On re-enactment in contemporary art and performance.
Common Salt was a performance around a table – a ‘show and tell’ by artists Sheila Ghelani and Sue Palmer. It explored the colonial, geographical and natural history of England and India taking an expansive and emotional time-travel, from the first Enclosure Act and the start of the East India Company in the 1600s, to 21st century narratives of trade, empire and culture.
In the performance Sue and Sheila activated insights into our shared past, laying out a ‘home museum’ of objects and stories about borders and collections, the Great Hedge of India, a forgotten naturalist – all accompanied by original Shruti box laments.
This book documents and explores the project, placing the performance text, images and reflections from both artists alongside writings by invited guests – from curators and artists to audience members.
Common Salt is designed by John Hunter (aka RULER) and published by LADA.
This book focuses on the possibility of rethinking the static model of installation and exhibition and exploring the way in which ‘performative’ approaches, adopted by artists and curators alike, can reframe the exhibition and its work as an environment subject to formal, temporal or relational transformation.
Bodies move freely through an ambiguous urban “utopia”…or do they? Shot on 16mm film and digital video.
Tells the story of the theatre blogosphere from the dawn of the carefully crafted longform post to today’s digital newsletters and social media threads.
Catalogue of the 7th Art of Encounter, focuses on anagrammatic encounters. 4/10-26/10 2018.
In german and English.
A performance-based feature film produced and filmed on location during the month-long performance walk from Northern Germany through Poland to the Russian region of Kaliningrad, in May/June 2015.
Includes feature film, trailer, poster, stills from the movie, and film description.
Captured during a weekend-long workshop held in Glasgow as part of DIY16.
Part of the Library of Performing Rights (P3041)
Feminist science fiction that anticipates a post-patriarchal future.
Examines fandom as a set of practices for approaching and writing about art.
Zine of the project documenting and tracing the Ambedkarite movement in the 1970s.
Draws on Wojnarowicz’s work to explore the role of abandoned landscape in this explosion of queer culture in NYC.
Part of the Library of Performing Rights (P3041).
A collection of ‘found’ writings about and around Live Art that were originally published, shared, sent, spread and read between January 2015 and December 2017. Selected through recommendations and an open call for submissions, Volume 5 reflects the dynamic, international contexts that Live Art and radical performance practices occupy.
Part of Library of Performing Rights (P3041).