Performance Art

Melissa Smedley makes art for the situation and the most apropos response can often be performance of a sculptural kind. A living sculpture, a visual struggle, a meta journey. Since the video camera entered her toolbelt alongside the drill, hammer and sewing machine, Smedley has devised a number of video performances and invented rituals that occur outside of any art “establishment”.

2018 Open Ground Studios, Seaside, California

2017 PG Art Center, Pacific Grove, California

Social Practice: Good And Mad

27 local women create a PopUp Art Exhibition in response to the current ((moment)).


Storming The Wall: July 1 - 3, 2018
With collaborators Todd Ayoung and Doris Bittar and CAMP, Center for Migration in Politics, Copenhagen, DK. Three days of Interactive art performances at the Roskilde Music Festival on topics of migrant labor and protest.

RedLight GreenLight
Trackless Shoes
Ululation Choir