Nostalgia is a series of activities and interventions by André Stitt, commissioned as part of the four-day live art festival navigate.
For period of 3 hours, Stitt engages in dialogue with the wall, navigating its physicality and making interventions upon its structure. Interventions include creating openings, embedding objects, climbing through, moving, being still, listening, and inscribing text and image.
André Stitt is considered one of Europe's foremost performance artists. Born in Belfast, Northern Ireland, he has worked as a live artist since 1976 creating hundreds of unique performances at major galleries, festivals, alternative venues and sites specific throughout the world. Stitt is identified with a strain of performance relating more to visual art and art action (identified in his work as 'akshun'). His work focuses on difficult and traumatic themes, issues of oppression, freedom, coercion, subversion, experiences of alienation, appropriation of cultures, globalisation and communal conflict.
navigate, Newcastle and Gateshead, UK