A critical discussion of the public sphere in the current neoliberal capitalist democracy from the perspective of performance.
|Artist / Author||Bojana Cvejic and Ana Vujanovic|
|Publisher||b_books, Les laboratoires d’Aubervilliers and TkH|
In 2014 Project O (Alexandrina Hemsley and Jamila Johnson-Small) began working with Charlotte Cooper and Kay Hyatt on a show called SWAGGA. The work is rooted in dance and draws on other performance traditions, including a live soundtrack by Trash Kit and original compositions by Verity Susman. This collaboration was remarkable because it featured untrained dancers with the kinds of political bodies – fat, queer, older – that are rarely treated as creative, expressive or worthy choreographic subjects. Over two years SWAGGA was refined and performed for audiences around the country. Katarzyna Perlak documented the process and in 2016 created SWAGGA: A Study On Camera, a creative response to the live performance. The result is an extravaganza of mess, antisocial emotions and intersectional feminist sensibility.
SWAGGA: A Study On Camera was first screened by the Live Art Development Agency in 2018 as part of the LADA Screens programme, a series of online screenings of seminal performance documentation, works to camera, short videos, films and archival footage.
Documentation of the evening celebrating the life and Live Art of the brilliant and inspirational artist Katherine Araniello who died on Monday 25 February 2019.
Forty years since the publication of Naseem Khan’s seminal report The Arts Britain Ignores, how much has changed?
Audio of the artist in discussion with Jospeh Morgan Scholfield. Event held on 13 February 2020.
Recounts the group’s evolution and different approaches to collaboration throughout the years. Two DVDs include a documentary, interviews with BMI members, and performance footage.
Documenting the eponymous six year project as well as the current research and thinking around the subject with contributions by prominent artists, academics, activists and chefs.
Part of the Library of Performing Rights ( P3041).
Manning extends her previous inquiries into the politics of movement to the concept of the minor gesture.
Materials from the activation day against the Hostile Environment policy. Organised by Migrants in Culture and Keep it Complex.
In the oversize cabinet.
Publication about the project which brought questions of archiving performance art to a broader public. In German and English.