A photo by Duncan Speakman of Uninvited Guests and Oh, The Guilt performing Society of Friends at Theaster Gates' Sanctum, Bristol. Produced by Situations and programmed by MAYK.
A remarkable structure arose from within the bombed-out remains of Temple Church in Bristol. For 24 days, 24 hours a day, the site was transformed into an intimate place of listening, in which to hear the city like never before.
Uninvited Guests performed Society of Friends 4 times as part of Sanctum, contributing 4 hours to the 552 hours of continuous sound by performers, musicians and bands. Entrance was free and the programme was secret. See website for further info on Theaster Gates' first public project in the UK, produced by Situations, as part of Bristol 2015 European Green Capital: http://sanctumbristol.com/
Next week Paul will be presenting Untitled Performance Stills, with the Performance Re-enactment Society and photographer Hugo Glendinning, as part of The Pigs of Today are the Hams of Tomorrow. The exhibition, durational performances and symposium are curated as a collaboration between Plymouth Arts Centre and Marina Abramović.
The Performance Re-enactment Society and Hugo Glendinning gather together international practitioners, researchers, producers, curators, funders and audiences of performance art to form an archive of recollections of live art events. Each participant works with the Society to archive their memories of a past performance work that had a deep impact on them, recording their recollections and creating a still image that captures a memorable moment from the event. These playful re-enactments to camera place the audience in the frame and will be presented as new co-created works, alongside the memories participants have deposited in the collection.
Untitled Performance Stills
Thursday 21st, Friday 22 & Saturday 23 January
17.00 - 21.00
The Slaughterhouse, Royal William Yard, Plymouth
We invite you to donate your performance memories and create a performance photograph with us. Bring along any objects, costume or clothing you require to re-make this moment to camera.
Exhibition Tour of Remembered Works
Sunday 24 January
On the final day of the symposium and performances the Society will create a tour of The Slaughterhouse drawing on the works you remember, rather than those that are there.
26 January - 21 March