Rose English

in Conversation with Jean Wainright
What is the legacy of a performance as it is revisited and evolves over time? How can works of performance be documented with intellectual rigour and clairty, without contaminating the original work?

Join DACS on 21 July from 5-6pm for a conversation exploring the lifespan of an artwork - from archive to performance, with celebrated performance artist Rose English and acclaimed art historian and curator Jean Wainwright.

Rose English has been writing, directing and performing her own work for over 45 years. Celebrated works such as Quadrille (1975, 2013) have been revisited since their original staging, and are now part of major collections including TATE, to be discovered by new audiences and emerging generations of artists.

English will discuss the act of re-making an artwork; how it adapts to new contexts and the framing evolves. Central to this is the physicality of archival materials and the array of ephemera and objects, which English has embraced in re-telling the story of some of her most notable works. 

Buy £2 tickets for the online event here
July 19, 2022