15 Oct 2019 | Reading and Walking

103. Catherine Wood, Performance in Contemporary Art

Because I wasn’t satisfied with Roselee Goldberg’s survey of contemporary performance in her book Performance Now: Live Art for the 21st Century, I decided to tackle another survey of contemporary performance, Catherine Wood’s Performance in Contemporary Art. Wood’s book takes on performance after the 1950s, as well as contemporary work, so it examines the recent […]

07 Jul 2019 | 33 Temple

The 12th Online Performance Art Festival

For the 12th edition of the Online Performance Art Festival I decided to conduct a second version of my recent performance piece 'One Step Forward, Two Steps Back', which I had created and recorded at Sewerby, Bridlington in the UK. I have already writ...

29 Jun 2019 | 33 Temple

‘No holiday’ – York, UK

A recent visit back to the UK to see my parents gave me an opportunity to take my 'No holiday' performance on a further episode, this time in the historic city of York.The trip to York spanned two days, which didn't give me much flexibility if the weat...

31 Mar 2019 | 33 Temple

The 11th Online Performance Art Festival

On the 30th March 2019 I had an opportunity to participate in the 11th Online Performance Art Festival, the second time I have joined this event (the previous time being last December 2018).The online festival concept was initiated by Sandra Bozic, and...

12 Jan 2019 | The Tour of All Tours

The Spontaneous Combustion Tour

Spontaneous Combustion was conceived as a site-tour of Nanjing to prepare for a performance festival next year. In true Last Minute Live Art style, it turned into something else.When we assembled at the famous Gulou roundabout we were asked t...

13 Dec 2018 | 33 Temple

The 10th Online Performance Art Festival

On the 6th December 2018 I was very happy to participate in the 10th Online Performance Art Festival, conducted solely online and broadcasting from my home in Saigon, Vietnam.I chose my performance 'The Path to Enlightenment' as I had not performed it ...

15 Oct 2017 | 33 Temple

‘No holiday’ – Film Reel 1

After completing the editing of the recorded version of the performance 'No holiday', which was enacted in Venice during the summer, I decided to edit together the four recorded versions into one 'film-reel'.This would enable me to present the four rec...

17 Sep 2017 | 33 Temple

‘No holiday’ – Dorsoduro, Venice

A trip to see the 2017 edition of the Venice Biennale gave me the opportunity to take my 'No holiday' performance there to continue the journey.After spending a few days becoming accustomed to the city, I decided to focus on crossing bridges that span ...

10 Sep 2017 | 33 Temple

‘No holiday’ – Sewerby Cliffs, UK.

The summer break offered me the opportunity to take my 'No holiday' performance out of Hong Kong and the first location I found was the wonderful clifftop near Sewerby on the north side Bridlington in East Yorkshire, UK.Limekiln Lane, which runs down o...

30 Jul 2017 | 33 Temple

‘No holiday’ – Chi Ma Wan

During the development stage of the performance 'No holiday', I experimented with different formats and locations and originally I had singled out the Chi Ma Wan peninsula on the south side of Lantau Island in Hong Kong as being a good location. Howeve...

09 Jul 2017 | 33 Temple

The Path to Enlightenment – July 2017

I had been working on different projects that related to the Sisyphus myth and eventually one group of experimental threads coalesced into a resolved performance piece.It is said that in order to reach a state of enlightenment and experience nirvana, w...

16 May 2017 | 33 Temple

No holiday

I have edited a recorded version of my performance 'No holiday' that formed part of my preparation for participation in two performance art festivals, the Duration and Dialogue II Festival in Toronto, Canada and the Inverse Performance Art Festival in ...