2015-ongoing | Live Performance | Duration variable
Diana Baker Smith, Frances Barrett, Kate Blackmore and Kelly Doley
In this participatory work, the four members of Barbara Cleveland sit in a circle recounting personal memories of performances into a microphone. The microphone is passed around the circle, inviting the audience to also contribute to generating an oral history of performance. The memories are audio recorded and archived to allow these unreliable narratives to take their place in history, thereby highlighting the complexities associated with historicising performance.
Installation view, Making History, 20th Biennale of Sydney, The future is already here – it’s just not evenly distributed. Images by Jessica Maurer and courtesy of the artists.