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).
Isabel Carvalho and Clare Thornton (ed.)
Minor Breast is a collaboration between artists Isabel Carvalho and Clare Thornton. The project developed through their shared interests in community, collective production and a desire to get to the very heart of the matter. Minor Breast is a collection of contemporary reflections and strategies for surviving lost love, heartbreak and getting through moments of crisis. Gathered through an international female network of friends, family and contacts, Minor Breast focuses on asymmetries, relationships, sharing of intimacy and feminism. It seeks to be a creative and honest public platform. Participants were invited to share with us the advice that got them through. Whether passed on by another or learned through direct experience we sought creative and poetic contributions to surviving the hardest of times and navigating the interwoven highs and lows of life/love/work.
2008 / 11.5 x 16.5 cm / 48 p. / b/w