Performing Rights

2006 – 2014

Performing Rights was a programme of events curated and produced in collaboration with organisations and others in the UK and around the world. Performing Rights developed from a 2006 partnership between LADA, Queen Mary University, London, East End Collaborations and Performance Studies international for PSi12:Performing Rights (link), and continued as a collaboration between LADA and Lois Weaver of Queen Mary until 2014.

In times of increasing conflicts, injustices, and inequities, Performing Rights set out to reflect the kinds of creative strategies artists are using to effect social, cultural and political change; to illustrate new models of relationships between art and activism; and to consider the role and responsibilities of artists, curators, and performance itself, in the understanding, enactment and sustenance of human rights.

Performing Rights events included performances, presentations, lectures, discussions, screenings, installations and interventions around ideas of performance and human rights.

Performing Rights programmes also featured installations of The Library of Performing Rights, an ever expanding physical resource of books and materials reflecting the relationships between performance and Human Rights.

The Library is housed in LADA’s Study Room, and is available for tour.

Performing Rights programmes:

Performing Rights: Encuentro, Montreal, 2014

Performing Rights: Corpo-Copia, Brazil, 2012

Performing Rights Glasgow, 2008

The Long Table on Performing Rights, 2008

Performing Rights Vienna, 2007

PSi #12: Performing Rights, London, 2006

Other projects in Performing Rights

An ongoing programme of events examining the intersection between performance and Human Rights

Performing Rights Glasgow

Performances, presentations, discussions, screenings, and interventions around ideas of performance and human rights at the NRLA.

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Performing Rights: Encuentro, Montreal

The Library of Performing Rights featured at the Hemispheric Institute’s Encuentro 2014.

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The Library of Performing Rights on Tour

An ever expanding collection of resources on performance and Human Rights.

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The LIFT Long Table on Performing Rights

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

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Banner image credit:

Luiz De Abreu. Photograph: Gil Groffi.

Part of 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.

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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Library of Performing Rights: 2018 Commission Barby Asante

LADA has announced Barby Asante as the first recipient of the Library of Performing Rights commission

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Library of Performing Rights: 2019 Commission Nando Messias

Nando Messias is the second recipient of the annual Library of Performing Rights commission.

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