Sets out to protect the present and the future of life in Britain from their most dangerous enemy: a creeping takeover by the past. While the real economy crumbles, a new force is taking over: the Heritage Industry, a movement dedicated to turning the British Isles into one vast open-air museum.
Bennett looks at the collaborative processes that intertwine these two cultural practices. She argues that discourses of performance studies can open up new avenues of inquiry about the production and reception of the museum experience and its place in contemporary culture.
Essays on live art in galleries.