To celebrate the 30th anniversary of EDGE 88 we are holding a special event in one of the original locations of this seminal performance art festival, St James’s Church, Clerkenwell in London.
Thirty years after EDGE 88, Helena Goldwater and Rob La Frenais (former editor of Performance Magazine and Director of EDGE 88), in collaboration with the Live Art Development Agency (LADA), are revisiting this and other 1980s performance art events in Edge of an Era, a series of activities connecting influential artists from the 1980s with current generations.
Edge of an Era will shed light on underrepresented performance art histories that have had a significant influence on current art practice. This phase of the project has seen five artistic commissions which respond to the archival digitisation of the work from these events, workshops that took place in London and Northumberland and the development of a bespoke website offering the archive as a resource. These activities culminate in the public event which will take place on 4 February 2019 in St James’s Church, the original location of Denis Masi’s work Screen (from EDGE 88).