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Walking Failure

Author: Nando Messias | Digital Reference: EF5236 | Type: Digital File

A five-minute performance piece mixing movement and lipsynching.

Directed by Sam Williams.

6'15''

Performing Idea Symposium documentation

Digital Reference: EF5229 | Type: Digital File

Video documentation of contributions to the Performing Idea Symposium, investigating the shifting relations between performance practice and discourse, event and writing; Toynbee Studios, 5-9/10/2010.

Includes nine files, containing videos of contributions on In Silence, Performative Writing, Reciprocal Aesthetics and Living Archives.

Marina Abramovic: Live Culture Talk

Author: Marina Abramovic | Digital Reference: EF5098 | Type: Digital File

For over 20 years Marina Abramovic has collected materials from film, dance, theatre, music, rituals and performance. For her lecture at Live Culture she wound through a personal visual archive of performance related materials focused around the performing body, its mental and physical limits.This documentation has since been presented with the permission of the artist as part of the Performance Matters, Performing Idea, Performance Lecture Archive; an interactive video archive housed at the Whitechapel Gallery between 2-9 October 2010. The archive looked at examples of the performance lecture as a form of artistic and critical expression and its potential to address a broad range of cultural issues and philosophical ideas.

Carrying Her Liver in a Shopping Cart (and Other Bohemian Notions)

Author: Bruce Benderson, Dominic Johnson | Reference: A0542 | Type: Article

This journal can be found in ‘Miscellaneous’.

Performance Matters – Potentials of Performance – PoP Responses and a conversation between the Perfo

Author: Nicola Cinibere, La JohnJoseph, Eirini Kartsaki, Harun Morrison, Joe Kelleher, Gavin Butt, Lois Keidan, Adrian Heathfield. | Reference: D2031 | Type: DVD

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.

Performance Matters – Potentials of Performance – uneventful

Author: Annalaura Alifuoco with Fabiola Paz | Reference: D2030 | Type: DVD

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. Set in an ideal world where the labour of performance can take time and place, can be witness and witnessed, can live and let live, uneventful is a series of compositional vignettes that exist as enduring acts of love and labour ‘in the making.’

Performance Matters – Potentials of Performance – You Have One Unread Letter: the list continues.

Author: Danae Theodoridou | Reference: D2029 | Type: DVD

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. For each audience member receives a personal letter that continues a conversation that has been taking place via email between the artis and a series of contributors regarding understandings and practices of the potentials of performance. These exchanges come in contact with each other in the performance of a common reading in space and time of writings that exhaust the question: ‘What are the potentials of performance?’ You Have One Unread Letter: the list continues also exists in the space as an installation scroll.

Performance Matters – Potentials of Performance – Of Things in Motion and Things at Rest

Author: João Florêncio with Devin King | Reference: D2028 | Type: DVD

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. Of Things in Motion and Things at Rest sets thoughts and actions in motion on the stage in a path towards a speculative performance encounter with the realm of the nonhuman and the secret lives held within it. Through sonic exploration of mundane objects, we aim to highlight how existent ideas of performative agency can be re-applied and re-thought with and through objects.

Performance Matters – Potentials of Performance – Séances of Presences

Author: Mariella Greil with Emily Sweeney | Reference: D2027 | Type: DVD

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. Séances of Presences is a performance lecture and moving dialogue that tests the potentials of all involved – on and off stage. Mariella Greil and Emily Sweeney dance, talk and write about immanent potentials of relationality, choreographic practice and performance.

Performance Matters – Potentials of Performance – Alienating The Archive

Author: R. Justin Hunt with Johanna Linsley | Reference: D2026 | Type: DVD

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. Alienating The Archive dramatises the archive through a Brechtian “making strange” of the material relations to documents and the systems of preservation.

Performance Matters – Potentials of Performance – PoP-up Lunchtime Conversation

Author: Lois Keidan, Jay Miller, Jim Prevett, Bean, Benjamin Sebastian | Reference: D2023 | Type: DVD

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. Representatives of the three venues of the event – ]performance space[, The Yard Theatre, The White Building – and the Live Art Development Agency gather with questions and reflection for an informal public conversation about the potentials of Hackney Wick in the aftermath of the Olympics and towards new and changing futures.

Performance Matters – Potentials of Performance – Minimum-being

Author: Lisa Alexander with The People Speak | Reference: D2022 | Type: DVD

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. These two sessions of Minimum-being take the form of a pop-up talk show in collaboration with The People Speak, on the experience of time, labour, value and wage.

Performance Matters – Potentials of Performance – Talking Tabloid Trans

Author: Jay Stewart with Raphael Fox | Reference: D2021 | Type: DVD

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. Talking Tabloid Trans appears as a series of prints and performed dialogue, which takes the form of a Sunday Magazine show paper review, will consider the tabloids and mass media items that posit being trans as negative, trashy, spectacular and scandalous, asking the questions: can we locate a queer project that looks to expose the normative and regulative structures which operate in mainstream media? How might we contemplate the ways in which trans in the tabloids, forms and contributes to pro-outsiderness and subcultural collectives?

Performance Matters – Potentials of Performance – Life in Bytom

Author: Tero Nahua | Reference: D2020 | Type: DVD

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. Tero Nahua has been working in the post-industrial city of Bytom, Poland for short periods since the beginning of 2012. This performance/dialogue is a reflection of the artist’s projections and desires in relation to this work – how life becomes interpreted and structured.

Performance Matters – Potentials of Performance – Talking with Strangers: What is Violence?

Author: Katerina Paramana | Reference: D2019 | Type: DVD

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. Talking with Strangers is an installation of a series of object-responses to the question ‘What is violence?’ and an invitation to the audience to engage in conversation with the work, its questions and potentialities.

