Updated: Sep 12
anticool - Graham Gaunt
Coinciding with Tatsumi Orimoto: Live in Translation, Fluxus Now? was curated by Andy Whall of Art Surgery and Blair Todd of Exchange Gallery in collaboration with A Foundation, Liverpool.
Contributors: Anti-Cool, Tim Knowles, Roddy Hunter, Zierle and Carter, Bryony Gillard, Mark Waugh, Kath and Pete Davies with Rebecca Weeks and Ian Whitford
Orimoto has attracted a cult status and more recently international acclaim for his comical and tender performances His work encompasses photography, video, drawing and performance. From his emergence from the Fluxus movement in 1970's New York to his present profile, Orimoto is one of the world's most recognised artists working in the field of performance. He is now best known for the creation of the persona Breadman, in which his head is obscured behind a tangle of loaves and twine. He will create a Breadman perfromance on the opening day of the exhibition. The focus of this exhibition is the work made in partnership with his mother, Art Mama, who he has nursed full-time since she developed Alzheimer's. The dadaist humour is far from making fun of Art Mama, but is not only a method of slowing down the progress of her disease, but also of making the disabilities of elderly people visible. Orimoto is one of a small number of artists engaged in performance that have consistently used the photograpic medium, not as a mere trace of a work but as its physical context. Live in Translation has been curated by, and will show concurrently at A Foundation, Liverpool.