Mel Brimfield

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09.04.11 - 03.07.11
Mel Brimfield is a London-based artist and curator with a particular interest in Performance Art and who creates playful alternative histories inspired by real artists, artworks and pop culture influences. Recognising that performance art is difficult to document and represent accurately, Brimfield toys with the truth and produces fabricated information, objects and ephemera to support her often comical parallel realities.

This project is a result of Brimfield's residency at Camden Arts Centre.

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For her exhibition in the Bothy Gallery at YSP, Brimfield re-imagines the space as ‘Room 27’ of a major museum survey entitled This is Performance Art. Brimfield merges artists such as Gilbert and George with footage of Morecambe and Wise, and creates a film about the fictional sculptor and dancer Alex Owens, based on the female star of the popular 1980s film Flashdance. The exhibition captures Brimfield’s joyfully subversive capacity to create entirely fictional scenarios that are intuitively plausible.



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wow this is so good it really inspired me
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Absolutely fabulous. We howled with laughter at the film. More please. Mags Proctor on Mel Brimfield

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