Stills from 'Faces' by Hayley Newman, Photographs by Jonathon Purcell Photography
‘Between’ is a season of new performance art commissions at the Cornerhouse in Manchester designed to take place in the empty galleries as they appear between exhibitions. The project is based on a series of exibitions also called 'Between' held at the Kunsthalle Dusseldorf between 1969 – 73. Adkins has used the Between programme at the Kunsthalle as a curatorial model to investigate how cultural institutions can include the artist/performer as an agent in the initiation and creation of an alternative exhibition programme. The Between commissions featured new performance works by Hayley Newman (UK), Patricia Baga (USA), Annika Ström (SWE), Ruth Barker (UK) Helen Collett, Lois Macdonald (UK) and myself Louise Adkins (UK).
Between1 - Hayley Newman & Trisha Baga March 30th 2012
Between2 - Annika Ström & Louise Adkins June 8th 2012
Between3 - Ruth Barker, Helen Collett & Lois Macdonald September 21st 2012.
The Between is funded by MIRIAD at Manchester Metropolitan University and the Arts Council of England. It is a partnership project with the International3, MIRIAD and the Cornerhouse, Manchester. ‘Between’ is curated by Louise Adkins and associate curators are Laurence Lane and Paulette O'Brien.