“Anne Bean is a visionary artist who has troubled the boundaries of contemporary art for five decades. This book shows her to be a key and vibrant figure in live art.” - William Raban, artist, Professor of Film, University of the Arts, London
To launch the publication of Anne Bean: Self Etc., the first substantial survey on the work of the artist Anne Bean, we are very pleased to be hosting an event at LADA which will include presentations and readings by Dominic Johnson, Rob La Frenais and Anne Bean as well as a screening programme which includes:
DELAYED 1971 > 2017 by Anne Bean, Rod Melvin, Chal was a collaborative performance by ARC, in the Great Hall, Reading 1971, which was reconfigured by the same main participants in 2017, each with their own sense of the original.
I'm Not Here (1995) by Brian Routh (aka Harry Kipper, 1948-2018) in which, as ever, Brian triggers the belly laugh from the underbelly.
Backwards/Forwards (2017), by Anne Bean and Alex Eisenberg was made from the live performance Post Reality: Laws of Similarity and Contagion which was commissioned to launch Performance Magazine Online at the ReROOTed Festival, Humber Street Gallery, Hull in March 2017. It featured live appearances by Rob La Frenais, Richard Wilson and Yol. This film will then be screened online on the LADA Screens channel from 29 November to 13 December 2018.
About Anne Bean: Self Etc.
The first substantial survey of its kind, Anne Bean: Self Etc. is edited by Rob La Frenais and brings together documentation of Bean’s performances, drawings, videos, installations, and sculptures, as well as writings, interviews and visual essays by the artist. A series of commissioned critical essays show her to be a prolific maker of acts, objects, and multiple ‘selves’.
This book includes extensive visual documentation of Bean’s performances, essays by and interviews with Anne Bean, Guy Brett, Dominic Johnson, Poshya Kakl, Rob La Frenais, Lynn MacRitchie, Ezra Rubenstein, and Richard Wilson, and a series of new visual essays by the artist. The book has been designed by David Caines.
Lavishly illustrated and including previously unseen images, Anne Bean: Self Etc. explores and expands the nature, form and contexts that artistic collaboration can take.
This publication is the sixth in the Intellect Live book series. Intellect Live is a collaboration between Intellect Books and the Live Art Development Agency. The series is characterized by lavishly illustrated and beautifully designed books that are created through close collaborations between artists and writers, and that are the first substantial publication dedicated to the artists' work.
The book can be purchased through Unbound.