What Money Can’t Buy: The Economies of Adrian Howells

An essay in It’s All Allowed: The Performances of Adrian Howells (2016) edited by Dee Heddon and Dominic Johnson, drawn from working with his largely uncatalogued personal archive.

Adrian Howells kept his receipts. He kept his receipts, his professional contracts and his bank statements, and he kept them carefully. I am trying to make sense of these records, and the trace of value that they describe in Howells’ life and practice. This is not an easy task, in part because he seems to have kept nearly everything.

It’s All Allowed: The Performances of Adrian Howells

‘It is not just a celebration of an extraordinary body of work but also a handbook for those working in the tricky, ethically fraught area of intimate performance’ – Lynn Gardner, The Guardian.