‘Spectacle: A Portrait of Stuart Sherman’, Deacon’s first full-length feature film, represents a major departure from his established practice. It includes Deacon’s re-enactments of Sherman’s work, as well as exclusive interviews with Sherman’s colleagues, collaborators and friends.
About LADA Screens
LADA Screens is a series of free, online screenings of seminal performance documentation, works to camera, short films/video and archival footage. It is part of Live Online, LADA’s dedicated space where you can watch short videos and films drawn from LADA’s Study Room or generated through our programmes and initiatives.
Each screening will be available to view for a limited time only, and will be launched with a live event at the White Building in Hackney Wick, London. Online art magazine, thisistomorrow will also feature the films on their website for the duration of the screenings.
Robin Deacon (born 1973) is an artist, writer, film-maker and educator based in the USA, whose performances and videos have been presented nationally and internationally including at the Institute of Contemporary Art, London and The Centre for Contemporary Culture, Barcelona.
As a performer, his work explores artist biography as well as journalistic and documentary approaches to art-making. Past awards include the Arts Council England International Fellowship Award, The Live Art Development Agency Bursary (2002 - 2003) and the Franklin Furnace Inc. Fund (2012 - 2013). Deacon is an Assistant Professor in Performance at The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, USA.