Performances and Installations
I have made about 400 live performances over the past 33 plus years. Performance for me is not a theatrical experience. It is akin instead to a shamanic process of image making except one uses the body as a tool instead of a brush or camera. Performances tend to be durational and evolve throughout time incorporating painting, writing, slow motion movements, balance motions, music, spoken word or sound making, etc… I have given performances throughout the World and the list of venues and countries is too numerous and diverse to form any tangible reflection of my activities. Finally, the images are all that remain in photographic documentation and these serve as triggers for an unreliable memory to ponder.
3 hour performance at Toynbee Studios, London. November 13th 2014. Photographs copyright 2014 Julius G. Beltrame.
Performance at the former Custom and Immigration House, Cardiff Bay, Wales. 25th October 2014. Duration: 3 hours 15 minutes. Photographs copyright 2014 Julius G. Beltrame.
Performance with Christopher Mollon. North Beach, Scarborough, North Yorkshire, UK. Friday 1st August 2014. Duration: 4 hours. Photographs copyright 2014 Graham Thirkill.
Palazzo Borgo Pinti, Florence, Italy, 18th May 2014.
5 hour 30 minute performance at Espace Multimédia Gantner, Bourogne, France, 13th March 2014 with the participation of students from Les Ecole des Beaux Arts Besançon. Photographs copyright 2014 Julius G. Beltrame.
4 hour performance. The Other Art Fair, Ambika 3, University of Wesminster, London, UK. 26th April 2013. Photographs copyright 2013 Julius G. Beltrame.
4 hour performance. Borderline Performance Festival. The Undercroft, City Hall, Norwich, UK. 25th June 2013, 6-10pm. Photographs copyright 2013 Julius G. Beltrame.
4 hour non-stop performance at the Knight Webb Gallery, Brixton, London UK, 2nd February 2013, 6-10pm. Photographs copyright 2013 Robert S. Pugh.
5 hour 15 minute performance at Phoenix Brighton, UK, 8th February 2013. Photographs copyright 2013 Julius G. Beltrame.
50 minute performance at the Suluv Gallery, Novi Sad, Serbia, 3rd September 2012. Photographs copyright 2012 Robert S. Pugh.