Pani documents and contextualises activities of Bbeyond performance art organisation from 2001 to 2008, also covering two exchanges with Québec and Helsinki.
The publication features documentation images, a selection of interviews with Alastair MacLennan, Richard Martel, Boris Nieslony, Marilyn Arsem, Irma Optimist and Elvira Santamaria as well as essays and responses written by Mark Ward, Chrissie Caldman, Colm Clarke, Dan Shipsides and Will Pollard
Bbeyond are committed to promoting the practice of performance art and artists in Northern Ireland and further afield. Their aim is to raise people’s consciousness of live/performance art as being integral to the world in and around us, inspiring reflection and enriching lived experience. They host artists of international reputation throughout the performance art world and encourage newer artists to experience performance art practices for themselves.
Pani is edited by Brian Patterson and Laura Graham on behalf of Bbeyond.
Bbeyond, 2015. 30 x 18.5 cm, 167 pages, paperback with colour photos throughout.
After the platform ACTUS I which was held on February 2012 at Les Brasseurs, in collaboration with the ULG, the residency ACTUS II which led to a public presentation at la Fabrique in Frameries, ACTUS III hosted an exceptional evening with artists from PAErsche and Bbeyond who collaborated with three artists living in Belgium to propose some interventions in different spaces of the Academy, before going on an Open Session in the Drawing Studio of the Academy of Fine Arts.
With Avec An Debie, Alice De Visscher (BE), Monali Meher ( BE/NDL/ IN), Marita Bullman, Boris Nieslony, Evamaria Schaller ( DE), Fergus Byrne, Chrissie Cadman, Christof Gillen, Sandra Johnston, James King, Brian Patterson and Elvira Santamaria ( IE)
Thanks to PAErsche, Bbeyond Belfast, British Council, Wallonie Bruxelles Théâtre Danse, Wallonie-Bruxelles International, la Commune de St Gilles et l’ Académie des Beaux Arts de Saint Gilles. Many thanks also to Dufey Geneviève, Marie-Rose Meysman, Gwendoline Robin, Emilie Catdev, Carmen Blanco Principal, Zoe Catsaras, Achturenhuis GRAND CAFE, Frank Vandenbussche, Aziz Bekkaoui.
Photo documentation: paersche.org/portfolio/actus-iii-brussels/