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Market Stall Performance, Venice.

Connolly, Robert Brian (2011) Market Stall Performance, Venice. Street Location, Rialto, Venice, Italy [Performance]

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‘Market Stall Performance, Venice.International Performance Artists were invited by Jonas Stampe, Andrea Pagnes & Verena Stenke - (Vest & Page), to make Performance Artworks at the time of the 2011 Venice Biennial Opening. I was one of the many artists to arrive in Venice, to research specific locations in the city and then make site-specific performance works.I choose a location close to the Rialto Bridge in Venice, on the street outside Bar Muro and adjacent to other street traders and cafés. I performed in this location for apprx. 5 hours all the while interacting with the passing public and tourists.The Market Stall Performance strategy has evolved over many years now and has been performed in many countries. I established it n the mid 1990’s as an ‘Interactive & Participatory Performance’ within which I try to sell my ‘wares’ in public trading places, i.e. Market Squares etc. Within the performance I try to engage the public through subtle and satirical humor and surreal imagery, within the various processes and potential transactions offered at my stall. These include ‘Countries for Sale’, Centimeters for sale in an edition of 1/100, Second Hand Teeth, Moon for sale, a NATO Darts Game, Virtual Reality Goggles, Star Map Umbrella, etc.On this occasion I developed a new ‘product’, which I entitled ‘Aqua Alta Tins’. These were a set of large tins with strings attached, devised to enable the participant to stand on them and walk, (like stilts). They were decorated with an image of the Rialto Bridge and the title: ‘Aqua Alta Tins’. Aqua Alta is the name given to high water in Venice and when the city floods. The tins were devised as a humorous response to human futility in the face of Climate Change and rising sea levels.

Item Type:Performance
Faculties and Schools:Faculty of Art, Design and the Built Environment > Belfast School of Art
Faculty of Art, Design and the Built Environment
Research Institutes and Groups:Art and Design Research Institute > Space and Place
Art and Design Research Institute
Date:1 June 2011
Location:Street Location, Rialto, Venice, Italy
Event titleEvent locationEvent start dateEvent end dateDurationDescriptionMedia of outputEvent publisherEvent URLProps or artefacts, costumesChoreography/actionScript or supporting narrative or soundPost-performance evidence or display
Infraction'Venezia 2011Venice City Centre & The Venice Biennial1 June 20113 June 20115 Hour Performance within a three day International Performance Art EventPerformance art is on the move. Infr’Action Venezia features a large number of international action artists in an intense, exciting and public event that goes beyond the mainstream. It will take place during the preview of the Venice Biennial, June 1-3 2011. Infr’Action Venezia is here and now, it's ephemeral, it has attitude, it's fleeting, it's avant-garde. And it is free. Infr’Action Venezia is a non-funded collective showcase intended to give a visibility to a scene in contemporary art that unfortunately most are not aware of. A worldwide scene of artists, yes a global community that is widely represented in Europe, Asia, North and Latin America. It is resolutely avant-garde, creating live cutting-edge experimental art at a large number of artist-organised events all over the world. It is a counter-current, alternative, ephemeral, human scale, un-hierarchical and profoundly non-commercial. It has nothing to sell. Just to give.Artists Site-Specific PerformanceInfraction Venezia 2011http://vimeo.com/24914074Various Materials & ObjectsN/AN/ADocumentation Images
ID Code:26711
Deposited By: Mr Robert Connolly
Deposited On:28 Aug 2013 09:10
Last Modified:28 Aug 2013 09:10

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