Combining philosophy and aesthetics, this is a unique exploration of creative practice as a form of thinking.
Offering an incisive rejoinder to traditional histories of modernism and postmodernism, this book examines the 1960s performance work of three New York artists who adapted modernist approaches to form for the medium of the human body.
In a series of letters composed to each other and delivered to camera, artist Tim Etchells and writer Adrian Heathfield examine what underlies their shared interest in the notion and forms of Variety.
73 minutes. 2006.
Documentation of the performance recorded at the 2008 Junde Hunde festival in Denmark. Entertainment Island 1 an energetic take on the structures of the entertainment industry. An array of gestures, movements and sounds emanating from the entertainment industry are presented in this energetic performance unveiling the mechanisms of popular culture.
Video documentation of the performance. Entertainment Island 3 shows the dark side of popular culture through a look at private entertainment through a minimalist aesthetic.
Part of the Trashing Performance programme – the second year of Performance Matters – 25-29th October 2011.
First published in 1979, revised edition in 1998.