Performance Matters – Potentials of Performance – The State of Official-ity: Two Koreas that are Off

Author: Jungmin Song | Reference: D2018 | Type: DVD

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. Jungmin Song’s dialogue explores the spectacles of the death of power and repressed mourning through performative tales of the Two Koreas.

Performance Matters – Potentials of Performance – The O Show

Author: Oriana Fox | Reference: D2017 | Type: DVD

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. Oriana Fox’s The O Show explores the relationship between the therapeutic process and performance, debating the ways in which different forms of psychotherapy ‘perform’ and discussing how actions, acting and creativity are key to catharsis and healing.

Performance Matters – Lois Weaver: Response on Process.

Author: Lois Weaver | Reference: D1923 | Type: DVD

British Library Sound Archive recording and documentation of the “Performance Matters” events, 30 April 2010. Lois Weaver responds to the theme of ‘process’. with Adrian Heathfield. Also see ref. D1920-3 and D1316-D1319.

Performance Matters – Terry O’Connor: Response on Duration

Author: Terry O'Connor | Reference: D1922 | Type: DVD

British Library Sound Archive recording and documentation of the “Performance Matters” events, 30 April 2010. Terry O’Connor responds to the theme of ‘duration’. with Adrian Heathfield. Also see ref. D1920-1; D1923 and D1316-D1319.

Performance Matters – Ella Jean Finer: A Play for Offstage Voices

Author: Ella Jean Finer | Reference: D1921 | Type: DVD

British Library Sound Archive recording and documentation of the “Performance Matters” events, 30 April 2010. A Play For Offstage Voices is a score composed entirely of lines written to be spoken from off stage. Voices authored by well-known writers to call, shout, cry and exclaim from somewhere, above and within have been collected and choreographed into an ‘event score’ in which voices such as Beckett’s V, Lorca’s Voz and Stoppard’s voice (in the darkness) encounter each other in the marked off space they share. Also see ref. D1920; D1922-3 and D1316-D1319.

Performance Matters – Walid Raad and Irit Rogoff

Author: Walid Raad and Irit Rogoff | Reference: D1920 | Type: DVD

British Library Sound Archive recording and documentation of the “Performance Matters” events, 30 April 2010. An in-conversation between artist Walid Raad and theorist Irit Rogoff around issues of duration, transmission, materiality and process. Also see ref. D1920-3 and D1316-D1319.

Trashing Performance, Memory Island

Author: Vaginal Davis | Reference: D2104 | Type: DVD

Part of the Trashing Performance programme – the second year of Performance Matters – 25-29th October 2011.

Trashing Performance, FeMUSEum Shop & Gallery and The Disabled Avant-Garde Backstage Drama (one to o

Author: FeMUSEum, and The Disabled Avant-Garde, Aaron Williamson, Katherine Araniello | Reference: D2104 | Type: DVD

Part of the Trashing Performance programme – the second year of Performance Matters – 25-29th October 2011. Visitors are interviewed on camera in a way reminiscent of TV chat shows but with an eventual, unexpectedly acidic twist. Also includes footage of the FeMUSEum shop and gallery.

Trashing Performance, Common, In Conversation

Author: Tavia Nyong'o and Tania Bruguera | Reference: D2104 | Type: DVD

Part of the Trashing Performance programme – the second year of Performance Matters – 25-29th October 2011.

Trashing Performance, Common Panel

Author: Common Culture, Ingo Cando, Simon Casson, Lois Keidan (chair) | Reference: D2104 | Type: DVD

Part of the Trashing Performance programme – the second year of Performance Matters – 25-29th October 2011.

Trashing Performance, Outsider Actions, Panel

Author: Platform & Liberate Tate, Rocio Boliver, Bavand Behpoor | Reference: D2104 | Type: DVD

Part of the Trashing Performance programme – the second year of Performance Matters – 25-29th October 2011.

The Open University

Author: Marcia Farquhar | Reference: D2104 | Type: DVD

A functioning outdoor lecture theatre in a roadside refuse skip and ad hoc lecture series on the subject of what is and what is not trash.

Part of the Trashing Performance programme, 25-29th October 2011.

Trashing Performance, Musing Muses & FeMUSEum

Author: Lois Weaver, Bird La Bird, Amy Lame, Carmelita Tropicana | Reference: D2104 | Type: DVD

Part of the Trashing Performance programme – the second year of Performance Matters – 25-29th October 2011.

Trashing Performance, Outsider Actions, In Conversation

Author: Joe E. Jeffreys, Bettina Knaup | Reference: D2104 | Type: DVD

Part of the Trashing Performance programme – the second year of Performance Matters – 25-29th October 2011.

Trashing Performance,Under- and Overwhelmed: Emotion and Performance, Keynote

Author: Gavin Butt, Adrian Heathfield, Lauren Berlant | Reference: D2104 | Type: DVD

Trashing Performance Talks. Under- and Overwhelmed: Emotion and Performance (Part 1)- the second year of Performance Matters – 25-29th October 2011.

Trashing Performance,Trash Salon: How to do things with waste? (Part 2)

Author: Katerina Paramana, Joao Florencio, Eeva-Mari Haikala, Mathias Danbolt, Oriana Fox | Reference: D2104 | Type: DVD

Part of the Trashing Performance programme – the second year of Performance Matters – 25-29th October 2011.

Writing Not Yet Thought: Helen Cixous in conversation with Adrian Heathfield

Author: Helene Cixous, Adrian Heathfield | Editor: Hugo Glendinning | Reference: D1667 | ISBN: 978-0-9570149-0-9 | Type: DVD

First screened at Performing Idea, October 2010, as part of the Performance Matters programme. Accompanied a transcript.