One of a series of works looking at people and their relationship with water in an urban setting.
2014, HD video, 31’ 19”
Rodenbeck offers a rigorous art historical reading of Kaprow's project and related artworks. She finds that these experiential and experimental works offered not a happy communalism but a strong and canny critique of contemporary sociality. Happenings, she argues, were far more ambivalent, negative, and even creepy than they have been portrayed, either in contemporaneous accounts or in more recent efforts to connect them to contemporary art's participatory strategies.
pani documents and contextualises activities of Bbeyond performance art organisation from 2001 to 2008, also covering two exchanges with Québec and Helsinki.
Active in Moscow since 1976, the Collective Actions group played a key role in the development of conceptual and performance art in the Soviet Union. Inspired by the work of John Cage, the organizers invited audiences to take part in minimal, outdoor actions in fields and forests on the edges of the city that explored the nature of the aesthetic event. The publication concentrates on the early period of field actions when the problems of documentation—how to capture and convey ephemeral action to non-participants—were just beginning to be considered.
This publication contains a selection of bottles from the first year of Amy Sharrocks’ Museum of Water project, with a foreword by the artist.
10 practitioners from different backgrounds to reflect on the broad themes of participation, audience, criticality and writing in a series of short essays and provocations inspired by their own practice and numerous works in Compass Festival 2014. Contributors include Andy Abbott, Emma Cocker, Patrick Coyle, Victoria Gray, Gillie Kleiman, Annie Lloyd, Gill Park, Harold Offeh, Nathan Walker, Adam Young. A limited edition hard copy.
This publication explores the pivotal role artists play in re-thinking the future; re-inventing and re-imagining our world at a time of systemic change and uncertainty. This book identifies collaborative arts practices emerging in response to planetary challenges, reclaiming a traditional role for artists in the community as truth-tellers and agents of change.
In this article, the author discusses Tino Sehgal's work These Associations (Tate Modern, 2012) considering the reconfiguration of the relationship of the individual to the collective.
This exhibition catalogue brings together material from the artist’s private archive: images, texts, diaries and other ephemera that act as points of reference in Abramović’s oeuvre. The publication includes an essay by the exhibition’s curator, Sophie O’ Brien, and also tracks, through diary entries and photographs, Abramović’s journeys in Brazil in 2013, which informed her planning for the exhibition at the Serpentine Gallery.
Written by Simon Casson, producer of Duckie, this is a polemic letter responding to the consultation towards the McMaster Review for James Purnell and the Department of Culture Media and Sport, condemnning the state of art-funding.
The Walking Reading Group is a project that facilitates knowledge exchange in an intimate and dynamic way through discussing texts whilst walking together. The publication contains contributions from Rebecca Beinart, Kit Caless, Faiza Shaheen, Ken Worpole and John Levett.
The book is based on an ongoing, long-term, extensive photographic project spanning over a five-year period, which follows a group of women (artists) through their pregnancies into motherhood.
Documentation of workshop presented as part an extensive programme curated by Lois Keidan and Aaron Wright (Live Art Development Agency) entitled “Just Like A Woman”, composed of lectures, performances, readings, installations, screenings, workshops and debates on performance of identity, is fully dedicated to the impact of performance on feminist histories and the contribution of artists to discourses around contemporary gender politics. From the 19th edition of the City of Women (Mesto žensk) festival – 2-13 October 2013, Ljubljana, Slovenia – entitled “Let’s create a place for ourselves” on public space and politics.
A reader for “The Art of Being Many”: an assembly of about 400 artists, activists, researchers and participants from all around the planet who gathered in Hamburg at Kampnagel Internationale Kulturfabrik, 27/28-09-2014. In Miscellaneous Articles folder 4.
Reflections on the symposium hosted by Rajni Shah Projects and the Birkbeck Centre for Contemporary Theatre, London, 30 May-2 June 2013.
A zine documenting a performance based on “Mystery Bouffe”, a Mayakovsky play written in 1921 for the anniversary of the 1917 Russian revolution. Over several months artist Oreet Ashery worked with a group of participants to write, produce, and direct a performance.
Documents from the performances “A Greaât Stitheram” in the Greyfriars, Lincoln, and “Change in Energy = the Work” at Arnolfini.
Documentation of the event series “Influences’; collaborations with groups of women from across London, exploring current attitudes to gender equality, feminism, female expectations and individual agency. Collected material.
Collections of essays with contributions by Aldo Giannotti, Boyan Manchev, Cesare Pietroiusti, David Levine, Franco “Bifo” Berardi, Ingrid Hora, Kai van Eikels, Libia Castro/Ólafur Ólafsson, Ligna, Liquid Loft/Chris Haring, Michael Koch, Nina Dick, Olivia Plender, Roman Ondák, San Keller, Tina di Carlo.
Small catalogue of an exhibition offering a fresh appraisal of an abandoned medium. SLIDE/TAPE re-stages key works in the original format and draws a little seen practice out from the margins of British art history.
Performance artists Leslie Hill and Helen Paris of Curious document their creative processes, performances and audience's responses in a series of illuminating case studies.
Documentation of European performance art collective C and H's project 'Postcard from the Future'
Documenting Alain Arias-Misson's 'public poem' projects over the last 45 years. With an essay by Roger D'Hondt
This volume, published in conjunction with the opening of the MAI – Marina Abramović Institute for the Preservation of Performance Art – the only venue of its kind for the conservation, production and enjoyment of long-duration performances – is not only a celebration of the project, but also a summary of Abramović career
Essays on live art in galleries.
A stimulated debate on notions of trust and dialogue and their interrelations
Published to document a programme of events in 2012.
Artist’s introduction to new media practice and its implicit body of performance
Information pack, press reviews, photographs and marketing material from Back to Back Theatre’s performance piece Small Metal Objects (2005)
5 collected articles based on an Arts Council funded research project into ‘scratch’. ‘work-in-progress’ and models of artist support. Also included is a transcript of a public talk at Artsadmin called ‘Making Progress: Questioning the culture of ‘scratch’, 21 March 2013.
Designed to be performed in a sheltered outdoor civic space, Small Metal Objects seeks to realise the inner realm and simultaneously re-interpret the exterior urban environment as a new performance landscape. Running time 45 minutes.
A collection of documents of works by Those Environmental Artists, including audience questionnaires, project descriptions and promotional material.
‘Topos’ is a psychographic landscape manifested in singular hermetic worlds, portraits, rituals narratives, thought problems. Topos is a collaborative undertaking of artists as both non-experts and professional pragmatists.
This collection of essays surveys the performance and promise of contemporary global artist-run centres and initiatives within the historical contexts that saw their emergence.
herst. Theorie Zur Praxis follows the path of the festival (21 September – 14 October 2012) in Austria, by providing reflections, portraits and interviews by or on participants of the festival.
Collection/selection of past works since 2000. Images, power point presentation, CV, biographic statement, review of market stall performance in Toronto by Natalie Loveless as part of International Festival of Performance. Power point presentation of images from 'In Place of Passing' project initiated by Conolly and facilitated by Beyond Etc.
Part of the Anna Birch collection ‘Fragments to Monuments’, 1 x book, 3 x DVDs
Part of the Anna Birch collection ‘Fragments to Monuments’, 1 x book, 3 x DVDs. Includes DVD