Name/TitlePainting: Domopoetic Karstic-Action Glasgow 2016
About this objectPainting by performance artist Nicole Peyrafitte in collaboration with poet Pierre Joris, created at the CCA on 5th October 2016 as part of the Outside-In / Inside-Out poetry festival and symposium held in Glasgow.
Medium and MaterialsOrganic, paper and paint
Place MadeScotland, Glasgow
Place NotesThe Outside-In / Inside-Out poetry festival and symposium was organised by Dr Jeffrey Robinson of Glasgow University. The Karstic-Action event was held at the Centre for Contemporary Arts (CCA), while a day of the festival was also held at Glasgow Women's Library.
Subject and Association KeywordsContemporary art
Subject and Association DescriptionNotes from the artist:
KARSTIC-Action Paintings are an open-ended series of live performance works I started in 2011. These works explore proprioception (sense of body position) & kinesthesia (sense of body movement), as meeting points between painting, poetry, voice & improvised music. Guided by intuition, & bypassing a range of traditional inhibitions, I investigate the porosity of my conscious-and unconsciousness with, as tangible aim & outcome, a strong desire to reveal the imminent “soul” of that moment. Most often the markings are done with the feet, either in hand-stand or head-stand, and/or with mouth-sprayed charcoal or other natural pigments — hands are rarely used to mark, except for smaller formats. Each of these events is unique since they arise from & are stimulated by the specificities of site, audience, & my physical condition at the moment of the action.
The collaborations with poet Pierre Joris — also life-partner for over 30 years —are a blend that reflect the complexity of our karstic domopoetic processes. Domopoetics is the name we give to our daily practice of transformation of & in our works, be it writing, painting, video, physical conditioning or our shared household & familial activities.
The Karstic, in reference to the geological phenomena of dissolution & transformation at work in the formation of superficial or underground limestone topographies. By a similar principle of infiltration, language transforms into poem, breath into song and colored chalk become pastel into marks on paper or canvas.
More info at : www.nicolepeyrafitte.com
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