Performances and Installations

I have made about 400 live performances over the past 33 plus years. Performance for me is not a theatrical experience. It is akin instead to a shamanic process of image making except one uses the body as a tool instead of a brush or camera. Performances tend to be durational and evolve throughout time incorporating painting, writing, slow motion movements, balance motions, music, spoken word or sound making, etc… I have given performances throughout the World and the list of venues and countries is too numerous and diverse to form any tangible reflection of my activities. Finally, the images are all that remain in photographic documentation and these serve as triggers for an unreliable memory to ponder.


The 58th Venice Biennale Palazzo Pesaro Papafava (Alive in the Universe) June 2nd 2019 Photographs by Julius G. Beltrame

For Old Times’ Sake

Three hour performance at the Cill Rialaig Arts Centre, County Kerry, Ireland, July 30th 2017. Photographs by Alan Landers.

rainschemes for insomniacs: a kitchen stink drama

Shaun Caton and performers in part 3 of his epic performance, “rainschemes for insomniacs: A kitchen stink drama”, produced by the Pacitti Company for SPILL Festival of Performance 2016. Taxidermy specimens kindly displayed by the Ipswich Natural History Museum collection. Photographs copyright 2016 by Julius G. Beltrame.

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Three performances by Paul Hurley and Shaun Caton at ARNOLFINI, Bristol, 15th to 17th March 2017. Photographs copyright 2017 by Julius G. Beltrame.

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CULT HOUSE 3 Performance

Artist in residence at the Aldeburgh Beach Lookout from 21st March 2016 until 3rd April 2016. Durational performances on Saturday 26th and Sunday 27th March 2016. Event also on 2nd April 2016. Generously supported by Caroline Wiseman Modern & Contemporary. Photographs copyright 2016 Julius G. Beltrame.

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The Garden of Earthly Delights

Performance in collaboration with Weeks and Whitford, at the BUZZCUT Performance Art Festival, Glasgow, April 2016. Photographs copyright 2016 by Julia Bauer.

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Presenting TUBER MATRIX, a 5 hour 5 minutes performance. MULTI OCCULTI performance festival, National Gallery of Art, Sopot, Poland, 15th & 16th January 2016. Photographs copyright 2016 Julius G. Beltrame.

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Performance at Artsadmin, London, October 24th 2015. Part of the Live Art Development Agency (LADA) DIY 2015 scheme. Duration: 4 hours 31 minutes. Photographs copyright 2015 Julius G. Beltrame.

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Precipice Recipe

Performance at the Freud Museum London, September 1st 2015. Photographs copyright 2015 Julius G. Beltrame.

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Lindisfarne Island Performance

Performance with Anne Bean, YOL, Sinead O’Donnell, June 21st 2015.

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