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Alastair MacLennan  (b. 1943)

Nationality:ScottishApproach:fine art performance/installation
Currently Professor in performing arts at the School of Art and Design, University of Ulster at Belfast.
In 1997 Alastair MacLennan represented Ireland at the Venice Biennale with 'Intermedia Work' commemorating the names of all those who had died as a result of the political trouble in Northern Ireland from 1969 to date.
During the 1970's and 1980's he made long durational performances in Britain and America, of up to 144 hours each, non-stop, usually neither eating nor sleeping throughout. Subject matter dealt with political, social and cultural malfunction.
Since 1975 he has been based in Belfast and was a founder member of Belfast's Art and Research Exchange. Since 1975 he has taught at what is now called the University of Ulster and for 11 years ran the Postgraduate Fine Art Programme in Belfast. Presently he is Research Professor in Fine Art at the University of Ulster and travels extensively in Eastern and Western Europe, also America and Canada, presenting 'Actuations' (his term for Performance / Installations). He is a member of the European Performance Group called 'Black Market International'.

Works by Alastair MacLennan 

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Alastair MacLennan 1988

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