Visiting Practitioners Series: Anne Bean
Thursday 17 April | London College of Communication (Lecture Theatre B)
2.30pm – 4.30pm | Open to all
[non UAL student/staff please email firstname.lastname@example.org to book a place]
Anne Bean is a London-based artist who has worked in installation, large-scale sculpture, sound art, and performance art continuously for five decades. Informed by improvisational practices that celebrate the chaotic and polyvocal and driven by a deep interest in materials and what they might be able to do, her practice has been influenced by Joseph Beuys’ concept of social sculpture (soziale Plastik) as well as the strange humour associated with the 1970s English performance art scene. Bean's interest in collaborative processes began with her work with the pioneering performance art group Bernsteins, with Jonathan Harvey, Malcolm Jones, and the Kipper Kids, and continued to develop during her long term working relationship with the drummer-artist Paul Burwell and sculptor Richard Wilson. Together they formed the radical percussion/performance group, Bow Gamelan Ensemble (1983–90).
CRiSAP and the Sound Arts Department at LCC co-run a Visiting Practitioners Series of weekly talks at the college, exploring the diverse field of sound arts practice. Each term member of Sound Arts staff curates the series of talks, inviting a number of sound practitioners to share their work.