24 April – 26 June 2008

Endurance was a three-day programme of screenings, performances and exhibition exploring the physical and mental limits of human experience.

Endurance included the early experiments of artists who used video to capture performance alongside contemporary performances which demonstrate a direct relevance to the human condition and the materiality of endurance.

Endurance contained a number of newly commissioned performances alongside existing work presented for the first time in the UK. Much of the work was durational and was presented over three days.

Artists included:
Marina Abramovic, Vito Acconci, Skip Arnold, Stuart Brisley, Eitan Buchalter, Chris Burden, Jeanette Chavez, Michael Curran, Gillian Dyson, Valie Export, Bob Flanagan with Shree Rose and Kirkby Dick, Sherman Fleming, Diana Fonseca, Gilbert & George, Geoffrey Hendricks, Tehching Hsieh, William Hunt, Kim Jones, Paul McCarthy, Gordon Matta-Clark, Linda Montano, Bruce Nauman, Joost Nieuwenburg, Harold Offeh, Dennis Oppenheim, Kira O’Reilly, Orlan, Carolee Schneemann, Bonnie Sherk, Barbara Smith, Smith/Stewart, Marcus Young, He Yun Chang.