performance

The world I wish to create through my art is a world that one can enter and experience that is different from the world that he/she knows as an everyday life or routine. The work I create as an artist creates a journey for the viewer to experience a world that provokes thoughts about body, movement, sound, beauty, painting. My work asks the viewer to reflect upon notions and constructs of Beauty and the female body. I invite the viewer to experience the live event of performance, and think about how it is captured and interpreted. By incorporating my own body into my work as a performance artist, I emphasize the important presence of women's bodies in an everyday practice. 

I believe that in my performance work I am addressing Issues that investigate limits in painting; expanding the role of the artist and the importance of the female body as producer within the painterly arena; the difficulties of the female body as visible and the ways I undermine/refuse a fully desiring gaze. It is the power of what we hold within our bodies and how we express that power that I find to be a very interesting aspect to explore. 

I am interested in the way that painting might limit or circumscribe performance and ways that performance expands the boundary of painting. 

 

 
A Portion of video overlay performance by Interdisciplinary artist Anastasia Faiella integrates dance, drawing and painting in her performance June 4rth at gallery 60SIX, San Francisco, Mark-Making exhibition.
 My sketch pad,  choreographing movements with graphite on paper for performance piece "Black & White"   

My sketch pad,  choreographing movements with graphite on paper for performance piece "Black & White"