A year since SPILL 2009 and a year before SPILL 2011 comes a major new book of writing, thinking and conversation on the SPILL Festival of Performance: an artist-led festival of experimental theatre, live art and performance that takes place in London every two years. This book brings together a range of people who have been involved in SPILL across the past few years: all of the artists within the festival to date; Kira O'Reilly in her capacity as SPILL Thinker-in-Residence; a series of chapters written by members of SPILL: Overspill; and Manuel Vason discussing the SPILL Tarot.
Contributors include: Robert Pacitti, Sheila Ghelani, Kira O'Reilly, Alex Eisenberg, Mary Paterson, David Berridge, Rachel Lois Clapham, Mary Kate Connolly, Theron Schmidt, Manuel Vason and Carla Esperanza Tommasini.
Pacitti Company, London, 2010, 112 pages, paperback, 64 full colour and 63 black and white images throughout, 18.5cm x 23.5cm
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