p e r f o r m 1 3 0 6 2 0 1 9 looks at the intersection of performance and everyday life, blurring boundaries which you could argue barely exist and playing with our assumptions with regard to what constitutes a performance event.
It considers Debord's notion of psychogeography and takes the imposing forecourt of the Industrial Palace as its text, in the sense that it is the physical and psychological space itself which generates in us all a way of behaving – a narrative from which there is no conscious escape.
The long concrete forecourt becomes an auditorium for a day (as if it ever wasn't one)… a place to watch and listen to the performances which may or may not occur throughout the day. Visitors to PQ 2019 exhibits on this day become performers for a brief moment… or maybe not. Actions framed by the make-shift auditorium become transient performances…or maybe not. Other exhibits on the day which form part of the Formations event, become identified as such within the frame… or maybe not.
Architecture as set design – public space as a promenade stage – the front garden as a catwalk.
A game, a contemplation and a spectacle.
Country/Region United Kingdom
Artists Michael Spencer
13 06 2019 10:00