATHY

Born in 1950 in Pacir (Serbia). Lives and works in Budapest. Multimedia artist, art writer and editor. Founding member of the Bosch+Bosch Art Group (Subotica, 1969–1976). Author of several books on art. Editor of Magyar Muhely (Hungarian Workshop) magazine, Budapest.

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SOPHIE TAAM

Born 1970, lives in Nice, France. Engaged self-taught performer, musician, writer and creator of Incognito editions, works mainly with text and opera voice.

Nathalie Talec

In 1988, carries an artistic expedition to Greenland. In 1990 Venice Biennale (Aperto / French selection). In 2006, produced for the Louvre a high fidelity music event and participated in the exhibition Our History at the Palais de Tokyo and the power of art at the Grand Palais (Paris). In 2008, the MAC / VAL dedicated a solo exhibition. Nathalie Talec claims the multiplicity of forms. She makes sculptures, photographs, videos, drawings and performance.

Moira Tierney

Moira Tierney graduated with an honours BA from University College, Dublin and went on to study fine art at l’Ecole Nationale d’Arts de Cergy-Paris. She was granted an Arts Council film award and received a Fulbright Scholarship (to Anthology Film Archives in New York) in 1998 as well as a grant from the Taoiseach’s Department for her film project Matilda Tone. Since moving to New York, Moira has completed 20 short films as well as the 30 minutes documentary Matilda Tone; her films have been projected internationally at venues such as the Fondation Cartier in Paris, the Rio Film Festival, the London and Edinburgh Film Festivals, the Rotterdam Film Festival and the Reina Sofía Museum in Madrid, as well as participations in numerous touring programmes and gallery shows. Anthology Film Archives in New York, Tekfestival in Rome, the Festival des Cinémas Différents in Paris and L’Alternativa Film Festival in Barcelona have broadcast retrospective programmes of her work.

Pierre Tilman

Pierre Tilman was born on 8 February in Salerne, in the Var region. He is a writer, artist and poet of writing, language, images, walls and space. He recently wrote an important biography, Robert Filliou, Nationality, Poet, Presses du Réel. He exhibits personally in galleries, museums and centres for the arts.

Valentin Torrens

Valentin Torrens is an internationally recognized performance artist, theorist and teacher. Since the early 1990’s, he has performed in twenty-eight countries in Europe, North and South America and Asia, presenting his works as one-man actions in international festivals and exhibitions. In the last eleven years he has also organized the Performance Territories inside the multi-disciplinary Periferias festival in Huesca; the Territoris Nomades in Barcelona, Spain, both festivals providing exceptional venues for many performance and intermedia artists from around the world. Valentin has also conducted many workshops of performance and published Pedagogía de la Performance a book that includes documentation and course material from over 40 teachers and programs engaged in the research and teaching of performance art genres. He is presently editing the English new edition How we teach performance art that will become, as the Spanish edition was, a key teaching resource for individuals working in performance and interdisciplinary public art…

IEKE TRINKS

Born in 1977, studied visual arts in the Netherlands. Throughout the past several years she has presented work in solo and collaborative forms at venues in Europe, South America, Canada and the USA. Currently she lives in Rotterdam, where she is a member of the performance collective TRICKSTER and co-organizer of PAE (Performance Art Event). www.ieketrinks.nl

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Louis Ucciani

Lives and works in Besançon where he teaches philosophy and directs the Centre d’art mobile (Center for Mobile Art). He is also responsible for the reviews Luvah, Philosophical, and Cahiers Charles Fourier.

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CHRISTOPHE VAUBOURG

An unreserved fan of mutant bimbos, failed poets, naked female dancers, zombies on cruises, low-budget thingumajigs and hard-rock guitarists.

BEN VAUTIER

Born in 1935 in Naples, Italy. Works and lives in France. “When he arrived in Nice (France) he opened in 1958 Le Laboratoire 32, number 32, Escarene street which became the gallery Ben doubts about everything, and a meeting space. Ben realised his first paintings with text as soon as 1958. From 1958 to 1960, he developed the idea of “Art Total” and since 1962, the notion of appropriation (He signed holes, dirty waters, God, and glass windows). During an exhibition at the gallery One in London, he lived in a showcase and met with Georges Maciunas who made him part of Fluxus. He used his gallery space to spread Fluxus ideas and his acquaintance with other “avant-garde” movements. The “Boutique” was bought in 1975 by the national museum of modern art and was acquired by the Georges Pompidou center in 1977 when it opened. He played a major role to divulge radical ideas through his numerous publications. He was part of many worldwide Fluxus group exhibitions and others.” Galerie Lara Vincy.

NICOLAS VATIMBELLA

Nicolas Vatimbella is the author of unclassifiable books such as: disaient les 2 fils (POL, 1992), Squash (POL, 1995), Amoroso (Leo Sheer, 2005) and a play, Rosebran (La Revue Littéraire, 2007). In 2001, the book En vain l’azur (Le Seuil) came about through his collaboration with the painter Sabine Monyris. He has collaborated with Michel Vogel twice: in 2007 (Ida et Adi) and in 2008 (Effeauillage with the musician Michel Battus).

