Robin Deacon is a performer, videomaker and writer. Most recently, his works have consisted of lecture based performances exploring journalistic and documentary approaches to arts practice
Analyses the artist’s oeuvre in the contexts of liveness, visual art and participatory practices.
Videos by artists about the Live Art Development Agency. Including 10 commissioned films by artists marking LADA’s 10th anniversary in 2009.
Features images from Yang’s personal archive and explores his self-portraiture across photography, performance and documentary.
Part of Library of Performing Rights (P3041)
An intimate collection of letters, poetry and postscripts by artists and writers that seeks to connect, exchange and witness through the action, idea or form of a love letter. The book builds on a programme that took place at Bios, Athens (2015).
Explores the agency and materiality of the archival document through a collection of critical writings and original artworks,
Explores the daily lives of two aging, eccentric relatives of Jackie Kennedy Onassis. Edie Bouvier Beale and her mother, Edith, are the sole inhabitants of a Long Island estate.
Exhibition catalogue. Locations and dates: Project Space Plus, Lincoln, UK (1 – 27 February 2018), Peltz Gallery, London, UK (10 May – 11 June 2018), Centre de Cultura Contemporània de Barcelona (CCCB), Spain
(4 – 28 October 2018), LABS Gallery Arte Contemporanea, Bologna, Italy (22 November – 15 December 2018)
Explores the proposition presented by the incredible task of suspending a body from helium balloons, the relationship between the performer and the space, the object and the viewer, the possible and the impossible.
Te documentary follows a four-day AfroReggae project in Hackney Free and Parochial School, culminating in a live performance at Amnesty International. Footage from the streets of Rio and London.
Part of the Library of Performing Rights (LPR) (P3041).
Documenting a six-year relationship with photos, video stills, letters and ephemera, this book is a stunning, intimat, and wholly original visual narrative by two rising artists who put queer consciousness on the front burner.
How did performance artists of the ’60s and ’70s, famous for their opposition both to lasting art and the political establishment, become the foremost monument builders of the ’80s, ’90s and today? This book argues that the centrality of performance to monuments and indeed public art in general rests not on its ephemerality or anti-authoritarian rhetoric, but on its power to build interpersonal bonds both personal and social.
Part of the Study Room Guide on Live Art and Displacement (P3107).