Karstic-Action : I de-suffice myself is part of an open-ended series of live performance works Nicole Peyrafitte started in 2011. These works explore proprioception (sense of body position) & kinesthesia (sense of body movement), as meeting points between painting, poetry, voice & improvised music. Guided by intuition, & bypassing a range of traditional inhibitions, Peyrafitte investigates the porosity of her own conscious- and unconscious-ness with, as tangible aim & outcome, a strong desire to reveal the immanent “soul” of that moment.
Nicole Peyrafitte is a multidisciplinary artist born in the French Pyrénées. Recent presentations include : The 11 Women of Spirit at Salon Zürcher, New York City; the 2017 multi-tier exhibition & live performance Peyrafitte / Joris : Domopoetic Works at Simoncini Gallery, Luxembourg, featuring her longtime collaboration with poet & translator Pierre Joris. Gallery Simoncini will host a second multi-tier installment in February 2021, including action painting & cooking.
In 2012 she co-directed Basil King : Mirage with Miles Joris-Peyrafitte.
In 2018 she wrote & directed Things Fall WhereThey Lie a documentary feature film starring Steve Dalachinsky & Yuko Otomo. Recent publications include: Carnet 1 & 2 (RedfoxPress Ireland, 2018), Landsc0pes (2018) & Bi Valve: Vulvic Space/Vulvic Knowledge (2016) (Plaine Page). Peyrafitte’s Action Paintings have been performed in a range of international venues.