Restock, Rethink, Reflect

Ongoing Project

Restock, Rethink, Reflect is an ongoing series of initiatives for, and about, artists who are engaging with issues of identity politics and cultural diversity in innovative and radical ways, and which aims to map and mark the impact of art to these debates, whilst supporting future generations of artists through specialized professional development, resources, events and publications.

As Live Art is an interdisciplinary and ephemeral area of practice, there are many challenges to its documentation, archiving and contextualization, which can lead to the exclusion of significant artists and approaches from wider cultural discourses and art histories. This is particularly the case for culturally diverse artists, whose experiences and practices are often sidelined within UK’s cultural histories.

Restock, Rethink, Reflect sets out to address these challenges by marking the critical historical contributions of artists, mapping dynamic current practices and looking to the future.

Other projects in Restock, Rethink, Reflect

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

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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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.

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Banner image credit:

Noëmi Lakmaeir “Undress/Redress”, commissioned as part of Restock, Rethink, Reflect Two: on Live Art and disability. Photograph: Manuel Vason.

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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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FRESH AiR

Opportunities for emerging artists and recent graduates in collaboration with Queen Mary, University of London

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Edge of an Era

A new project revisiting a series of seminal performance events from the 1980’s.

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Exposures

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

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The Performance Pack

A limited edition artwork, a performance enabler, and an educational resource.

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Collaborative Arts Partnership Programme

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

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British Festival of Visual Theatre 1999

Stacy Makishi’s Suicide For Beginners (a work in development).

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Third Ear Symposium 2013

A day of talks and discussions to consider the culture of the arts in a time of austerity

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