B E A N (UK, 1984) Lives and works in London, UK
WORKS: Director, ]performance s p a c e [
ARTISTIC FIELD: Performance, Live and Time-based practices, as both Artist and Curator.
Bean is an artist of nomadic nature. Currently based in London she is founder of ]performance s p a c e [ a newly established (Jan 2011) studio and project space in Hackney Wick.
]performance s p a c e [ aims to cultivate live work that critically and physically pushes the boundaries of body and space. It is a place where work can unfold without restraints of curation, duration or space; committed to supporting challenging and difficult work that embraces performance art as an ever-evolving medium.
The ethos of ]performance s p a c e [ is that it’s good to work together; sharing information, resources and engaging in critical discussion about each others practice. It strives to act as a hub or home to national and international artists in transit; developing the performance art network, a supportive community and act as a place of research and dissemination outside mainstream education and gallery structures.
Bean’s artistic practice stems from obsessive, paranoid, scientific and anthropological research. Her work has been described as deliberately “accidental, scattered, scuffed, blurry and incomplete”. Oscillating the poles of violence/meditation, power/control, movement/home; it revels in the feral actions, inscriptions and fringe existence of the nomadic body.
TITLE OF PROPOSED PROJECT: ]performance s p a c e [ [neighbourHOOD]