Saturday, 10 September 2011

NOTES on a return RRP

By Rachel Lois.

The results of my writing residencyScoring Notes on a Return,  in which I devised a score for writing performance live at the Laing, have been published in Notes on a return, by Art Editions North.

NOTES on a return features a series of exhibitions and a symposium which revisited five live artworks made at the Laing in 1985, 1986 and 1987 by influential artists Anne Bean, Rose English, Mona Hatoum, Bruce McLean and Nigel Rolfe. The publication examines ideas of memory, archive and the documentation of ephemeral practices and queries the reasons and conditions for remembering within the discourses of institution and art history. 

Fragments of my score are published alongside five new performances commissioned by the Laing  and serve variously as description, direction and punctuation.


Contributors: Christopher Bamford, Anne Bean, Sam Belinfante, Guy Brett, Ramsay Burt, Rachel Lois Clapham, Mike Collier, John Dummett, Rose English, Sofia Greff, Sophia Yadong Hao, Matthew Hearn, Simon Herbert, Graham Hudson, Bruce McLean, Meg Mosley, Nigel Rolfe, Andrea Tarsia, and Viola Yeşiltaç. Contains a Foreward by Amelia Jones and an Afterward by Lois Keidan.

Notes on a return can be purchased from Unbound at The Live Art Development Agency

Notes on a return, Art Editions North, Sunderland, 2010, 192 pages, 21cm x 13cm.