Born in Los Angeles (United States), 1968Lives & works in Los Angeles (United States) Very active in: 80s, 90s, 2000s, Current decade
Interview excerpt : 'Streaming the Performer's Body'
Tony Allard is a teacher, performance artist, electronic media artist and poet. He taught performance and installation and related courses and workshops at the Kansas City Art Institute from 1989 to 1997. In 1997 Allard moved to San Diego where he now lives and works.
He is currently a visiting instructor at the University of California, San Diego and also teaches digital media courses and theory at California State University, San Marcos. He has received grants for his work and has published his poetry in Exquisite Corpse, First Intensity, and The Journal of Dramatic Theory and Criticism. His most recent performance works include the monologue "Corpse and Mirror" a typing performance collaboration entitled "The MOBIUS Text" at Beyond Baroque in Los Angeles, and "world_mix_nagayo" a live radio and Internet broadcast from Nagoya, Japan. He has also produced live radio and Internet broadcast performances in Europe, Canada, and the United States.
In 1996 Allard began making single channel video tapes which have been screened nationally and internationally. Recent tapes include Corpse and Mirror, Ship of Fools, and From Here To LA. Current projects include a single channel video tape entitled "Seesto"a collaborative multimedia performance and installation at Cornell College in Mount Vernon, Iowa, and, DOWNSTREAM, a collaborative, ongoing net-based performance collective.