GRACE SURMAN
Rules and Regs at The Bluecoat, Liverpool, 3 - 4 October 2008
Seven Easy Pieces (Minus Two)
Artist's website: www.gracesurman.com

I've chosen to investigate my place as a 'performance artist' within the history of the Bluecoat.

Bryan Biggs, Artistic Director at the Bluecoat, has witnessed countless performance works in the building over the last thirty years. Taking the title of Marina Abramovic's Seven Easy Pieces as a starting point, I asked Bryan to give me a set of seven instructions to assist me in reconstructing the work of other women artists. The work I'm presenting tonight is the results of this playful interaction with a few 'more' rules thrown in.

-Grace Surman

Photos by Alexandra Wolkowicz
© 2008 Alexandra Wolkowicz and Rules and Regs