Oscar Santillan, The Whisperer, 2014.

Date: Friday, 13 February 2015
Times: 18:00 – 19:30
Ticket: £5 (£3 concession)
Venue: Spike Island, Bristol

To coincide with IBT15 Bristol International Festival, Delfina Foundation, in collaboration with Spike Island & Live Art Development Agency, hosts a panel discussion that examines current trends in performance art, with a particular focus on how performance as process relates to different disciplines.

Participants of the panel discussion will include Lois Keidan (Founding director of Live Art Development Agency), Chantal Pontbriand (independent curator), and resident artists Alvaro Ugarte and Bona Park. Chaired by: Gabriela Salgado.

Cultural institutions are highly visible support structures with a focus on art objects but less so on the creative processes that lead to their existence. In contrast, residencies programmes are invisible platforms that facilitate the process of artistic creation and experimentation.

Within performance art, we are currently witnessing an unprecedented hype. Is this hype determined by the celebrity status of performance artists and the insatiable consumption of images in social media, or by a genuine redefinition of the practice?

Participants of an earlier workshop are invited to collaborate in Bona Park and Alvaro Ugarte’s unique performance piece shown periodically throughout the panel discussion.

In collaboration with Spike Island coinciding with In Between Time Festival.

This event is part of Performance as Process.

Event supporter

Arts Council England

Alvaro Ugarte’s residency is part of the Year of Mexico in the UK 2015.