Brings the fields of performance studies and trauma studies together in conversation where they inform crucial themes such as trauma, testimony, witness, and spectatorship.
Sets out to protect the present and the future of life in Britain from their most dangerous enemy: a creeping takeover by the past. While the real economy crumbles, a new force is taking over: the Heritage Industry, a movement dedicated to turning the British Isles into one vast open-air museum.
The archive-book of the 1978-1982 works of performance artist Antonio Syxty, active in Milan in connection with the basement theatre Out Off.
One of the first comprehensive treatments of land use in contemporary art, the collection surveys the stakes and concerns of recent land-based practices, outlining the art historical contexts, methodological strategies, and geopolitical phenomena.
Part of the Study Room Guide on Live Art and Displacement (P3107).
Performance text. In Nights in this City, Forced Entertainment takes its audience on a coach tour of various locations in Sheffield. The performance consisted of commentary by two consecutive guides, a series of staged interventions in the city streets and other unpredictable events. Small booklet in large folder.
Video of monologue for camera written and performed by Christopher Danowski: a white male travels to southern Mexico in search of Mayan mysticism and is instead confronted by surreal tourist behaviour.
The Mayor’s Cultural Strategy addresses concerns facing the sector at a time of considerable economic uncertainty and rapid change, particularly with regards to government policy and investment, and considers how within this context it can maximise opportunities for the cultural life of London to flourish.
Documentation of a trip to Shanghai in which the artist pretended not to speak the language and traversed the city using only a map made for tourists. This item is part of the Study Room Guide On shit, piss, blood, sweat and tears by Lois Keidan (P2195)
For one week in August 2014, 20 specially commissioned artist performances and programmes created with local residents will be broadcast live from Outlandia, a unique artists' field-station in Glen Nevis, Lochaber, Scotland. With Resonance104.4fm’s mobile studio ‘in residence’, Outlandia will become a portal between Lochaber and the rest of the world, a context in which participants can transmit experience of place to diverse audiences through art, music and performance.