Live Art and Older Individuals and Communities

Ongoing Project

LADA works on initiatives relating to Live Art and older individuals and communities, including curatorial projects, programming partnerships with other organisations, publications, opportunities and resources. The following summary includes links to more information on each initiative.

Restock, Rethink, Reflect Four: on Live Art and Privilege

Lois Weaver undertook a residency exploring Live Art practices and methodologies in relation to older generations.

Study Room Guide & Toolkit

Free print and online resources by Lois Weaver: a Study Room Guide looking at a range of projects and resources, and Toolkit in the form of a series of recipe cards on working with older generations.

Restock, Rethink, Reflect Three: on Feminism

Mapping and marking the impact of performance on feminist histories and the contribution of artists to discourses around contemporary gender politics.

Old Dears

Performances, screenings and discussions on the radical, influential and fiercely feminist practices of an older generation of artists who embody feminist histories and whose work continues to contribute to discourses around gender politics.

Rocio Boliver Workshop

‘Between Menopause and Old Age, Alternative Beauty,’ a unique workshop for ten older women artists, led by the acclaimed Mexican performance artist Rocio Boliver.

Legacy: Thinker in Residence Awards

Anne Bean and Tim Etchells received £30,000 each to undertake in-depth research, addressing the legacies of performance in art historical contexts, examining the processes and challenges of archiving live work, and looking at their own performance practice in relation to these.

Live Art UK

Many of the organisational members of the Live Art UK network develop and support Live Art by, for, and with older artists and audiences.

Unbound

LADA’s Unbound shop includes a selection of titles relating to Feminism.

Other organisations working in these areas include but are not limited to Duckie, Home Live Art and Wunderbar.

Banner image credit:

Lois Weaver, credit Christa Holka

Part of Restock, Rethink, Reflect Four: on Live Art and Privilege

A project focusing on issues of Live Art and privilege

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Restock, Rethink, Reflect Four: on Live Art and Privilege

A project focusing on issues of Live Art and privilege

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Live Art and Children

A collection of initiatives and resources for working with young people

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Live Art and the Displaced

A collection of initiatives and resources for working with the displaced

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Restock, Rethink, Reflect Four – Study Room Guides and Toolkits

Study Room Guides and Toolkits generated from the four research residencies of RRR4: on Live Art and privilege

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Also

Extravagant Bodies: Extravagant Age

Presentation of materials from the ‘Extravagant Age’ exhibition in Zagreb (2013) and Belgrade (2014) plus the book launch for the ‘Extravagant Age’ catalogue hosted by Olga Majcen

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Old Dears

Performances, screenings and discussions on the influential practices of an older generation of artists

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Old Dears Review by Geraldine Harris

A review of Old Dears by Geraldine Harris featured in Drama Queens Review, December 2015.

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Old Dears:
 performance, conversation and films about feminism and age

Performance by Liz Aggiss followed by a conversation and screening of seminal works by older women artists

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You Are Here

Live Art commissions and presentations in collaboration with the Bluecoat for Liverpool Biennial 2002.

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Performance Magazine Online

A new online archive of Performance Magazine (1979-1992), plus new resources

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Performing Idea

The first year of Performance Matters with symposia, re-dos, screenings and workshops exploring practice and discourse, event and writing.

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Ongoing

Library of Performing Rights

The Library of Performing Rights is available as a place of action, a place of knowledge exchange, a repository of experience, and a context that others can use to support and advance their own work both at LADA and elsewhere.

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