Festival Animator Michael Woolley

Michael Woolley

Each year, Visualeyez invites a Festival Animator to be present at the performances and morning sessions, to discuss the artists work, and to share their experiences on this site.

Michael Woolley recently completed a Master of Arts degree in the History of Art, Design, and Visual Culture at the University of Alberta. His writing, research, and performance practice revolves around questions of performance art and its documentation. Most recently, Michael’s research-creation thesis project saw him take up documentation as a mode of performance. For one month he produced daily documents—still photos, video and audio recordings, and writing—of and about his body in relation to the labour of producing a master’s thesis. These documents were shown in a gallery exhibition that ultimately comprised the final chapter of his thesis.