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Performance

International Visiting Artists: Marita Bullmann (Germany)

Friday / Sep 20 / 19
7:30 pm


TMAC (Toronto Media Arts Centre)
36 Lisgar Street, Toronto
Artists:
Marita Bullmann

International Visiting Artists: Marita Bullmann (Germany)

Presented in collaboration with VIVA! Art Action

 

Marita Bullmann's works are engagements with everyday objects: familiar materials, actions, spaces and places. In her performances, she seeks a direct encounter between body and space. Her working method can be understood as a temporally ephemeral, site- and situation-specific process. With her actions she creates her own realities and scenarios, which strengthen the awareness for object, material, body and space. Visual, temporal, haptic or acoustic elements determine the effect and perception of her performance. The way she creates abstract interpretations allows us to perceive and observe the things around us in a new way. The interpretation takes place through experience. The objects and materials she uses are by no means neutral, but connect with our sensual and emotional world of experience.

 

Bullmann's intention is to influence the usual mechanisms of seeing and perceiving far away from cultural imprints and to create a new 'space' that lets us become aware of the act of seeing. She combines the constructed experiences with a search for images and actions that make the phenomena of curiosity and peculiarity visible.

 

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This performance by Marita Bullmann will be presented on the same evening as a performance by Liina Kuittinen (Finland).

 

Please join us on Saturday, September 21 for artists talks by Marita Bullman and Liina Kuittinen. 

 

Marita Bullmann's appearance in Toronto is in collaboration with VIVA! Art Action, one of FADO's enduring partners. FADO and VIVA! have partnered several times (2013: Tomasz Szrama / Poland, Macarena Perich Rosas / Chile; 2015: Victoria Gray / UK, Dorothea Rust / Switzerland) over the years to share the presentation of international artists to both platforms in order to bring exceptional artists and their work to audiences in both cities; in addition to giving visiting artists the unique opportunity of engaging with performance communities in both Toronto and Montreal.

 

ABOUT VIVA! ART ACTION

Initiated by Patrick Lacasse and Alexis Bellavance, VIVA! was founded in 2006 by six artist-run centres from Greater Montreal to support the production of events dedicated to the presentation and advancement of action art practices and knowledge. The organiZation’s energies are primarily focused on VIVA! Art Action, an international biennial whose sixth edition took place in October 2017. Currently the fruit of a partnership with nine artist-centred organisations, the festival provides the public with an accessible and convivial context in which to encounter performance art in its most striking and avant-garde forms.

 

www.vivamontreal.org

 
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[Image Credit: untitled. Marita Bullmann. Photo by Svetlana Lopato.]
 
 
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