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Trashing Performance

17 March 2011

Trashing Performance: I Wanna Be In That Film

Author: Owen Parry

I Wanna Be In That Film (2010) read more »

1 March 2011

Trashing Performance: Cheap Flicks Chat #1

Cheap Flicks is a dialogue project that explores the public reach of low-budget performance when mediated through the moving-image. This is the first of an online series of exchanges between Butt and Walters as they develop the projectís sense of purpose. read more »

1 December 2010

Trashing Performance: Excerpts: I wanna be in that show

Author: Owen Parry

A series of excerpts from I wanna be in that show, illustrating the possibilities in the desirable surfaces of performance and its sensation seeking relations. read more »

29 June 2010

Performing Idea: Knots

Following a recent workshop in Bremen, Jonathan Burrows and Adrian Heathfield compiled a series of 'knots' around ideas of composition, repetition and the problematics of expression read more »

29 June 2010

Trashing Performance: Knots

Following a recent workshop in Bremen, Jonathan Burrows and Adrian Heathfield compiled a series of 'knots' around ideas of composition, repetition and the problematics of expression read more »

7 June 2010

Performing Idea: The life of things

Author: Adrian Heathfield

Adrian Heathfield tracks a recent history of performances and artists working with objects and their 'life', drawing together multiple threads from his and Jonathan Burrows' correspondence so far. read more »

7 June 2010

Trashing Performance: The life of things

Author: Adrian Heathfield

Adrian Heathfield tracks a recent history of performances and artists working with objects and their 'life', drawing together multiple threads from his and Jonathan Burrows' correspondence so far. read more »

31 May 2010

Performing Idea: Performing Idea laboratory

The Performing Idea Laboratory took place at Club Row, London, on the 30 April 2010. Fifteen researchers and artists associated with Performance Matters presented a series of solo and collaborative works developed especially for the event. Archived here are their responses and documentation to the works presented on the day. read more »

19 February 2010

Performing Idea: Introducing 'Performing/Knowing'

Author: Gavin Butt

Gavin Butt introduces the 'Performing/Knowing' event held at the Whitechapel Gallery, London, 19 June 2009. The event and its various contributors mapped out the issues addressed by the first Performance Matters themed year, Performing Idea. read more »

19 February 2010

Trashing Performance: Introducing 'Performing/Knowing'

Author: Gavin Butt

Gavin Butt introduces the 'Performing/Knowing' event held at the Whitechapel Gallery, London, 19 June 2009. The event and its various contributors mapped out the issues addressed by the first Performance Matters themed year, Performing Idea. read more »

19 February 2010

Performing Idea: Sound recordings from the 'Performing/Knowing' event

Listen here to the different interventions that took place at the 'Performing/Knowing' event, which include artists Oreet Ashery, Kate Love, Adrian Heathfield and Hugo Glendinning, plus a final open discussion with audience members. read more »

12 February 2010

Trashing Performance: Sound recordings from the 'Performing/Knowing' event

Author: Gavin Butt

Listen here to the different interventions that took place at the 'Performing/Knowing' event, which include artists Oreet Ashery, Kate Love, Adrian Heathfield and Hugo Glendinning, plus a final open discussion with audience members. read more »

18 November 2009

Performing Idea: The breaking and renewing of promises

Author: Joe Kelleher

Joe Kelleher begins the weblog of his Promises project through an account of the 2009 Santarcangelo International Festival of Theatre. read more »

17 November 2009

Performing Idea: Freedom and constraint

Author: Adrian Heathfield

Adrian Heathfield replies to Jonathan Burrows, tracing multiple relations between poetry and dance, the timeless and the timely, Paul Celan and Boris Charmatz. read more »

17 November 2009

Trashing Performance: Freedom and constraint

Author: Adrian Heathfield

Adrian Heathfield replies to Jonathan Burrows, tracing multiple relations between poetry and dance, the timeless and the timely, Paul Celan and Boris Charmatz. read more »

18 October 2009

Trashing Performance: The breaking and renewing of promises

Author: Joe Kelleher

Joe Kelleher begins the weblog of his Promises project through an account of the 2009 Santarcangelo International Festival of Theatre. read more »

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