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 This is a great video produced for the Detroit News by Donna Terek.

1st collector for Fly by Night Artists decide to stay in Detroit
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Finally the epic “Chew” for your viewing pleasure.

“Chew” Materials – Bubble Gum, Plaster, Body/Performance

I created this piece as my final project of my Undergrad at Emily Carr Institute of Art and Design. Influenced by Janine Antoni and her notion that she must have an experience with the sculpture in order for the viewer to have an experience with it. The experience that I had with the materials in “Chew” relate to the theories of Anti-Form, working with the physical properties of the objects/materials and how I can manipulate them with body/intimacy.

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For anyone that missed out. Here is a short document of my performance for the LIVE Biennial. The actual duration was around 2 and a half hours.

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This section of the LIVE performance Biennial is hosted by 221a Artist Run Centre.

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And a little peak at the performers…


Mensahe sa Masahe (Message through Massage)

– The Cruz Brothers

The Cruz Brothers will use touch to contextualize the dynamic relation of power and pleasure. 

For the past few years, Francis Cruz and Patrick Cruz have collaborated and performed pieces that revolve around ideas of cultural displacement and its bearings of marginalization and sibling hierarchy and its production of violence.

Manolo Lugo

Word Immediatisms – Manolo Lugo

With the use of the public and a dictionary, Manolo Lugo will play a random game of word association in order to engage in a satisfying and overwhelming dialogue.

Manolo Lugo is a Mexican-born artist residing in Vancouver. He obtained a Bachelor’s Degree in International Relations from the Monterrey Institute of Technology in 1999 and in 2007 a BFA from Emily Carr University. His work borrows from sculptural as well as from photographic discourses, structuring a sensibility around geographical displacement and its impact in the domestic and public spheres. In the work presented for LIVE, his interest in linguistics emerges from the necessity to re-assemble a fragmented and twice-removed self (geographically and linguistically) through the estranged terrains of a foreign language.

Zarah AckermanA Potential Conversion – Zarah Ackerman

Zarah Ackerman will be having a potential conversation with artists Douglas Coupland, Michael Turner, and Stan Douglas in hopes of bridging the generational gap that stands between them. Topics will include: the power of potential, internal vs. external voice, psychokinesis, the hand vs. the tongue, projections of the self, storytelling, the body as contained/container, energy transference, and favorite flavours of bubble gum. 

Live Performance Art Biennial 2009

6o lbs of bubble gum in the process of being chewed

6o lbs of bubble gum in the process of being chewed

To whom it may concern,

This is my first post so I thought I would introduce myself….. Hi! and tell you a little bit about what will be appearing here in the short future. This will be a place where I will talk about art in its contemporary context. I will be writing about shows I have seen as well as interviews with artists and curators. This will also be a place where you can find out about my art practice specifically with pictures, videos, and upcoming events etc. 

Sweetness from me…Zarah Ackerman

and I will be blogging soon. 😉