Brian Fuata works in performance through live and mediated forms. He employs various modes of presentation within the framework of structured-improvisation. In Fuata’s works, the act of viewing is a reciprocating action between artist and audience and audience with each other. Fuata employs the ‘blank sheet’ as a recurring motif in his work, which transforms with different contexts into emails, paper, Word.Doc, google.doc, SMS text, concrete, film, and in the case of his 20-minute ghost performances, a white bedsheet.
Major solo works include Placeholder, Enjoy Gallery, Christchurch (2016); A predictive/preparatory performance for a circuit of email and the living, (email and live performance performed at Printed Matter, for Performa Biennial, New York (2015); Untitled (ghost machinery refit/letting go of the sheet), Chisenhale Gallery, London (2015); and nationally: Close to the knives (one to five) email performances, for Endless Circulation, Tarrawarra Biennale, Tarrawarra (2016); FIFO Ghost, Liquid Architecture at the National Gallery Victoria, Melbourne (2015); Apparitional Charlatan...for 24FramesPerSecond, Carriageworks (2016); Privilege (performance), Museum of Contemporary Art Australia, Sydney (2015); Points of Departure: one to three, email performance, Australian Centre for Contemporary Art, Melbourne (2014) He is one half of Wrong Solo a performace collaboration with artist Agatha Gothe-Snape since 2009.
WrongSolo is the collaboration between visual artist Agatha Gothe-Snape and performance artist Brian Fuata. They have exhibited and performed internationally: The Guest House, Gwangju Biennale of Art 2018, Gwangju; Cardinals, with Shane Haseman, Performa Biennial, New York (2015); and nationally: No Dance, Campbelltown Arts Centre (2009); Cruising with Wrong Solo, Museum of Contemporary Art Australia, Sydney (2010); Destine Variations, for Endless Circulation Tarrawarra Biennial, Tarrawarra (2016); I am branch...Gertrude Contemporary, Melbourne (2017); Various titles, Horsham Regional Gallery, Victoria (2017); They have also performed in lecture theatres, domestic spaces and skate parks.