Performing Idea: Approximating the Art of Stuart Sherman

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6th October 8:30pmApproximating the Art of Stuart ShermanRobin DeaconToynbee StudiosThis performance is centred around a series of re-enacted performances based on the works of the late American artist Stuart Sherman (1945 – 2001), a seminal though underexposed figure in the history of performance art. Described as “the Buster Keaton of linguistics”, his performances involved complex manipulations of objects that explored time, place, language and meaning. This piece will explore the conundrum of Sherman’s methodology through Robin Deacon’s transcription and physical re-enactment of the artist’s performances based on the original documentation.

Artist / Author Robin Deacon
Publisher Performance Matters, British Library
Reference D2104
Date 2010
Type DVD

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