One Night Stand - Performance, Spike Island, November 2012Performance Re-enactment Society
punctuated the evening's proceedings with three acts.
In these interludes, with audience participation, we carried out original versions of instruction works and enactments inspired by other artists.
Act 1 is a new interpretation of 'Unfurl' by Alison Knowles, published in 'More' (1979).
Act 2 is a montage of Yoko Ono's instructions for paintings, 1961 - 2, published in 'Grapefruit' (1964).
Act 3 is a version of Sophie Calle's 'The Chromatic Diet' (1997), which was itself a version of a work by the fictional artist Maria Turner, from Paul Auster's novel 'Leviathan' (1992). Calle attempted to become Auster's heroine, who was based on her; tonight, through eating, you can attempt to become Calle and Turner.
These instruction-based works were previously carried out at Arnolfini's 'The Cover of a Book is the Beginning of a Journey' (2009) and were remade for the context of 'One Night Stand' at Spike Island.