Previously at the ICA - Events
11 May 2009
It is not by painting that photography touches art, but by theatre. - Roland Barthes
To be alert is to be decorative. - Frank O'Hara
For this evening's event, Jimmy Robert and Ian White perform Marriage à la Mode et Cor Anglais, a work that combines and re-presents image (in particular a Robert Mapplethorpe photograph of Robert Wilson and Philip Glass), text and music, and uses various coordinates, including artificiality, posing, mortality and repetition.
The work was developed for theatre performance, and was originally produced by STUK Kunstcentrum, Belgium. This is the second performance work by Robert and White to explore the line between an image and a related set of movements, and both relates to and differs from 6 things we couldn't do, but can do now, performed at Tate Britain in 2004.