Tempting Failure 2016, London, England

Tempting Failure is a festival of international performance art and noise art, showcasing under-represented or extreme artwork that may interrogate risk or challenge preconceptions.

Prior to TF2016, the festival has programmed over 125 artists to perform, mentored 5 graduate artists, booked 39 artist speakers, and supported 25 artists through masterclasses. 

Conceived in 2011, initially as part of his PhD at University of Bristol to examine specific phenomenological concerns around body art, Tempting Failure was founded by Thomas John Bacon.  TF then subsequently expanded to become an annual event and arts organisation.  

Tempting Failure is invested in the support of Performance Art and Noise Art, as well as the professional development of artists at all stages of their careers and the education of all. 

This year Tempting Failure received their biggest intake of applications for the fifth anniversary festival running July 21st - 29th.  400 artists applied from around the world to join them over the nine days of the festival. I have been selected to be an Emergent Artist in this year’s festival in London, England. I will be performing a new work titled “Not an Egg in The Hayloft” on Tuesday July 26th, 2016 in London’s Hackney Showroom, a former print works warehouse.

If you're in the London area in July, then join me during my performance, and witness the work of some really amazing performance artists from around the globe.

Porcelain Slip-Cast eggs / Performance Objects, 2016

Porcelain Slip-Cast eggs / Performance Objects, 2016

Source: http://www.temptingfailure.com/

Danforth Art Annual: 2016 Juried Exhibition

Danforth Art Museum\School presents the Danforth Art Annual: 2016 Juried Exhibition (formerly Off the Wall and Community of Artists), a highly anticipated exhibition featuring some of the top artistic talent in New England. One hundred forty three works by artists at all stages of their careers were selected for the exhibition by Danforth Art Curator and 2016 Juror Jessica Roscio. The exhibition includes both artists who may be familiar to our audiences and those who are new to Danforth Art.

“The range of media and themes represented made the selection process incredibly difficult." says Jessica Roscio. "I was excited to see new takes on traditional media, such as sculpture, painting, and printmaking."

A color reduction silkscreen print was chosen as part of this exhibition. The show runs June 19–August 21, 2016.

Source: http://www.danforthart.org/juriedexhibitio...

Spilt Milk: A Performance Exhibition

Image by  Cris Schayer

Image by Cris Schayer

'Spilt Milk' is a one night performance exhibition taking place at the Thomas Young Gallery. The event will feature the work of four Petrichor Performance Collective members — Elaine Thap, Helina Metaferia, Kledia Spiro and Nathaniel Wyrick, all recent alumni and friends of the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston and Massachusetts College of Art and Design.

'Spilt Milk' will include a compilation of diverse performative works that visually articulate themes of ephemerality and time through installation and action. Each of the five solo performances will converse with each other and the common issues of memory, identity and belonging. The event will include three hours of performances (some durational and some short form) and a half hour audience participatory pre-event discussion on the role of performance based practices in the gallery context.

Pre-event discussion will begin at 7:00 pm. 
Performances will begin at 8:00 pm and conclude at 11:00 pm. A more detailed schedule will be released closer to the exhibition date

New England Photography Biennial

"Every two years, the Danforth Art Museum celebrates contemporary photography through a highly selective exhibition of photographers who live or work in New England. Juried by Francine Weiss, Curator and Loupe Editor at the Photographic Resource Center, Boston, the New England Photography Biennial 2013 showcases exciting and innovative photography by both established and emerging artists."

Two of my emulsion lift pieces, Contemporary and Travel, can be seen at the museum from September 8th – November 3rd, 2013. A gallery talk by Francine Weiss, juror and the Curator and Loupe Editor for the Photographic Resource Center in Boston, will be held Wednesday, October 9th at 12:30pm.