14th January 2010

Performance Re-enactment Society (PRS)

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.

Photographic Installation
26 January - 21 March

Posted by Paul: 14th January 2010
Tags: Art, Installation

27th July 2009

Performing the Archive

Paul Clarke is currently Research Fellow on the project 'Performing the Archive: the future of the past', hosted by University of Bristol's Live Art Archives and Arnolfini. As part of this project he has performed a number of solo speech acts and carried-out enactments in galleries with The Performance Re-enactment Society. Research in progress, performance actions and texts are documented on a Wiki on Project Arnolfini. Most recently he has presented as part of Lin Hixson, Matthew Goulish and Mark Jeffery's 'Abandoned Practices', Summer Institute at the Art Institute of Chicago, where he was a visiting scholar. He also showed at OPA 0.2 (on performance art) Re-Think/ Re-use/ Re-make, at Art-Athina, Athens, in May. The performance texts from both of these works, documentation of presentations programmed, research writings and info on future events are all available on the project wiki.

Posted by Paul: 27th July 2009
Tags: Art