Showing posts with label performance. Show all posts
Showing posts with label performance. Show all posts

Saturday, January 12, 2013

Everything I Do We Do Together

Suzie Smith
Everything I Do We Do Together
bronze coin

 'Everything I Do We Do Together consists of a series of 50 bronze cast coins that I distribute individually when I feel someone has helped me in some way and I want to pay him or her back. The people who receive a coin are told to pass it on to when someone has helped them.' -Suzie Smith

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Mr. Peacock

"Invited by Harald Szeemann to the XLIX Venice Biennale (2001) and aware of the sycophantic attention lavished by the art establishment during the opening parties, he planned a 'live' work that didn't require his presence entitled The Ambassador. Mr. Peacock (a real bird) occupied a hotel room and was assigned a keeper to attend the Biennale's opening festivities."

from Francis Alÿs: The Prophet and the Fly, Catherine Lampert, Turner, Madrid, 2003

Friday, September 9, 2011

Wuppertal, 1963

Nam June Paik and Wolf Vostell at Exposition of Music, Galerie Parnass, Wuppertal, 1963
This crumpled photocopy was pinned to my studio wall for years (the source book long forgotten). I dug it out tonight after seeing these amazing photos over at ROLU (thanks Matt!)

Friday, August 12, 2011


Artists in the Theatre, The Hatton Gallery, The University, Newcastle upon Tyne, 1986, 16 pgs.(exhibition designed and conceived by Paul Gruitt)

Monday, August 1, 2011

Remy Charlip: Jumping Beans

Jumping Beans by Judith Martin & Remy Charlip, illustrated by Remy Charlip, 1963 (Scholastic, 1969). Jumping Beans was first performed by The Paper Bag Players in 1959.

Saturday, July 30, 2011

Remy Charlip: The Paper Bag Players

The Paper Bag Players, posters and announcements 1960-1964. These and more, currently on ebay.

Thursday, June 16, 2011


The Alphabet Symphony by Emmett Williams, 1962 (26 photographs of the performance "Universal Poem". Photos by Bernard Kirchoff)
from FLUXUS by Thomas Kellein, Thames and Hudson, London, 1995

Friday, June 10, 2011

a circle of rabbits

The Art of Paper Tearing: Methods and Routines for the Amateur Performer by Eric Hawkesworth (illustrated by the author), Faber & Faber, London, 1970 (1973)
"These routines, together with the necessary instructions for preparing the basic folds, are presented to teach the amateur performer the whole art of paper tearing. Once it is learned, the performer can put on a show anywhere because the craft is literally at his finger tips and the raw material always to hand in the form of newspaper. Most of the methods were devised by the old-time artistes of music hall and variety who developed this type of act into a fine art. This is the first book that offers a complete course of instruction from folding the papers to a finished presentation with effective patter."

Friday, March 4, 2011

Calder's Circus

Circus Performance, 1929 / Circus clippings from Calder's scrapbook / 3 stills from the film Calder's Little Circus, 1961 / Blue Elephant with Red Ears, 1971 / Tightrope, 1937 / Fratellini's dog, 1930 /Alexander Calder with circus lion, 1971
from Calder's Circus, Whitney Museum of American Art, E.P.Dutton, 1972

Saturday, November 27, 2010

Daniel Barrow

Please, if you ever get the chance, go see Daniel perform. I could never say enough.

Saturday, November 6, 2010


Burl Ives Songbook. Ballantine Books, 1953 (1966)
G.B.S. on Music, Penguin Books, 1962
Improvisation, Hodgson & Richards, University Paperback, 1966 (1972)