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Author Biogs: Performance Notations

Submitted by on October 10, 2007 – 2:22 am

Johnny de Philo [Sue Golding] is working philosopher and working artist. head of theory at the jan van eyck akaademie, a post graduate centre in fine art, design and theory [maastricht] and reader in contemporary political philosophy, ethics and aesthetics [university of greenwich, london: on sabbatical leave]. her many published works involve questions around the body, genders, racisms, sexualities and pleasures, set out in detail in her eight technologies of otherness.

Kevin Henderson is an artist and writer. He teaches in the School of Fine Art at Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design, University of Dundee.

Anne Tallentire was born in Ireland, has lived in London since 1984 and currently teaches at Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design. Performances. Exhibitions include: (1999) Venice Biennale , Lux Gallery, London; Multiples X 3, Temple Bar Gallery, Dublin; From There to Here, The Konsthallen, Gotenberg,; 0044, P.S.I, New York; and Ormeau Road Baths Gallery, Belfast; Off Site, Project Arts Centre, Dublin 1998). Since 1993, she has worked collaboratively with John Seth whilst continuing independent projects. In May 1997, their collaborative practices were formed under the name work/seth/tallentire.

Monica Ross – Often described as time-based, a central pre-occupation of her work is how culture, politics and technology shape experiences of time itself: at the time and in terms of how experience is reproduced, or not, in the present and future. Recent performances include ‘rightsrepeated- an act of memory’, in ‘Chronic Epoch’, Beaconsfield 2005 and in ‘Performing Rights’, National Review of Live Art, Glasgow, 2008. Recent exhibitions include ‘Arbeit*’, Taxi im Palais Gallery, Innsbruck, 2005, ‘Outside of a Dog: paperbacks and other books by artists’ Baltic, Gateshead 2004, and ‘justfornow’, a solo show, Hatton Gallery, Newcastle, 2004.’transcription’, a work on line, is at

Rob Gawthrop is an artist/musician who works with sound, film performance and theoretical writing. He is Head of Art at the Hull School of Art & Design, University of Lincolnshire & Humberside and is a founder member and Chair of Hull Time Based Arts.

Declan Sheehan is a screenwriter & critic. He has published reviews & features in Art & Text, Circa, Film West, Paris Photo and other journals; short film pieces in COIL & The Black Diamond (Trace, Liverpool Biennial of Contemporary Art); & catalogue essays on the artists Padraig Timoney & Locky Morris. Based at the Context Gallery in Derry, Ireland. He is currently researching Jean Luc-Godard’s 1963 feature Le Mepris for a planned PhD.

Katharine Meynell is an artist who has exhibited widely and lectures in Fine Art at Middlesex University.

Marina Grzinic received her Ph.D. at the Faculty of Philosophy, Ljubljana; she is a researcher at the Institute of Philosophy at the ZRC SAZU (Scientific and Research Center of the Slovenian Academy of Science and Art) Ljubljana and a freelance critic and curator. Her specialty is research of the new post socialist condition in art, culture and new media technology in the area once known as Eastern Europe. She is also involved in publishing and teaching about philosophical aspects of new technology and media (virtual reality, electronic media, time and space features).

Marcelyn Gow is an architect and artist currently based in Zurich Switzerland. She has exhibited in New York, Berlin and Stockholm. Her most recent exhibition as part of the group servo was Sample 4 at the UCLA School of Architecture, Los Angeles.

Vit Hopley & Yve Lomax. Since 1996 Vit Hopley and Yve Lomax have collaboratively produced a series of exhibitions and spoken performances which include Between Two Folds Ð an image and text installation (Gasworks Gallery 1996); Trope – image and voice (Cambridge Darkrooms Gallery 1997); Somewhere Unseen Ð an evening event of words and images (South London Gallery 1998); Making a Scene: Performativity and Performance in Contemporary Politics and Art Practice (Birmingham Institute of Art and Design 1999); Sleight of Hand (Five Years Gallery, London, 2000). They have had texts published in Make – the magazine of women’s art; Angelaki, the journal of theoretical humanities; and Performance Research.

Aaron Williamson. Performance artist, choreographer and writer Aaron Williamson takes a physical approach to performance art and installation that has been evolved in relation to his becoming deaf. Over the last ten years he has created 200 or more performances in Britain, Europe, Japan and North America. In 1997 he completed a Doctoral thesis on writing and bodily identity entitled Physiques of Inscription. Current projects include a performance installation Hearing Things that is the basis for a book publication by Bookworks in September 2000. Previous publications include A Holythroat Symposium (1993) and Cathedral Lung (1991). In 1998-99 he was Arts Council of England Fellow in Writing and Contemporary Art at Oxford University and is currently the recipient of a Live Art Bursary from London Arts Board.

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