OBJECT / PERFORMANCE
PERFORMANCE / OBJECT
1 NIGHT OF PERFORMANCE
AN EXHIBITION OF OBJECTS
A REACTION TO SCULPTURE
In perFORMa Alexander Costello, William Mackrell and Florence Peake will be performing or coordinating performances in the gallery for the evening of the private view. The result will culminate in a show of objects, interventions and sculpture which will remain exhibited in the space for the duration of the show.
Alongside this Ana Genovés will provide an object to be read by Sarah Jones as a score. The work will appear at the opening and remain in situ for the course of the exhibition whilst Sarah will attend to it, visiting and revisiting the work, for a period of time following the opening.
Referencing Bruce Nauman, Marina Abramović and the language of art – with a nod to RoseLee Goldberg’s biennial event. perFORMa will challenge the tradition of performance as a vehicle for artists to move away from materiality, and raise questions on the commercial gallery as platform for this discipline. As the resulting physical objects will remain in the gallery and will not be moved or curated after the event, perFORMa will raise questions of hierarchy – whether the objects have a value outside of the performance – and how much the knowledge of the original event affects the reading of the work autonomously.