Stuart Brisley [England]
"Shopping For Shit"
Sat. 12th Jan. 2002
19th/20th & 26th/27th Jan. 2002
Brisley's seminal art practice has, for thirty five years, greatly
informed the development of performance art in the UK and Europe.
His cultural renown and notoriety stems largely from his experiments
of the sixties and seventies, which physically challenged the bodys
points of psychological, material and emotional resistance and flow.
His work inquires into relationships between volition and compulsion
that exist regardless of the veneer society projects upon birth,
death, sexuality and politics.
He was professor of Media Fine Art Graduate Studies at the Slade
School of Fine Art, has exhibited his work globally, and is recognised
as one of Englands most decisive contributors to the late
twentieth century avant-garde in visual art.
At trace: he presented work from his on-going project Ordure/Abfell
[Ordure, dirt:anything unclean; Abfell: scrap, remnant, waste],
which investigates the notion of what constitutes rubbish.