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About The Event

A group exhibition featuring Amalia Pica, Tim Etchells, Felix Gmelin, Rabih Mroue and others

Version Control explores performance in the expanded field of contemporary artistic practice. Rather than looking at performance solely as ‘live’ activity, the exhibition focuses on performance as a method of making the past present.

This ‘performativity’ is about the conscious moment of staging, the appropriating and re-visiting of images and other forms of representation. It touches on questions of archiving, historiography, subjectivity and ownership.

Version Control includes artists of different generations and traditions including visual art, theatre and digital culture, presenting film and video, painting, drawing, and sculpture.

A series of interventions and ‘performing objects’ will make the exhibition itself performative.

‘Who controls the past controls the future, and who controls the present controls the past.’
1984, George Orwell


Book Now for the Performing Documents Conferences: Redux Symposium, 8 Dec, 2012, Arnolfini and the Performing Documents Conference, 12-14 April 2013.

This exhibition runs from Sat 2 Feb - 14 April. Version Control is produced by Arnolfini in association with the collaborative AHRC funded research project Performing Documents and In Between Time.