Performance as Publishing

— Anna Barham


Anna Barham works with words and letters like a malleable material, fascinated by their unruly potential for meaning. Arena, a simple stage area of concentric circles, was used for multiple performances over the weekend.

Fiona Banner, 1066, 2013 / Anna Barham, Arena, 2013 (foreground)

Slick Flection

Slick Flection borrows its structure from the annotation of a tap dance. Through substitution of the dance steps with other syllables, words are formed and reordered in such a way that their meaning is dispersed in favour of the rhythms and percussive qualities of a voice and text.

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Anna Barham, Slick Flection, 2012 Anna Barham, Slick Flection, 2012