Walking to Mordor

Walking to Mordor

My wife and sometime collaborator Stephanie Burke and I recently completed a 140-mile walk as a perforance piece called “Walking to Mordor.”  The walk was based on an Easter egg introduced in Google Maps three years ago:  if you asked it for walking directions from...
Layering of Slices: ATOM-r Presents The Operature

Layering of Slices: ATOM-r Presents The Operature

  By Autumn Hays This past Friday I attended The Operature an exhibition by the collective ATOM-r (Anatomical Theatres of Mixed Reality) at the National Museum of Health and Medicine Chicago. This exhibition was held in two parts an interactive installation and 90...
Ron Athey: In the Flesh

Ron Athey: In the Flesh

by Autumn Hays Considered to be one of the most renowned performance artists, Ron Athey began his works in the 80s. They are notorious for including aspects of S&M culture and it’s relation to the AIDS crisis. Athey’s iconic pieces focus on a wide range of...
The Rise of the Performance Art Festival in the USA

The Rise of the Performance Art Festival in the USA

Guest Post by Autumn Hays  Over the last few years within the United States a growing interest has arisen in festivals that specialize in Performance Art, that offshoot of the visual Arts, who’s practices center around temporal body-based works. This...