Publication as Practice # 3: Performance as Publishing
Publication as Practice II
A short course on concepts of artists’ publications
Wednesday 22 October 2014, 7pm
# 3: Performance as Publishing
Nicole Bachmann and Ruth Beale
Talk starts at 7.15pm
Image: From script to reading to exhibition to performance to print Alex Cecchetti, Story Line: Marie & William, 2013
Nicole Bachmann and Ruth Beale formed Performance as Publishing in 2010. It is an artist-led research project which investigates overlaps in performance practice, events, discourse and writing.The project explores the work of contemporary artists who use text and writing/speaking as a basis for their performance. Past events and exhibitions have taken place at: Kunsthalle Basel; Het Veem Theater, Amsterdam; South London Gallery; Rowing, London; Turner Contemporary, Margate; and Modern Art Oxford. They will talk about their recent project I take an empty space and call it a bare stage, at New York Art Book Fair, and meetings in New York with artists active in Fluxus, conceptual art and spoken word.
Nicole Bachmann is an artist based in London and Zurich. Recent and upcoming exhibitions include MOT International Project Space, London (2014), Swiss Art Award Basel (2014), Zabludowicz Collection London (2013), and Aid & Abet, Cambridge (2013). Bachmann’s latest piece draws on the idea of language as material: Language as a possible physical form as well as a performance where rhythm relates back to the craft of making
Ruth Beale is an artist based in London. Recent solo exhibitions include Peckham Platform, London (2014), Trade, Nottingham (2014), and group exhibitions at LesTerritoires, Montreal (2014) and Wysing Arts Centre (2014). Her work employs collaborative, discursive and performance processes to explore the relationships between culture, governance, social discourse and representation.