Performance artists frequently occupy the blurred conceptual boundaries between art and life. Chun Hua Catherine Dong spoke to this nebulous territory in her Artist Feature stating "Performance has the capability to blur boundaries because it is live art that can happen at any place and any time - with or without audiences."
Weaving through the boundless art/life fusion requires tenacity and vulnerability, something distinctively present within JOHN BONAFEDE's performance works. Bonafede is a multi-disciplinary artist and curator based in New York City. For our next Artist Feature, Bonafede traces his performance art lineage extending from experimental theatre to social activism. He also discusses the compelling influences of curation and pronounced ties between athleticism and durational performance.
Enjoy! - Quinn
Previously featured performance artists VestAndPage embark on a month-long performance project tomorrow, May 8th 2015. The work is entitled 'Plantain'. During this ambitious work the duo plans to walk the path of war exodus that Stenke’s ancestors trekked 70 years before. The artists have prepared several explorative texts on their website which illuminate an even deeper investigation of personal narrative, memory and identity.
I was recently exposed to the work of Vivian Ezugha, a young performance artist born in Nigeria and currently residing in Cardiff, Wales. I am struck by Ezugha's arresting imagery and personal narrative. Ezugha shares further insight into her current project entitled Because of Hair for this week's feature. - Quinn