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BLACK MARKET INTERNATIONAL

is a group of 12 artists from 9 countries, which is performing, holding seminars and lectures since 1985. Through close contacts with cultural leaders and associated artists, BMI continuously build a worldwide network of performance art. This network forms, according to the geographical and artistic origin of the participants, the model of an temporary community, which is based on constructive cooperation, art and  integrity. As the group name suggests, this „black market“ means stand for the exchange of goods are cultural values. The „exchange“ and „negotiation“ on „value, which is given“ and „value, which is given back“ are the contents of the performances. The actions construct a laboratory situation in which the participants can experience the competence and functioning of a communication structure, which is  called by BLACK MARKET INTERNATIONAL a mental network. This mental network can be considered as a blueprint for a utopia of social relations.


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Members

Bone 8, Bern, Switzerland 2005

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Julie André T, Canada

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Jürgen Fritz, Germany

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Norbert Klassen, Switzerland

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Miriam Laplante, Italy

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Alastair MacLennan, Northern Ireland

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Helge Meyer, Germany

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Boris Nieslony, Germany

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Elvira Santamaria Torres, Mexico/Northern Ireland

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Marco Teubner, Germany

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Roi Vaara, Finland

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Jacques van Poppel, Netherlands

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Lee Wen, Singapore

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