Allan Kaprow: YARD 1961-2014 The Hepworth, Wakefield, 2014
With YARD Collective for Sculpture 4 curated by David Toop and Rie Nakajima.
Ensemble improvisation within the installation of Alan Kaprow's iconic 'happening' installation YARD recreated for the first time in the UK at The Hepwoth Wakefield. Snare drum, guitar, violin, voice, cello and various objects were used.
YARD Collective were formed solely for this one-off performance and consisted of members from an improvisation group led by David Toop at The London College of Communication.
They were: Ecka Mordecai Gareth Mitchell Gilda Manfring Sylvia Law Gary Fisher
"YARD is one of Kaprow’s earliest Environments, conceived by the artist as a transient, temporary work that invites public participation. Like most of his works,YARD was also conceived with the possibility of being re-staged, both by Kaprow himself during his lifetime, and also by others. Kaprow described all subsequent manifestations as 'reinventions', with an emphasis on reinterpreting the original idea rather than remaking as a direct copy. YARD has been re-invented over 23 times, though unlike many of his activities or environments, there are no definitive instructions, only hand-written notes and images of previous versions, allowing the work to be re-conceived each time it is presented." - from The Hepworth website.