Performance as Publishing

— Beth Collar

Like Valhalla

Beth Collar’s performance Like Valhalla comes out of an ongoing exploration into landscape, historical narratives, memory and their relation to trauma and violence. Built out of interactions with the fens in East Anglia (UK), epic poetry, local history pamphlets, news footage, Hollywood and the Victorian historical novel, she finds the Dionysian in the suburban and the brutal in the innocuous. Attempting to delete the distance between us and the past, Collar questions the romantic image of the landscape, the hero, and history.

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