Fiona Templeton is an experimental director, playwright, poet and performer. Born in Scotland in 1951, she co-founded London’s Theatre of Mistakes in the 70s and lived for many years in the East Village of Manhattan. Her performance work includes the pioneering urban theatrical journey, You-The City. In 2002 she was awarded a grant from the Foundation for Contemporary Arts Grants to...
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Holly Hughes (born March 10, 1955) is an American lesbian performance artist. She began as a feminist painter in New York but is best known for her connection with the NEA Four, with whom she was denied funding from the National Endowment for the Arts, and for her work with the Women’s One World Cafe. Her plays explore sexuality, body images and the female mind.She...
You know who ladies are, don’t you? Ladies are the people who will not let my...– Holly Hughes, Clit Notes (via fuckitfireeverything)
A native of the French Louisiana countryside with a doctorate in Performance Studies from NYU, Lenora Champagne thrives on urban life but more frequently writes about the dramas of women and men who live in a more direct relationship to nature. She came to New York to be a painter, but found her voice in performance. Champagne, who often collaborates with sculptors, composers and media artists,...
I’m interested in perception - in how the world looks depending on where...– Lenora Champagne
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Born in 1936 in New York City, Joan Jonas is a pioneer of video and performance art and one of the most important female artists to emerge in the late 1960s and early 1970s. She began her career in New York City as a sculptor. By 1968 she moved into what was then leading-edge territory: mixing performance with props and mediated images, situated outside in natural and/or industrial...
Linda Mary Montano
Linda Mary Montano (born January 18, 1942, Saugerties, New York) is a central figure in contemporary performance art. She was raised in a devoutly Roman Catholic household, partly Irish and partly Italian, that was surrounded by artistic activity. Both her parents played in an orchestra but Linda’s fascination with Catholic ritual and desire to do humanitarian service led her to...