A performance is limitless. It is an art form, that can be time and place related, previously planned or improvised. In a performance the artist can be present as a performer or a participant among the crowd.
Performance Art Bank is a database that presents current Finnish performance and Live Art. In the database you can view recent works, which can also be ordered as performances (only in Finland). The Performance Art database is maintained by Artists' Association MUU in collaboration with Hannele Romppanen, the regional artist at the Arts Council of Southwest Finland.
Performance Art Bank provides a service for selling and purchasing Finnish performance and Live Art. Through this website you can book a performance for public and private events in Finland. For each performance you’ll find a description as well as info about the duration, materials, and requirements for the space and technical equipment. The price of the performance is negotiated together with the artist according to each situation.
For bookings outside Finland, please contact the artist directly.
A performance is time- and site-specific work of art, which is usually indicated by the presence of the artist, either as a performer or as a facilitator of a participatory performance. However, as you can easily see by browsing the works in the Performance Art Bank, this is a definition disproved by many performances. Only by examining many individual works is it possible to get an idea of the different manifestations of performance art.
The Performance Art Bank presents works through text, videos and images, which of course don't manage to convey the same impression as the live event, but will definitely evoke interest in seeing more.
We think you’ll find plenty of works to interest you. Go ahead and start browsing!