Member Spotlight

Member Spotlight: Genevieve Belleveau aka gorgeousTaps (Brooklyn, NYC)

Genevieve Belleveau (b. Bemidji, MN USA ) currently lives in Brooklyn, NY. She studied visual art, voice and theatre at Bennington College. She explores self disclosure, community and desire through live performance, video, intervention, installation, original music and networked media. The heart of her work draws from obsessive research into performance sociology, experimental psychology and pop culture memetics. She aims to generate dialogue and discourse between networks of people that may have previously seemed incompatible. She invests in personal evolution through unflagging self disclosure and unflinching vulnerability, pushing the limits of her body and social boundaries. Part 1 Part 2 Genevieve Belleveau’s response to the interview questions as this weeks Contemporary Perfor...

Member Spotlight: Yann Gibert (Lisbon Portugal)

Bio: Yann Gibert’s body of work is situated in the exploitation of the perfomative moment for a revelation of its space/time context. His performances displace social rituals and collective memories in order to activate new fiction fields. In his pieces, the figure of performer takes the function of a revealing entity for the diverse actors building the moment: the coordinators, the participants, himself, the place, the moment… from his stage works (Yann’s primary artistic education is choreography) to his live art interventions we can draw a continuous line to the unknown. Still remains his characteristic insistence on the social fiction in witch his expected fiction happens. Yann, considers his work development as an extension of a direct personal experience and observa...

Member Spotlight: Laurel Jay Carpenter (Alfred, NY, USA)

Laurel Jay Carpenter is a performance and installation artist, investigating longing, devotion and alchemy in her durational live works. She has exhibited extensively in New York City at venues including Exit Art/The First World, The Knitting Factory, Performance Space 122, Judson Church House, the ISE, and SOHO20 Galleries, and Brooklyn’s Borough Hall. Laurel has been a fellow and invited artist at the International Performance Art Festival in Cleveland, The Performance Studies International Conference and the MacDowell Colony. Internationally, Laurel has presented work at the NMAC Foundation in southern Spain; with Wooloo Productions and the Hebbel Theatre in Berlin, Germany; and as part of the 2007 Venice Biennale. Laurel is honored to have been one of only two US participants in the In...

Member Spotlight: Nina Boas (Rotterdam, Netherlands) March 5-12, 2011

Each week the top ten most active members on the network are voting on. The winner is promoted on the network front page and interviewed on the blog. To see this week’s voting click here–>. Below is this weeks Spotlight Member, Nina Boas (Rotterdam, Netherlands). 1. Can you tell us a little about your work, your history and your performative concerns. I was born in 1980 Saumur/France. Grew up in Amsterdam. I studied Sculpture at the AKI in Enshede in the Netherlands(1999-2003) I currently live in Rotterdam. After my studies I obtained a stipendia for one year from the BKVB. I have been active as a performance/installation artist for several years and have shown my work in China, Finland, Spain, in different performance events and exhibitions, I have shown work in the Flemish...

Member Spotlight: Julie Tolentino (Joshua Tree, CA, USA)

Julie Tolentino Joshua Tree, CA, US Bio: Tolentino creates intimate solo movement-based installations including her time-based durational performances, sculptural endurance events and audio soundscapes. She performed with David Rousseve/REALITY Dance Theater, Ron Athey, Ibrahim Quarishi, Helen Paris and Leslie Hill, Margarita Guergue, Amy Pivar, Ori Flomin, Rob Roth and others. Tolentino’s work has been presented at the Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin; Pact Zollverein, Essen, Germany; Studio 303, Montreal, Canada; La Batofar, Paris, France; Participant Inc, Performa05 Biennial, Momenta and Monkey Town Gallery, The Kitchen, Danspace Project, LePerc/BAM, Henry Street Settlement Center, Downtown Arts/Simon Says Festival, NYC, NY; Fierce Festival, Birmingham; Green Room, Manchester; Spill F...

Member Spotlight: The Nerve Tank (NYC, USA)

Every week the members of Contemporary Performance Network vote to spotlight one member. This week’s Member Spotlight is The Nerve Tank (NYC, USA) Bio: Founded in 2006 by Melanie S. Armer and Chance D. Muehleck, The Nerve Tank is an incubator for theatrical performance. We collaborate with actors and designers in a spirit of artistic adventure, and our rehearsal methods lie outside the traditional models. We combine elements of popular culture, mediated image, and physical presence to test lines of engagement between spectator and live event. Based in New York, we have staged works at Theatre for the New City, chashama, the New York International Fringe Festival, Dixon Place, The Tank, and Pittsburgh’s Flux Festival. From 2008 to 2010 we were the resident theatre company of the Brook...

Member Spotlight: David Commander (Brooklyn, NY, US)

1. Can you tell us a little about your work, your history and your performative concerns. My work is an attempt to give form to an unutterable force that spills past the boundaries of thought into a dark, confusing place without expression. The drive behind this compulsion usually deals with concepts like ‘us and them’ and the idea of living a life that is ultimately meaningless. In the last 10 years, I have primarily worked with Big Art Group in NYC along with doing two of my own shows (PIGGY 1.5 and The Machine World Gospel) at the New York City and Philadelphia Fringe Festivals a few years ago. I am always concerned with communicating the general idea behind a piece clearly yet with a soft focus, like trying to pierce the entire target and not just the bulls eye. I also try to remain po...

Member Spotlight: Bruno Listopad | DISJOINTEDARTS (Rotterdam, Netherlands)

My works also stand for the art of the encounter and the exploration of new artistic potential beyond the predictable and imaginable. These operate through devised performance that is mostly interpersonal, relational and process driven. The objectives regarding content and final form are often developed through dialogue and collective reflection throughout the creative process. These are created through associative thinking, in which intuitive insight is accompanied together with analyses. Through these works, I aspire to achieve a whole composed of difference and paradox.

Member Spotlight: 4 Questions For Manolis Tsipos (Athens & Amsterdam)

Manolis Tsipos (Athens & Amsterdam) Occupation: performance maker, performer, writer, DasArts attendant Bio He was born in 1979. He is currently a participant of DasArts-Master of Theatre, in Amsterdam, The Netherlands. He is co-founder of the theatre collective “Nova Melancholía”, based in Athens, Greece. He is a performance maker, performer and writer. 1. Can you tell us a little about your work, your history and your performative concerns. I am a performance maker, a performer and a writer. I come from Greece, but I am currently based in Amsterdam, where I am a DasArts participant (Master of Theatre, Amsterdam School of the Arts). My work is gradually moving towards researching the function of choreography and of dance in a performance, both physically and conceptually. ...

  • 1
  • 2