A collection of ‘found’ writings about and around Live Art that were originally published, shared, sent, spread and read between January 2012 and December 2014. Selected through recommendations and an open call for submissions, Volume 4 reflects the dynamic, international contexts that Live Art and radical performance-based practices occupy.
Review of Vason's book, published by the Live Art Development Agency and Intellect Books.
This book investigates the daily social drama that positions people with disabilities as figures of tragedy, stigma or pity, and the aesthetics, politics and ethics of performance practices that intervene very directly in this drama.
Review of the event and blog for “Access All Area”, March 2011, organised by the Live Art Development Agency. Also csn be found in P 1750
Double Exposures is a new collaborative venture between Manuel Vason and forty of the most visually arresting artists working with performance in the UK.
A film by Beth B exploring the diversity of the underground burlesque scene in the 21st century with performances from Rose Wood, Julie Atlas Muz, Mat Fraser, Dirty Martini, Bunny Love, Bambi the Mermaid, World Famous *Bob* & Tigger!
Digital Reference refers to folder containing four movies. Manuel Vason recording (see also British Library footage, D1619).
Digital Reference refers to folder containing four movies. British Library Recording (see also Manuel Vason footage, EF5039).
One thing that all Kontejner’s projects have in common, at least from an entirely subjective viewpoint, is precisely that very direct, unequivocal focus on that which is “human, all too human” or phenomena that coexist with the standards of humanity. In this sense, Kontejner’s work is a permanent cabaret with acts that deal with the transgression of social conventions, with passions and fears related to machines and cybernetic mechanisms, obsessions with sensual pleasures and obstacles that prevent us from indulging in them…- Maroje Mrduljas, architecture and design critic, Zagreb.
Reflects the ways in which the practices of artists who work with Live Art have engaged with, represented, and problematised issues of disability in innovative and radical ways, and the ways in which Live Art has been, and continues to be, a potent platform for artists to explore notions of physicality, identity and representation.