ARTIST SCREENING & TALK // Perfroming Intimacy via the silver screen series: ONE // Anya Liftig
ARTIST SCREENING & TALK
Performing Intimacy via silver screen series: ONE//Anya Liftig
14th FEBRUARY 2016
7:00pm – 8:00pm
Little WOLF Parade will host Anya, who shall show several new films in the cinema at Screen 22 as a part of our INTIMACY ON SCREEN SERIES in collaboration with Screen 22 and G.A.L GuerillArtLab Gallery Nottingham. A new space opening 2016 for political, experimental artists but more on this soon….
We met artist Anya Liftig in New York live arts loft space – Graces Exhibition Space in Brooklyn N.Y several years ago. So when Anya told us she was going to be in the U.K and wanted to pop over to Nottingham to hang out with the Little Wolf Parade gang, well, we wanted to include you lovely people too!
KILL YOUR IDOLS!
You might recognise Marina Abramovic here, in her durational performance “The Artist is Present.” at the MoMa in 2010.
Anya performed an ‘intervention’ piece ANXIETY OF INFLUENCE where she sat opposite Marina. A world wide ‘heroine’ proclaimed the ‘grand-mother’ of performance art – the moment where two different generations met eyes, to find presence.
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Anya Liftig has this ability in her performance art to make an audience laugh out loud, that snorting gutsy roar you did as a kid when you forgot about the attention and fear an ‘unattractive’ laugh would bring.
“Anya described her work as being quite confrontational, potentially accusatory, threatening and challenging. I found her performance to be quite the opposite, sensual, delicate and genuinely comedic.” (Tiffany Horan)
Between the body there are uncomfortable truths about our female stereotyped bodies, as the embarrassing faux-pas leak out. Dancing around like a boob, is something you’d expect at Edinburgh fringe festival or akin to groups of stags , Liftig leaves traces of the images to confront the unrealistic notions of beauty, exploring feminist dialogues about the body surrounded by patriarchal pains.
Anya Liftig’s work has been featured at TATE Modern, MOMA, CPR, Highways Performance Space, Lapsody4 Finland, Fado Toronto, Performance Art Institute-San Francisco, Atlanta Contemporary Art Center, The Kitchen at the Independent Art Fair, Performer Stammtisch Berlin, OVADA, Joyce Soho and many other venues. In “The Anxiety of Influence” she dressed exactly like Marina Abramovic and sat across from her all day during “The Artist is Present” exhibition. Her work has been published and written about in The New York Times Magazine, BOMB, The Wall Street Journal, Vogue Italia, Next Magazine, Now and Then, Stay Thirsty, New York Magazine, Gothamist, Jezebel, Hyperallergic, Bad at Sports, The Other Journal, and many others. She is a graduate of Yale University and Georgia State University and has received grant and residency support from The MacDowell Colony, Yaddo, Atlantic Center for the Arts, The New Museum, Mertz Gilmore Foundation, Flux Projects, Franklin Furnace, University of Antioquia and Casa Tres Patios-Medellin, Colombia.