Done any good books lately? As part of the show The Cover of a Book is the Beginning of a Journey, the Performance Re-enactment Society (PRS) invited visitors to take part in a series of enactments in response to the book works in the exhibition. Over five occasions they carried out a selection of instruction-based works, realising other people’s art and creating original versions.
The Performance Re-enactment Society is an occasional collective of artists, archivists and researchers, who use documents and memories to revive past art experiences and create them anew. Their collaborative performance re-enactments are acts of conservation and transform past works into new events.
In its current constellation the PRS are Paul Clarke, Clare Thornton, Tom Marshman (all Arnolfini We Live Here Associate Artists), with participants and guests.
Douglas Gordon’s Three Steps to Heaven (1996)
Unfurl (Alison Knowles, 1979)
Question Marks (Julius Koller, 1996).
do it! (Hans Ulrich Obrist, 1993 - 2005).