Between is a season of new performance art commissions designed to take place in the empty galleries as they appear between exhibitions. The commissions, taking place at the Cornerhouse over three events between March to September 2012, will feature new performances by Hayley Newman, Patricia Baga, Annika Ström, Louise Adkins, Helen Collett and Lois Macdonald.
The project is based on a series of performance events called ‘Between’ held at the Dusseldorf Kunsthalle 1969 – 1973. The central idea behind these events was to make use of the gaps between exhibitions for short, additional, experimental shows. The initial impetus for Between came from the English artist and then Düsseldorf resident Tony Morgan, who was on the look out for openings for contemporary artists to stage exhibitions of their work. Many of these actions and performances were unique, some of the artworks exhibited lasted only for the duration of the respective Between show. The Between events set the course for future innovative exhibition practice. Artists originally involved in Between included Marcel Broodthaers, Robert Filliou, Gilbert & George, Gotthard Graubner, Klaus Rinke, Ingrid Schreiber, Günther Uecker, Timm Ulrichs and Franz Erhard Walther amongst others.
The Between programme of commissioned new performance works will run from March 2012 to September 2012. The project is curated by Louise Adkins and associate curators Laurence Lane and Paulette O’Brien.