Wednesday 22 January
7.00 – 8.30pm
DVD Launch: Mel Brimfield – This is Performance Art: Parts One and Two
Join us for a drink and to watch the first screening of Mel Brimfield’s fictional television documentary series, marking the fragmentary and unreliable nature of performance art’s historical record. Low-end showbiz memoirs, sensationalist biographical documentaries and cheap-to-make TV clip programmes compiling lists of ‘The 100 Top/Best/Greatest…’ are referenced alongside the faulty mechanics of museological, archival and curatorial approaches to assimilating live art. The result is a comedic performative critique of performance art historiographies.The evening will be introduced by raconteur, bon viveur and national treasure Sir Francis Spalding.
Part One - Performed Sculpture and Dance
Part Two - Experimental Theatre and Cabaret
Mel Brimfield is an artist working in film and performance. Between 2006/2008, she was Associate Producer at the Collective Gallery, Edinburgh, and also founded Brown Mountain College of the Performing Arts with Sally O’Reilly and Ben Roberts. Brimfield is a Cocheme fellow at Byam Shaw (Central St Martins), and is represented by Ceri Hand Gallery.
In association with the Live Art Development Agency