Call for donations of materials to the Library of Performing Rights
at National Review of Live Art, 2008
Taking place from 6 to 10 February 2008 at Tramway in Glasgow, the National Review of Live Art is Europe's longest running festival supporting radical live and mediated performance work. Full downloadable pdf programme and booking details can be found on www.newmoves.co.uk
For the 2008 edition the NRLA has invited the Live Art Development Agency to curate Performing Rights Glasgow, a day of performances, presentations, discussions, screenings, and interventions around ideas of performance and human rights. Performing Rights Glasgow will take place from 11.00 to 22.00 on Sunday 10 February.
In collaboration with Lois Weaver, Performing Rights Glasgow will host The Library of Performing Rights an actual and a virtual library, housing resources, research materials and technologies to explore and enable the transmission and documentation of human rights and performance. www.performingrightslibrary.org
For Performing Rights Glasgow we are inviting donations of Library materials from artists, activists, academics, commentators that explore the relations between performance practices and human rights. Materials might include photocopies of articles, publications, videos, DVDs, CD ROMs, brochures, posters, links to digital and web-based initiatives, or real and virtual archives.
* All donations will be fully acknowledged and accredited within the Library, and contributors should provide full details on submissions (or advise otherwise).
* Submissions should be posted before 5 February 2008 to the addresses below or delivered to the Library of Performing Rights at Tramway, Glasgow on 10 February.
* Submissions are non-returnable.
Donations of materials for the Library in Glasgow can be sent in advance to:
The Library of Performing Rights
c/o New Moves International
PO Box 25262
Or by email to firstname.lastname@example.org - please include "The Library of Performing Rights" as the subject title.
The Library of Performing Rights was first developed for Performance Studies international #12: Performing Rights in June 2006 to create a body of materials, documentation and evidence that aimed to archive the remains of performance-related interventions, as well as to stimulate performance and human rights experimentation, and further networks between academics, artists, and activists involved in the intersections between performance and human rights work.
The Library of Performing Rights continues to grow as both a website and a portable physical resource containing publications, videos, DVDs, CD-ROMs, brochures, digital and web-based initiatives that are transported, reassembled, and further developed in different locations and contexts. Since the PSi event in 2006 the Library also has been installed at Tanzquartier Vienna for the Live Art Development Agency's Performing Rights Vienna.