Lisa Newman has recently completed a PhD in Art History and Visual Studies/Drama at the University of Manchester under the supervision of noted art historian, Amelia Jones. Her current research explores the social and economic value of the body in performance art. Recent publications include: "Blood for Money: The Value of the Bleeding Body in the Performances of Michael Mayhew, Ron Athey, and Teresa Margolles" in Theatre Annual 2013, and an interview with Del LaGrace Volcano and Vaginal Davis for a forthcoming anthology on queer feminist art histories, co-edited by Amelia Jones and Erin Silver.
Newman has presented both solo and collaborative work in numerous festivals, conferences, and residencies in both North America and Europe since 1995. She is also co-founder and co-director of 2 Gyrlz Performative Arts: www.2gyrlz.org
This year ARtCH will hold its 3rd Spontaneous Combustion festival focusing on contemporary performance, dance and movement and happening in alternative spaces. Artch is a nonprofit organisation that brings art to the public by organising cultural and art events in unexpected spaces. The aim of the festival is to bring performance art in differents and unexpected locations and spaces in Hackney Wick involving to all the participants into a different journey.
The festival “Spontaneous Combustion” is open to all performers who want to participate and explore their work with us. We are open to all proposals: contemporary performance, experimental theatre, happening and dance/ movement. The festival accepts unpublished works ,or médium to long-term experimental works that need to be developed. This year we want to invited all performers to generate new understanding among art, space and audience.
If you would like to perform this year please: Attach a small description of the performance Project to: firstname.lastname@example.org
-Title of piece
- Brief description of piece
-Technical requirements (should be kept to a mínimum.)
-Works must be complete and not exceded 12 min. (15min for a experimental theatre)
-A personal stament and curriculum vitae with any other eventual audiovisual or pictures material