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This performance lecture explores the process of Robin Deacon’s re-enactment of Stuart Sherman’s ensemble performance Hamlet: A Portrait. Deacon will revisit his re-staging of the original piece through video, photographic and textual documentation, as well as the highly complex set and objects utilised. In looking at how these remnants of the original performance tell a partial, fragmented and sometimes contradictory story, Robin will set about deconstructing his re-enactment of Sherman’s original.

Produced with Ruth Holdsworth.

£5.00/£4.00 Concs (or Free with ‘Remake’ Symposium ticket)

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.