LADA publishes and co-publishes books, films and Artist’s Editions. We feature some of the most provocative ideas and practitioners working in Live Art, and pioneer research by thinkers in the field.  

LADA Publishing

The books, films and artists’ editions published and co-published by LADA feature some of the most provocative ideas and practitioners working in Live Art, and pioneering research by thinkers in the field.  

As well as partnering with major publishers on key titles, we publish our own books and editioned artworks and collaborate with artists working on independent publications.

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Latest publications

Vanishing Points

A new anthology of cultural criticism, focusing on the making, watching and conditions of Live Art and performance in the UK today.

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Joshua Sofaer: Performance | Objects | Participation

With a mixture of intellect, humour, and striking design, Joshua Sofaer: Performance | Objects | Participation analyses the artist’s oeuvre in the contexts of liveness, visual art and participatory practices.

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Intellect Live

A collaboration between Intellect Books and the Live Art Development Agency on influential artists working at the edge of performance.

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Awkwoods: Daniel Oliver’s Dyspraxic Adventures in Participatory Performance

This book documents some of Daniel Oliver’s awkward participatory performance worlds, and brings together critical and creative response by artists and writers.

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Shortlist LIVE! #1

Four essays on the four artists shortlisted for the ANTI Festival International Prize for Live Art 2019.

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Praxis Volume 2: The Town as Art Centre

Praxis Volume Two is an invitation to encounter work and thinking in motion, responding to place, conversation and archiving.

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The Live Art Almanac Volume 5

The fifth edition of LADA’s ‘Live Art Almanac’ series, a collections of ‘found’ writings about and around Live Art

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It’s Time: how Live Art is taking on the world from the front line to the bottom line

It’s Time responds to the recent successes of Live Art and highlights those artists, projects and initiatives which are re-politicising and re-energising our arts spaces.

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‘A handsome and imposing volume, demanding proper room on one’s bookshelf just as much as the artworks it concerns demand their place in histories of performance and art.’

Intellect Live

In 2013, LADA and Intellect Books launched Intellect Live, a new series of publications on influential artists working at the edges of performance. The series is characterized by lavishly illustrated and beautifully designed books, created through close collaborations between artists and writers, each of which is the first substantial publication dedicated to an artists’ world.

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The cover of the Untitled (Bodies) book of Kira O'Reilly nude falling from a red carpeted staircase Kira O’Reilly: Untitled (Bodies)
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Banner image credit: ONE YEAR PERFORMANCE 1978 - 1979 (Cage Piece), Tehching Hsieh. LADA Publishing: Out of Now, The Lifeworks of Teching Hsieh, Ed. Adrian Heathfield, 2009.