Performance Art

Cy has been a regular performer for many years. He does not seek to be the artist; he prefers to be the performer.

The One Where Ruth Wilson Throws Noodles Over Me

A moment from the 24-hour durational performance piece “The Second Woman”, starring Ruth Wilson, at the Young Vic, 20th May 2023. Created with permission from a video filmed by Sarah Elizabeth Kleinke.

Performance Art Visual CV

You can open or download a pdf of this Performance Art Visual CV, which includes links to videos: Cy Wol Performance Art Resume (v13).

Abramović is a no

Cy said “well, I think I succeeded in all the casting exercises without messing up – slow walking, being squeezed past, long-hold poses, etc. It was a wonderful dream to get chosen as an Abramović Re-Performer for the Royal Academy, but always an unlikely one given my physique and age (even though I’m a lot younger than Marina). Good luck to the 35.”

While working with university art students at UAL Camberwell, tutor Esther Bunting and Cy referenced the RA show and some of Abramović’s works. They recreated the famous Imponderabilia performance whereby the viewers pass through the performers to go through the doorway.

A brief rendition of Yoko Ono’s Bag Piece at the Tate Modern, 19th March 2024

Alaksandra Karpowicz - Mandala