Surveying the history of art, technology and information systems the books reveals the dark clouds that gather over discussions of the digital sublime.
A cinematic journey through love, death and language.
Contributes to the ongoing critical discussions of performance and its disappearance, of the ephemeral and its reproduction, of archives and mediatised recordings of liveness.
Offers a glimpse of new perspectives on how philosophy performs in the gaps between thinking and acting.
An exploration of walking and mapping as both form and content in art projects using old and new technologies, shoe leather and GPS.
Around 500 participants – usual radio listeners, no dancers or actors – were invited to enter the Leipzig train station, equipped with cheap, portable radios and earphones. By means of these devices they could listen to a radio program consisting of a choreography suggesting permitted and forbidden gestures (to beg, to sit or lie down on the floor etc.).
This book focuses on this award-winning artist’s relationship to Europe and the Mediterranean and explores how one relates to a particular place. Published to accompany exhibitions at the Whitechapel Gallery (Sept 2015 – Jan 2016) and IMMA (Oct-Dec 2016).Part of the Study Room Guide on Live Art and Displacement (P3107).
Publication accompanying the eponymous exhibition at the Transition Gallery, 16 June-15 July 2007; with texts by a number of writers including Iain Sinclair, Charlie Porter and Ruth Jarvis.
Sophie Calle's project Double Game interweaves the artist's life with that of Maria, a character in Paul Auster's novel 'Leviathan', blurring the lines between reality and fiction. Second edition
A collection of instruments that deploy security and surveillance technologies in unusual and playful contexts, prompting visitors to reflect on their personal sense of security and their relationship with public fears (of petty crime, terrorism, etc.). The first instrument to be built is a steel harp with strings of razor wire, which requires the harpist to wear protective gauntlets to play it.
‘Talking Heads’ are short presentations by artists to camera about their practice and approaches to making. The ‘Talking Heads’ films are part of the Agency’s ‘Documentation Bank’ Collection, which consists of an extensive range of artists’ ‘Talking Heads’ films, documentation of artists’ works and a selection of Agency projects: http://www.thisisliveart.co.uk/resources/collections/documentation-bank.
Looks at a wide range of performance and visual artists, at popular TV shows and movies, and at our day-to-day encounters with surveillance, rooting its arguments in an accessible reading of cultural theory.
Essays by Richard Grayson and Matt Adams. Documentation of an ambulatory work commissioned by the De La Warr Pavilion for the Venice Biennale 2009. This project is based on real world events and is an explicit engagement with political questions. Participants are invited to assume the role of Ulrike or Eamon and make a walk through the city while receiving phone calls. The experience culminates with an interview in a hidden room.
This article analyzes the question of where the dominant mode of production lies – on the screen, where action and a singular character identity cohere, or behind the screen, where the embodied difference of the actors is continually prioritized.
Excerpts from Disappeared in America.
The contributors to Arkive City map out important questions and shifts in interest that have arisen from the changing role of archiving in culture, and it’s relationship with the arts, through their work: curating exhibitions in museums, deconstructing art history, running library and government archives, running archives in arts organisations, and shaping individual practice. Includes accompanying Arkive City – City Map
Booklet charting the first phase of the homonymous project involving artists from China and the UK reflecting upon issues of gender and body. In Chinase and English language.
Projects a critical context around the Season of Media Arts in London March 2006 and provides another discursive dimension to the events of October 2005’s Open Season.
Part of the Library of Performing Rights (LPR) (P3041).
Application Form available to view for reference in the Artists Archive in the Live Art Development Agency office. Please ask. This item is part of the Study Room Guide On Social Engagement and Participation by FrenchMottershead (P1290)