Photo: Jonathan Santos
The University of California, Santa Cruz
May 15-17, 2008

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Low Footprints
May 15 & 16, Porter College
2:30-5:30 with the possibility of extended hours
organized by Natalie Loveless, Jamie McMurry, & Lindsay Kelley

Two afternoons of performance art and intervention actions that promote encounters between traditional forms of performance art (endurance/duration) and new forms of social practice and intervention.

Low-Footprints features two afternoons of outdoor performance/intervention art. Each afternoon will feature between 5-10 simultaneous outdoor, site-responsive, “low footprint” art actions that promote encounters between traditional forms of performance art (endurance/duration) and new forms of social practice and intervention. Such practices forge new relationships between artists, site and community.

Marilyn Arsem is the founder of Mobius, Inc., a Boston-based collaborative of interdisciplinary artists and is on the faculty of the School of the Museum of Fine Arts where she teaches performance art.

Julie Bacon is an artist, currently based in Belfast; she also curates art events and publishes texts about culture and art.

Adina Bar-On lives and works in Tel-Aviv, dividing her time between teaching and her art practice, which includes performance art and video.

Nao Bustamante is a performance and video artist; she currently works as Assistant Professor of New Media and Live Art at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.

Shannon Cochrane is a co-founder of the 7a*11d International Performance Art Festival (est. 1997 in Toronto) and is currently the Director of Fado Performance Inc.

Angela Ellsworth is an interdisciplinary artist traversing disciplines of drawing, installation, and performance. She is Assistant Professor of Intermedia in the Herberger College of the Arts at Arizona State University.

Alejandra Herrera is co-founder of PerfoPuerto, and independent performance art organization in Chile, producing festivals since 2002.

Hiroko Kikuchi, originally from Tokyo, Japan, her work explores the formative and communicative meaning of everyday activities as a mutual “language;” she co- founder of the National Bitter Melon Council.

Pawel Kwasniewski has performed more than 300 performances in over 60 countries and 5 continents; he’ s never been to Italy.

Stephanie Loveless & EE Miller

Stephanie Loveless makes sound art, video, and most recently, vocal endurance performances channeling voices of the past. EE Miller creates across disciplines in collaboration with the dead and the living.

Dan McKereghan’s performances have been presented in 15 countries on 4 continents; from 2002-5, Dan was Director of New York City’s Currency International Festival of Performance.

Markuz Wernli Saito is an interdisciplinary visual and conceptual artist from Switzerland working in Kyoto and San Francisco.

Jonathan Santos is a multi-disciplinary artist who creates site-responsive work; he currently teaches at the Massachusetts College of Art and Design.

Lee Wen is a Singaporean performance artist and was awarded the Cultural Medallion in 2005; since the late 1990s he has been a part of the Black Market performance collective.

Veronica Wiman is an independent curator and writer; she is on the board and co founder of FOCS (Organized curators in Sweden) and the department of project grants at the City Arts Council in Stockholm.

Artists Suzanne Lacy, Nancy Nisbet,* Sharon Daniel, Lauren Crux and the Center for Tactical Magic are bringing fresh new projects to campus on the afternoons of May 15th and 16th. Their work engages in public and private conversations, issues of RFID technology and international trade, prison labor in relation to UCSC, and Magic.

* Nancy Nisbet asks that visitors to her performance installation bring something to trade.

The Performing Archive: OPEN ACCESS

An installation/performance with improvisational conversations

Conceived by Suzanne Lacy and Leslie Labowitz, performed by Suzanne Lacy

Porter College, the location of our performance sites, is known within UCSC as the college most committed to the arts. We have received funding from Porter for the festival, and Porter also supports arts-affiliated graduate students with additional funding opportunities. Until a few years ago, students interested in pursuing film, art, or art history were all housed in Porter dorms. Although the dorms have opened up to other interest groups, Porter continues to be strongly allied with the arts, and is home to UCSC's first MFA program in Digital Art and New Media.




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