Performance art

Performance documentations, artists' portfolios.
Belfast-Cologne-Madrid 2015-2017

Selected documentations

Belfast performance art events documentations 2014-2016

Bbeyond monthly events

Personal rituals of/ for postmodern times II
Final presentation of laboratory for performance art with Alastair MacLennan and Elvira Santamaria.
Ulster Museum, Belfast. January 24, 2015

Personal rituals of/ for postmodern times I
Presentation of laboratory for performance art with Alastair MacLennan and Elvira Santamaria.
Golden Thread Gallery, Belfast. June 20, 2014
Participated artists:
Christoff Gillen, James King, Caroline Murphy, Jane Cherry, Frances Mezzetti, Jagoda Kiciak, Katrina Sheena Smyth, Hillary Gilligan, Rhiannon Armstrong, Sara Riseborough, Rickey James, Brian Patterson

Documentation of Holding Time IV at Conlig Lead Mines
Newtownards, Northern Ireland. 15 November 2014.

Holding Time III Stormont
Stormont Building, Belfast, Northern Ireland. 23 May 2014.
In a first of its kind anywhere in the UK and Ireland, internationally renowned Belfast based performance art collective Bbeyond performed in the Great Hall of Stormont.
As the counting begins for both local elections and European Parliamentary elections, a group of twenty artists gathered in the heart of the political decision making in Northern Ireland to create a live art action called Holding Time III.

This work, intentionally reflective in substance, marries issues of dignity and empathy with intense meditative action, intended to resonate with questions of responsibility, cooperation and care.
With Alastair MacLennan, Christoff Gillen, Sandra Breathnach, Hugh O’Donnell, Brian Patterson, Elvira Santamaría Torres, Midori Mitamura, Karine Talec, Paul King Artist, James King, Caroline Murphy, Brian Connolly, Jennifer Hanley, Jayne Cherry, Aaron Woolard, Hilary Gilligan, Siobhan Mullen Wolfe-Murphy, Marilyn Arsem, Tony Hill and others.

Bel-Esse Exchange documentations 2014

Bel-Esse is the reciprocal aspect of an Exchange between Bbeyond based in Belfast and PAErsche in Essen, Cologne and Brussels from 25th Sept to 2nd Oct.
Seven artists from PAErsche visited Belfast, Lisburn and Derry/Londonderry to make performances alongside seven Bbeyond members.
Exchanges with other artist run organisations expand our knowledge and understanding of the contextualisation of performance art particularly in this case.

PAErsche artists: Marita Bullmann, Evamaria Schaller, Beatrice Didier, Alice De Visscher, Surya Tüchler, Enric Fort Ballester and Frank Homeyer
Bbeyond artists: Hugh O’Donnell, Anne Quail, Leo Devlin, Tonya McMullen, Caroline Gallagher, Jayne Cherry, Keike Twisslemann
Le Tas Invisible artists: Jean Michel René, Marie-Claude Gendron and Steven Girard
Visiting artists: Guy Sioui Durand and Jadwiga Kiciak.

25 – 26 October 2014. Echo Echo Dance Theatre, Derry, Northern Ireland

Belfast International Festival of Performance Art documentations 2015

Programmed as part of the seventh edition of Ulster festival of Arts & Design 2015

Parables of eviction and regeneration processes film

Elvira Santamaria Torres live art project regarding violence, mourning and regeneration processes in México and Central America, from my closest context and personal story to a largest context and historical scale. I want to create a corpus of poetic works of regeneration symbols in a video film of public performances.

This project extends for me the field of live art to a largest context, exploring regional elements of identity with particular reference to death, mourning and healing processes. Latin America: globalization, symbolism, customs and mechanism of memory and recovery.
Read more about film and project here.

Selected artists' portfolios


German performance art network with base in Cologne, Germany

Network events: Interval in Essen, Brise in Flensburg, Austria Colonia in Bonn, Germany and Actus in Brussels, Belgium.

PAErsche website.

Digital publishing workshops, open-source platforms; production of artist digital archives; research and consultancy on archive development and online communication.

Marita Bullmann

German photographer and performance artist

Organiser of Interval festival platform for international performance artists in Essen, Germany.

Marita Bullmann portfolio.


Performance art agency in Madrid, Spain

Madrid, Spain 2015 – 2017.
Role: Digital archive development,
workshops on digital publishing and networking tools.

Acción!MAD is an independent platform that works on supporting the creation, dissemination and promotion of performance art in Spain.
Organises meetings and festivals both nationally and internationally.
Conceptualises and develops educational programs, seminars, courses and workshops.
Produces publications, audiovisual editions and collaborates with international performance art networks.


Festival organisation model transformed into agency model, where agency promotes its artists, gives more exposure to coproductions and educational activities. Events spread throughout the year and festival events transformed into events series.
Contextualisation, research on digital publications related to Acción!MAD activities and artists.
Video digitalisation and Youtube channel organisation.
Platform will include artists profiles with portfolios of artworks.
Potentially can be expanded into a national networking platform with other partner performance art organisations.

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