Gillian Dyson performing Alchemy at VIVID, 25 April 2008
Smile (2001), Harold Offeh installed at VIVID. Image courtesy the artist.
William Hunt performing Call John the Boatman at VIVID, 24 April 2008
Selected works by He Yun Chang, installed at Custard Factory Gallery as part of VIVID\'s Endurance festival
Launching VIVID's PIONEERS programme, Endurance was a three-day programme of screenings, performances and exhibition exploring the physical and mental limits of human endurance.
Endurance focused on mental and physical notions of endurance through presenting pioneering works from the 1960s to date alongside new commissions. Endurance highlighted the instrumental role the moving image has played in the development of performance based work, not only as a means to document but also as an integral part of the work - as collaborator, as mirror. The programme included the early experiments of artists who used video to capture performance alongside contemporary performances which demonstrate a direct relevance to the human condition and the materiality of endurance.
Endurance included moving image work by Marina Abramović, Vito Acconci, Skip Arnold, Stuart Brisley, Chris Burden, Jeanette Chavez, Michael Curran, Valie Export, Bob Flanagan with Shree Rose and Kirkby Dick, Sherman Fleming, Diana Fonseca, Gilbert & George, Geoffrey Hendricks, Tehching Hsieh, Kim Jones, Paul McCarthy, Gordon Matta-Clark, Linda Montano, Bruce Nauman, Harold Offeh, Dennis Oppenheim, Orlan, Carolee Schneemann, Bonnie Sherk, Barbara Smith, Smith/Stewart, He Yun Chang.
Live art / public performance programme
The live art programme contained a number of newly commissioned pieces alongside existing work presented for the first time in the UK. Much of the work is durational and was presented over the 3 days. Programme included performances from Kira O'Reilly (Eire), Eitan Buchalter (UK), Gillian Dyson (UK), William Hunt (UK), Joost Nieuwenburg (Netherlands) off site performance, Custard Factory Gallery, and Marcus Young (USA) off site performance in collaboration with Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery.
See below live footage of performances at VIVID over the course of Endurance:
William Hunt performing 'Call John the Boatman' at the ENDURANCE launch, VIVID, 24 April 2008
Kira O'Reilly performs new work at VIVID which considers the body as a site in which personal, sexual, social and political knot and unknot.
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