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Q&A with Martin Hargreaves

What is performance for?
It’s actually both very useful and also useless. Performance is useful because it often brackets itself off from real behaviour and then questions this bracketing. It is useless (in a positive sense) because it is difficult to instrumentalise in order to produce a singular known affect or impact. We can never anticipate what it will produce and this is the continuing allure and exciting frustration of performance.

What is the most memorable performance you have seen?
David Hoyle in conversation with Lauren Harries at the Royal Vauxhall Tavern in 2008

What bores you?
Most things that attempt to seduce me

When did you last feel hysterical?
When I was last successfully seduced

What did you want to be when you were growing up?
I didn’t want to grow up

What most excites you about your job?
Being invited to work with artists. Whether they are established artists who I’ve admired for many years or students just starting out, I always learn from each encounter.

Who inspires you?
My students and the artists I work with.

What is your favourite piece of music to dance to?
Dear God I Hate Myself by Xiu Xiu

What do you wish you had more time to do?
Nothing. It’s my favourite pastime.

Where would you like to be right now?
Asleep in bed

If you were a plant, what would you be and why?
A cacti: dry and spiky with a wet centre.

What is your greatest achievement so far?
Paying my rent as a freelance artist in London

What was the longest word in your thesis?
Heteronormativity

What does it mean?
It’s a very bad word indeed.

 

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