‘Backwards Forwards’ is a video made by Anne Bean and Alex Eisenberg from a live performance called 'Post Reality: Laws of Similarity and Contagion'. The original performance was commissioned to launch ‘Performance Magazine Online’ at the ReROOTed Festival, Humber Street Gallery, Hull in March 2017. It featured live appearances by Rob La Frenais, Richard Wilson and Yol.
‘Performance Magazine Online’ (2017) is a project by Rob La Frenais in collaboration with Live Art Development Agency. In partnership with Re-ROOTed, Hull City of Culture 2017 and The British Library, London. Supported using public funding by Arts Council England.
About Performance Magazine Online:
Between 1979-1992 Performance Magazine documented an extraordinary period in the development of art in the UK.
With its maverick and punk ethos Performance Magazine embodied an immensely active community of artists, writers and publics that crossed disciplines throughout the late 70s, 80s and the start of the 90s.
The magazine provided a vital platform for the awareness of new approaches to the making and experience of art by creating a critical context and space for discourse. Moving beyond Performance Art and conventional categorisations, Performance Magazine was instrumental in promoting cross-disciplinary and underground art and played an important role in triggering the development of Live Art as a terminology and field of creative practice.
Rob La Frenais (founding editor 1979 – 1987) has collaborated with Live Art Development Agency (LADA) to develop this project – Performance Magazine Online.
View the project and other features: performancemagazine.co.uk