FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
8th EDITION OF VANCOUVER’S INTERNATIONAL PERFORMANCE ART CELEBRATION25+ ARTISTS | 6 DAYS | SEPT 18–23
LIVE International Performance Art Biennale announces an invasion of artists from here and around the world. LIVE 2013 is the eighth biennial edition of Vancouver’s renowned international performance art celebration dedicated to commissioning and presenting new visual art performances in Canada.
LIVE 2013 heats up over 6 consecutive nights from September 18 to 23, when artists from five continents will transform the city of Vancouver into a global platform for celebrating live art, with a diverse program of performances, public interventions, workshop, talks and festivities. Complementing this program, talented local artists from our own community will be presenting new, cutting-edge performance works.
“LIVE is on the vanguard of an exponentially growing myriad of performance art festivals and opportunities taking place throughout the world. While international in scope, performance art is grounded in fostering relationship with local community and identity. What is our attraction to Live Art? Perhaps we crave that which we can neither anticipate or expect. We have to be there. Then. There. In this place. At this time. With these people. Then it vanishes. Only traces remain. Which are just not the same as experience.” – Randy Gledhill, Director LIVE Biennale
To celebrate SWARM, LIVE hosts a late nite pre-festival benefit and dance party with Sweaty Bones on September 12, 2013 at 11PM at VIVO Media Arts, 1965 Main St.
LIVE is pleased to initiate an innovative new pedagogical program led by renowned German artist and educator Jürgen Fritz, co-founder of Black Market International, International Performance Association, and the Festival Platform for Young Performance Artists. From September 14 to 17, 2013, Fritz will be facilitating ‘Exploring Performance Art’, an intensive four-day pre-festival workshop from 10AM – 5PM, hosted by VIVO Media Arts.
LIVE 2013’s nightly line-up September 18 to 22, 2013 starts at 8 PM at our feature venue, VIVO Media Arts at 1965 Main St. Evening admission is only $10/$5.
Durational and site-specific performance actions will be happening daily throughout Vancouver’s downtown core. Go to livebiennale.ca and friend us on facebook for details, times and locations.
The Dunlevy Snack Bar at 433 Dunlevy Ave. will host informal lunch talks and Q+As with participating artists every day at noon.
LIVE 2013 closes with the North American Premiere of ‘Marcel Duchamp’, a new play by French curator and critic Guillaume Désanges and Frédéric Cherboeuf. Presented at the Fei & Milton Wong Experimental Theatre SFU Woodwards, ‘Marcel Duchamp’ is co-produced by the LIVE Performance Art Biennale and SFU Woodward’s with the generous support of the Consulat general de France a Vancouver. Sunday September 23, 2013 at 7:30pm. Tickets $20/$25 available on-line through the SFU Woodwards Box Office.
Guillaume Désanges is also presenting a free public lecture on Monday September 23, 2013 at The Western Front. His artist talk is supported by the LIVE Performance Art Biennale & the Morris and Helen Belkin Art Gallery.
LIVE 2013 Featured Artists:
- Lori Blondeau, Saskatoon
- Alain-Martin Richard, Quebec,
- SUKA OFF, Poland
- Jelili Atiku, Nigeria
- Macarena Periche Rosas, Chile
- VestAndPage, Italy/Germany
- Marcio Carvalho, Portugal
- Snežana Golubović, Serbia
- and many more!