LADA Anthologies

LADA Anthologies are themed collections of performance documentation and works for camera that the Agency has been invited to curate for public programmes in the UK and internationally.

Drawing on materials housed in LADA’s Study Room and documentation publicly available online, the materials were originally presented as illustrated talks and screenings, and are now catalogued as LADA Anthologies.
The first set of the LADA Anthologies can be downloaded below as a pdf below, or viewed in hard copy in the Study Room.


A small selection of work drawn from LADA’s Study Room holdings and online looking at a range of performance concerning Audiences and Pain: audiences inflicting or being complicit in artists’ pain, audiences bearing witness to painful or unbearable actions and ideas, or audiences being subjected to pain and discomfort themselves. 

Dangerous Border Crossings (with thanks to Guillermo Gómez-Peña)

Live Art disrupts all kinds of borders, from the cultural to the geo-political. The Dangerous Border Crossings (with thanks to Guillermo Gómez-Peña) illustrated presentation looked at some key artists and actions from the last decade and highlighted a small selection of clips from projects addressing issues of borders/border crossings through real time, experiential and context specific works.  

Girls On Film

Girls On Film was a screening of performance documentation, performances to camera and other films created for LADA’s Just Like A Woman programme at the City of Women Festival in Slovenia in 2013. Just Like A Woman was a programme of lectures, shows, readings, installations, screenings, workshops and debates looking at the performance of identity – the ways femininity can be 'performed' and representations of gender can be queered through performance. 

I Wasn’t There

The power of performance often lies in ‘being there’, but what happens if you weren’t there? There are many performances that will never be repeated for all kinds of reasons, but which deserve to be seen by new generations of audiences and artists. In an attempt to give a ‘sense of occasion’ to the viewing of performance documentation, I Wasn't There is a series of LADA screening programmes drawing on the large holdings of performance documentation in the LADA Study Room, and on materials that are easily accessible online. This first I Wasn’t There series related directly to LADA’s Restock, Rethink, Reflect Three project on Live Art and Feminism and engaged with feminist performance practices from around the world.  

Banner image credit:

La Pocha Nostra, 'A Living Diorama of Fetish-ized Others'. Photograph: Manuel Vason

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