Oui Performance invite you to our next event
Sunday 26th July 2015
3pm – 6pm
The Guildhall, St Helens Sq, York
Oui Performance are pleased to present two solo works by artists, Denys Blacker and Lee Hassall. Situated in York’s historic 15th Century Guildhall, Blacker and Hassall will present sculptural performances over extended durations.
Whilst each artist employs distinct methodological and aesthetic approaches to performance, the co-existence of the artists’ works in the shared time-space of the event, affords an attunement to moments of collective consciousness and synchronicity; mental, emotional, material and spiritual. For more information visit the Oui Performance Website.
London born, Denys Blacker (http://www.liveartarchive.eu/
cat/archive/artist/denys- blacker) has lived and worked in Spain since 1987, and has been making live art works for over 30 years internationally.
Blacker founded Gresol, a non-profit cultural association in 2002, and has curated and produced over 20 international performance art festivals in Girona and Barcelona, including FEM, an annual festival showing the work of women artists (now in its 13th edition). Blacker is also a member of the international performance group The Wolf in the Winter (http://www.wolfinthewinter.
com/wolves/denys_blacker/) , author of the project ELAA (http://www.liveartarchive.eu/ archive/) (European Live Art Archive), and, founder and coordinator of Corpologia (http://corpologialiveart. blogspot.co.uk/) , a performance group and magazine of the same name. Currently, Blacker is a PhD candidate at the University of Northumbria (Newcastle upon Tyne).
Lee Hassall is a sculptor of international repute, who makes performances, films, sculptures, drawings, and installations. His work explores manual labour, parody, and self-satire, questioning the rhetoric around heritage and the historic site as presented for public consumption.
Hassall has made performance’s for: The National Review of Live Art, Glasgow; The Hay Festival, Wales; Interface Switch Room, Belfast; Trace Gallery, Cardiff; and sites in Beijing. He has presented installation work at: Artspace, Sydney; Fordham Gallery, London; Annely Juda Fine Art, London; and Franklin Furnace, New York. His film works have been screened at: Tate Britain; Arnolfini, Bristol; the Toronto Biennial; the National Museum Krakow; and the Reading Experimental Film Festival. Hassall is currently Senior Lecturer in Fine Art at the University of Lincoln.
This event is supported by York St John University
We are celebrating 5 Years of Oui Performance by launching Oui Performance Papers. The first issue of the newspaper will include; an essay on five years of organising performance art in the City of York (by Gray & Walker), and, interviews with Denys Blacker and Lee Hassall.
The newspaper will be available in print form at our performance event on July 26th, or online through our website soon after. Information on future issues will be advertised in the coming months!
Victoria Gray & Nathan Walker