Publishing

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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Anne Bean's face edited into several squares with the text Self Etc. in the centre Anne Bean: Self Etc.

Latest publications

In Other Words

Through prose, poetry, drawing and photography In Other Words is a collection of urgent reflections, created by artists exploring their hopes and fears at a time of global crisis.  It is a clarion call for change from a group rich in wisdom, shared experience, and what it means to be marginalised in the UK in 2020.  

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Shortlist LIVE! #2

Four essays on the four artists shortlisted for the ANTI Festival International Prize for Live Art 2020.

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Mishandled Archive

Drawning on a year-long project by the artist Tara Fatehi Irani, Mishandled Archive is a way of imagining, creating and disseminating a nomadic archive.

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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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‘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.