The life and times of live artist Julianna Barabas
Wednesday, July 18, 2007
November 19, 2003 LIVE
This was a special edition - also included in the program of LIVE Biennial of Performance Art - the third of Vancouver's loosely defined festival.
Heightened sensation due to the sheer number of people, or due to the stakes? Hard to konw, now, but it looks as though Christine had her doubts.
Ron Tran (former classmate), David Young (LIVE festival director) and Denise Sheppard (music critic and activist), amongst others, look on.
The fabulous Heather Kennedy. I am still in shock that she attended, and loved having her there. Never underestimate people's capacity to appreciate and understand performance art.
Maya Suess greets and comforts.
Randy Lee Cutler, Erica Stocking and Ron Tran ruminate afterwards. Randy played an excellent devil's advocate to this work - she pointed me to Artaud, Marina Abramovic and Phaidon's collection on art and spirituality - crucial to understanding my relationship to this peice.
Thank you for visiting my blog, with which I am tracking and disseminating my research in live art. One of my seminal works is titled seamline, and an archive of the series can be found on this site. From May 2003 to May 2004, I had a line tattooed around the circumference of my body. I now live with the vestigal mark of the original series as a permanent and lifetime performance action engaging all who ask in conversations about contemporary, live/performance, conceptual art. I invite your comments and questions.