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Hayley Newman | Performancemania, 1990

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Published on the occasion of Hayley Newman’s exhibition The Daily Hayley at Matt’s Gallery, 15–30 September 2001, Performancemania is the first comprehensive publication of performance works by Newman.

The book offers an overview of 34 performances made by the artist between 1994 and 2001 as well as including 21 ‘fake’ performances from Newman’s 1998 documentary series Connotations - Performance Images. Works presented in the book are discussed within Newman’s self-interview. Identifying itself as a performance, the self-interview presents an analysis of textuality in relation to the mediation of performance both within and beyond the event of action, looking at text as score, document, prediction or testament.