Bodies of Memory

Performance burns up in its very performing and is gone.  But in the body of its performers, in the mind’s eyes of its viewers, it is burned in, and can live again in action and in telling, and be a new performance.  I invited artists, curators, writers, and audiences to remember verbally or physically, a performance that remains in their memory, either that they had performed or that they had witnessed.

Bodies of Memory was performed in the rooms of the Clore Wing at the Tate Britain in October 2012.

invited and coordinated by Fiona Templeton for Acts of Legacy
produced by Orlagh Woods and New Work Network
for Late at Tate

video by Alexandros Papathanasiou – excerpt HERE – full 1-hour version HERE