Adrian Heathfield writes on, curates and creates performance. He is the author of Out of Now, a monograph on the artist Tehching Hsieh, editor of Ally and Live: Art and Performance and co-editor of Perform, Repeat, Record. His numerous essays have been translated into ten languages.

He conducted the three year European Union funded creative research project Curating the Ephemeral (2014–2016) on immaterial art and museal practices. He was co-director of Performance Matters, a four-year AHRC funded research project on the cultural value of performance (2009–2013).

He co-curated the Live Culture events at Tate Modern, London (2003) and a number of other performance and durational events in European cities over the last eighteen years. He was curator of Doing Time, the Taiwan Pavilion at the 57th Venice Biennale (2017), a curatorial adviser and attaché for the 20th Biennale of Sydney (2016) and an artistic director with the collective freethought of the 2016 Bergen Assembly, Norway.

Heathfield has worked with many artists and thinkers on critical and creative collaborations including film dialogues, performance-lectures, dramaturgy, writing and workshop projects. He was President of Performance Studies international (2004–2007) and is Professor of Performance and Visual Culture at the University of Roehampton, London.


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Glimmers in Limbo

Attending to the figure of the child in Boris Charmatz’s ecstatic theatre work enfant, Glimmers in Limbo traces the reveries of this ‘involuntary choreography’, its openings to the inhuman and to unknown futures. Janevski’s book on the choreographer, dancer and founding director of the Musée de la Danse, also includes essays from Bojana Cvejić, Tim Etchells, Noémie Solomon, Catherine Wood, Gilles Amalvi, Peter Tolmie and Gabriella Giannachi.

Boris Charmatz, ed. Ana Janevski, MoMA, 2017. ISBN 9781633450066.

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Glimmers in Limbo Boris Charmatz, enfant, 2011. Photo: Christophe Raynaud de Lage, © the artist.