Paper leaves and other constructions
a reading companion to Always Already
compiled and edited by Karen Christopher & Tara Fatehi Irani
Always Already is an 8-hour performance installation by Karen Christopher & Tara Fatehi Irani, which uses materials, text, sound and movement to explore the weaving together of plant, human and machine, including human/plant and human/machine hybrids.
Paper leaves and other constructions is a 32-page booklet, introducing the themes and content of the project, and responding to many of the questions that arose in the creative process. Drawing parallels between a path through life and one through the making of a particular work of performance, the booklet answers the question “how did you do that?”
The booklet includes contributions from Karen, Tara, Payman Kassaei (Professor of Mathematics, Kings College), Felipe Ribeiro (performance artist and researcher), Omikemi (poet), Eirini Kartsaki (performance writer and teacher), and an interview with Henry Dagg (sound sculptor and builder of experimental musical instruments).
Mishandled Archive offers a way of imagining, creating and disseminating an archive.
The collection explores repetition in relation to intimacy, laughter, technology, familiarity, and fear proposing a new vocabulary for understanding what is at stake in works that repeat.
Zine by Fan Riot Press, which explores the intersection of fan fiction, criticism and performance documentation.
Special issue on ono-to-one encounters, desire, reciprocity and ethics.
British Library Sound Archive recording and documentation of Potentials of Performance events (26-27 October 2012). This third themed year of the Performance Matters project features a vibrant series of commissions exploring and exploding the dialogue as a potential format for thinking through and testing possible futures. Specially invited respondents working across the creative and critical field of performance (Nicola Cinibere, La JohnJoseph, Eirini Kartsaki, Harun Morrison, Joe Kelleher) gather to reflect upon the works experienced over the two days. Following, an informal conversation between the projects co-directors (Gavin Butt, Lois Keidan, Adrian Heathfield) looking back at the three-year project, its insights and paradoxes, and looking forward to the future of performance.
Offers a series of reflections on a number of performances created by artists for an 'audience of one'.
A partnership between Queen Mary and LADA that aims to respond to the artistic and professional development needs of emerging artists. Saturday 24 May 2008. Video documentation, part 1 of 4. For part 2/3/4/ see REF. D1080/D1081/D1082.