VALENTINE VERHAEGHE

Intermedia artist, performance and choreography. With a multidisciplinary training, Valentine Verhaeghe developed different research among the fields of human sciences, philosophy and aesthetics. She achieved a work in art & philosophy on the question of representation, the character, the perception, and particularly on the process of appearance of meaning in today’s iconic and nonlinguistic systems. Her research is focused on the process of diversion in contemporary art, and on the transitional characters in general. She analyses the process involved in transition from words to sounds and to image (for the poet), from the movement to the word (for the dancer), from the sound to the plastic experience for composers or artists. She also is an intermedia artist and taught performance as part of the center of research “The artist’s body” at the Institut Supérieur des Beaux-arts in Besançon, France. www.valentineverhaeghe.com

Vincent + Féria

Françoise Vincent and Eloy Fest, teaching artists and researchers Université Rennes 2 University Paris 8, associate in 1996 and signed for VINCENT + FERIA. Develop an art of intention and participation through installations, performances, situations, conferences, seeking to expose areas of thought and action. Publish Areas recherche_Perspective Antarctic 2003_2041, Hallacas editions, 2007 and fly the residency program « Arts at the poles. »

JEAN-LOUIS VILA

The abstract space of his paintings is marked by symbols and references to his life. Working from a minimalist standpoint, he interconnects simple geometric figures, always with a great economy of resources. He has been an artist at Yvon Lambert’s gallery in Paris, personal exhibitions (selection): the Galerie Tanit, München; Musée de Céret; Musée de Grenoble; Galerie l’Aire du Verseau, Paris, and the Galerie Vidal-Saint-Phalle, Paris.

MICHEL VOGEL

Was born in Strasbourg. As soon as 1964, he practices performance, Land Art and creates Fluxus events. In parallel, he creates as from 1985, totemic and/or graphic sculptures. He works on sounds under the influence of Philip Corner with whom he regularly plays during four-hand concerts (1990-2000). He creates gongs and flat bells, sculptures of steel and other sounding metals. More recently, he participates in the collective In-Ouïr and at the festival ça vaut jamais le réel (Nothing’s worth the real) since its creation in 2004. Participates in many performances, in cooperation with other artists, including Esther Ferrer and Yuki Unemoto.

PETER VOGEL

Born in Freiburg (Germany) in 1937, he worked with interactive sound sculptures since the 1970s. He was active in painting, dance, choreography, and the composition of electronic music. His earliest experiments with interactive sculptures took place in 1969. His work has been shown in galleries, museums, art fairs and music festivals in Europe, North and South America, Taiwan, Japan and Australia.

Isabelle Vorle

This plastic artist lives in Paris. Her films are interactive with poetry and / or contemporary music. His work has been written about by Joseph Mouton and Marie de Brugerolle.

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FRANZ ERHARD WALTHER

Was born in Fulda, Germany in 1939. After studies in decorative art and at a school of fine Art, Walther enrolled at the Kunstakademie in Düsseldorf. He contributed to the historic exhibitions When attitude becomes form (1969-1970), organised by Harald Szeemann at the Kunsthalle in Berne, as well as Spaces at MOMA (1969-1970). He produces complex works, showcasing installations and sculptures which involve the spectator in his sensory entirety and engage the whole body. At present, Walther has undertaken over a hundred solo exhibitions and has participated in numerous international exhibitions, including Dokumenta in Kassel in 1977, 1982 and 1987.

ROB WYNNE

American artist born in 1954 in New York. Rob Wynne’s art is intertwined with allusive phrases that he appropriates from literature, television and conversations. Once extracted from their context, and juxtaposed with Wynne’s surreal, nostalgic imagery, they create a Proustian atmosphere where such figures as Louis Aragon, Maria Callas, and Georges Bataille seem to have a dialogue. In his 1990s installations at Holly Solomon Gallery and Grey Art Gallery in New York, Wynne embroidered photographs of 18th century Meissen figurines with fresh anachronistic texts; lined rooms with butterflies or snakes silkscreened on wallpaper; and embroidered suits with Jean Genet’s stage directions before hanging them in the window. In his most recent work, Wynne choreographs large hand-poured letters of mirrored glass on the walls to embody his collection of borrowed thoughts such as Adieu, Visible Silence, and Be Come!. Rob Wynne has had numerous solo gallery exhibitions, including JGM Galerie, Paris; Galerie Edward Mitterand, Geneva; and Holly Solomon Gallery, New York. His work has been featured in group exhibitions at the McNay Art Museum, TX; P.S.1 Institute for Contemporary Art, NY; Long Beach Museum of Art, CA; The Drawing Center, NY; and the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA. Wynne’s work is in the collections of the Whitney Museum of American Art, NY; The Museum of Modern Art, NY; Philadelphia Museum of Art, PA; Centre Pompidou, France; The Norton Museum of Art, FL; the Columbus Museum of Art, OH; and the Bibliothèque Nationale de France, Paris.

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CHRISTIAN XATREC

Christian Xatrec lives and works in New York. His artistic practice is oriented toward the conceptual more so than the object-based. It can best be described as theoretical research unconstrained by the idea of production as commodity. He is a director of the – New York and Venice based – Emily Harvey Foundation, where, for the past five years, he has been developing a comprehensive and ambitious artistic program equally oriented away from the commodifying strands of the art-world circuits.

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SYLVIE ZAVATTA

Sylvie Zavatta is an art historian, she has curated numerous exhibitions and is behind the editing of several publications, certain concerning, as is the case here, the relation(ship) between art and architecture: Diller + Scofidio, SuitCase Studies: The production of a national past and the publication of the work Visit to the Armies: War tourism, Antonini Muntadas, Home Where is Home ?, Melvin Charney, The Advent of the Event, Alain Bublex, One Sunday morning (….). She has been director of the Franche Comté Regional Foundation of Contemporary Art (Frac) since 2005.