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Alastair MacLennan is Research Professor in Fine Art at the School of Art and Design, University of Ulster in Belfast. He is one of Britain's major practitioners in live art.

Since 1975 he has been based in Belfast and was a founder member of Belfast's Art and Research Exchange. He is also a member of the European Performance Group called 'Black Market International.'

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.

He currently travels extensively in Eastern and Western Europe, also America and Canada, presenting 'Actuations' (his term for Performance/Installations).

The Alastair MacLennan website has been supported by the Live Art Archives, and is now available via VADS.

The website provides an archive of work from 1981 to the present, including still images of his 'Actuations'. The website also includes statements from the artist and transcripts of interviews. There is an extensive biography section with details of exhibitions, employment, lectures and a bibliography of publications by MacLennan.

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Photograph of 'Lie to Lay', 120 hour performance and installation by Alastair MacLennan
Address Alastair MacLennan
Professor of Fine Art
School of Art and Design
University of Ulster
York Street
BT15 1ED
Telephone +44 (0) 2890 267295
Fax +44 (0) 2890 267353

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