2010 April 10th -April 17th =
Opening: April 10 at 7pm
Closing: April 17 at 7pm
"My work focuses on the body in actions. In these actions, mental and physical planes of existence are created, establishing autonomy in endurance, physical movement, and structure. With my body, I alter and construct my vessel of experience, intrinsically connecting and emptying myself to a singular moment and time. Within these moments, I can then seek to communicate, focusing on energy exchanged between the audience and myself.
My practice is two-fold; live public actions performed for an audience and private actions performed for the camera. Both practices operate in complimentary forces, with actions relating in physical, structural, and conceptual intensity.
It is through my practice of actions that I look to establish a new direction for performance practice, one that provides a maximum perception of the senses through the complete conception of live and video elements."~ Peter Dobill
Born in New Zealand, Peter Dobill is a Brooklyn, NY based actionist. He received his BFA from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign in 2004 and is a recipient of the 2008-2009 Franklin Furnace Fund For Performance Art Grant. Dobill co-founded and curates the Maximum Perception Performance Festival in Brooklyn, NY. His work had been presented in galleries/venues including Exit Art, New York, NY; English Kills Art Gallery, Brooklyn, NY; Grace Exhibition Space, Brooklyn, NY; Nurture Art, Brooklyn, NY; Open Realization Contemporary Art Gallery, Beijing, China; and Rockefeller University, New York, NY.