Mimesis: Art Imitating Life Series

Festivals: M:ST 5 Biennial | October 8 - 22, 2010.

The diverse range of performances in this series retrace an event, person or thing through various mimetic devices. These artists draw heavily from the social and/or political contexts within which they find themselves, developing and evolving existing bodies of work in direct correlation to these circumstances. Mimesis unfolds as a re-presentation of ‘life’ into a variety of aesthetic forms, roles or actions. More specifically, each of the works aims to evoke a past through performative means, contextualizing history and tradition within a contemporary framework.