Bean is an artist of nomadic nature. Currently based in London she is founder of ]performance s p a c e [ a studio and event space in Hackney Wick.
]performance s p a c e [ aims to cultivate live work that critically and physically pushes the boundaries of body and space. It is a place where work can unfold without restraints of curation, duration or space; committed to supporting challenging and difficult work that embraces performance art as an ever-evolving medium.
Bean’s artistic practice stems from obsessive, paranoid, scientific and anthropological research. Her work has been described as deliberately “accidental, scattered, scuffed, blurry and incomplete”. Oscillating the poles of violence/meditation, power/control, movement/home; it revels in the feral actions, inscriptions and fringe existence of the nomadic body.
Currently focused on the inscription of her flesh, as an act of both reclaiming and disowning her body as material. The marking of the tattoo acts as the work and its documentation; questioning notions of performance as a bracketed event, the lines between art and life, the durational and the temporary.
She has presented work in Europe, Australia, Asia & USA.