A huge congratulations to Brian Fuata, who has won the prestigious 2020 ANTI Festival International Prize for Live Art.
Brian was one of four international artists/collectives shortlisted for the prize, and was among celebrated company, with Geumhyung Jeong (South Korea), W A U H A U S (Finland) and Ingri Fiksdal (Norway) also in the running.
ANTI Festival International Prize for Live Art is the world’s only international prize dedicated to live art, and sees Brian win a €15,000 cash prize, plus the same amount to produce a new work for the 2021 ANTI – Contemporary Art Festival.
“His performance is delicate and agile – alive with criticality, generosity, energy and love,” said the jury. Read their full statement on Brian Fuata here.
Brian’s work for our Terra inFirma: Sovereignty and Memory project, A Sheet as sail, formed part of his submission for the prize, and was recently presented at ANTI Festival. He worked in situ at The Leo Kelly Blacktown Arts Centre, haunting and/or being possessed by the practices and artworks of the other artists, absorbing and embodying fragments of their works to become part of the performance, which is presented as a post improvisation film.
Watch the work, commissioned for the Terra inFirma project, below.
Terra inFirma: Sovereignty and Memory is on at The Leo Kelly Blacktown Arts Centre until Saturday 7 November 2020. Learn more here.