A book documenting works made by fourteen performance artists to mark the Millennium, fore-grounding the ephemeral as a response to the epic and populist official celebrations of the time. Essays, cultural criticism, and creative texts accompany the photographic and textual documentation of the works.
Contributors: Bobby Baker, Brian Catling, Chris Dorley-Brown, Brian Eno, Tim Etchells, Ronald Fraser-Munro, Alexander Garcia Dottmann, Hugo Glendinning, Daniel Gosling, Adrian Heathfield, Emma Kay, Lois Keidan, Deborah Levy, Graeme Miller, Suzanne Moore, Kira O'Reilly, Robert Pacitti, Mike Pearson, Peggy Phelan, Meloni Poole, Gilane Tawadros, things not worth keeping, Third Angel, Scanner, Ann Whitehurst.
Black Dog Publishing, London, 2000, 191 pages, colour photographs throughout, 25.5cm x 19.5 cm.
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