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The following are a series of chapters, articles and/or publications by Robin Deacon:

‘Documentation (Of A Near Death Experience)’ in Performance, Objects and Participation in the Art of Joshua Sofaer, Mock, R. and Paterson, M. [Eds.] Intellect Live (2019)

‘Europe, Endless’ in To You, To You, To You, Alexander, L. [Ed.] Live Art Development Agency (2018)

‘Stuart Sherman’s Hamlet: A Careful Misreading’ in Artists in the Archive, Jones, S, Linsley, J and Clark, P. [Eds.] Routledge (2017)

Book Review on Jon Foley Sherman's ‘A Strange Proxmity: Stage Presence, Failure and the Ethics of Attention’ in Studies in Theatre and Performance Journal Routledge (2017)

‘Rethinking Privacy: Contemporary Practices of Student Documentation and Distribution’ in Performance Research Journal Vol. 21. No. 6: On Radical Education, Hiltbrunner, M. and Allsopp, R. [Eds.] Routledge (2016)

‘Central’ in A Festival of Imaginary Events for Rooftops in Tehran and London Field, A. and Dehghani, N. [Eds.] Routledge (2015)

‘White Balance: A History of Video’ in Australasian Drama Studies Journal 64: Digital Performance Futures, Acaroglu, G. and D’Cruz, G.[Eds.] La Trobe University (2014)

'Failing to Disappear' in Beginningless Thought/Endless Seeing: The Works of Stuart Sherman, Hagan, J. Hawkins, Y and Matturri, J [Eds.] New York University Press (2011)

'Are They Really Norwegian?' in Performance Art By Baktruppen: First Part, Arntzen K, Eeg-Tverbakk, C [Eds.] Kontur (2009)

'Robin Deacon: Filenote #15', Camden Arts Centre, (2006)


The following are a series of references to the work of Robin Deacon in articles and publications written by academics, critics and artists:

Whalley, Joanna & Miller, Lee, Between Us: Audiences, Affect and the Inbetween Palgrave Macmillan (2017)

Johnson, Dominic, Critical Live Art: Contemporary Performance Histories in the UK Routledge (2016)

Margolies, Eleanor, Props Palgrave Macmillan: Readings in Theatre Practice Series (2016)

Lim, Dennis, David Lynch: The Man from Another Place Amazon Publishing (2015)

Goldberg, RoseLee [Ed.] Performa 2013 Gregory R. Miller and Co. (2015)

Clark, Paul, ‘Performing the Archive: The Future of the Past’ in Performing Archives, Gunhild Borggreen & Rune Gade [Eds.] Museum Tusculanum Press (2013)

Glendinning, Hugo Artsadmin 30: A Snapshot of Artsadmin at 30 Artsadmin (2011)

Pacitti, Robert & Ghelani, Sheila [Eds.], SPILL Festival of Performance: On Agency (2010)

Turner, Cathy & Behrndt [Eds.], Dramaturgy and Performance Palgrave Macmillan (2007)

Roms, Heike [Ed.], What’s Welsh for Performance? An Oral History of Performance Art in Wales, 1968 –2008 Samizdat Press (2008)

Rebellato, Dan [Ed.] Contemporary Theatre Review: Vol 15, No 1 Routledge (2007)

Stitt, Andre. [Ed.], Cardiff Art in Time Samizdat Press (2007)

Wee, Cecilia 'On Documentation: An Interview with Robin Deacon' [Unpublished] (2005)

Bannerman, Adelaide 'On Colin Powell and Dispatches: An Interview with Robin Deacon' [Unpublished] (2005)

Frank, Thomas / Waugh, Mark. [Eds.] We Love You: On Audiences Revolver (2005)

McGilp, Ali. Do Not Interrupt Your Activities Royal College of Art (2005)

Shaw, Becky. [Ed.] Future Forecast: Social Space AN: Artists Newsletter (2005)

Sofaer, Joshua, The Performance Pack Tate/Arts Council England (2004)

Malik-Okon, Rohini, Performing Difference Artsadmin (2004)


