The Library of Performing Rights (LPR) was originally created by Lois Weaver and Queen Mary University London in collaboration with LADA in 2016 for Performance Studies international (PSi)12: Performing Rights, as a unique resource containing over 250 publications, videos, DVDs, CD-ROMs, brochures, digital and web-based initiatives that examine the intersection between performance and Human Rights and were submitted by artists, activists and academics from around the world.
Since PSi12, LPR has been housed in LADA’s Study Room as a distinct collection of materials, has been presented in Vienna and Glasgow as part of LADA’s Performing Rights programmes, and been installed in Rio De Janeiro and Montreal in curatorial initiatives led by Andrew Mitchelson and Lois Weaver.
From August 2017 LPR has been reimagined and reactivated, in collaboration with Lois Weaver, the artist and researcher Elena Marchevska and the Study Room In Exile in Liverpool, as a concept or approach to research and practice rather than a distinct collection and is available as a place of action, a place of knowledge exchange, a repository of experience, and a resource and a context that others can use to support and advance their own work both at LADA and elsewhere.
New developments include –
Please contact LADA if you are interested in hosting LPR Touring Boxes or elements of the annual LPR commission.
Banner image credit:
Declaration of Independence, Barby Asante, Library of Performing Rights Commission 2018. Still from video. Courtesy of the artist.
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.
A collaboration with the British Library in the form of a box set of 40 DVDs of documentation of all public events for Performing Idea and Trashing Performance which reflects upon the project’s various challenges and achievements, and its place within the fields of performance practice and research.Read more
The complete collection of issues 1 to 8, of Primary Sources (1979 – 1981). Edited by Roger Ely, the magazine was one of the first to profile interdisciplinary performance practices and was the precursor of Performance Magazine.Read more
Created by Robert Daniels for LADA’s 20th anniversary, Tiny Live Art (Development Agency) – 20 works for 20 years is a special edition comprised of 20 miniature sculptures of iconic performance works. The education draws on practices of performance documentation, re-enactment and making and sharing memory.Read more