Wednesday 20 April 2016
Art students from the University of Northampton have had the opportunity to hear from internationally renowned performance artist, Franko B, who is known in the art world for his bleeding performances.
Italian-born Franko gave a very in-depth talk about his work, his life as a student and the disciplines he has experimented in, such as photography, painting, sculpture and installations. Having been dubbed as ‘the man that bleeds’, he showed video clips on his infamous performances, including his catwalk-styled work titled I Miss You which was held at the Tate Modern in 2003.
The talk was followed by lunch and then an informal seminar session, where the students had the opportunity to ask Franko questions and even show him their own work.
Dr Andrew Hewitt, Senior Lecturer at the University of Northampton commented: “Franko B uses his body for effect in his shocking and immediate performance works, but his image making also brings to the fore ideas of vulnerability and empathy in his audience. Talks such as this will be remembered by our students for many years to come.”