Mel Brimfield: This is Performance Art - Part 2

This is Performance Art - Part Two: Experimental Theatre and Cabaret

Mel Brimfield’s complex practice takes a skewed and tangled romp through the development of performance art, simultaneously revealing and inventing a rich history of collaboration between visual artists, dancers, theatre makers, political activists and comedians. It sees the debut of the second episode of This Is Performance Art, Brimfield’s ongoing fictional TV series investigating “what is omitted, forgotten, lost and fictionalised by the faulty mechanics of museological, curatorial and archival approaches to assimilating performance art history.”

The show premieres new film and photographic work commissioned and supported by Live at LICA and Ceri Hand Gallery, Liverpool. Brimfield’s work is also made with support from Performance Matters, a collaboration between Goldsmiths, University of London, Roehampton Institute and the Live Art Development Agency, financially assisted by the AHRC.

The exhibition is accompanied by a stunning new publication – This Is Performance Art – published by Black Dog Press, featuring a foreword by Live at LICA Director Matt Fenton.

Advisory: this exhibition contains infrequent strong swearing

FREE Public talk with Mel Brimfield. 12noon, 20 January. Nuffield Theatre

Event Details

Age Restriction:
To see this event you must be 12 or over

Mel Brimfield

Exhibition Dates

20th January - 18th February 2012.
Public Launch event: 6.30pm, 19th January 2012

Entry: FREE.

Peter Scott Gallery, Lancaster University
Peter Scott Gallery opening times

Mel Brimfield, Production still from Barbara Hepworth > Henry Moore, 2011