Sunday, 19 April 2009

Michelle Bloom

Title: Mini Mari

Michelle Bloom is the performance artist otherwise known as Michelle Griffiths, who has exhibited both nationally and internationally. As a post-graduate of the Royal College of Art, she has taught at Wimbledon School of Art and the Ruskin School of Drawing and Fine Art at Oxford University. Her performances over the last 12 years have been spectacles and re-enactments of spectacles. In these she has created tableaux and events that recall dreams and forgotten images in the viewer; of martyrs, legends and folk traditions, and spectacles that have not yet happened.

As a member of the EFDSS and participant in May Day folk events, she is embarking on research that maps the common ground between traditional folk practices and performance art and tests re-enactment as a low-fi method of documentation.