Our key resource which provides a research space for artists, academics, students and other curious folk. Containing over 8,000 items, including out-of-print books and rare documentation, our Study Room, in Bethnal Green, is the world’s largest collection of research materials on Live Art.Book a Visit
The catalogue includes books, DVDs, magazines, journals and digital materials. A selection of these resources can be accessed online.
‘LADA’s Study Room is a kind of artform in itself.’
As part of the continuous development of the Study Room we regularly commission a range of artists and thinkers to write personal Study Room Guides to help navigate users through this resource.
The idea is to enable Study Room users to experience the materials in a new way and highlight materials that they may not have otherwise come across.View our Study Room Guides
An ongoing project offering free online screenings of seminal performance documentation, works to camera, short films/video and archival footage.
Our first LADA Screens of 2020 is selina bonelli. This film, shot and edited by Matt Mahoney-Page documents a performance at Warden Point on the Isle of Sheppey. This performance was one of a series of works, entitled (re)collecting (f)ears, undertaken by bonelli at fallen sound mirrors along the Kent coast across the summer of 2019.
A series of channels where you can watch short videos and films selected from LADA’s Study Room or generated through our programmes and initiatives.Read More
Listen Online is LADA’s platform for audio content, including recordings of artist talks as well as commissioned artworks by artists such as Marcia Farquhar, Jen Harvie, Taylan Halici and many others.To Listen Online
A series of project specific LADA websites hosting curated content and documentation of the projects.
Edge of an Era: an archival project revisiting a specific series of seminal performance art events from the late 1980s.
PLAYING UP: A Live Art Game for Kids and Adults: an intergenerational artwork by Sibylle Peters
Performance Magazine Online: an online archive of and resources about, Performance Magazine (1979-1992)
Glimpses of Before:1970’s Performance Art in the UK: Study Room Guide by Helena Goldwater
Are We There Yet? A Study Room Guide on Live Art and Feminism
Live Art and Feminism in the UK: Curated by LADA in collaboration with Eleanor Roberts and the Google Cultural Institute, offering a snapshot of some of the key figures and issues of Live Art and Feminism in the UK since 1970
The Resources Catalogue includes a growing number of Collections of publications, DVDs and other ‘rare’ materials organised by themes, artists or projects, which have been assembled or acquired by the Agency, or generously donated by artists and colleagues.View our collections
The Study Room in Exile is LADA’s satellite study room housed in the Institute for the Art and Practice of Dissent at Home in Liverpool.
The Institute for the Art and Practice of Dissent at Home based in a family home in Liverpool, UK, founded in 2007 is an intervention into family life and the normative upbringing of children and is funded by 10% of the family’s net income. At the time of writing, the Institute are Gary Anderson (45), Lena Simic (43), Neal (17), Gabriel (15), Sid (10) and James (4) and now Tesla Spinoza (dog, 3 months).Read More
LADA is delighted to be able to offer UK and international promoters temporary installations of bespoke Study Boxes containing hand picked selections of DVDs, books and other materials from the LADA Study Room around specific themes.Read More
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