Performance Art


revisiting the legacy of theatre’s enfant terrible

A new retrospective at MoMA PS1 in Long Island takes us inside Reza Abdoh’s world of queer culture and social decay.
Mariana Fernandez

dark mofo is burying mike parr under a hobart street for three days

The performance artist will spend 72 hours buried in an enclosure below one of Hobart’s busiest roads.
Claudia Tilley

four queer artists on how their work helped them survive

How these new wave queer artists used their work as a political tool for coming to terms with who they are, and for helping others do the same.
Amelia Abraham
The Radical Issue

urara tsuchiya is the most surreal ceramicist you’ll ever have the pleasure of knowing

Spanning a number of different disciplines -- ceramics, performance, video, costume -- Urara's work reifies the absurdities of human life and nature with a unique and droll charm.
Ryan White
The Radical Issue

the phantasmagoric world of artist kris lemsalu and her monkey skull named erik

Estonian multi-disciplinary artist Kris Lemsalu creates sculptures and performances that playfully dance along the lines of humanity and mortality.
Ryan White

fallen angels: a conversation with marcus whale and athena thebus

The artists detail their brilliant collaborative performance 'Lucifer', which casts the ultimate fallen angel as a figure to be celebrated.
Joe Brennan

watch this queer variety show streaming from chinatown on instagram live

Sam Puglia’s experimental comedy project "The Dawn Lombardi Show" has made collaborators of Princess Nokia, Lola Leon, and Kembra Pfahler.
Emily Manning

koco carey is dancing between paradise, genealogy and gender

Meet the dancer putting cultural storytelling back into performance.
Jonno Revanche

how emma sulkowicz carried the heavy legacy of feminist performance art

Emma Sulkowicz's piece 'Mattress Performance (Carry That Weight)' continued a strong tradition of performance art tackling sexual assault and brought new visibility to America's campus rape problem — even if her university just settled a court case...
Erica Euse

my liberating transition: performance artist imma asher tells her story

As she awaits her facial feminisation surgery, trans performance artist Imma Asher reflects on the moment she realised her drag character IMMA/MESS was just another means of hiding her true self.
Imma Asher
music interviews

be safe, have fun, take some clothes off: life lessons from br00klyn queenz

i-D caught up with Br00klyn Queenz to talk about the power of partying and why the promise of a safe space is very complicated.
Wendy Syfret

hari nef and colin self star in new performance art film

Artists Mike and Claire have roped in New York’s young performance art stars for their latest film, Perform.
Charlotte Gush