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Performance Cleaner: Zap Club 1984-86

Performance Cleaner: Zap Club 1984-86

by Roy Bayfield


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For 25 years, the Zap club hosted ground-breaking artistic events in Brighton and beyond, starting with its radical music and open-mic nights in the 1980s.

For two years in the early days, Roy Bayfield (later to become a noted walker, mythogeographer, performance artist and university administrator) made an art out of his job as cleaner at the club. Here he offers us an “eclectic sweep-up of everything that was left lying around”.

On one level, it's a memoir for people who knew the Zap club at the time; on another, it's a handbook for anyone who wants to make art out of an unpromising job.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781907766121
Publisher: Cambridge Strategy Publications
Publication date: 06/07/2019
Pages: 70
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.15(d)

About the Author

Roy Bayfield has a long history lurking in the margins of performance art and writing.

Publications include a story in the seminal anthology Britpulp! (ed. Tony White), a chapter in the defining work on the new psychogeography, Walking Inside Out (ed. Tina Richardson) and a poetry collection, Bypass Pilgrim.
He works at Edge Hill University where he is responsible for communications and culture.

Table of Contents


1. Tiny Penetration

2. Into the Endless

3. Then

4. This

5. The Slope

6. The Foyer

7. Round the Back

8. Performance Arch

9. Bar Arch

10. Downstairs

11. Daytime

12. Outside

13. Into the Ending

14. Let the Record Show…

15. Saturday Night


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