Caden Manson
"Mediated Bodies: A History of Big Art Group"

Artist Talk

January 23, 2016 / 14:30

As part of the program “Music Embodied” parallel to the exhibition This is Not a Love Song: Video Art and Pop Music Crossovers, Pera Museum presents a series of talks about performance art and its interdisciplinary collaborations in collaboration with biriken. Caden Manson, co-founder of Big Art Group, talks about his practice at Pera Museum on Saturday 23 January at 14:30.  Big Art Group is a New York-based experimental performance ensemble founded by Caden Manson and Jemma Nelson in 1999. Big Art Group uses language and media to push formal boundaries of performance, film and visual arts; it creates culturally transgressive works and innovative performances using original text, technology, and experimental methods of communication.

About Caden Manson
Caden Manson is Co-Founder of bigartgroup.com, Editor of contemporaryperformance.com and Curator of the Special Effects Festival in NYC. He is a Performance Maker, Video Artist, Curator, and Professor. He has co-created with Jemma Nelson and their ensemble 18 Big Art Group productions touring to 30 countries. Manson has shown video installations in Austria, Germany, NYC, and Portland; performed PAIN KILLER in Berlin, Singapore, and Vietnam; Taught in Berlin, Rome, Paris, Montreal, NYC, and Bern; his ensemble has been co-produced by the Vienna Festival, Festival d’Automne a Paris, Hebbel Am Ufer, Rome’s La Vie de Festival, Wexner Center for the Arts, and Aborns Art Center. He is a 2001 Foundation for Contemporary Art Fellow, 2002 Pew Fellow, and a 2011 MacDowell Fellow. His writing has been published in PAJ, Theater Magazine, and Theater der Zeit.

The talk will be in English with simultaneous translation to Turkish.


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