Day 1, Wednesday, 7 April 2010

Sculpture Square
7pm till late

Live performances

1) Jürgen Fritz (Germany) & Boris Nieslony (Germany)
2) Kai Lam
3) Melati Suryodarmo (Indonesia)
4) Roi Vaara (Finland)
5) Lyn Lu
6) Norbert Klasen (Switzerland)

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Day 2, Thursday, 8 April 2010

Sculpture Square
7 pm till late

Live Performances

1) Alastair MacLenan (UK/Ireland) (Durational performance 7pm til late )
2) Sabrina Koh
3) Jason Lim
4) Julie Andrée T. (Canada)
5) Zai Kuning

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Day 3, Friday, 9 April 2010

Sculpture Square
7pm till late

Live Performances

1) Juliana Yasin & Jatiwangi Art Factory (JAF)
(4 to 6pm Outdors at East Coast Park, Gren field next to Carpark E2 / Food Vilage, Chartered Bus Leave from Sculpture Square to ECP at 3pm)
2) Boris Nieslony (Germany)
3) Lee Wen
4) Elvira Santamaría (Mexico)
5) System HM2T - Helge Meyer (Germany) & Marco Teubner (Germany)
6) Amanda Heng

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Day 4, Saturday,10 April 2010

Singapore Art Museum, Auditorium
2pm to 5pm

Forum discussion: Collective performances

Speakers: Jonas Stampe and open discussion with participating artists of FOI6

Singapore Art Museum Courtyard
5pm to 6pm

Live Performance

1) Tang Dawu

Sculpture Square
7.30pm till late

Live Performances

1) Jeremy Hiah
2) Vichukorn Tangpaiboon (Thailand)
3) Myriam Laplante (Canada/Italy )
4) Jacques van Popel (The Netherlands)
5) Angie seah

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Day 5, Sunday, 11 April 2010

Sculpture Square, 2pm to 8pm

FOI6 Presents:
Black Market International with guest artists:

1) Melati Suryodarmo (Indonesia)
2) Amanda Heng
3) Jason Lim
4) Kai Lam

Closing party

About Black Market International

Black Market International (BMI) was founded in 1985 with founding members including Boris Nieslony, Tomas Ruller, Norbert Klassen, Zbigniew Warpechowski and Jürgen Fritz.

Over 20 years the group has presented its unique, durational performances throughout the world in a range of venues and locations. The group currently consists of twelve regular members: Norbert Klassen (CH), Helge Meyer (D), Alastair MacLennan (UK), Boris Nieslony (D), Jacques Maria van Poppel (NL), Elvira Santamaria (MEX), Marco Teubner (D), Julie Andree T. (CA), Roi Vaara (FIN), Lee Wen (SIN), Miriam Laplante (I), Jürgen Fritz (D).

An important element of BMI is that each member has an established and independent practice as a solo performance artist. BMI is not concerned with the formation of group identity but acts as a platform that allows individual performance artists to encounter each other. The title 'Black Market' does not designate a group, but rather an idea of working.

The performances of BMI are exercises in derision, concentration, sacralisation and effacement. The performer tries to take life seriously while revealing that it is, in fact, worth very little - that it is held in a gesture, that it lasts only a moment. The work of BMI is to create these fundamental moments.

BMI is also the art of encounter. There is never a common theme; the work is made according to a principle of open cooperation. Each performance must create a singular time-space complex, exhuming the structure of encounter so that we may regain possession of space and draw the invisible links that constitute it.

Michael LaChance, 15 Principles of Black Market International
http://www.performance-art-research.de/black_market_international.html

Sylvie Ferré, The Challenge of Black Market International, The National Review of Live Art 2007, Tramway, Glasgow
http://www.newmoves.co.uk/critiques-essays

Biography of Black Market International
www.ideenstiftung.org/downloads/biography.doc

BMI Video One
http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=5855949502804242970#

BMI Video Two
http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=5855949502804242970#docid=-521525420401449332

About Jonas Stampe

Jonas Stampe is the director and curator of the Infr'action Festival of Performance Art in Séte, France. He also curates performance art for festivals and galleries internationally, including, Infr’Action Paris, Live Action Göteborg, Live Action New York, and upcoming Guangzhou Live, China. Stampe researched on European and American post-war art, he has conducted studies in art theory at l'École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales in Paris under the direction of Hubert Damisch.

Stampe has been working as a freelance art critic for Nordic newspapers and art magazines for 20 years. He has published more than two hundreds articles since 1987 from the international contemporary art scene.

http://www.infraction.info/
http://www.longaction.org/index.php?z_rubrik_id=1&lg=01
www.guangzhoulive.org