Drawn to the liminal space between nothing and existence that is potent with possibilities, Bettina is interested in sharing process and thus allowing the work to unfold over time before an audience. Her live art practice is motivated by drawing, where she utilises the performative aspect of drawing as a way to explore being. Her live acts therefore encourage her to challenge what drawing can become.
Please find examples of Bettina's live work below:
Performance drawing (Dur: 50mins)
Performed as part of Being Present: performative response to Speech Acts Exhibition at Manchester Art Gallery on 6 March 2019; also performed at SEA Currents Festival at Raven Row, London UK on 8 March 2019, Young Blood Initiative’s The Infinite Wheel of Time exhibition, London UK on 6 July 2019 and at Eastside Projects, Birmingham UK on 2 August 2019.
Collective live monoprinting act/Performance drawing. (Dur: 1 hour 30 mins)
Originally performed at Liminal Mass Performance Night on 1 February 2018 at Bow Arts, London, UK; adapted versions performed at Imprints of Passing Time, Surface Gallery, Nottingham UK in 2018 and Art Central HK in Hong Kong 2019.
Live monoprinting/Performance drawing. (Dur: 40mins)
Performed at Young Blood Initiative’s [IN]sane: Altered states of mind exhibition, 23 September 2017, London, UK.
Performance drawing over social media, with acrylic ink, water-soluble crayons, gum arabic and ashes on paper.
Created in response to the pre 6th century Arabic love poem "Rider" by Umm Addahak al-Muharibiyya, it is a part of the exhibition Radical Love: Female Lust.
A site specific drawing performance in two parts. (Dur: 9hours)
Performed on 3 September and 8 October 2016 at 139 Artspace, London, UK
Performance drawing (Dur: 19 hours)
Created at Toys (Are Us) Exhibition on 19-21 November 2015, The Crypt Gallery, London, UK
Performance drawing (Dur: 4 hours)
Performed at Modern Panic V Exhibition opening on 7 November 2014, Apiary Studios, London, UK.