Brian Fuata (AU)

Brian Fuata works in the improvisation of performance and objects employing the image of the ghost as a structural device. His live works are in situ timed pieces that vary in period blocks. They integrate multiple genres and registers of performance and public speaking, to engage a new narrative that he makes in/of each site incorporating his material surrounds as potential subject matter.

Parallel to his live works, Brian’s email performances divide and categorise his contacts into participants and audience members. He composes a performative email directly To a person or group of people, creating an audience in the Bcc field who become witness to their correspondence. These virtual performances transcend the private nature of digital communication.

Selected presentations include: Five Columns, Monash University Museum of Art, Melbourne (2020), Apparitional Charlatan ~ Minor Appearances, Biennale of Sydney, various locations in Sydney (2020); Care disfigurements (flowers), 4A Gallery Sydney for Hong Kong Art Fair, Hong Kong (2019); Broadloom, Murray Art Museum Albury (2019); IWMLDFS (or MINIBAR), Institute of Modern Art, Brisbane (2019); The Guest House, Gwangju Biennial, South Korea (2018); All Nothing, Poetry Project, New York (2015); All titles, PERFORMA New York (2015); Untitled (a refit of the sheet), Chisenhale Gallery, London (2015); Points of Departure 1-3, Australian Centre for Contemporary Art, Melbourne (2014).
Photo: Press photo for Biennale of Sydney 2020