Unpainting

Corbet House
Islington

The invitation for Unpaintings read:

‘Approximately 30 years ago Anne Bean invited Rob La Frenais, editor of Performance Magazine (1979-92), now a curator and writer, to review her work, live, during her performance Pain tings at Laing Art Gallery, ‘Notes on a Return.” He read the review out intermittently so that the review influenced the performance and vice versa. 

Ten years ago Anne Bean painted 24 self-portraits over 24 hours as a live element in her work Autobituary, a MATTS Gallery commission.

Now with both these elements they will collaborate on Unpaintings.’

The short video clip shows the methodology of the work with typed text animating computer-generated voice.

Unpainting

Corbet House
Islington

The invitation for Unpaintings read:

‘Approximately 30 years ago Anne Bean invited Rob La Frenais, editor of Performance Magazine (1979-92), now a curator and writer, to review her work, live, during her performance Pain tings at Laing Art Gallery, ‘Notes on a Return.” He read the review out intermittently so that the review influenced the performance and vice versa. 

Ten years ago Anne Bean painted 24 self-portraits over 24 hours as a live element in her work Autobituary, a MATTS Gallery commission.

Now with both these elements they will collaborate on Unpaintings.’

The short video clip shows the methodology of the work with typed text animating computer-generated voice.