Glimpses of Before – 1970s Performance Art in the UK

View Glimpses of Before, an Online Study Room Guide on 1970’s Performance Art in the UK

Glimpses of Before

Compiled and edited by Helena Goldwater and produced by LADA, this Online Study Room Guide includes framing texts by Helena Goldwater and Dominic Johnson, as well as artists’ information and images, including links to online content and hard copy materials available in LADA’s Study Room, a free, open access research facility specialising in Live Art and Performance.

Glimpses of Before forms part of a larger series of research activities on Performance and Politics in the 1970s organised by Dr. Dominic Johnson and Professor Nicholas Ridout of the the Department of Drama at Queen Mary, University of London. This 2015/16 project includes a symposium on Performance and Politics at the Whitechapel Gallery, and two artist residencies by Anne Bean in the Foyle Reading Room at Whitechapel Gallery (London), and Marcia Farquhar in the Archive at ACME Studios (London).

 

About LADA Study Room Guides

As part of the continuous development of the Study Room, LADA regularly commissions a range of artists and thinkers to write Study Room Guides to help navigate users through the resource. Study Room Guides enable users to experience materials in new ways and highlight materials that they may not have otherwise come across.

With selected Study Room Guides, such as Glimpses of Before and Are We There Yet?, the material is presented online. Other Guides are available as downloadable PDFs or can be accessed in hard copy in the Study Room.

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Banner image credit:

Bernsteins ‘Taking Measurements of yourselves as Artists` Fairlight Glen, Hastings 1972

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