NEGOTIATED MAP at “The Pigs of Today are the Hams of Tomorrow”

  • The Pigs of Today are the Hams of Tomorrow
  • Live Laboratory Symposium and Durational Performances,
  • Exhibition and Publication 21 – 24 January 2010

Plymouth Arts Centre presents The Pigs of Today are the Hams of Tomorrow, a curatorial collaboration with the Marina Abramović Institute for Preservation of Performance Art. The Pigs of Today are the Hams of Tomorrow will stage, document and discuss groundbreaking international performance art in order to examine and sustain the future
of the medium.

This is the first curatorial project of the Marina Abramović Institute. Marina Abramović has pioneered performance art for over four decades on an international scale. Her major retrospective at the Museum of Modern Art, New York, opens in March 2010.

Ideas for the Institute are mapped in The Reading Room by Transmedia art students Brussels, Sven Goyvaerts & Filip Daniels.

One table – offering a possibility to add tags to two original tags, being ‘Marina Abramovic Institute’ & ‘Performance’. The visitors use pencils, a ruler and an eraser. All media that can be or have been used to document performance get some sort of ‘felt disc’ with ‘Voting Poll chips’. Vote for your favourite medium for the future of documentation: Social Media / Writing / Photography / Video / Re-enactment / please stop documenting, performance is a live art.