Non Grata

NON GRATA is an international performance group. The group consists of 40 members mostly from Estonia, England, Quebec, Finland, Latvia, Sweden, Germany, USA, France and Chile. The main characteristics of the members is anonymity in group work, ignorance of local art world and mass media. Group has performed in Asia, Europe and South and North America with chaotic structures, street actions and long lasting “ghetto marathons”.

Around the name NON GRATA there have been different hushes and shushes for a long time. Already from the point of view of death of conventionalization of art it has embodied the horrible and unwanted disembodiment of human person, from which the meaninglessness of nowadays art, is pouring out.

For those, whose world of arts starts from the point, where the art world ends, NON GRATA has been a liberator, the orphic gap in the seemingly unalterable course, which however betrays us, it is a cure from incest. The main point of the group is ethical – it is the image of primitivism, impersonality and experimental creativity. The performances of the group take place according to the logic of avoiding codes. The presentations are physical texts, whose ways of orthography and reading are kept within limits of real actions by the group members. Aesthetical and provocative challenges are represented in places, where the Art World doesn’t work.

The artists from Non Grata that performed in Seyðisfjörður, Skaftfell; Center for Arts in east-Iceland are: Anonymous Boh, Moggelitoo and Devilgirl.

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