Patrick Staff: The Nudist in Two Parts

The Nudist in Two Parts is a performance by artist Patrick Staff, in the form of a perpetually unfinished play narrating the conflicts within a roving group of naturists.


Most frequently presented through open rehearsals, the performance, like the body, is in a constant re-arrangement through staging, set, prop, rehearsal and performance. Previous iterations, acts and scenes, explored the shifting social values inscribed on the bodies of the group, through civil disobedience, economic crisis, abstraction, prosthesis and queerness.

Patrick Staff (1987, UK) lives and works in London and Los Angeles. Recent exhibitions include Art Turning Left: How Values Changed Making, Tate Liverpool; Scaffold see Scaffold, The Showroom, London (all 2014) and Chewing Gum for the Social Body, Tate Modern (2013). He was a participant of the LUX Associate Artist Programme 2010 - 11 and was the inaugural artist for The White Building/LUX Collection Residency (2014).

Duration: around 30 minutes

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