On Wednesday 15 May Angus Cameron presented Headless, a large scale performance art project led by Swedish collaborative duo Goldin+Senneby. Cameron shares his thoughts on the themes of Headless in relation to the work of Bernadette Corporation.
I spent a very enjoyable evening at the ICA on Wednesday, discussing the relative merits of Goldin+Senneby’s Headlessand Bernadette Corporation‘s Reena Spaulings. This was in the context of the ICA’s retrospective Bernadette Corporation: 2000 Wasted Years. Although centered on the multi-authored artists novels the artists have produced, my particular interest concerned the theme of the fragmented self that runs through both and, indeed, through the groups’ other work too. My title, In Pieces (Prezi for the event available here) was borrowed from this passage in Reena Spaulings (p.42):
ICA Executive Director Gregor Muir looks at the week ahead.
This weekend we are celebrating the book launch of As seen in BLITZ: Fashioning ’80′s Style by former fashion editor Iain R Webb. There will be a pop-up show in the ICA Theatre curated by Iain R Webb, with a series of talks with special guests, and film screenings all celebrating the deeply influential pages of BLITZ.
Oscar Wilde once said ‘In old days books were written by men of letters and read by the public. Nowadays books are written by the public and read by nobody.’ We at the ICA Bookshop have decided to try to rectify this by selecting the best self-published Zines and Journals we discover every month. Here’s a selection of the cream of our recent crop.
Camilla Wills, Foreign Experiences, 2013, video, 4 mins, still
It’s a bit self-referential isn’t it? Writing something about our Friday Salon on ‘Automatic Writing / Instant Publishing‘ for the ICA Blog. But the conceit seems a useful way to introduce the project, especially as I am listed as from an organisation promoting self-publishing, and the instant self-publishing platform one automatically thinks of is this.