Performance Art

Live Actions: Mineki Murata and John G. Boehme

Thursday, October 10, 2019, 7:00 pm

Please join us on Thursday, October 10, 2019, 7-9pm for a evening of performance art featuring Mineki Murata (Japan), and John G. Boehme (Canada). Murata is visiting Victoria after performing at the LIVE! Vancouver Performance Art Biennial October 1-6. Each artist will present an independent performance action in the gallery.
The event is taking place in the context of the exhibition DOING THINGS 'n STUFF: An accumulation of actions, relics, recent work, and more from John G. Boehme at Open Space, Sep 13 - Oct 12, 2019. 

Artist Talk With Cassils

Thursday, March 8, 2018, 7:30 pm

Artist Talk 
With Cassils
Open Space is collaborating with Legacy Gallery, UVic Visual Arts, and Camosun Visual Arts to present LA-based Canadian performance artist Cassils. Pushing their body to the extreme, Cassils evokes trans peoples’ struggles for self-defence and self-preservation against all too common threats of violence and erasure.///
Other Events:
Public Performance Cassils: Becoming an ImageUVic Visual Arts Building | rm 150March 7, 2018 | 7:30pm | *freeImage: Cassils, Becoming and Image Performance Still No. 4, (National Theater Studio, Spill Festival, London), 2013.

(Un)Symposium: Akademy of human & Performance Art Aktions

Tuesday, October 10, 2017, 10:00 am to Saturday, October 14, 2017, 5:00 pm

Have you ever experienced someone in front of the Bay Centre downtown earnestly washing the sidewalk, or walking a blank chalkboard back-and-forth, or eating the contents of their jacket pockets in an exaggerated, seagull like fashion?  If so, did you wish that you could also let go of your self-respecting dignity and dive into the world of performance art? Now is your chance.
Open Space Arts Society is host to a week of performance art events that will explore the intersection of visual arts-based performance art practice and experimental theatre. Stemming from similar historical roots, these two areas of artistic expression use the human body as an artistic medium. Artists Margaret Dragu (Vancouver) and Jörn J. Burmester (Berlin) will lead a 5-day workshop-like “(Un)Symposium” that will turn traditional conference models on their heads and open up possibilities for how unique human actions can be instruments of cultural, political, and social creation. 

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