15 March – 7 May 2006
Autobituary is Anne Bean’s second exhibition for Matt’s Gallery, and turns to the artist’s early performance work, displaying on 30 video monitors the recent re-staging of original performances made by the artist between 1969-1974.
Autobituary is a dynamic sculptural installation integrating filmed performance works with reclaimed furniture and props. The viewer can stand, sit, or walk through the installation, surrounded by sound and image which have the power of a live art event.
Revealing a practice that spans performance, sculpture, drawing, text and sound, Bean’s re-formed performances, Shadow Deeds, explore weight and weightlessness, time and duration, surface and form, the body, the object and representation. Re-forming intuited and remembered actions, Bean weaves together works which stand alone as vital physical performances; and as ‘shadow deeds’ explore the processes of making, experiencing and viewing.