For Five2Watch this week we've selected five artists who work with live art: Elly Clarke, Sue Law, Robert Luzar, Julian Claxton and Jim Lockey
HOW ARE YOU? #Sergina’s Participatory Soap Opera about Wrestling with Wellbeing in the Digital Age, 31.03.20
In response to the COVID-19 emergency, in place of a physical installation at MARS Goldsmiths, #Sergina (plural) - presented an online digital re-jig of the 4 hour performance at ONCA HOW ARE YOU?: #Sergina’s Live Participatory Soap Opera about Wrestling with Wellbeing in the Digital Age to explore how ideas and experiences of wellbeing in the context of the digital may have shifted since then.
Adaptive Sculpture, 2019-2020
Inspired by the work of Franz West I made my own 'Adaptive Sculptures'. I intended that these works would be for viewers to interact with in exhibition settings.
Tracing Someone Else's Skin, 2019-2021
This work uses images of 'body marks' found by first browsing on the Web, which then becomes information to produce live-art performances. The performances involve 'marks' that are from the bodies of people found randomly on the Web, people that have no direct relationship to the artist or the audience. The visibility of the body is posed as a problem, where the body is problematic to identify, the marks reflecting racial and ideological effects. The 'marks' range from, and are not exclusive to, birth marks, scars, marathon numbers, skin cancer, self-harm, surgery markings, gay/straight/LGBTQ tattoos, left and right political tattoos... etc. The marks are not meant to focus on any particular person, gender, race, or subject. The marks are ‘erased’ by the end of the performance; by washing away the ink from visible parts of the body, and putting clothing back on, the act of tracing visually erases marks so to shift the audience’s focus on the body and person. The washing/erasure raises questions about racial neutrality, as in ‘whiteness’. The artist thus appears as the trace in bodily form: someone that continues to trace the work beyond the performance. But where the body appears problematic to think and work through in the organ of skin.
An exploration of the extreme boundaries of the Covid Tier 3 zone around Bristol. Photographs at each of the further most compass points taken during Lockdown in December 2020.
BOAT 2 (Doggerland)
Performance & kayak made from home recycled plastics
Titled after the area of land that once connected Britain to mainland Europe before becoming submerged during the mesolithic period, Doggerland is a kayak built from recycled plastic milk containers and shopping bags and with direct reference to ancient boat building techniques (namely skin-on-frame and birchbark canoes). The work is an attempt to use a similar suite of tools and techniques as would have been used by our ancient ancaestors but to use materials that are abundant in our modern world.
Published 3 September 2021