James Cunningham / Australia
Granted from July until September 2017
James Cunningham is a performance, movement, video and networked performance artist working in social, environmental and architectural surroundings, exploring the limits of bodily perception, performativity and the relationality of one’s self with others, objects,and environment. He graduated in Dance Performance from the Centre for the Performing Arts, Adelaide, in 1988.
Cunningham is Co-Artistic Director of Igneous since 1997. With Igneous, he has co-choreographed and performed in stage shows, performance-installations, video-dance works and networked/online performances in festivals and cities around the world, including Nuit Blanche Toronto (“Mirage”), BIAM Paris (“Body in Question”), and Theater Der Welt Stuttgart (“Liquid Skin”).
Since 2007, he engages in durational stillness and conscious walking, in built and unbuilt environments, with and without audience, and with and without the participation of others. He explores the performative possibilities of these elements in live art festivals, conferences and videos. http://cunningham.igneous.org.<wbr />au
IGNEOUS, based in Brisbane and established in 1997, creates multimedia movement-based performances for the stage, screen and alternative spaces, documentary, photography, and conducts forums, workshops and master-classes nationally and internationally.
Igneous has had work presented in numerous international festivals across a broad spectrum, including dance, screendance, new media, art & disability, puppetry, live art & visual theatre. Igneous also publishes and produces in collaboration with partner artists and organisations. igneous.org.au
"Suzon Fuks and James Cunningham have been assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council for the Arts, its arts funding and advisory body. Suzon Fuks is supported by the Queensland Government through Arts Queensland."
The Starnberg artist Carlotta Brunetti and the Munich curator Cornelia Oßwald-Hoffmann met Suzon Fuks and James Cunningham in 2009 at the Villa Waldberta, and since that time they have been creatng projects with them. They worked together on the art project "Overflow"; Jarek Lustych was also invited to participate in this project. The results of this collaboration will be shown, just to name two dates and locations, in July and August 2018 at Müllersches Volksbad and Domagk-Halle.