Restock, Rethink, Reflect Two: on Live Art and disability

In 2006, the Live Art Development Agency instigated Restock, Rethink, Reflect, a programme of initiatives for and about artists who are exploring and questioning notions of cultural identity. Building on the achievements and findings of Restock, Rethink, Reflect One, this programme of activities explored the ways in which the practices of artists who work with Live Art have engaged with, and represented issues of disability in radical ways.
 

The key components of Restock, Rethink, Reflect Two: on Live Art and disability:

A DIY7:2010 professional development project led by sean burn and Tim Rubidge which set out to reclaim the languages surrounding disability using live writing, movement and other performance skills.

A Study Room Guide by Aaron Williamson, Disability and New Artistic Models. The Guide is available to read and download from this website.

A two-day public programme in March 2011, Access All Areas, which responded to many of the core issues driving Restock, Rethink, Reflect Two. The programme included specially commissioned durational performance-installations by Noemi Lakmaier and Martin O’Brien, a new performance and retrospective screening by The Disabled Avant-Garde, a landmark symposium, screenings of seminal documentation and works for camera, and a bibliotheque.

The Access All Areas publication. Developed from the Access All Areas public programme and containing materials generated by the event, the Access All Areas publication is a landmark collection of artists' writings, creative dialogues, critical commentaries and DVDs featuring documentation of artists' presentations and performances spanning 20 years. Published by the Agency, April 2012. Purchase here.

 

Restock, Rethink, Reflect Two is financially assisted by Arts Council England, with additional support from Tower Hamlets Council and British Council, Croatia.

Restock, Rethink, Reflect Two has also been supported by an artists’ advisory group: Tonny A, Katherine Araniello, Bobby Baker, Pete Edwards, Mat Fraser, Catherine Long, Maria Oshodi, Jenny Sealy and Aaron Williamson.

STOP PRESS:

Access All Areas: Live Art and Disability (NYC edition)

Saturday March 29, 2014

LADA has been invited to present a New York City version of the Access All Areas public programme to complement Abron Arts Center’s presentation of Mat Fraser and Julie Atlas Muz’s Beauty and the Beast, directed by Phelim McDermott, in March 2014.

Access All Areas (NYC edition) will be a free, day long event looking at some of the radical approaches to representations of disability being taken by contemporary performance artists, particularly in the UK.

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Presented with the support of the British Council.

The Abrons Arts Center is the performing and visual arts program of Henry Street Settlement. The Abrons supports the creation and presentation of innovative, multi-disciplinary work; cultivates artists in all stages of their practice with educational programs, mentorships, residencies and commissions; and serves as an intersection of engagement for local, national and international audiences and arts-workers.

www.abronsartscenter.org

Live Art Now 

Friday 4th April, 2014

Aaron Wright will be giving a talk entitled Live Art Now on the UK Live Art scene and the work of LADA at Grace Exhibition Space, New York on Friday April 4th (8pm). 

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Other projects in Restock, Rethink, Reflect Two: on Live Art and disability

A range of projects and activities exploring how artists are representing issues of disability in radical ways.

Access All Areas Public Programme

A two-day programme on Live Art and issues of disability.

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Access All Areas: Live Art and Disability (NYC edition)

Radical approaches to representations of disability by contemporary artists

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Access All Areas: Live Art and Disability (NYC edition)

A free, all day event in New York with UK and US artists and activists

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Restock, Rethink, Reflect Two: Call for Proposals

The Live Art Development Agency is delighted to invite proposals for two new Live Art commissions from UK-based artists who identify as disabled.

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The Restock, Rethink, Reflect Two – Commissions

New commissioned work by Martin O’Brien and Noëmi Lakmaier

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Banner image credit:

Martin O’Brien, “Mucus Factory”, commissioned as part of Restock, Rethink, Reflect Two: on Live Art and disability. Photograph: Manuel Vason.

Part of Restock, Rethink, Reflect

An ongoing series of initiatives mapping and marking representations of identity politics in Live Art

Ongoing

Restock, Rethink, Reflect

An ongoing series of initiatives mapping and marking representations of identity politics in Live Art

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Ongoing

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 One: on Live Art and Race

Specialized professional development, resources, events and publications.

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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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Also

Ongoing

Restock, Rethink, Reflect Five: on Managing The Radical

An ongoing project considering the idea of managing the radical (or radicalising the management).

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Ongoing

Restock, Rethink, Reflect

An ongoing series of initiatives mapping and marking representations of identity politics in Live Art

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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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You Are Here

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

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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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Live Art Development Agency Tenth Anniversary Special Events

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

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Exposures

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

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Floating Cinema – A Smaller Sound, A Bigger Crowd

A film and performance by Ian Giles telling the story of The Docklands Bell

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