back to basics :… time

Is a 8 hour duration workshop by John Court

last hour will be open for the pubic

Minimum 8 participants

John Court (b. 1969 in the UK) has been living in Tornio, Finland, since 1997. Court is a durational performance artist. Time is one of the most important elements in his work. Often he performs for 8 hours, the length of a work day. Other times he performs throughout an entire event or during the opening hours of the specific venue (museum, institution), in which the event takes place, on each single day.

Lately he has been interested in letting the objects and materials that he uses in his performances determine the duration of his work. He does not consider his performances as solo pieces, since the element of collaboration is inherent in them, be it through his engagement with curators, organizers, artists, viewers, objects, spaces and time. Court’s works are responsive to the site and often the continuous, repetitive action creates a rhythm that runs parallel to that of the site. In all his works he is fundamentally concerned with drawing or writing, as drawing connects line, movement, space and time. He has exhibited extensively in Scandinavia, and has been invited to perform at major events such as Beijing Live in China (2016), Viva! Art Action festival in Montreal, Canada (2015), 7a*11d in Toronto, Canada, DigitaLive in Guangzhou, China (2014), SpaceX Gallery Exeter in UK (2012), Guangzhou Live Art Festival in China (2010), ANTI Contemporary Art Festival in Finland (2010), the Venice Biennale (2005) and the Liverpool Biennial (2004).

Besides his artistic work, Court teaches, gives lectures in Finland and abroad, and, since 2011, he regularly offers workshops at the Academy of Fine Arts of the University of the Arts Helsinki.



Open to public:



Talk with APA-B members



8 for who participate 8 hours

16 for who participate less than 8 hours

Free for APA-B members

Reserve a place:

Please send your full name and contact information, a little description about yourself and about your understanding of performance art.

(If there are less than 8 participants the workshop might be canceled)

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