rethinking why performance matters through the matter of performance

16 December 2013

Camden Arts Centre screening Mel Brimfield’s This is Performance Art

Mel Brimfield’s This is Performance Art: Parts One and Two 

Camden Arts Centre, London

Wednesday 22 January 2014 at 7pm

Free, no bookings required


The first ever double-bill screening of the first two parts of Mel Brimfield’s critically acclaimed multi-part fictional television documentary series marking the fragmentary and unreliable nature of performance art’s historical record - Part One - Performed Sculpture and Dance and Part Two - Experimental Theatre and Cabaret.  

The films will be introduced by raconteur, bon viveur and national treasure Sir Francis Spalding.

“With her hilarious but affectionate deflation of performative pomposity, Brimfield has done for the history of performance art what Henry Reed’s fictional composer Hilda Tablet did for modern music on the Third Programme in the 1950s, what the inimitable entertainers Anna Russell and Joan Turner did for opera, and what the comedian Billy Dainty did for classical ballet.”

David Briers, Art Monthly, on This Is Performance Art

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