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Luli Perez

MA work

The images above are of works developed during the last two years. The work presented for RCA Show 2016 will comprise of three different performances happening in and around Performance's Dyson Studio.

24 June – shall we be twice, the making of a film dedicated to my fellow artists

29 June – ping pong, a game of limits between brain hemispheres 

2 July – loose grip, waving farewell and wishing well


  • MA Degree


    School of Humanities


    MA Print, 2016



  • I'm interested in the mental processes used in taking perspective and becoming aware, particularly the metacognitive aspects of art-making and thinking through making. 

    Working mainly with performance and video, I make live experiments in which I use metaphors of key cognitive elements used in the process of producing creative outputs. These usually being duality and opposition, perspective, focus and framing, locations, and the duplication or replication of them. I explore this through the feedback created between the eyes, the brain and the hands while an artist is at work: the acts of building, drawing and filming trace or map the thought physically as it unfolds. Eventually, the presented thought boils down to a constellation of positions and distances, which is exactly how the mind breaks down conscious thought when processing it.

    This method is a vehicle in the search for understanding what happens if I look at myself working out that search. My practice is fundamentally viewing from outside, and the work i do is the view.

    I often use live feed video as a publicly visible thinking frame to work in, which I may combine with other materials and actions. Sometimes, one or several recording cameras are introduced to film the work. This is not documentation, but a device to split the total image of the live event into different viewpoints, creating a synchronised multiple-channel aftermath of the thinking and locational processes of those involved in filming. It also raises the question of the impossibility of a total, neutral or unbiased documentation of the live event; that an image is never free of agency.

    My aim is ultimately to take perspective and to become aware of different yet simultaneous points of view and ways of thinking: those of others, or my own seen from outside myself. Focusing on working out something live generates a feedback that leads to future, more complex work. 

    My MA thesis and research revolve around the drive in the brain and mind of the artist and why does art making exist. 

  • Degrees

  • BA History of Art, Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, 2007
  • Exhibitions

  • Follow, Lychee One gallery, London, 2016; Performance Art Meeting Poznan-London, Labirynt Gallery, Lublin, 2015; Les Pies Poudres, Yia Art Fair at Le Carreau du Temple, Paris, 2015; In The Moment of Doing, Testbed 1, London, 2015; Out of That Forest, Kottinspektionen gallery, Uppsala, 2015