A book is a performance is an exhibition that showcases artists’ books and multiples to explore and expand the twin concepts of performance and performativity.
Considering how books stage images, enact ideas and direct experiences to subversive effect, this exhibition presents thoughts and actions grounded in ritual, gesture, mime, documentation and scores through works by:
Christian Boltanski, Nina Chua, Thomas A. Clark, Marcus Coates, Cullinan Richards, Helen Douglas, Alec Finlay, Ian Hamilton Finlay, Richard Hamilton, Sharon Kivland, Li Yuan-chia, Richard Long, Bruce McLean, Simon Morris, Yoko Ono, Hans Waanders, Viola Yeşiltaç among many others.
25 April – 26 May 2013, Tue – Sun 12 – 4pm
Preview with a performance reading, Out of Books, by Alec Finlay: 24 April, 5 – 7.30pm
Durational performance, I used to, by Sarah Sanders: 18 May, 1 – 4.30pm (part of the Ignite 2013 festival).