born in 1943 in Blair Atholl, Scotland
artist and performer, professor of Fine Art (University of Ulster, Belfast, Northern Ireland), Honorary Associate, National Review of Live Art, Glasgow, Scotland
in his works is searching for identity, value and meaning, making ‘live’ art in a materialist culture. There’s no single, generally accepted ‘grammar’ for evaluating the relative worth of performance, though one exists for the other visual arts, and is in regular use internationally. It’s kept well to the edge of public awareness, having no place in its value-structure. Performance artists will either resolve this issue, or remain peripheral.