Alan Delmar is a multidisiplinary pracitioner but he is primarily a performance artist. His most recent work has been exploring the medium of performance as a process in itself, interacting with space and objects to discover new ways to express himself and articulate concepts. Through crashing into walls, pressing his body into corners, and holding positions of endurance for as long as possible, he attempts to make sense of his body in space and it’s potential power as a vehicle for self expression.
Although the work is constantly informed by ongoing historical and social research, the particular concepts within the work come about as it is is being created, emerging almost subconsiously through the performing of actions. Through this process, he articulates more abstract human emotions through his body, effectively going beyond words.
Recurrent issues in his work include power relations, identity, endurance, duration, and the resilient nature of the human condition. He keeps little restriction on his artisic process, opening his art up to even more unique interpretations and possibilities. He speaks through a simple, pared-back, minimal aesthetic.
Recent exhibitions have included
US & THEM @ D-Light Studios
From Context to Exhibition @ The LAB
Unit1 @ The Exchange Gallery
LiveStock @ The Market Studios
4.3.12 exhibiton of live art @ Block T