Year: 2014
Publisher: Ridinghouse
Scope: book design, curation & print management
Format: 270×200 mm 
Pages: 432

︎︎︎ The content makes the design


Rose English emerged from the conceptual art, dance and feminist scenes of 1970s Britain to become one of the most influential performance artists working today. Her uniquely interdisciplinary work combines elements of theatre, circus, opera and poetry to explore themes of gender politics, the identity of the performer and the metaphysics of presence.

This comprehensive monograph documents English’s 40-year career to date, including legendary site-specific performances and large-scale spectaculars. Accompanying many rare archival photographs and performance scripts, a major essay by Guy Brett surveys the artist’s work and times alongside interviews with two of English’s closest collaborators, Sally Potter and Simon Vincenzi.

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