Eilidh MacAskill (UK)

Eilidh MacAskill (UK) Eilidh MacAskill is a Glasgow-based live artist who creates solo performance work and collaborative projects as artistic director of Fish And Game. These highly original works are entertaining and experimental both in their content and form, straddling theatre, live art and visual art. There is a particular focus on creating innovative work for children and their adults in a range of settings and contexts. For Live Art for Børn 2016 she led a t-shirt workshop called “Gendersaurus Salon” together with Carl Michael Richardt: Clothes says a lot about who you are. But what if you cannot choose for yourselves what your clothes say about you? Some clothing stores have not […]

Martin O’Brien (UK)

Martin O’Brien Martin’s work considers existence with a severe chronic illness within our contemporary situation. Martin suffers from cystic fibrosis and his practice uses physical endurance, hardship and pain based practices to challenge common representations of illness and examine what it means to be born with a life threatening disease. His work is an act of resistance to illness, an attempt at claiming agency and a celebration of his body. Martin loves his body and his work is a form of sufferance in order to survive. Martin showed “Breathe for me” as part of Samtalekøkkenet at “It is about time” at Dansehallerne  

Alastair McLennan (UK)

Alastair MacLennan Alastair MacLennan (born 1943 in Blair Atholl, Perthshire, Scotland) is one of Britain’s major practitioners of live art. Since 1975, he is based in Belfast, Northern Ireland. He was a founder member of Belfast’s Art and Research Exchange. He is member of the performance art collective Black Market International (BMI). He studied at the Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design of the University of Dundee in 1960-65. 1966-68 he received his Master of Fine Arts from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago. He now is Emeritus Professor in Fine Art, University of Ulster in Belfast, Honorary Fellow of the Dartington College of Arts, […]

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 […]

Jack Catling (UK)

Jack Catling Jack Catling performed “Remnant” at Hitparaden 2 Jack Catling is an artist working mainly through the mediums of performance and installation. Through his practice, he aims to bring about an atmospheric shift in ontological value, opening up a space for wonders to occur. Catling draws from his background in illusion, his interest in the value and perpetuity of symbols and a shady past built from various fictions. Jack Catling is also a founding member of the performance group: The Parlour Collective. At Hitparaden 2 Jack Catling also performed with “Disabled Avant-Garde” http://www.jackcatling.co.uk

Katherine Areniello (UK)

Katherine Araniello Katherine Araniello is a performance/video artist and creator of SBC (Sick Bitch Crip). This blog includes her films, digital images and SBC’s latest musings. The concept behind her work is to disrupt and use satire in current issues relating to disability such as assisted suicide, media representation, prejudice, charity, ignorance and body aesthetics. At Hitparaden 2 she performed with Disabled Avant-Garde And with Jenna Finch Araniello and Jenna Finch adopt a deadpan approach in their collaborative performance. They find the banality of everyday life uplifting and rewarding. Through the surreal nature of the performance, sketches become pointless and absurd. They both desire to be normal. www.araniello-art.com

Disabled Avant-Garde

DAG The Disabled Avant Garde’ (aka ‘DAG’) is a satirical arts organisation formed by the disability artists Katherine Araniello and Aaron Williamson. Their concern is to create contemporary art (video and performance) that might cause confusion and inspire debate through humorously distorting or subverting traditional stereotyping of disability. That is, the Disabled Avant-Garde’s work is an intervention into society’s perceptions and expectations of disabled people that often defines them by their impairments. The DAG follow the social model of disability then and their work fits the category of ‘crip humour’, being both pitch-black and self-knowing. At Hitparaden 2 they performed “Institutional Classics” the-disabled-avant-garde.webs.com

Simon Raven (UK)

Simon Raven Together with Jenna Finch Simon Raven performed “Blackguards” at Hitparaden 2 Blackguard (pronounced blaggard) is a rather old-fashioned term for a scoundrel. “In all great houses, but particularly in the royal residences, there were a number of mean and dirty dependants, whose office it was to attend the sculleries etc. Of these (for in the lowest deep there was a lower still) the most forlorn wretches seem to have been selected to carry coals to the kitchens. To this smutty regiment… the people, in derision, gave the name of black-guards” (Ben Johnson, ‘Love Restored’, 1612) The lowest-of-the-low in a traditional Royal household, the black-guard was responsible for carrying coals […]

Jenna Finch (UK)

Jenna Finch Jenna Finch performed at Hitparaden 2 Together with Simon Raven she performed “Blackguards” Jenna Finch played in ”Rainham Sheds” and ”Disabled Avant-garde” og performed with Katherine Araniello in “Lady Killers” http://www.jennafinch.co.uk