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Àgata Alcañiz - Environmental Performance

   
Alcañiz Human Bin 2008
Environmental Performance_Human Bin

environmentalperformance.info
t : 0785 4960 773
Greater Manchester
England

Vision  
Environmental Performance is an art project whose main focus is creating visual metaphors to highlight the impact that waste, in its broadest sense, has on the natural environment and on humans themselves. It uses performance, installation and other media to link population, waste and climate change.

New project in 2013

Environmental Performance has received a Grant for the Arts from Arts Council England for 'Tearing Stuff Apart', a period of research and development. The project is an art and science collaboration between visual artist Àgata Alcañiz; industrial ecologist Gemma Jones; 3 bio-scientists - Dr. Kieth White (specialist in water), Dr Ronald Ennos (specialist in air) and Dr Charlie Clutterbuck (specialist in soil); the Environment Agency’s Data to Evidence department; and digital designer and programmers Mick Lockwood and Rod Martin.

The objective is to create a bespoke web-map as a tool for people to map out the impact of the whole life cycle of products and to visualise their industrial and environmental heritage.

This tool will be given to community groups in order to map out their natural environment by looking at the products that have had an effect on it in the past and now.

We’ll start our research by looking at the Irwell Valley in the area of Salford, one of the main centres of the start of the Industrial Revolution.

 
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Productions and Projects

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EP_INHALING / EXHALING
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2012
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This performance was part of the Live Art Development Agency DIY and came out of being part of the Body as Art workshop run by artist Michael Mayhey.

It consisted of sitting behind cars at red traffic lights, and exhaling and inhaling the fumes coming out of their exhaust pipes.

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INHALING / EXHALING

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EP_ Human Bin @ Temporary Autonomous Art (TAA)
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2009
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A firing squad was set up for people to shoot non-organic waste into the area where I stood, as if a condemned person. The rising levels of waste were measured by a sea level gauge. The performance lasted 3 hours.

The work was commissioned by High Tide for Temporary Autonomous Art, Manchester 2009. The video was included in the Climate for Change exhibition at FACT (Foundation for Art and Creative Technology, Liverpool, and in the High Tide, Mersey Basin Exhibition, Liverpool, 2010.

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Human Bin

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EP_Human Bin
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2008
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For Environmental Performance _Human Bin , people were invited to dispose of non-organic waste inside a bin in which I lived for a-day-and-a half.

The performance was broadcast in real time over the internet with the opportunity to chat with me as I was being buried alive.

Human Bin was performed at the Green Room, Manchester.

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Alcañiz Human Bin 2008
Environmental Performance_Human Bin

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EP_Liverpool
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2008
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Environmental Performance_Liverpool works with the concept of 'take and give'. It consists in targeting a location where there is a big amounts of waste, and then, as an attempt to change that landscape, take it and replace it with anything that is organic.

It is an act of redemption. It is done slowly, as a kind of procession, propitious for meditating about the tension between landscape and desire that affects our culture, society and politics in a global dimension.

For the performance during the Liverpool European Capital of Culture, 2008, the litter was replaced by slices of lemons.


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Environmental Performance: Liverpool

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EP_Landfill
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2006
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For Environmental Performance_Landfill, individuals and groups of people perform in their area's landfill site as a way to measure the scale of this landscape against their body.

The video of the Landfill Performance at Arpley Meadows, Warrington was shown during Liverpool European Capital of Culture, 2008.

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Alcañiz - Landfill
Environmental Performance: Landfill

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  Àgata Alcañiz - Environmental Performance
environmentalperformance.info
t: 0785 4960 773

31 Hafton Rd
Salford
Greater Manchester
M7 3TF
England

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