Literary Nonfiction. Drama. Performance Studies. Art. Winner of the 2016 Leslie Scalapino Award for Innovative Women Performance Writers. THE TRIUMPH OF CROWDS is a lecture as performance, or performance as lecture, distributed between the voices and gestures of ten performers. A layered work, weaving art history, film, and the contemporary politics and poetics of community, THE TRIUMPH OF CROWDS opens up the space of performance into a time that is both meditative and urgent. Written in response to Nicholas Poussin's painting The Triumph of David (1631), it explores the politics of public assembly, protest, and becoming "us."
"THE TRIUMPH OF CROWDS is a layered work, weaving art history, film and the contemporary politics and poetics of community. It opens up the space of performance into a time that is both meditative and urgent."—Fiona Templeton
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Brigid McLeer is an artist working between disciplines and across genres. Her work has been made for galleries, public sites, the page, online and combinations thereof. Her academic career has included teaching posts at many UK universities and between 1995-2000 she co-wrote and lectured on the pioneering degree course "Performance Writing" at Dartington College of Arts. She is currently a researcher at the Royal College of Art, London. She lives and works in London, England.Author City: LONDON UNK