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.
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.
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.
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.