Pinar's Blog Posts Tagged 'performance art' (13)

Incredible Ballerina Performs En Pointe with Knife Shoes



En Puntas is a video installation by artist Javier Pérez featuring ballerina Amélie Ségarra performing an incredible dance atop a grand piano, entirely en pointe, wearing a customized set of pointe shoes that extend beyond the toe box with a pair of sharp kitchen knives. As if dancing on the tips of your toes for an extended period of time isn't enough, Ségarra has the added pressure of…

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Added by Pinar on August 28, 2013 at 3:30pm — No Comments

Performance Art Reveals the Passage of Time and Past Identity



UK-based artist Sarah Sanders exhibits great discipline and documents the passage of time as she continually writes on the ground for her performance piece titled I used to. The artist presents a ritualistic process to address themes of time, memory, identity, and evolution through repetition. She slowly moves through her designated space as the words unfurl from her mind, revealing her…

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Added by Pinar on August 16, 2013 at 10:00am — No Comments

Unbelievable GIFs of an Artist Balancing Palm Leaf Ribs

Balance is a short film directed by Tobias Hutzler that captures the unbelievable balancing act performed by artist Mädir Eugster of Rigolo Swiss Nouveau Cirque. Set against a blank, white backdrop, the performance artist carefully assembles 16 bare ribs of palm leaves and a feather by balancing each piece in…

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Added by Pinar on March 29, 2013 at 10:30am — 2 Comments

Human "Toy Soldiers" Reenact War Scenes



French photographer Jean Yves Lemoigne composes men in Zentai suits across natural landscapes like an army of toy soldiers ready for battle for his series titled Human Project / War. Despite appearing like carefully positioned militia figurines, they are in fact the photographer himself putting on a sort of performance. The form-fitting attire masks each of his played…

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Added by Pinar on January 7, 2013 at 3:00pm — No Comments

Li Wei's Best Non-Photoshopped Shots of 2012

Beijing-based photographer and performance artist Li Wei boggles the mind with his gravity-defying photography. We we entertained by the multifaceted artist's work from 2011 and he continues to draw our attention with his latest compositions in 2012. Without…

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Added by Pinar on December 27, 2012 at 9:30am — No Comments

Artist Cuts a Meditative Fortress of Paper Strips



Japanese artist Sachiko Abe cuts fine strips of paper for hours on end in her performance series titled Cut Papers. Having first discovered the calming effects of shredding paper over 15 years ago while admitted at an insane asylum, the artist now explores the act's meditative properties as an…

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Added by Pinar on December 15, 2012 at 9:30am — No Comments

Swiss Artist Encloses Herself in Plastic Bubble Sculptures



Multidisciplinary artist Victorine Müller has been utilizing her adept skills in sculpting intriguing structures for years. Unlike your typical sculpture that stands alone, drawing the gaze of viewers on its own construct, Müller's work incorporates an element of performance art. The Swiss artist herself enters each of her life-size clear plastic bubble sculptures, giving the pieces new…

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Added by Pinar on November 8, 2012 at 10:00am — No Comments

Spectacular Interactive Dance Performance Using Projection Mapping

We're living in an age where technology is a staple of our lives. We function through the use of technology on a daily basis and numerous branches of the art community have embraced this fact, incorporating it into their work. Now, even dance has welcomed the power and immersive quality of the digital age. Interactive new media design company Ultra Combos has…

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Added by Pinar on October 3, 2012 at 10:30am — No Comments

Hyper-Realistic Sculpture of a Man Licking the Ground



Cang Xin is a Chinese performance artist who is well-known for his ongoing exploration project in which he chooses to experience life and locations in a variety of uncommon means such as bathing with lizards and, in this case, licking the ground we walk on with his tongue. As one of the most sensitive parts of the body, the tongue provides a method of experiencing things on a whole other level.…

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Added by Pinar on September 27, 2012 at 9:30am — 1 Comment

Cutting a Feathery Cascade of Paper



Japanese artist Sachiko Abe sits atop a building in a white gown, cutting countless sheets of A4 paper into thin, wispy strips. The performance piece known as Cut Paper is both calming and mystifying. Abe sits for hours on end meticulously shredding paper whose cut feathery strands measure a mere 0.5mm in width. She first began this practice while in a mental institution over 15 years ago…

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Added by Pinar on April 25, 2012 at 1:30pm — No Comments

Liu Bolin is Lost in Art



Earlier this week, we brought you the outstanding collaboration between French street artist JR and Chinese contemporary artist Liu Bolin, aka the Invisible Man, in New York City. The performance and unveiling of the mural was all in preparation for Bolin's gallery showing in Soho. This solo exhibition…

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Added by Pinar on March 22, 2012 at 2:00pm — No Comments

Liu Bolin and JR's Camouflaging Collaboration



Did you catch the man concealed in that giant street mural? French street artist JR and expert camouflage artist Liu Bolin have recently joined forces in New York City to produce this massive multilayered art project. The three-step undertaking began with the construction and assembly of JR's large-scale mural of Bolin. The street artist wheatpasted the image to the wall in the Nolita…

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Added by Pinar on March 20, 2012 at 1:10pm — No Comments

Li Wei's Best Non-Photoshopped Shots of 2011



Artist Li Wei is back with his gravity-defying, mind-bending photography. Alice first introduced us to the Beijing-based performance artist last year, featuring a lively and comical set of photos. Luckily, Wei has produced a new series of images in 2011 that…

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Added by Pinar on December 15, 2011 at 3:22pm — No Comments

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