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P4M.Online.Video.Festival.DAY06:Andrey Bartenev (Moscow, Russia), Russell Higgs (London, UK)

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Contemporary Performance is hosting an online video festival of performance works and excerpts from 06.14.2010 to 07.02.2010. We’ve curated some of our favorite user submissions and online videos from today’s leading contemporary artists and embeded them here. The videos range in purpose and content and include rehearsal videos, process videos, performance documentation, lectures, made for video, dance on camera, video art, and vj.

DAY 06

Andrey Bartenev (Moscow, Russia)
100 games on one face” performance

Andrey Bartenev is a graphic artist, designer, author of a number of sculptural performances.

Russell Higgs (London, UK)
999 Days

A CULTURE’S POWER STRUCTURE DEPENDS LARGELY ON HOW WE LOOK AND HOW WE ARE LOOKED AT.

Between 17th July 2006 and 29th May 2009, working with mask and sculpture, Russell Higgs created a photo of himself every day.

In this project he made a commitment to abide by a series of (arbitrary) boundaries and rules, eg: each portrait must be taken between midnight of each day, they can never be shot days in advance nor in retrospect, and the default pose is as for ID cards, forward facing, and minimal expression.

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Caden Manson is Editor In Chief and Curator of Contemporary Performance Network and co-founder and artistic director of Big Art Group, a New York City performance company founded in 1999.