Dominic Johnson

UK
www.dominicjohnson.co.uk

Dominic Johnson is a Lecturer in the School of English and Drama, Queen Mary, University of London. He has performed at festivals in London at SPILL Festival of Performance, National Portrait Gallery (as part of Gay Icons) and Chelsea Theatre; and also at Fierce! (Birmingham), National Review of Live Art (Glasgow) and Sensitive Skin (Nottingham). He has performed internationally in Austria, Croatia, Denmark, France, Slovenia, and the US. Other performance work has also been shown at clubs including Torture Garden (UK, Italy and France), Duckie, Gay Shame, and elsewhere. In collaboration with Ron Athey, Incorruptible Flesh (Perpetual Wound) was presented at various performance festivals in 2006-2007. He received a Grant for the Arts from Arts Council England to develop Departure (An Experiment in Human Salvage), a touring performance using live tattooing, with Alex Binnie; it premiered at Fierce Festival in Birmingham in April 2011. Johnson is the editor of Franko B: Blinded by Love (2006), and Manuel Vason: Encounters (Performance, Photography, Collaboration) (2007), and publishes widely on performance and visual culture. His forthcoming books include Glorious Catastrophe on the work of Jack Smith (Manchester University Press) and Theatre & the Visual (Palgrave Macmillan).


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Artist Orange

Just as a performance artist uses their body as their medium, this is a fragrance composed entirely of the orange tree: fruit, leaves, bark, roots, and flowers. Artist Orange performs itself.

Top Notes

neroli, blood orange

Middle Notes

fresh orange juice, petit grain

Base Notes

orange twig, orange seed