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Performance Art


Performance Art Faction (PAF) was an Arts Council England funded, nine month long project made up of artist residencies, research labs, exhibitions, live performances and open platform events. PAF explored the intersections of contemporary performance art, politics and society with the aim of reawakening the innate political potential of our bodies.

The PAF Box Set is available as a resource through the Live Art Development Agency's Reading Room. The Box Set includes: Commissioned essays from artists/academics/agitators, Film & Photographic documentation, Open Call & Research Lab roll calls, PAF memorabilia, PAF Artists’ bios & photographs, ]ps[ manifesto, Forward by ]ps[ Directors, credits & various reflections on the project. Box Set Contributors:

Benjamin Sebastian, Francesca Lisette, Bean, Jessica Worden, Diana Damian, Robin Bale and Victoria Grey.

Curated and managed by Benjamin Sebastian and Bean. Production support from Daniela Valz Gen and Alethea Raban.


Funded by Arts Council England, The Legacy List and Live Art UK. 


Participating Artists:

Fabiola Paz, Jade Montserrat, Kris Grey, Amber Hawk Swanson, Hugh O’Donnell, Maria José Arjona, Arianna Ferrari, Panopoly Lab (Esther Neff and Brian McCorkle), Burmester & Feigl, Owen Parry, Carlos Salazar Lermont, Helena Walsh introducing Speaking of I.M.E.L.D.A and Aliza Shvarts


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