Sunday, February 14th, 2016
connect. create. inspire
Performance by artist Sylvia Schwenk

A new work of socially engaged performance art by internationally renowned performance artist Sylvia Schwenk.

To coincide with Art Month Sydney 2016 and Artereal Gallery’s 10th Anniversary celebrations, Sylvia Schwenk will present connect, create, inspire on Sunday 6 March 2016 from 2-3pm in Martin Place, Sydney. (Between Castlereagh and Pitt Street).

Members of the public are invited to participate in this performance or simply come along and watch. Participants are asked to arrive at 1pm.Free. All welcome. To participate (all ages are invited) RSVP by 4 March via email or register here.

connect, create, inspire is a celebration of life. The performance will be based on simple movements and circular formations (no dancing skills required).The artist will guide and direct everyday people to become performers. connect, create, inspire is a project that will allow for exchanges of ideas and creativity, engaging audiences and participants through unity and interaction.

Sylvia Schwenk creates new perspectives of the everyday and the familiar. Her practice looks at the relationship between performance and the everyday, reflecting upon the significance and beauty of commonplace activities and spaces. Sometimes she captures a moment, space or action with photographs, films, text and/or installations.

Other times she creates works which focus on inter-human relational practices that emphasise collaboration, dialogue and audience activation. These socially engaged works of performance art using what she callsperformosis – a process where everyday people become performers, and spectators and passers-by performing their daily activities become active parts in the work Sylvia directs.

Sylvia is an artist of international standing who performs and exhibits her work in Europe, the USA, Canada, India and Australia. She is the recipient of numerous commissions, awards, grants and scholarships. Her work is held in public and private art collections.