Johanna Linsley// Defense Mechanism// Performing Documents

Johanna Linsley will be presenting at University of Bristol’s Performing Documents drawing from my 2012 performance,

Defense Mechanism.

Ms. Linsley was a consultant for the Les Subsistances 2012 performance of Defense Mechanism.

University of Bristol
April 12-14 2013, click here to register.

About Performing Documents
Performing Documents is a major collaborative research project which asks how we are dealing with the remains of Live Art today. Drawing on creative, curatorial and research strategies, this project stages a wide-reaching investigation into the problems and potential of performance and its documents. It will comprise a series of public events in 2012, culminating in a large-scale conference and exhibition at Arnolfini in 2013.

Performing Documents is funded by AHRC and hosted by University of Bristol, in partnership with University of Exeter, Arnolfini and In Between Time.

About Johanna Linsley:
Johanna Linsley creates projects in performance, text and sound which have been produced for venues and spaces around New York City, New England and Berlin. She’s interested in connecting a critical and political approach to an intuitive and sense-based artistic practice. She graduated from Smith College and received a PHD in Performance at Queen Mary, University of London.

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About Defense Mechanism:

a live performance by A.S.M.Kobayashi with Christopher Allen, 2012

In her French debut, Kobayashi invites us into her imagination through her one woman show, produced especially for Ca Tremble. Kobayashi combines consumer security surveillance technology with her ensemble of characters and a collection of tenderly-curated narratives. The presentation resembles a box of Allsorts Licorice – colourful, nostalgic and difficult to predict.

This performance was developed at a 2012 residency at Les Subsistances, Lyon France.