Performance Art

How Attraction Are Reinventing Theatre With Shadows

Olivia Petter | Posted 16.03.2017 | UK Entertainment
Olivia Petter

A play with no speech, no actors and not so much as even a glimpse of a human face? You can understand why I might have been skeptical about going to...

Review: Performing for the Camera, Tate Modern 'Selfie Culture is Nothing New'

Victoria Sadler | Posted 23.02.2017 | UK Entertainment
Victoria Sadler

Selfie culture may be a modern phenomenon but performing for the camera ain't nothing new. And how cameras have been used to capture artists at work and performance art is the subject of this new exhibition at Tate Modern.

Lost In Spaces - Of Memoirs and Mirrors

Mik Scarlet | Posted 10.11.2014 | UK Entertainment
Mik Scarlet

The irony of Lost In Spaces is that the phase that I think best describes it is Triumphing Over Tragedy, a phrase that every disabled artist will have had printed about them at some point and one that Ms Penny rails against during the show

Dinner Party Revisited - Beautiful Anarchy on the Southbank

Mik Scarlet | Posted 03.11.2014 | UK Entertainment
Mik Scarlet

The Dinner Party Revisited is a live art performance piece created by the enfant terrible of the disability arts scene, Katherine Araniello that builds on her past works using video and performance art to challenge society's view of disability. If that sounds serious and worthy boy are you wrong.

Marina Abramović: I'll Be Your Mirror

Peter Yeung | Posted 10.08.2014 | UK Entertainment
Peter Yeung

Marina Abramovic © Manfred Werner For someone who received not far off a million visitors to their retrospective at New York's Museum of Modern Art...

Why Burlesque Is Empowering, Not Demeaning, to Women

Zoe Charles | Posted 14.04.2014 | UK Entertainment
Zoe Charles

Women usually take burlesque classes for one of three reasons: they want to feel cheeky and have fun, they want to improve their body confidence and how they feel about themselves, or they want to become a professional burlesque performer. When asked about their experience of learning and performing burlesque the majority of our students will use the word 'empowering' in their answer.

Performance Pioneer, Eddie Peake Talks Sex and Impact

Morgan Meaker | Posted 05.02.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Morgan Meaker

Aside from his painting, Eddie is well known for his boundary-pushing performance art which is often interpreted as very sexual. He's shown work at The Tate, The White Cube and his naked five aside football match at The Royal Academy made waves amongst the critics.

DIY Taxidermy: Death Becomes Her

Patrick Cash | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Patrick Cash

The irony of Gates' vilification by the animal rights activists is that her work is designed artistically to illustrate the reality of how animal life is wasted in human industry.

In the Conquest of Happiness on International Day of Peace

Graeme Farrow | Posted 19.11.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Graeme Farrow

The Conquest of Happiness promises to be an unforgettable experience. Following the premiere in Derry it will travel to Eastern Europe with its cast of multi-national and multi-talented actors, alongside local singers, before returning to Belfast in October.

Artist Profile: Massa Lemu and the Panhandler Pieces

Dr Michael Petry | Posted 17.09.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Dr Michael Petry

Photo by Miguel Amat Massa Lemu is an artist from Malawi, who currently lives in Houston, Texas. Houston is built in a swamp; in the summer the t...

Simulated Sex, Swastikas And Skipping Sausages...

The Huffington Post UK | Chris York | Posted 09.07.2013 | UK

A German performance artist has caused considerable controversy by simulating oral sex on a Hitler-worshipping, swastika-wearing ET sex doll while wea...

Camp (as Christmas)

Scottee | Posted 19.01.2013 | Home

With 'Camp', my new show at London's Roundhouse, I'm trying to carve out a space where things can be fun and I can experiment without being controversial in a vulgar or grotesque sense... and it's about coming to terms with my own effeminacy and a public proclamation of the things that have shaped me.

Hair-Raising Sculptures Celebrate London and Team GB

The Huffington Post UK | Alice E. Vincent | Posted 09.08.2012 | Home

How are you getting into the Olympics spirit? Wearing red, white and blue? Stringing up some bunting? Or, perhaps like these enthusiastic fans, depict...

