[NetBehaviour] <Selflessness 2>COSEY FANNI TUTTI

marc marc.garrett at furtherfield.org
Wed May 18 15:13:29 CEST 2005

<Selflessness 2>
Beachy Head

*/_trace_/: installaction artspace - CARDIFF
Sat. 28th May 2005
17.00 - 19.00h

To celebrate the first five years of /_trace_/: installaction artspace.
A special installation presentation by one of Britains legendary 
performance artists.
For one evening only Cosey Fanni Tutti will be premiering  a video 
installation with documents of her recent private art actions.

The main theme and aim of the series of <Selflessness> live art actions 
is to address my feelings of alienation and displacement brought about 
by the 21st century Western <lifestyle>. But also to consider the 
consequences of superficiality - selflessness and hedonistic consumerism 
which distances people from one another in the true sense while 
simultaneously fusing everyone into a frenzied insatiable horde which 
makes only transient, superficial connections.
The essence of the live art actions is to externalise the internalised 
in an improvised, unconsciously personalised symbolic way. To 
communicate on a level that refuses superficiality. Personal and 
symbolic objects are utilised as a means of ritual awakening to 
facilitate opening up and release from preconditioning and expectation. 
Thereby instigating the emergence within the action of a recognition and 
<revisitation> of personal experiences, a re-examination, reconnection 
and revelation, a manifestation of my <sensation> of the site.

Each site has symbolic, personal, cultural and geographical 
significance. Beachy Head is a site that is synonymous with the end of 
life, a notorious and deeply personalised place that we tend to 
depersonalise and disconnect from due to its renown as a suicide site.

The GPS [global pointing  system] reading serves to not only fix the 
location of the actions for future reference but also to make a 
connection outside this world as acknowledgement that we are part of 
something much greater than the world as we generally define it.
A bonding token from the live work is left in situ, a piece of myself. 
The existence of this token links the site with the nascence of the 
final work, thus reinforcing deeper connection.

_trace_: is offered as a significant artspace that represents 
intersections between artistic disciplines. A place for wider discourse 
and dissemination of contemporary art practice that seeks to place 
emphasis on context in the working process. The focus is primarily 
performative - to explore the previously untried ways of 'thinking' and 
'doing' offered by time based art and work
that emerges from this field - performance, video, sonic, interactive, 

_trace_: highlights one artist per month - each artist presents a live 
investigation with the 'trace' elements of this activity exhibited as 
installation open to the public by appointment on consecutive weekends 
during the month.

All performances, installations, procedures, live manifestations and 
actuations are free.

*/Programme overview:

/Uri Katzenstein [Israel]: 18.00 Sat. 2nd Oct. 2004
Julie Bacon [England]: 12.00 - 18.00 Sat. 6th Nov. 2004
Kevin Henderson [Scotland]: 06.00 - 18.00 Sat. 4th Dec. 2004
Sinead & Hugh O'Donnell [Ireland]: 18.00 Sat. 15th Jan. 2005
Peter Barren [Holland]: 18.00 Sat. 5th Feb. 2005
High Heel Sisters [Scandanavia]: 18.00 Sat. 5th March 2005
Cyril Lepetit [France]: 18.00 Sat. 2nd April 2005
Boris Nieslony [Germany]: 18.00 Sat. 7th May 2005


In celebration of 5 years of /_trace_/:
Cosey Fanni Tutti: 17.00-19.00 Sat 28th May 2005

_trace_: installaction artspace
26 Moira Place, Adamsdown, Cardiff
+44 [0] 29 2040 7338
_tracegallery at aol.com
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