In Conversation with Andrew Renton

A new publication, Perform, Repeat, Record: Live Art in History, edited by Amelia Jones and Adrian Heathfield features a conversation about our practice with ourselves and Andrew Renton.

The chapter concludes with a series of short texts about some of our live performance projects by people who attended them including David Barrett (The World Won’t Listen), Vivienne Gaskin (The Smiths is dead), Dan Howard-Birt (A Rock ‘N’ Roll Suicide), Tom McCarthy (File under Sacred Music) and Ceri Hand (Silent Sound).

Bringing together contributors from dance, theatre, visual studies, and art history, the book addresses the conundrum of how live art is positioned within history. Among the numerous artists, theorists, and historians who contributed to this volume are Marina Abramović, Guillermo Gómez-Peña, Rebecca Schneider, Boris Groys, Jane Blocker, Carolee Schneemann, Tehching Hsieh, Orlan, Tilda Swinton, and Jean-Luc Nancy.

Perform, Repeat, Record is available now from Unbound. Published by Intellect in collaboration with the Live Art Development Agency, 2012, 656 pages, paperback, colour and black and white images throughout, 17cm x 23cm. ISBN: 9781841504896