Helen Paris




Helen Paris is an award winning artist who has been making performance work for twenty years. Her research interests include: Live Art, solo performance, autobiography, intimacy and proximity in performance, site specific works, the senses in performance, performance and technology, and audience / performer relationships. She received her doctorate from the University of Surrey in 2000, exploring notions of the virtual and the visceral in live performance. Her writing has appeared in numerous books and journals including Performance Research, Women and Performance, Total Theatre, Theatre/Public and Tessera.

She is co-artistic director of Curious theatre company. Her solo performances include Family Hold Back, which has toured extensively in the UK, and internationally, including Sydney Opera House, Guling Street Avant-Garde Theater in Taipei and the Ke Center for the Contemporary Arts, Shanghai. With her company Curious, she has produced over 40 projects in a range of media including live performance, installation and film. The company’s work has been presented and supported by such institutions as the Royal Shakespeare Company, the Institute for Contemporary Art London, the British Council Showcase at the Edinburgh Festival; international conferences such as IETM, PSi and ATHE; and film festivals such as Winterthur, the London Short Film Festival and Hors Pistes at the Pompidou Center. Curious is produced and managed by Artsadmin, London.

More info: http://gender.stanford.edu/people/helen-paris

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