The Small Acts-Performance

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Adrian Heathfield
Black Dog, 2000 - Art - 191 pages
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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

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Adrian Heathfield is Professor of Performance and Visual Culture at Roehampton University, London. He is the editor of "Live: Art and Performance, Small Acts, " and "Shattered Anatomies.

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