Lily McElroy (’06), Mike Smith (F ‘11) and others
Test Run: Performance in Public
Modern Art Oxford
30 Pembroke Street, Oxford, UK, OX1 1BP
March 27–May 17, 2015
Günter Brus | Jeremy Deller | Song Dong | Rose English | VALIE EXPORT | Alicia Frankovich | Hamish Fulton | Jefford Horrigan | William Hunt | Sanja Iveković | Serena Korda | Bruce Lacey | Jérôme Leuba | Klara Lidén | Lilly McElroy | Florence Peake | Alex Schady | Mike Smith | Theatre of Mistakes | Gillian Wearing
Modern Art Oxford presents Test Run: Performance in Public – a multidisciplinary exploration of ideas which focuses on artists who use public space specifically for performance.
Through a selection of new and historical works, Test Run examines what happens when ‘normal behaviour’ in public spaces is disrupted and how expectations of public behaviour can be exploited.
Using film and documentary material, discussions and interactive sessions, Test Run explores the making, curating and presentation of performance in public space. Including live performance, talks, workshops and a series of three new commissions,Test Run links the interior space of the gallery to public locations in Oxford’s city centre.