SPANE: Threshold

Festivals: M:ST 7 Biennial | September 26 - October 11, 2014.

Now approaching it’s fourth iteration, the Screening of Performance Art in the Natural Environment (SPANE) features a diverse mix of performance-based videos in which artists interact with uncultivated or rural surroundings.

This years theme, ‘Threshold’, draws reference to Hannah Arendt’s notion of the “overwhelming elementary force” of nature and the desire/need of man to estrange himself from such a power. The works in this screening present performative acts that push and destabilize the borders of this estrangement.

SPANE 2014:

Please Feed the Animals, 2012
Stefan St. Laurent (Ottawa)

Float, 2014
Jake Klein-Waller (Calgary)

Private Perimeter, 2013
Rebecca Belmore (Winnipeg)

Mutopia 7: Coal Mound, 2012
John Grzinich (Mooste)

Gravitational Pull of My Head, 2013
Didier Morelli (Vancouver)

Tuck, 2012
D’arcy Wilson (Halifax)

Dancing with Dad, 2003
Jaan Toomik (Tallinn)
Special thanks to Ève De Garie-Lamanque and Johannes Zits
Image still from Private Perimeter, Rebecca Belmore