Activations London and Liverpool, October 2004

Building on the legacy of 2003’s Live Culture event at Tate Modern, the Live Art Development Agency and Tate have developed two major initiatives about the reading and rendition of contemporary performance –  Live: Art and Performance edited by Adrian Heathfield and Joshua Sofaer’s The Performance Pack.

To launch these initiatives Live Art Development Agency presents Activations, a series of presentations and debates in October 2004 in collaboration with Tate Modern, Tate Liverpool, Bluecoat Arts Centre and the Liverpool Biennial 2004.


Tate Modern

Saturday 2 October

14.00 – 19.30

The Performance Pack Performances

14.00 and 16.30 

£5 (no concessions). Limited capacity. Booking recommended
Joshua Sofaer and guest artist Lois Weaver present two highly individual performances of The Performance Pack



£7 (£5 concessions). Limited capacity. Booking recommended

Adrian Heathfield and Hugo Glendinning present a performance event existing somewhere between an experimental film screening, a conversation and an art lecture. Personal, fictional and philosophical observations are woven together with images and words on the nature of photography and performance, time and vision, stillness and movement.

The Fate of Performance 


£7 (£5 concessions)

A conversation between the distinguished art theorist Amelia Jones and Adrian Heathfield. Jones’ work on Body Art has expressed the vital political potential of some of the most challenging live artists. Their dialogue will bridge the gaps between theory and practice and move around some of the key philosophical and political questions for the future of performance.

For details and bookings call Tate Ticketing on 020 7887 8888 or visit

Activations II 

Tate Liverpool and Bluecoat Arts Centre

Saturday 23 October

Bluecoat Arts Centre

The Performance Pack Performance

Joshua Soafer presents a performance of The Performance Pack at the Bluecoat Arts Centre.

11.30 – 13.00

A free event.

Limited capacity. Booking essential.

For details and bookings call Bluecoat on 0151 709 5297 or visit


Tate Liverpool

A performance event with Adrian Heathfield and Hugo Glendinning.

Talking about Performance: Critical Forum

A discussion drawing together issues raised by Live and Tate Liverpool’s Art, Lies and Videotape exhibition and Critical Forum conference. With contributions from Adrian Heathfield, Joshua Sofaer, Adrian George, Jonathan Harris and Cathy Butterworth.

The two events take place between15.30 – 18.30.

Tickets for both events £5 (£4 concessions). Booking essential.


For details and bookings call Tate Liverpool on 0151 702 7400 or visit

Activations II is a collaboration between the Live Art Development Agency, Bluecoat Arts Centre, Tate Liverpool and the Critical Forum for the Liverpool Biennial  2004.

The Performance Pack is now sold out but copies are available to hire.

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