Saturday, 10 April 2010

Action Cover Party


Action Cover Party

Permanent working location: Tenerife/Manchester/Barcelona/Dresden/Milan/Braunschweig/other

Origin: “El Apartamento”, Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Spain. (

Action Cover Party was created and developed for the first time in Santa Cruz de Tenerife in 2009 by “El Apartamento” collective. This activity pretends to create an environment of participation. It is an open call to recreate famous performances particularly from the 60’s and the 70’s.

Covering performances instead of songs is a diferent approach to art history and a recreational learning excersice. You can do it for the pleasure of experiencing what it was like in those days (we have little documentation about many of the early performances), to make a tribute to the artist or just to enjoy yourself.

Nowadays some of the members from “El Apartamento” are living in other cities and countries, and we’re creating cells, spreading some of our points of understanding about contemporary art, and creating bridges between other local scenes in different points of the world. Action Cover Party has arrived to Manchester and everybody can take part. Just choose your favorite action and make it yours.

Send your proposal to:

Action Cover Party at Mill24:

Esther Arocha - "Cut Piece" Yoko Ono (1965)
Helen Collett and Lois Macdonald - "Living Sculptures" Gilbert and George (1970)
Adriano Digaudio and Helen Abbott- "Violent Incident" Bruce Nauman (1986)
Ainara Elgoibar-"Sol Le Witt" John Baldessari (1969)
Ida Galván - "Semiotics of the Kitchen" Martha Rosler (1975)
Luncinda Hankin – “Hand movie” Ivonne Rainer (1966)

James Moffat - “Pendulum Music” Steve Reich's

Genette Reynolds - "The Kiss of the Artist" Orlan (1977) / "MesuRage" Orlan (1974-83)

Exhibition Date:

Saturday 29th May 2010


Action cover party Manchester Edition blog (1st and 2nd act at



Action Cover Party 1st Act: Exhibitions space La Recova, Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Spain. Second Biennial of the Canary Islands, arquitecture, art and landscape. (online pictures)

Action Cover Party 2nd Act: Fine Art Faculty of University of La Laguna, Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Spain. (online pictures)