Adrian Heathfield

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Adrian Heathfield is a British writer and curator.

Overview[edit]

Heathfield works on contemporary art practices, particularly those involving live elements such as performance art, experimental theatre and dance. His writing has focused on questions of time, memory[1] and the "ethics of the encounter between the spectator and the artwork".[2]

He is the author of a monograph on the Taiwanese-American artist Tehching Hsieh.[3] He has edited a number of books on live art and was the co-curator of the Live Culture events at Tate Modern, London (2003).[4] He is co-director of a three-year AHRC funded research project, Performance Matters, on the cultural value of performance.[5]

Career[edit]

Heathfield received his PhD from the University of Bristol (1997).[6] He was President of Performance Studies international (2003–07).[7] He is currently Professor of Performance and Visual Culture at the University of Roehampton, London.[8]

Background[edit]

Heathfield is the son of trade union leader Peter Heathfield (General Secretary of the National Union of Mineworkers 1984–92) and the feminist activist Betty Heathfield (co-founder of Women Against Pit Closures during the 1984–85 miners' strike).[9]

Bibliography[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "On Memory", Performance Research, edited by Adrian Heathfield and Andrew Quick, 2000. Product description by the Centre for Performance Research. Accessed 31 January 2012.
  2. ^ Adrian Heathfield's profile at the University of Roehampton.
  3. ^ "Out of Now: the lifeworks of Tehching Hsieh", MIT Press book profile. Retrieved 30 January 2012.
  4. ^ "Live Culture: organisers and participants", Tate Modern website, accessed 30 January 2012.
  5. ^ "Performance Matters: people", Performance Matters Website staff profiles, accessed 30 January 2012.
  6. ^ "Representation and Identity in Contemporary Performance", citation and abstract, Mendeley reference manager, accessed 30 January 2012.
  7. ^ "Performance Studies international: former presidents & sponsors", Performance Studies international site, accessed 30 January 2012.
  8. ^ Adrian Heathfield's profile at the University of Roehampton.
  9. ^ "Betty Heathfield", The Guardian, 22 February 2006. Accessed 30 January 2012.

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