Live Art, Feminism and the Archive

We are working with the artist and academic Lois Weaver of Queen Mary University of London and PhD candidate Ellie Roberts on a research, dialogue and mapping project, developing the materials we hold on Feminist practices in our Study Room research facility and creating new user guides and online resources.

Lois is conducting a number of dialogue events, including open ‘Long Table’ discussions designed to share knowledge and shed new light on contemporary and historical feminist practitioners, particularly those left out of official histories or that have been unrecorded or forgotten about.

Alongside these public events, we are also organising invite-only ‘Coffee Table’ discussions with small groups of invited academics, archivists, artists and writers to draw attention to ‘invisible’ practices, and explore the ways in which we could expand knowledge of, and access to, Feminist practices within research culture and pedagogical structures.
Supported by Creativeworks London, as part of a project to enhance LADA’s Study Room holdings on Live Art and Feminism.

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Part of Restock, Rethink, Reflect Three: on Live Art and Feminism

Marking the impact of performance on feminist histories and contemporary gender politics

Restock, Rethink, Reflect Three: on Live Art and Feminism

Marking the impact of performance on feminist histories and contemporary gender politics

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A Live Art and Feminism Edit-a-thon

A free Wikipedia edit-a-thon on Live Art and Feminism

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A Long Table on Live Art and Feminism

An experimental discussion format led by Lois Weaver on relations between performance and feminism.

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An Evening on Live Art, Feminism and the Archive

Cocktail Seminar and the London launch of ‘re.act.feminism ♯2’

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Editing Ourselves into History: A Live Art and Feminism Wikipedia Edit-a-thon

An article related to LADA’s ‘Live Art and Feminism Edit-a-thon’

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Ongoing

I Wasn’t There

A new series of LADA screening programmes drawing on the large holdings of documentation in our Study Room

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Just Like a Woman

A programme for City of Women Festival 2013 on the performance of identity.

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Just Like A Woman: London Edition

Shows, debates, installations and screenings looking at the performance of identity; at Chelsea Theatre, London

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Just Like A Woman: London Edition Programme

Performances, screenings, installations and discussions at Chelsea Theatre looking at the performance of gender

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Just Like A Woman: NYC Edition

Shows, debates, installations & screenings looking at the performance of identity; at Abrons Arts Center, New York

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Just Like A Woman: NYC Edition Programme

Three-day programme of shows, installations, cabarets and discussions looking at the performance of identity

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Long Table on Feminism Documentation

Documentation from the event facilitated by Lois Weaver

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Long Table on Live Art and Feminism documentation now available

A Long Table on Live Art and Feminism hosted by Lois Weaver

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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

Performances & debates on the radical practices of an older generation of artists; at Chelsea Theatre, London

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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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re.act.feminism

A living archive and exhibition project on feminism and performance art

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Also

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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Exposures

A book of collaborative photographs of the body in performance by Manuel Vason.

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The Live Art Development Agency at Hackney Wicked Festival

A film programme of documentation and performance to camera for Hackney Wicked.

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Critical Practice 6

A debate organised by Total Theatre.

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Performance + Cocktails

Duckie invite you to a bourgeois cocktail lounge to sip nine short sharp shots in a taster for live art virgins.

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SPILL Festival of Performance, London

A Showcase of ten of the most innovative, daring and exciting young artists from the UK and Ireland.

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