2012 World Telekinesis Competition

Team Profiles

Island Telekinetitors

Island Telekenetitors manifest thought with performative actions; we use loud language, kinetic objects, hysterical dance, visual images and trance movements to infect energy, time and space.

Viewers, come see the moment in which actions are performed for you!

John G. Boehme: MFA, University of Victoria, BFA Emily Carr University, Diploma Camosun College. Weaned in the Windansea of La Jolla, California, Boehme attended a variety of boarding schools, graduating from the Army and Navy Academy. John G. Boehme’s early art practice included painting, sculpture, performance video and digital technology, installation and photography. Boehme describes his recent work as "trans-disciplinary" employing performance, video, audio and objects simultaneously. Boehme is not constrained to any particular creative modality. Boehme has exhibited at screenings and festivals across Canada, the Americas, United Kingdom, Europe and China. John lectures at University of Victoria and is a faculty member at Camosun College and Brentwood College School.

"Yours as always in perpetual service"

Brenda Petays: MFA University of Victoria, BFA University of Alberta, BA University of Saskatchewan. Brenda has a non-linear perception of time, which allows her to see everything that was, is, or could be - Brenda engages with time, drawing, language and performance.

Judith Price: Judith Price has maintained an interdisciplinary art practice for over 20 years since attending the University of British Columbia (MFA1988). Her body of work includes performance pieces, performative videos, video installations, site-specific installations and short films. She merges parallel backgrounds in visual arts and modern dance to explore non-verbal physical and gestural language as tools of communication and intervention. Price is interested in creating liminal spaces through performance; interstices within which an event can move and shift in unexpected patterns of communication. Her performances display her ongoing exploration of site-specific street actions, interventions, interactive, collaborative and durational works. She has participated in exhibitions, performance festivals, screenings, and symposiums and has both participated in and conducted workshops (most recently on performative video). The British Columbia Arts Council, the Canada Council for the Arts, and the City of Victoria, have funded her works and they have been shown nationally, internationally and on the Internet. Price lives in Victoria on Vancouver Island where she teaches post- secondary courses in time-based art (performance, video and film), as well as sculpture, at Camosun College.

Grace Salez: BFA Emily Carr University, Vancouver, BC, Canada. Diploma Camosun College Visual Arts Department, Victoria, BC. Practicing Artist, educator, Artistic Director, DFTC. I am interested in exploring durational unscripted random situations in public or private sites/spaces. My encounters with specific sites trigger memory that intuitively leads to an interaction between site, spectator/s, self. My intention is to create for spectator/s and self a time for contemplative and/or conflicted random interaction. We travel through space with scripted bodies, scripted voices, scripted assumptions - I see my actions as disruptive elements in scripted spaces that engage the spectator/s to "re consider" their position to my action/presence. As a team member with Island Telekenetitors I look forward to experiencing encounters in an undefined dimension.