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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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Ongoing

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

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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:
 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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Ongoing

re.act.feminism

A living archive and exhibition project on feminism and performance art

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Also

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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Joshua Sofaer’s The Many Headed Monster in Madrid

An original and inventive resource created by Joshua Sofaer

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Collaborative Arts Partnership Programme

A transnational partnership on collaborative arts funded by Creative Europe, 2014-18

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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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China Live

Collaboration between Live Art UK, Chinese Arts Centre, LADA and Shu Yang of the DaDao Live Art Festival, Beijing.

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Critical Practice 6

A debate organised by Total Theatre.

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Live Art Development Agency Tenth Anniversary Special Events

The Agency celebrated its tenth anniversary through a special series of projects.

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