Performance Re-enactment Society
Darkside Live Art event, Arnolfini, Bristol
Developed with Tom Marshman, in collaboration with live art archivists Bex Carrington and Julian Warren, costume designer Pam Tait and director/research fellow Paul Clarke.
Tom Marshman and Clare Thornton had a mission - to breathe new life into performance archives through an evening of re-enactment and ‘tableau vivant’. They invited ticket rippers, ushers, back-stage crew, box office staff - all those who help to create the magic on stage (and that included the audience)!
Saluting the unsung heroes
Stepping out from the darkness
Joining in the fun of recreating a memorable performance moment and recreating it for a photograph. These images were collated and are now held in the Arnolfini Archive.
2012 See our latest commission
2011 'Salad Dressing' a cover-version commission of Ed Ruscha's Crackers
2011 'UNTITLED PERFORMANCE STILLS' commissioned for
The Pigs of Today are the Hams of Tomorrow