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Adrian Henri Total Art Symposium

Adrian Henri, Total Art, 2014. Installation view of the Exhibition Research Centre by Matt Thomas.

Adrian Henri, Total Art, 2014. Installation view of the Exhibition Research Centre by Matt Thomas.

Adrian Henri and Performance

Round-table discussion with Bryan Biggs (artistic director, the Bluecoat), Pete Brown (poet and musician), Mike Evans (writer, ex-Liverpool Scene), John Gorman (ex-Scaffold), Antony Hudek (curator, Raven Row Gallery, London), Mike McCartney (photographer, ex-Scaffold), Catherine Marcangeli (curator), Barry Miles (writer), Heike Roms (Professor in Performance Studies, University of Aberystwyth).

Discussion topics will include:

  • The first happenings in Britain: Liverpool's cultural environment in the 1950s and 1960s, the emergence of a poetry scene and its links to Merseybeat and popular culture. The specificities of Henri's collaborative happenings in the early 1960s. Accessibility and the place of the audience
  • Poetry and music: the importance of music in Henri's visual and poetic work, and in his multi-media events. Rock vs jazz as an accompaniment to poetry. The success of The Liverpool Scene on the alternative gig circuit
  • Issues of provincialism centre/periphery: an art rooted in the local (Liverpool) yet internationally connected to Europe and to the US, sidestepping London
  • Henri's seminal book Environments and Happenings / Total Art, 1974, as an alternative narrative in the histories of Performance Art.

This symposium will be followed by a book launch at the Bluecoat - all are welcome

Date

20 September 2014, 3.45pm

Location

Exhibition Research Lab
The John Lennon Art & Design Building
Liverpool John Moores University
Duckinfield Street
Liverpool L3 5RD

Entrance via main building/reception on week days, and via exhibition space on weekends. 

www.ljmu.ac.uk/research/centres-and-institutes/exhibition-research-lab

Free, no booking required