Exeunt: Review of ‘Europe: Endless’ by Diana Damian Martin (15/12/2015)

Exeunt: Review of ‘White Balance’ by Nisha Ramaya (10/11/2015)

SPILL: Interview with Lewis Church on ‘White Balance’ (11/2015)

Artwrit: Interview with Anthony Romero (05/2012)

F News Magazine: Review of ‘Too Beautiful to be Wasted’ (03/2012)

Brooklyn Rail: Interview with Liz Axelrod (on Stuart Sherman) (02/2012)

Bellyflop: Review of ‘Stuart Sherman’s Hamlet by Robin Deacon’ (8/11/2010)

The Guardian: Feature by Matt Trueman (05/05/2009)

Culture Wars: Review by Matt Trueman of ‘Prototypes’ (21/04/2009)

Open Dialogues: An Interview with Rachel Lois Clapham (02/2009)

Culture Wars: Feature on ‘Documenting Live’ by Rachel Lois Clapham (10/2008)

Artists Newsletter: ‘Playing with Reenactment’, a review by Niki Russell (06/2008)


E + D Magazine (USA) Interview by Sammi Skolmoski on ‘White Balance’ (20/02/2015)

Turun Sanomat (Turku, Finland): Preview/Review of ‘White Balance’ (06/11 & 16, 2013)

Art Monthly (UK): Review by Morgan Quaintance ‘The Argument Against the Body’ (09/2011)

Time Out (London, UK): Artful Lodgers, feature on Artsadmin Artists (21/02/2007)

Dayton City Paper (USA): Interview on ‘Colin Powell’ (25/10/2006)

Zitty Magazine (Germany) Interview by Tom Mustroph on ‘Dispatches’ (31/08/2005)

The Irish News (UK) Feature by Brian Campbell, ‘No More Mr. Nice Guy’ (7/05/2005)

The Irish Times (UK) Review by Peter Crawley (11/04/2004)

Metro (UK) Interview, on ‘Colin Powell’ (1/06/2004)

Metro (UK) Interview by Tamsin Curry (16/09/2004)

Metro (UK): Review by Tamsin Curry of ‘Harry and Me’ (20/08/2004)

The Guardian (UK): Review by Lyn Gardner of ‘Harry and Me’ (18/08/2004)

The Independent (UK): Review by Kate Bassett of ‘Harry and Me’ (15/08/2004)

The Scotsman (UK): Review by Jay Richardson of ‘Harry and Me’ (12/08/2004)

The Sunday Times (UK): Feature by Allan Brown on ‘Harry and Me’ (15/08/2004)

kunst.ee (Estonia): Feature on Gooseflesh Festival, Rakvere, Estonia (3/2001)


Performance Matters Archive (2012) This 40 DVD publication is a collaboration between the British Library and Live Art Development Agency and includes documentation of ‘Robin Deacon presents Stuart Sherman’s Spaghetti Spectacle’.

Performance Saga: Liveartwork DVD (2011) Hewitt, C. [Ed.] Video documenting Robin Deacon’s contribution to the Performance Saga festival, Lausanne, Switzerland.

Liveartwork DVD Issue 10 (2010) Hewitt, C. [Ed.] Edited footage of Approximating the Art of Stuart Sherman performance included in this DVD magazine.

British Library Sound and Moving Image Catalogue ‘Robin Deacon presents Stuart Sherman’s Hamlet (a Portrait)’ + Post Show Talk (2010), ‘Approximating the Art of Stuart Sherman’ (2010)

Documenting Live, Live Art Development Agency (2008) Bailey, D. and Shah, R. [Eds.] Selected works and interview included in this educational resource.

OMSKBOOK, OMSK/Arts Council England (2007) Moloney, C. [Ed.] Exhibition Catalogue Entry and video ‘Passionate About’ in supplementary DVD.

Liveartwork DVD Issue 1 (2006) Hewitt, C. [Ed.] Edited footage of ‘Dispatches’ performance included in this DVD magazine.