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Comment by Alice Gosti on June 8, 2015 at 12:53pm

Yellow Fish // Epic Durational Performance Festival is the only festival dedicated to durational performance. From July 8th to August 5th  2015, Yellow Fish // Epic Durational Performance Festival will take over Seattle (USA). Yellow Fish aims to present durational performances lasting a minimum of an hour and a maximum of 48 hours. Artists from all over the world have been invited to perform at all moments of day and night. In its third year, the festival will have a monthlong run, made possible thanks to newly-created partnerships with Northwest Film ForumVelocity Dance Center, Studio Current and New Tomorrow. Artifacts from all of the performances will accumulate at the Hedreen Gallery, where most of the festival’s events will take place. 

As the festival has grown exponentially since the two years of its creation, the costs have also increased. This year we were unable to receive any of the funding we had received in the prior editions. The major sponsor for the Hedreen Gallery has yet to reconfirm their bi-annual gift and grants that we received in the past are in 12 months cycles, making it impossible for us to apply again this year. Thus, we are inviting you, our community, to support this unique festival, that has already hosted and nurished so many artists and people (30+). While fostering the creation of new experimental art. 

“Durational performance is a form through which TIME is manifested in its original (natural) purity and brought to the forefront as pivotal to the experience. The performance is designed so that time, as the primary theme of the piece, physically affects and mentally transforms the performer, the audience, and the space” - E. Pujol



Thank you for making this possible. Yellow Fish // Epic Durational Performance Festival is a unique event that can continue only with support from you. Your donation supports the growth and exploration of talented and innovative performers; and it inspires artists, and listeners to challenge the boundaries of time. 

Thank you!

Please make a tax-deductible donation today!

Keep your eyes on the perks as we will add more as the campaign continues.

Comment by Sandrine Schaefer on March 31, 2013 at 12:30pm

UPCOMING Durational Performance Art Workshop

Sandrine Schaefer art

image from Daniel S. DeLuca’s 3 day piece, “demur” 2011 photo by Sandrine Schaefer

with Sandrine Schaefer

June 17th-21st, 2013

Monday- Friday

9 am - 4 pm

Montserrat College of Art

23 Essex St.
Beverly, MA 01915

In this week-long workshop, students will learn about the complexities of creating and witnessing durational performance art. What happens when a performance extends into hours, days, weeks, or even years? How do these works conceptually evolve over time and what effect does a lengthened duration have on the artist’s body? In this workshop, students will learn various strategies used by contemporary artists working in this way. Students will heighten their body awareness to increase physical and mental endurance. We will also explore various documentation techniques that are unique to this method of working. At the end of the workshop, students will present durational works that will be open to the public.

Price: $715 Early Bird | $795 After April 10
(available as a credit* or non-credit course | open to the public)

To reserve your space in the summer immersive workshop, use the links provided below to pay a $250 deposit if you register before April 10. Full payments are dueMay 10. Upon submitting your payment, you will immediately be issued a receipt. Shortly thereafter, you will receive an email from the Continuing Education Department to the email address you provide, confirming your registration. If you prefer, you may also print the form provided at left and mail it the Continuing Education Department:

Visit the Montserrat website for more information.

Comment by Laurel Jay Carpenter on January 2, 2013 at 1:11pm
Dear Contemporary Performance Folks,
Hoping somebody knows somebody who can help me find a place to stay in Norway.
Thanks and Happy New Year! Lucky 13!
Neat and quiet Artist/Professor from USA seeks apartment or room for 3-month residency 
March 4 through May 30, 2013
Or any part of those months. 4000+ NOK per month, plus utilities.
Coming to Bergen to work with Norwegian collaborator, affiliated with S12 Gallery and PAB,
and to perform in a few events, still under wraps!
Please email me: Laurel Jay Carpenter at:
Comment by Laurel Jay Carpenter on May 25, 2011 at 10:34am

Longva + Carpenter reveal their Hunger


Tuesday, June 7, 2011  •  4 – 9pm


4 Charles Place, Bushwick/Brooklyn NY

347.925.1433  •


Collaborative team Longva + Carpenter presentsHunger, a new durational performance. Hunger uses the familiarity of the dinner table to isolate and augment the subtext of small talk between intimate pairs. Two women sit motionless, looking at each other from across a bare table. The women are physically connected by a banded form; their arms are linked in a single tube, as if they are wearing one piece of clothing. The knitted band suggests warmth and coziness, but also becomes a shared straitjacket, confining each to the unrelenting mirroring of the other. In this heightened visual metaphor, each woman has only a single sentence to offer. One is desperate for attention and approval (“Is it good?”), the other is withholding (“If I don’t say anything, it’s good”). Each woman is therefore isolated in her proximity to the other. Exploring the myriad relationships between two people: lovers, parent/child, teacher/student, friends, colleagues, clerk/client, Hunger considers all the ways we cannot communicate, but long to connect.

Comment by Laurel Jay Carpenter on May 25, 2011 at 10:34am


Comment by Irene Cortina González on May 11, 2011 at 6:19am

"Thinking in past tense"



27th and 28th of May, at 8.30 pm.

At SAVVY Contemporary. Berlin


New creation where to explore about memory and it's connection with time and body.

To read about click here!!



Comment by Sandrine Schaefer on March 12, 2011 at 8:52am




I recently uploaded some images from an exhibit that I curated called "Accumulation" in 2009.  The concept was built around the idea that the Gallery evolved over the duration of 1 month by the creative action of 6 artists.  Each artist was challenged to leave behind their own remnants and work with the remnants that were left behind by others.  I am planning to curate several phases of this exhibition.  If anyone is interested in having their work considered, let me know.


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