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Artist Talk

Curious Gary Stevens


As part of Gary Stevens’ Performance Lab we hold a series of talks by guest artists which are open to all. This month’s guest speakers are Leslie Hill and Helen Paris.
Leslie Hill and Helen Paris are artists working in performance, video and digital arts known for their edgy, humorous interrogations of contemporary culture and politics, work that has been called as smart as it is seductive (Irish Times). Their company, Curious, was formed in 1996 and has been supported internationally by institutions such as Arts Council England, British Council, NESTA, The Wellcome Trust, National Endowment for the Arts (USA), the National Center for Biological Sciences, India, the Australia Council and French Ministry of Culture. The company’s work has been exhibited and published widely. Hill and Paris’s book, The Guerilla Guide to Performance Art: How to Make a Living as an Artist (2002) is published by Continuum and is in its 2nd edition. Their new book, Performance and Place, was published by Palgrave MacMillan in March 2006.  Leslie Hill was a NESTA Dream Time Fellow 2005/06 and she is now Principal Research Fellow in Performance Technologies and Co-Director of Studies for the Practice-based PhD Progamme at SMARTlab, University of East London. Helen Paris directs the MA in Contemporary Performance Making at Brunel University.
Image from Autobiology. Photo by Hugo Glendinning.


Date and time

24 January 2009

Please note
This is now a past event.


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