Curated by artists, IPAC is performed by curators; and is envisioned as a convention disguised as a performance and a performance in the guise of a convention.
Collapsing all the strategies of a convention or conference (introduction, lecture, exchange, feedback), IPAC is conceived as singular event that attempts to research and discuss patterns and problematics shared by performance art practitioners.
ABOUT THE ARTISTS
Shannon Cochrane (b. 1972, Canada) is a Toronto-based performance artist. Her work investigates the relationship of the audience to the artist by deconstructing the formal presentation of art action, the aesthetics of social interaction, and the role of authorship, repertoire and the archive in the practice of performance art itself. Her work has been presented across Canada; and in Europe, UK, and Asia. Cochrane is the Artistic Director of FADO Performance Art Centre (www.performanceart.ca), an artist-run centre based in Toronto. She is also one of the co-founders, curators and organizers of the 7a*11d International Festival of Performance Art (www.7a-11d.ca), a biennial festival, established in Toronto in 1997.
Marcio Carvalho is (b. 1981, Portugal) is a visual artist and an independent art curator. He holds a master degree in performing arts at HZT/UDK Berlin and a master degree in Visual Arts at ESAD in Portugal. Carvalho works with installation, photography, video and performance participating in exhibitions and festivals all over Europe, Africa, and North America. He is the co-founder and curator of the performance art program COLAB editions, in Berlin, he was the founder and art director of the artist residence program Hotel25 in Berlin and he initiated "The Powers of Art", the first international TV Show dedicated to showcasing a crossing between performing arts and paranormal activity.
Replacing the invisible
Screaming their nature