AboutBetween is a season of new performance art commissions taking place in Cornerhouse's empty gallery spaces in the time between exhibitions. Three events will take place in March, June and September 2012, featuring new performances by Hayley Newman, Trisha Baga, Annika Ström, Louise Adkins, Ruth Barker, Helen Collet and Lois Macdonald.
Between aims to explore the varied approaches of contemporary female performance artists.
Based on a series of legendary performance events called Between at the Düsseldorf Kunsthalle from 1969 1973, the central idea is to make use of the gaps between exhibitions for short, additional, experimental activity. The Between programme at Cornerhouse will present one-off events, responding to the specific context of the galleries in change-over.
The performance programme will be complemented by a seminar that will follow the first Between on Saturday 31 March. It will explore the challenges of collecting an art form which by its very nature is ephemeral and resists commodification. An expert panel will debate the issues, asking how and why it should be collected.
Commissions by Hayley Newman (UK) and Trisha Baga (USA)
The first Between presents work by Hayley Newman and Trisha Baga. Newman's Bones is a performance that gives voice and feeling to the detritus generated during the de-install of the previous gallery show. Newman is one of Britain's leading performance artists and is committed to working creatively around the current economic, social, and ecological crises.
Trisha Baga will present Pedestrian Mysticism, a new improvisatory work that uses video projection as a set, a prop and a character. The artist takes on the roles of director, screenwriter, editor, actor and location scout in her âperformative screenings'. Based in New York, Baga has exhibited and performed internationally including exhibitions and performances at LAXART, Los Angeles, Vilma Gold, London, Vitoria-Gasteiz, Spain and at PS1 New York.