Common Salt was a performance around a table – a ‘show and tell’ by artists Sheila Ghelani and Sue Palmer. It explored the colonial, geographical and natural history of England and India taking an expansive and emotional time-travel, from the first Enclosure Act and the start of the East India Company in the 1600s, to 21st century narratives of trade, empire and culture.
In the performance Sue and Sheila activated insights into our shared past, laying out a ‘home museum’ of objects and stories about borders and collections, the Great Hedge of India, a forgotten naturalist – all accompanied by original Shruti box laments.
This book documents and explores the project, placing the performance text, images and reflections from both artists alongside writings by invited guests – from curators and artists to audience members.
Common Salt is designed by John Hunter (aka RULER) and published by LADA.
In Other Words is a collection of urgent reflections, created by 49 artists over 4 months in 2020 exploring their hopes and fears for the future at a time of global crisis. Through prose, poetry, drawing, collage and photography it is a clarion call for change from a diverse group rich in wisdom, shared experience, and what it means to be marginalised in the UK.
An anthology of critical essays that draw on a decade of the authors thinking, writing about and working within contemporary performance as critics, producers, dramaturgs, makers, archivists and more.
Short programme of the project which saw 2DL invite other artists into a conversation on identity.
On Thursday October 2, 2014, LADA presented ALAG, its first-ever fundraising event, which took place at the Royal Vauxhall Tavern in London.
Performance Film Installation is a new publication designed to mark five years of solo and collaborative performances, films and installations by Natasha Davis, and coinciding with the London premiere of Internal Terrains at Chelsea Theatre as part of Sacred. A diverse range of authors and artists have generously responded to an invitation to provide insights into various aspects of Natasha's practice.
Festival documentation. 2nd-21st March 2010
Fierce Festival, Birmingham 22nd-27th March 2011.
SPILL Festival of Performance: On Agency. Kira O’Reilly as festival thinker-in-residence.