GlogauAir, Berlin, Germany 2014
Project in collaboration with Shannon Cochrane

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 of the typical 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.

Shannon Cochrane and Márcio Carvalho’s collaborative work often employs an over arching structural format to create works that deeply investigate performance art practice and discourse, and the creation of meaning through live action; the practice that we all share every time we gather to make or present a performance, and the conversations we are often not having as a community.

Shannon Cochrane is a Toronto-based performance artist. Her work has been presented across Canada; and in Europe, UK, and Asia. Cochrane is the Artistic Director of FADO Performance Art Centre.

Márcio Carvalho is a Berlin-based independent curator, and artist working in installation, photography, and performance. He is the co-founder and curator of the performance art program CO-LAB editions.

Photo credits: GlogauAir