This is Performance


at Trinosophes
1464 Gratiot Avenue | DETROIT MI 48207

This is Performance
SAT | 13 AUGUST 2016

This is Performance is a new series of talks by artists who work in contemporary performance, conceived across a spectrum of traditions including performing arts, visual art, and social practice. Inviting local and visiting artists to critically present their work, This is Performance offers the public performance as a lens through which to consider contemporary artistic practice.

JOSEPH RAVENS has presented his work throughout Asia, Europe, South America, and the US. He studied audiovisuals at the Gerrit Rietveld Academie in Amsterdam, Netherlands, and is a graduate of The School of the Art Institute of Chicago with a Masters of Fine Art in Performance. Ravens is a two-time recipient of the Illinois Arts Council Fellowship for Performance Art and New Performance Forms. Other grants, awards, and opportunities have allowed him to build an international reputation. Ravens was included in Live Biennale Vancouver (Canada 2015); 20th Bienal Internacional de Curitiba (Brazil 2013); Venice International Performance Art Week (Italy 2012); and Intrude: Art and Life 366 at Zendai MoMA, Shanghai (China 2008). Ravens is founder and director of Defibrillator Gallery, and co-founder and director of Rapid Pulse International Performance Art Festival. He is recognized for his work as an artist, an educator, and a curator.

Steven L Bridges is Assistant Curator at the Broad Art Museum at Michigan State University. More info

This is Performance is initiated by Biba Bell in partnership with Trinosophes. This installment of This is Performance was curated by Eli Gold.