Black Market International

Black Market International Black Market International is a performance artist collective with international members, each one with an established and independent practice as a solo performance artist. Since 30 years, the influential group has presented durational collective performances worldwide. In 2014, the group consists of twelve regular members: Jürgen Fritz, Germany; Norbert Klassen, Switzerland (died in 2011); Miriam Laplante, Italy; Alastair MacLennan, UK; Helge Meyer, Germany; Boris Nieslony, Germany; Jacques Maria van Poppel, Netherlands; Elvira Santamaria, Mexico; Marco Teubner, Germany; Julie Andree T., Canada; Roi Vaara, Finland; Lee Wen,Singapore. The movement was founded under the name Market project in 1985 in Poznan (Poland) with founders Boris Nieslony, Zygmunt Piotrowski, Tomas Ruller […]

Myriam Laplante (CA/IT)

Myriam Laplante Myriam Laplante is a Canadian artist born in Bangladesh, now based in Bevagna, Italy. She works in performance, installation, video, painting, sculpture, drawings, etc. Her works have been presented extensively from squats to museums in Europe, North America, and Asia. She has been working with the performance collective Black Market International since 2001. http://www.myriamlaplante.net/_/home.html

Mammalian Diving Reflex (CA)

Mammalian Diving Reflex Mammalian Diving Reflex was founded in Toronto in 1993, and between 1993-2003 primarily produced the stage-based performances of Artistic Director, Darren O’Donnell. In 2003, the company began to diversify its approach and generate work in a multitude of forms, focusing on creating “social acupuncture”: playful, provocative, site and social-specific participatory performances with non-actors of all ages and demographics, designed to bring people together in new and unusual ways. In 2006, Darren published his book, Social Acupuncture, which established a theoretical foundation for this new direction and solidified it as the company’s primary creative methodology. Haircuts by Children was a big hit in Copenhagen at out first Live […]

Julie Andree T. (CA)

Julie Andree T Her performance at Hitparaden 1 is part of a series of performances called Nature Morte. She explores the concept of landscape and death, the change of scenary” and the simulation. Even if the body is the center of her process, visual poetry and a pictorial approach resonate through the time line of the work. Julie Andrée T.’s installations and performance works have been shown in Canada, U.S.A, South America, Asia and Europe. She was part of PME, and experimental theater company directed by Jacob Wren. She has collaborated with various people like choreographers and theater directors. Since 2003 she has been part of the performance group Black Market International. Julie […]