The Small Acts-Performance
Black Dog, 2000 - Art - 191 pages
Aganist a backdrop of corporate pageantry, state fireworks and bogus universalism 14 British artists have marked the personal and political resonances of the Millennium in a series of extraordinary performances, here transformed into works for the page. These dissident, idiosyncratic and often private actions deal with unspoken and invisible aspects of contemporary experience: personal and community memories, itinerant life, anonymity, mental helth, disability, rumours, forgotten times and possessions. Commissioned artist include Brain Catling, Bobby Baker, Graeme. More than a catalogue of now lost performance events, Small Acts presents striking visual documents set alongside essays by key art and cultural commentators.
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Introduction 68 Cilane Tawadros 143 Robert Pacitti
Graeme Miller 124 Deborah Levy
Conceiving Difference 127 Bobby Baker
Alex Kelly anonymous artist audience become birthday blood Bobby Bobby Baker body Brian Catling century Chuckery clock contemporary cris cheek cultural dark Description of thing diary Etchells experience eyes face fact feel felt fiction film Forced Entertainment Franko friends future Graeme Miller guests hand happened head Hibaldstow HITCHER Hsieh images knew Kuchuk Hanem lives London look madness mark megaphone memory Mike Pearson Millennium Collection narrator never night Nominated party past performance perhaps Permanent Midnight photograph piece plastic present Pull realisation Reason not worth remember Richard Sadler Search of Lost Second Kommen seems SHIT sleep Small Acts space stars stories strange street talk Tehching Hsieh tell temporal theatre There's things not worth Trafalgar Square Unknowing unto walk Walsall worth keeping write Yeah