Performance Matters: Performing Idea – Performative Writing
8th October 3.00-7.30pm
|Artist / Author||Oreet Ashery, Mel Brimfield, Gavin Butt, Dominic Johnson, Bird La Bird|
|Publisher||Performance Matters, British Library|
Vanishing Points is a new anthology of cultural criticism, focusing on the making, watching and conditions of Live Art and performance in the UK today. Vanishing Points is edited by Salome Wagaine, with deputy editors Ava Wong Davies and Ben Kulvichit, and designed by Chani Wisdom.
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Video documentation of the book launch, as part of LADA Screens. Includes 4 videos.
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