Theo Pelmus

Theo Pelmus is a performance artist who has received several awards, including an emerging artist grant and integrated arts grant from the Ontario Arts Council (2006; 2009), the Dennis Tourbin Fund for emerging artist in performance art (2007) and an emerging artist grant from the City of Ottawa (2009, 2012). He has exhibited nationally and internationally, including shows in New York, Copenhagen and the Bucharest Biennial. Theo has a BFA and MFA from the University of Fine Arts in Bucharest and a second MFA at the University of Ottawa. He is an active participant in the Ottawa arts community, most notably as a programming member of Available Light Screening Collective. He is represented by La Petite Mort Gallery in Ottawa.

Sweet art transformative Performance. My process of work can be described as a continuous construction and deconstruction of identity. In my performances I create environments in which elements from sculpture, video and music fuse in unusual ways. The Fall/Sweet Art Transformative Performance is part of a series of performances in which time marks stages of radical transformation/ transcendence. The performance consists in staging a metaphysical environment. This performance is based on the idea of instability and constant movement. Everything is in a continuous shift. Worlds are fused one with each other in a crisis experience.  With this performance I present a transitory and unstable experience where the self is in constant movement and transformation. The viewer experiences the ecstasy of the fall.

Exhibition at Pixel Gallery, HotShot Gallery and 1313 Gallery, Toronto, Canada; in the framework of Digital Event.

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