On Forced Entertainment, prediction, and the community of audience.
An occasional publication that aims to collate and investigate ideas around place, or more specifically: “indeterminate geographies”. In the third issue, the topic is ‘refuge’.
Part of the Library of Performing Rights (P3041)
An exploration of the artist's experience of giving birth under general anaesthetic.
AV documentation (no sound); 6 hours.
Part of Live Art and Motherhood: A Study Room Guide on Live Art and the Maternal (P3025).
Document of essay presented at the Performing Documents Conference (Arnolfini, Bristol), 12-14 April 2013, exploring how performance archives can be situated in the cultural and critical context as sets of relations eliciting the meaning and force of events lived primarily in and through the in(tra)corporeal.
Sarah Lehrer-Graiwer explores one of Lee Lozano’s most challenging and elusive works, ‘Dropout Piece’.
Chelsea programme notes:In a world consumed by identity crises and at the same time dominated by advertising, how might a humble being begin to claim back space?Director Richard Maxwell: “ADS captures and refines questions I have been thinking about for a long time. What is presence? What does absence provide? What is it about performance that I like? What is it about people that I like? ” ADS offers participants an opportunity to publicly state their beliefs with one stipulation: Be sincere.”Boundary-pushing…suggests…you can create humane, affecting works of theater without the literal presence of human beings.” – Charles Isherwood, The New York TimesConceived and directed by Richard Maxwell for New York City Players
Performance Matters: Performing Idea – Performative Writing8th October 3.00-7.30pm (not 7th as stated on disk))Toynbee StudiosWith: Hélène Cixous (on video), Matthew Goulish, Adrian Heathfield and Peggy PhelanNew forms of writing on and around contemporary art and performance have emerged in recent years, alongside the emergence of the artist as cultural critic and curator. These forms of writing often problematize the notion of critical distance, deploying creative, dialogic and autobiographical strategies to engage with the multiple affects of the artwork. To what extent may critical thinking and writing be an art form? Speakers will examine the histories, limits and possibilities of the forms of ‘performative writing’, the dynamics of the performing idea.This session on Performative Writing will also comprise a preview of Trashing Performance, the second themed year of Performance Matters, with contributions from Oreet Ashery, Mel Brimfield, Gavin Butt, Dominic Johnson and Bird La Bird.