History of Disappearance
Special Events

History of Disappearance and the Institutionalisation of the Avant-Garde. Seminar
Saturday 18 June 13.00-17.30
Level 1 Performance Space
£12.00/£8.00 concessions

This half day seminar will question the role of the institution in relation to live art practice. Drawing on the work of Franklin Furnace, Founding Director Martha Wilson will chair the day’s events.
Britta Wheeler, sociologist and exhibition contributor, will address the institutionalisation of American performance art. Featured artist Billy X. Curmano will discuss his practice as environmental statement.
Artists Leslie Hill and Helen Paris will talk about issues of placelessness in performance and Courtney J. Martin, Curator of the C-Series exhibition, will talk about the artist book as an interactive and activist medium.

The Culture Wars
Level 1 Cinema, FREE
Tuesday 16 August 18.00-19.30

Screenings of performances from the Archives of Franklin Furnace by the following artists:

Holly Hughes
Thursday 18 August 18.00-19.30
Ilona Granet
Annie Sprinkle
Thursday 25 August 18.00-19.30
Ron Athey
John Fleck

Please note that these screenings are for adults aged 18 above only.

History of Disappearance. Performance Day
Saturday 3 September 12.00-18.00
Level 1 Performance Space
£10/£8 concessions

To mark the end of the History of Disappearance exhibition BALTIC will host an exclusive day of live
performances by Tehching Hsieh, Billy X. Curmano, Andrea Fraser and William Pope.L.
This is an extremely rare opportunity to see work by these artists in the UK.

BACK TO HISTORY OF DISAPPEARANCE HOME PAGE
BACK TO FRANKLIN FURNACE HOME PAGE