COME-DIES, Ann-Marie LeQuesne
This is a limited edition of 60. Signed and numbered by the artist.
Size: 610 x 480 mm
About the Artist
Ann-Marie LeQuesne is a UK-based artist and former Tutor at the Royal College of Art.
LeQuesne grew up in the United States, but has lived most of her life in the United Kingdom. She has a wide range of experience in collaborative performances, including events in the Tate Modern, the Tate Britain, a performance at the Arsenal Football Grounds, and a staged event on an icebreaker in the Arctic Circle.
In 2012 LeQuesne was funded by Franklin Furnace Foundation to present Fanfare for Crossing the Road – New York. Fanfare for Crossing the Road – Cardiff was commissioned by O:4W, the 4th Wall Film Festival. In March 2014 she exhibited You Are Here – The Annual Group Photograph (1997-2014), at the Museum of the Photographic Archive in Lisbon.
"I stage performances with groups of people in public places. My invitation to participate is an open one. Ideas for a performance may start with a phrase, a response to an image, a location, a situation. What if this action happens in this place? The actions are simple, but often disrupted/altered by their location. It snows; a bus stops in front of the camera. I play out these scenarios inviting both the participation of collaborators and the attention of those passing by. The live performance is a rehearsal, a series of “takes”, in which we work together to see what is possible. The action is filmed or photographed and becomes material for a subsequent restaging from the documentation."
In other words:
"Ideas are one thing and what happens is another". John Cage
About the Collection
From the collection Folio, created in response to works by Shakespeare by Royal College of Art Printmaking students, staff and invited artists to celebrate the Royal Shakespeare Company’s fiftieth birthday. These prints were originally displayed during a celebrated exhibition by the same name in 2011. The prints reflect the act of performing and making theatre, and how the works of Shakespeare are researched and received by a generation fluent in digital media. All proceeds from sales go towards supporting future students at the Royal College of Art.