The Live Art Almanac Volume 2

Published by Live Art Development Agency and produced in partnership with Live Art UK, Performance Space 122 and Performance Space, 2011

19cm x 25cm, 204 pages, paperback

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The Live Art Almanac Vol. 2 is a new collection of found writing from 2008 and 2009 about and around Live Art. It brings together texts from a variety of UK and international sources, which are representative of some of the most engaging, provocative and thoughtful writing about Live Art and its cultural landscape.

Contributors: David A Bailey, Guy Brett, Gavin Butt, Helen Cole, Wesley Enoch, Andy Field, Lyn Gardner, Guillermo Gómez-Peña, Manick Govinda, Matthew Hearn, Simon Herbert, Lucas Ihlein, Bridgit Istim, Jonathan Jones, Nick Keys, Carol Kino, Caleb Kraces, Astrid Lorange, Arthur Lubow, Jason Maling, Paul Morley, Rabih Mroué, Lizzie Muller, Mary Paterson, Mike Pearson, Theron Schmidt, Aleks Sierz, Alistair Spalding, Julian Stallabrass, Jane Trowell, David Vaughan, David Williams (Australia), David Williams (UK), Aaron Williamson.

Drawn from published and unpublished material, the Live Art Almanac offers both a snapshot of the cultural landscape… but is at its very best when it provides an opportunity to hear artists and producers thinking out loud about the very nature of performance, the role of the audience and asking what is this strange, exhilarating thing called theatre and performance.”
The Guardian, 2011

Live Art Almanacs are my favourite books in the Unbound cannon. They are like a bumper annual of the kind that some of you might have found in your pillowcase on xmas morning when you were nippers, only these are for grown-ups. They’re beautifully edited and loaded with tid-bits, gossip, sandal, intrigue and righteous rants by extremely interesting people.

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