Artists in the Archive

Artists in the Archive : Engaging with the Remains of Art and Performance

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Artists in the Archive: Engaging With the Remains of Art and Performance is a stunning collection of critical writings and original artworks which explore the agency of the archival document. The volume opens up a unique dialogue between artists and scholars, to look at a range of relationships between insider know-how and outsider knowledge, troubling the distinction between artistic practice and scholarly research. In its global range of contributions Artists in the Archive presents disciplinary perspectives from experimental theatre, to performance art, choreography and dance, to visual art making, archiving and curating. An exciting array of contributors look at the philosophy and politics of re-using remains, giving a fully historicised account of the institutional and infrastructural contexts of this artistic more

Product details

  • Hardback | 272 pages
  • Taylor & Francis Ltd
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 1138915386
  • 9781138915381

Table of contents

Part One: The Critical Framework MAAIKE BLEEKER: Performing the Image PAUL CLARKE: Performing Art History NICK KAYE: Performative Variation AMELIA JONES: Performance Art as a 'Redoing' of the Self SIMON JONES: Artist & Archive: Re-thinking Presence in the Age of the Archive JOHANNA LINSLEY: To Begin and Not to Begin: Archives and Impotentiality SVEN LUTTICKEN: HEIKE ROMS: Missing Fluxus: A Search in 12 Actions and 1 Reaction ADELE TAN: Lee Wen: the force of cultural re-contextualisation PART TWO: EXEMPLARY CASE STUDIES IN NEW WORKS 1: RETURN: where artists respond to their own archives. BLAST THEORY: Jog Shuttler BODIES IN FLIGHT: Do the Wild Thing! Redux AMANDA COOGAN: Yellow Re-performed GUILLERMO GOMEZ-PENA: Intercultural Poltergeist HANCOCK & KELLY: Lone Duets TERRY O'CONNOR MIKE PEARSON: Contributory factors. Or what else? THEATRE OF MISTAKES: JASON BOWMAN: Reiterating Theatre of Mistakes ANTHONY HOWELL: Against Ephemerality FIONA TEMPLETON: on self and archive 2: REMAKE: where artists explore the archives of other artists' work. GILES BAILEY: Talker Catalogue MEL BRIMFIELD ROSEMARY BUTCHER & STEFFI SACHSENMAIER: Kaprow's 18 Happenings HELEN COLE: We See Fireworks ROBIN DEACON: Stuart Sherman's Hamlet TIM ETCHELLS: Untitled (After Violent Incident) EVERY HOUSE HAS A DOOR: 9 Beginnings TRAJAL HARRELL: Twenty Looks or Paris is Burning at the Judson Church JANEZ Jansa PERFORMANCE RE-ENACTMENT SOCIETY: Group Show CLAIRE MACDONALD: Performing with Ghosts RABIH MROUE & ALI CHERRI PIL & GALIA AXEL WIEDER: VERSION CONTROLshow more