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Hayley Newman

7 August — 15 September 2002

The first major solo exhibition for internationally acclaimed British artist Hayley Newman. She is well known both for her live performances and the photographic project Connotations – Performance Images 1994-98 (made in collaboration with photographer Casey Orr), in which she invented documentation for twenty entirely fictional performance works. This series, included in the exhibition, addresses how performance is transformed and mythologised when documented by photography and video.

Also included was a new photographic series inspired by Birmingham, made in collaboration with a team of volunteers from different local communities, superimposing fictional imaginings onto the city.

Supported by the Arts and Humanities Research Board through the AHRB’s Small Grants in the Creative and Performing Arts scheme and The London Institute.