This is not a Performance or a Lecture!

Instigating discussion about the intersection between performance and visual practice.

Frank Abbott, web (5)

(Photo credit: Julian Hughes)

Jennet Thomas (2)

(Photo credit: Julian Hughes)

Pinchbeck & Swettenham (5)

(Photo credit: Julian Hughes)

Ruth Proctor (14)

(Photo credit: Julian Hughes)

Pil and Galia Kollectiv (2)

(Photo credit: Julian Hughes)

Janice Kerbel (7)

(Photo credit: Julian Hughes)

Jenny Hogarth & Kim Coleman (2)

(Photo credit: Julian Hughes)

On Saturday 18th June 2011 Radar presented a programme of new works interrogating (and breaking down, and sometimes rejecting) the boundary between performance and visual art through the medium of the performance lecture. Though formally limited these offer unique and complex possibilities.

The seven performance lectures took place in different spaces across campus and pushed at the boundaries of the form rather than demonstrating a unified approach. Explanation was combined with fictional narrative, the theatrical morphed into the instructional, and the authoritative voice of the lecturer teetered on the verge of (un)reliability. Together, the works challenged the idea that performance should provide entertainment whilst lecturers should impart knowledge.


Jennet Thomas

Echo vs. Gown Read more

Neal Swettenham and Michael Pinchbeck

How to Write a Play Under the Influence of Deep Trance Behaviour Read more

Ruth Proctor

Repeat, Rehearse, Replay: A Conversation Read more

Pil and Galia Kollectiv

Epic Sea Battle at Night: A Revolutionary Play Permitted with the Economic Thinking of Milton Friedman Read more

Janice Kerbel

Ballgame Read more

Jenny Hogarth and Kim Coleman

Getting Down to a Nice Expression Read more

Robin Deacon

The Argument Against the Body Read more

Frank Abbott

Moose Memory Read more