In 2014, artist Gustaf Broms composed a list of nine questions that he started to circulate to fellow performance artists. The responses collected are as diverse and wide-ranging as the artists and their own approaches.
Inspired by a ritual known as Matam, which takes place in the Shiite ceremony of Ashura, the performance transcends its origins, becoming an action that opens the body to a trance state of rhythm & ritual practice.
Book published in conjunction with the eponymous exhibition at Moderna Museet, Stockholm (February-May 2017), Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Humlebaek (June-October 2-17) and Bundeskunsthalle, Bonn (April-August 2018).
The wuthors talk about repetition as an internal and integral structuring device in Rajni's trilogy of works, Mr Quiver (2004-6), Dinner with America (2006-8), and Glorious (2009-13), using the meandering form of walking and conversation to think through the circular, incremental and bodily processes within the performance work.
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.
Explores how different concepts of time – including linear clock time, the cyclical time of the planets and seasons, the rhythms of the body and individual memories – have impacted on and been reinforced by theatre throughout history, from medieval times to the present day.
Box archive of Anne Bean's Legacy Project TAPS: Improvisations with Paul Burwell co-curated by Robin Klassnik and Richard WilsonOver the course of three days TAPS combined film, installation and performance, portraying layers of interpretation from more than 80 invited collaborators, in response to Paul Burwell's poem ‘Adventures in the House of Memory'. Paul Burwell was infamous for his exuberant fusions of fine-art installation, percussion and explosive performance. He was a staunch advocate of, and passionate participant in, all forms of experimental art. TAPS: Improvisa- tions with Paul Burwell, realised by Anne Bean, Robin Klassnik and Richard Wilson embodies his prolific practice. TAPS was supported by a Legacy: Thinker in Residence Award to Anne Bean. Legacy is a collaboration between the Live Art Development Agency and Tate Research, financially assisted by Arts Council England and the Live Art Development Agency. Legacy acknowledges the outstanding bodies of work of two artists who have influenced the development of the Live Art field by supporting them to think about the legacies of performance in art historical contexts and examine the processes and challenges of archiving live work. Boxed archive includes:Matt's Gallery press release for TAPS: Improvisations with Paul BurwellTAPS: Improvisations with Paul Burwell newspaper publicationThe Wire #319 September 2010 – p.32 Tribute to Paul Burwell by Julian CowleyThe Wire #321 November 2010 – p.74 Review of TAPSD1469 (copy) Performance Matters 06.10.2010, Performing Idea: Living ArchivesFeaturing TAPS presentation by Anne Bean at 00:46:10
Performance Matters: Performing Idea Dialogue ProjectIn Silence – a conversation with Graeme MillerTim Etchells and Graeme MillerEtchells’ research project In Silence convenes a series of encounters with experts and professionals whose daily work and life practice leads them to an interest and investment in silence. Silence – death to the comedian, transcendence to the priest, a right in the eyes of the law – is after all not the negative space of speech but rather a complex piece of social communication, which functions in contexts as a statement, as transitional state (instrumental route to something) and indeed as a goal or objective all of its own. In a linked set of videotaped interviews Etchells will explore the diversity and complexity of silence as it is constructed and read, investigating both its utility and its blankness, as it is deployed and broken in different situations. Tim Etchells has begun his weblog for In Silence.