Ono’s work related destruction to interpersonal, often intimate, human relations. This element was particularly thought-provoking in ‹Cut Piece›, one of many actions she did as DIAS [Destruction in Art Symposium]. Ono had first done the performance in 1964, in Japan, and again at Carnegie Hall, in New York, in 1965. Ono sat motionless on the stage after inviting the audience to come up and cut away her clothing, covering her breasts at the moment of unbosoming. Cut Piece entailed a disrobing, a denouement of the reciprocity between exhibitionism and scopic desires, between victim and assailant, between sadist and masochist: and, as a heterosexual herself, Ono unveiled the gendered relationship of male and female subjects as objects for each other.
(source: Kristine Stiles, Uncorrupted Joy: International Art Actions, in: Out of Actions: between performance and the object, 1949–1979, Paul Schimmel (ed.), MoCA Los Angeles, New York/London, 1998, p. 278.)
An interpretation of Yoko Ono’s Cut Piece
Produced by Kingsway Collective
Performed by Charles Deakin
St Michael’s Church
5 th October 2018 2pm-4pm
By Sam Minshall
‘Time equals life – Life equals art – Art equals walk – Walk equals time.’
(Hamish Fulton, 2001, pg.8-12)
A project which involves walking, pushing, picking, placing, more walking, traversing, seeing, being, cleaning.
The walks will be on the 14th and 15th October 2017. They can be viewed LIVE on Twitter.
On the 17th October, a Live Art installation will be created using litter the artist has collected around Chester City Centre.
See artist’s website at https://sminshall2.wixsite.com/purusambulo
Twitter – @Purus_Ambulo
What’s behind your couch?
By Zoe Lee
They say a picture speaks a thousand words but does it speak them all?
Join Zoe in the celebration of Dawn McCrohan’s life, as she shares memories of their family home.
The interactive durational installation will involve the artist performing everyday rituals, which bring back memories of her past family life. The music from her childhood, the tastes of tea and coffee, and the acts of family living.
RED BOX STORY
By Debra Deakin
“Red, bitch red, blood red, true red, crimson, blush, flush, glower, lost cherry, scarlet, rose, smoulder, flame – these are the colours of our shame.”
(Donkin & Clements, 1993, p. 153)
This installation is the culmination of a year’s work researching auto biographical performance theory and feminist performance techniques.
The work will consist of a large red box, the artist contained in the box, will be naked with a camera on her face. The image from the camera then projected on to a screen. The red box will have apertures. The audience are invited to place their hands into the box. The responding effect thus projected onto the screen.
This performance is restricted to 18+ ages for audience members.
Visit Debra’s website for more info: https://dct2407.wixsite.com/redboxstory