Crossovers DVDs

We are delighted to announce that five new Crossovers DVDs are now available to buy on Unbound.

The Crossovers DVDs are a series of artists’ films, documentaries and dialogues reflecting the potential of marginal artforms and intense ideas within popular media.

The films have developed from Performance Matters (2009-12), a project which brought artists, activists and thinkers together to consider why performance matters through a set of creative research activities and public events curated around the themes of Performing Idea and Trashing Performance.

Three of the Crossovers films have developed from commissioned dialogues and events for Trashing Performance and look at the multiple histories of performance art as it engages with mainstream TV, appears on the internet, in subculture, in stand-up comedy, and in avant-garde art:

Gavin Butt and Ben Walters’ This Is Not a Dream. Charting a path across four decades of avant-garde experiment and radical escapism.

Mel Brimfield’s This is Performance Art: Parts One and Two. The first two parts of a multi-part fictional television documentary series mark the fragmentary and unreliable nature of performance art’s historical record.

Oreet Ashery’s Party For Freedom. Exploring the potentials and dilemmas of liberation in a culture at odds with itself.


Other films in the series have developed from Performing Idea and take the form of Performance Dialogues that explore ideas of performance in contemporary thought, in original conversations with international thinkers working at the forefront of their disciplines:

Writing Not Yet Thought, Hélène Cixous with Adrian Heathfield.  The acclaimed author discusses the practice of writing alongside its relation to painting, music and philosophy.

Transfigured Night, A Conversation with Alphonso Lingis. An exchange between the celebrated American philosopher and Adrian Heathfield.

No Such Thing As Rest, A Walk with Brian Massumi. Setting thoughts and conversation in constant motion, Adrian Heathfield encounters the philosopher and cultural theorist while walking the streets of Montreal.

A complete set of the six Crossovers DVDs can be purchased at a special price of only £60 here.

Part of Crossovers

Screenings, talks and a DVD series of artists’ films, documentaries and dialogues, concluding Performance Matters


Screenings, talks and a DVD series of artists’ films, documentaries and dialogues, concluding Performance Matters

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This Is Not a Dream ‘live’ screening

A path across four decades of avant-garde experiment and radical escapism

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World premiere of Transfigured Night: a conversation with Alphonso Lingis

A record of an exchange between Alphonso Lingis and Adrian Heathfield, filmed by Hugo Glendinning.

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