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Mel Brimfield: This is Performance Art

Sat 1 Oct – Sat 10 Dec 2011

This is Performance Art sees Mel Brimfield’s complex practice take a shrewd and tangled romp through the development of performance art, simultaneously revealing and inventing a rich history of collaboration between artists, dancers, theatre makers, political activists and comedians.

Mel Brimfield’s meticulously drawn and painted posters and programmes for fictional interdisciplinary cabarets, together with costumes and props, are produced alongside documentary-style films and live works that playfully associate performance art with most significant cultural developments of the last 100 years, from Gilbert and George to Morecambe and Wise.

Admission to the Mead Gallery is FREE

Mead Gallery Opening Hours
Mon-Sat 12noon-9pm

This project is a result of Brimfield’s residency at Camden Arts Centre and is toured by Yorkshire Sculpture Park in association with Ceri Hand Gallery.