Performance Re-Enactment Society

Friday, 14th September 2012 to Saturday, 15th September 2012, 00:00 to 00:00
(Elements of ‘Group Show' may require booking in advance via box office, please ask for details)

Group Show

Performance Re-enactment Society (PRS) present an intangible exhibition curated from Arnolfini’s archive and displayed through performance, choreography, conversation and exhibition tours.This is an intervention into Arnolfini’s archive, which remakes the gallery’s history as fiction.

Group Show is selected from an imagined Arnolfini collection of visual art and performance, bringing together works from different times that were not originally shown together, as a new event. In the galleries and behind the scenes, PRS will share the research they have carried out, whilst in residency as part of Performing Documents. For this project PRS are Paul Clarke, Tom Marshman, Clare Thornton, with dance artist Laura Dannequin and other guests.

Performing Documents: Remake

Performing Documents is a collaborative research project and series of events funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council. Hosted by the University of Bristol in partnership with Arnolfini and In Between Time the project draws on creative, curatorial and research strategies to present awide-reaching investigation into the problems and potential of performance and its documents. September 2012 sees the first of four Performing Documents presentations at Arnolfini, followed by activity in December and Spring 2013. The theme of this first instalment is ‘remaking’ – experimenting with creative ways of engaging with documents and recordings authored by other artists.

Invited by the Performing Documents project a collective of artists, curators and researchers explored the theme of ‘remaking’ in a series of workshops. Ideas from these workshops are shared in performances, debate and screenings under the heading ‘Remake’.

Hosted by the University of Bristol in partnership with Arnolfini, In Between Time and University of Exeter.

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