Saturday, October 22, 2005 — 1:00pm
Alberta University of the Arts

Anita Ponton lives and works in London. Educated at Central St. Martins School of Art and Goldsmiths College, she is currently completing her doctorate in Fine Art. Trained as a painter/sculptor, she now works principally in performance, situating her body as site, as process and as object. Her work has been exhibited/performed internationally, including events and shows at the ICA London, the Venice Biennale and the Liljevalch Kunsthalle, Stockholm. She teaches at undergraduate and post-graduate level and curates performance events and exhibitions in unusual places. Her practice is currently concerned with the relationship of the body in performance to technology and to feminine representation.

Minvera Cuevas is a social activist from Mexico City whose work combines artistic practice with creative politics. Cuevas gained international acclaim for creating Mejor Vida Corp. (Better Life Corporation) in 1998. As the sole representative for this corporation, Cuevas provides services that often disrupt the flow of capitalism. Although all of MVC’s products are free and available at, it is not philanthropic; rather the goal of this and other projects by Cuevas is to create a human interface through social exchange. Cuevas has exhibited at a number of international venues including Lisson Gallery, The Biennale of Sydney, Palais de Tokyo, Grizedale, DAAD Gallery, and Musee d’Art Monderne de la Villa de Paris.

Andrew Paterson is a Toronto based inter-disciplinary artist, working with video, live performance, original text, film, and music. Paterson is also a published author and editor, who sees his multidisciplinary activities as existing parallel to his media-art practice.

Technologies and Bodies: Performative Spaces


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