PH Clarke, Sowden Tom, Performance Re-enactment Society (PRS)

Research output: Non-textual formExhibition


Cover-ed is a series of curatorial and creative interventions into and around Ed Ruscha and Mason Williams' iconic 1969 photo novel Crackers, a copy of which is held in Arnolfini's Archive. Over two months this bookwork became the script, score, instruction, and inspiration for a three-day performance of photography, a participatory performance event, an installation, an evening of talks and a new bookwork called Salad Dressing. 3 – 5th March: photoshoot and open studio, Arnolfini Reading Room. 15 March – 1st May: Follow-ed (After Hokusai) Previous re-makes, rip-offs and re-creations of Ed Ruscha bookworks were displayed in the set of the new cover version of Crackers. 24 March: Re-use, Re-make, Re-enact! An evening of talks and performative readings. 20 April, book launch and performance. The final chapter of the new book work, Salad Dressing, took the form of a a participatory event at the book launch, which was documented and published online: Salad Dressing, the 40-page artist’s bookwork, is published by Arnolfini and distributed by Cornerhouse. Part of the gallery’s 50th anniversary exhibitions.
Translated title of the contributionCover-ed
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationArnolfini
Media of outputInstallation
Publication statusPublished - 2011
EventArnolfini -
Duration: 3 Mar 20111 May 2011

Bibliographical note

Medium: Performance, photography, installation, talks and bookwork


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