Performance Symposium – Performance Art Now / Then and After. 18th April 2008, The Banqueting Hall, Chelsea College of Art

An afternoon symposium in three parts ///

Lucy Beech / Edward Thomasson

1.)  LIVE

A collection of live performances, happenings and documentation by invited performers and current Chelsea students.

The Live program is intended to show the broad range of ideas present in performance based art.

Including work by:

Mark McGowan, Sarah Lederman, Jack Catling, Ian Giles, Ellie Rees, Stefanie Sachsenmaier, Carali McCall, Apocryphal Theatre, Mieko Takanami, Larry’s Goodbye, Cat Hydland, Charlie Stone, Joseph Popper, Lucy Beech & Edward Thomasson.

Time: 1.30pm – 3.30pm Banqueting Hall


13_panelists-1 2.)Performance – Now/Then and After

A paneled discussion in front of an audience.

The panel:
Hayley Newman, Sally O’Reilly, Ed Fornieles, Brian Dawn Chalkley and Rebecca May Marston.

To read about the panellists click on ‘The Panellists’ at the top of this page.

The intension is for the panel to voice their thoughts and opinions on each of the following questions as an aid to a wider discussion:

Is performance seeing a resurgence due to its changing relationship with the institution and is the contemporary museum a suitable platform for exploring performance-based ideas?

Why does such a historically young subject as Performance art endlessly refer back to its short history – is there new ground or is all performance art merely self referential?

What is documentation?

After the discussion the floor will be invited to ask the panelists questions related to points made in the discussion and any other questions in regard to performance based practice.
Time: 3.30pm – 4.30pm Banqueting Hall

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13_brecht 3.) Reality and its Shadow

An exhibition of performance documentation from the ‘Special Collection’
archive at Chelsea College of Art.

This exhibition in Chelsea Library will accompany the Live program. The presentation of documentation hopes to raise questions about how we experience performance art through secondary sources and documentation as a work in its own right .

Including works by: Bruce Mclean, George Brecht, Sion Parkinson and Gustav Metzger.
This exhibition will run: 18th April – 2nd May Chelsea Library.

+ ///// / / The Symposium will be followed by-

Jack Catling PARLOUR!

Parlour will entertain us with a unique salon of performance, cabaret and mischief curated by Jack Catling. Parlour are a performance group made up of individual artists who come together to produce live performances in which any thing can happen.

Time: 6.00pm – 9.00pm Chelsea College Bar

Chelsea College of Art and Design, 16 John Islip Street, London, SW1P 4JU, UK.



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