Three of the Crossovers activities have developed from commissioned dialogues and events for Trashing Performance (2010-11) –
Oreet Ashery’s Party for Freedom explores outsider artist-collectives of the 1970s, and the pertinence of their gestures and methods, for acting on the politics of the present. The film has developed from a residential workshop held as part of Trashing Performance - see here for more details
Gavin Butt and Ben Walters’ directorial debut, the documentary This is Not a Dream, charts an underground story of artist’s DIY use of moving image technology, from Warhol’s Factory to contemporary London club performance.
Mel Brimfield’s This is Performance Art (Part Two) spoofs the format of the television documentary to tell a history rich in fabulation, willfully and irreverently intertwining stories of twentieth-century experimental theatre and cabaret.
Other films in the Crossovers series have developed from Performing Idea (2009-10) and take the form of filmed exchanges between Adrian Heathfield and leading intellectuals from diverse disciplines whose work has significant impact upon the understanding of contemporary culture and performance.