Abstract Vaudeville: The Work of Rose English
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.
I designed and produced this book in close collaboration with the artist and the editorial team. I was involved with the editorial structure and curation of materials for the book and responsible for the print management.
Abstract Vaudeville: The Work of Rose English by Guy Brett, with texts and scripts by Rose English and interviews by Anne-Louise Rentell, 2014. Edited by Martha Fleming and Doro Globus.