Photos and texts made as a documentation artist for the Performance Documentation exhibition held at East Street Arts, Warren Street, London in August 2013. Curated by Stephanie Dickinson.
A series of works were created through documenting an evening of live work carried out by other performers. The resulting texts and photographs remained in the space, as a relic of what had previously taken place, for the duration of the month long exhibition following these opening performances. They explore how far a document is tied to the original event, and at what point it becomes a detached piece of work, independent from this source.
The process of recording became itself a performative gesture. The nature of spectacle inherent in the documentary process was made clear through this exercise, and in contrast consider the potential of forms which bypass this intervention in their process.
Blog accompanying the exhibition (by the curatorial team)