How to Lose Friends, Thousands of Pounds and Alienate People - Performing at the Edinburgh Fringe

Scottee | Posted 02.10.2012 | UK Comedy

Yesterday, 1 August, marked the launch of the 65th annual Edinburgh Fringe Festival in which 2,695 shows from 47 countries will show off in 279 make shift theatres, dodgy pubs & toilet cubicles across the city; but when you do the sums is it really worth it?

Tate Modern Welcomes First Performance Art To Turbine Hall

PA | Posted 24.07.2012 | Home

A team of people who walk among visitors chatting, chanting and running was revealed on Monday as the latest artwork in Tate Modern's Turbine Hall. ...

World's First Live Art Gallery Opens At Tate Modern's Tanks

PA | Posted 15.09.2012 | Home

Tate Modern's underground oil tanks open as an arts space this week with an hour-long minimalist dance. The 98ft-wide structures, which were decomm...

Review: Amy Lamé's Unhappy Birthday

Charlotte Skeoch | Posted 05.07.2012 | Home
Charlotte Skeoch

Remember the days when you went to proper birthday parties? The kind where you walk away with one tenth of the pass the parcel, sickly sweet cake wrapped in lurid napkins and a party bag with toy cars and lollipops? Weren't they the days? Well, I am pleased to inform you that such retro delights are not dead and gone forever, thanks to the multi-talented, bespectacled wonder that is Amy Lamé, and her Unhappy Birthday.

'Sexuality And Voyeurism' Planned For Tate Modern

PA | Posted 23.06.2012 | Home

An artist best known for choreographing a naked five-a-side football match will be staging a live performance exploring "sexuality and voyeurism" insi...

Man Paints Trees Blue... But Why?

The Huffington Post UK | Alice E. Vincent | Posted 17.04.2012 | Home

Eco-friendly types have long thought of inventive ways to save trees. Hugging them, chaining themselves to them, singing songs about them. Painting th...

Review - Bryony Kimmings' 7 Day Drunk

Charlotte Skeoch | Posted 27.05.2012 | Home
Charlotte Skeoch

I don't remember a great deal about 7 Day Drunk. This may be the most ill advised opening sentence to a review ever, but stay with me if you can. I don't remember a great deal about 7 Day Drunk because, like a lamb to the liver slaughter, I got 'involved'.

Can an Epileptic Seizure Be Art?

Jo Verrent | Posted 23.04.2012 | Home
Jo Verrent

Rita wishes to present her convulsing body as art to an audience, and ultimately, through this, to herself. She is a dancer, has trained for years to control and express herself through the medium of her body and the way in which it moves. When she experiences seizures, her body moves, but in a way in which she cannot control.

A Strange Showbiz Meeting; Punch And Judy Show Banned In Cornwall

John Fleming | Posted 26.02.2012 | UK Comedy
John Fleming

Martin was in The Greatest Show on Legs comedy troupe with late 'godfather of British alternative comedy' Malcolm Hardee. They were best-known for their naked balloon dance on Chris Tarrant's OTT TV show but, in fact, The Greatest Show on Legs was originally Martin's solo act.

Comedy in an Economic Recession...And the Greatest Show on Legs

John Fleming | Posted 20.02.2012 | UK Comedy
John Fleming

There was a report in The Scotsman yesterday which started: "Theatres across Scotland have had their best winter for years as families flock back to ...

Artist To Give Birth Live At New York Art Gallery

The Huffington Post UK | Olivia Williams | Posted 10.12.2011 | UK

A pregnant American performance artist, Marni Kotak, will give birth to her first baby at an art gallery in New York, if all goes according to plan, i...

Time Travelling With Atsuko Tanaka

Anne Charnock | Posted 25.10.2011 | UK Entertainment
Anne Charnock

Atsuko Tanaka wore her extraordinary flashing "Electric Dress" - with its layering of multicoloured lights bulbs and light tubes - at an exhibition of...