Join the editors of Something Other (Mary Paterson, Maddy Costa & Diana Damian Martin) for a collaborative workshop inspired by the newly digitised archive of Performance Magazine. Using Performance Magazine as our starting point we ask: how can we read and write the archive for all of our futures?
LADA is launching a new online archive of Performance Magazine. Published between 1979 and 1992 the magazine documents an extraordinary period in the development of art in the UK. Significantly, in a pre-internet era, the magazine was instrumental in shaping the field of practice now widely referred to as Live Art. By creating a critical context and discourse the magazine provided a vital platform for wider awareness of new approaches to the making and experience of art. LADA is very pleased to be working with the original editor, Rob La Frenais, to develop the project which will reflect on this important archive and look at the contribution it has made.
LADA's Study Room houses the complete collection of Performance Magazine.
All of the back issues of Performance Magazine are being made freely available to view online as part of this project. This has been done with the permission of the surviving Editors of the magazine, Rob La Frenais and Gray Watson. The copyright for articles, other texts and photographs in the magazine remains with Performance Magazine and/or the original creators, in accordance with the original copyright of each issue.
If you have any queries about the copyright or the way that the issues have been reproduced please contact LADA.
Performance Magazine is supported using public funding by Arts Council England
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Performance Magazine, Front Cover Collage
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