Long durational performance Let Liminal Loose in collaboration with Alastair MacLennan (2014).
Sandra Johnston & Alastair MacLennan, Let Liminal Loose. Venice International Performance Art Week (2014). Photographs by Monika Sobczak.
Born in Northern
Ireland in 1968. Lives and works in Newcastle, UK.
practice is essentially site-reactive. The processes, which she has evolved
since 1992, have consistently explored ideas of active intervention, regarding
both the history and present functionality of selected environments. The focus
is generally centred on human behaviour, particularly to a sense of territorial
ownership and permission of space. Creating situations, which can alter
audience¹s perceptions about a place through a quality of observation, bringing
forward small or hidden aspects in apparently mundane spaces. Each action is
based on improvising with whatever materials and architectural features are
immediately available on site. Sandra Johnston has been a lecturer and
researcher since 2002, and recently published her PhD project entitled, Beyond Reasonable Doubt: An Investigation of
Doubt, Risk and Testimony Through Performance Art Processes in Relation to
Systems of Legal Justice, 2013 with LIT.
At the VENICE
INTERNATIONAL PERFORMANCE ART WEEK, Johnston will collaborate with Alastair
MacLennan for the long durational performance and installation Let Liminal Loose. MacLennan and Johnston
have been developing collaborative actions together since 2009. These duets
occur only occasionally, but, with great care and openness apparent in the
relationship between both artists, sustained by a shared desire to keep each
situation direct and without contrivance. The collaboration is a subtle method
for both to reappraise their working methods, whilst producing unique
situations of connectivity and experimentation.
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Sandra Johnston & Alastair MacLennan, Let Liminal Loose. Venice International Performance Art Week (2014). Photograph by Monika Sobczak.
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