LADA holds the complete collection, 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.
Highlights include: Kenneth Williams interview, Jimi Hendrix Festival (Paradiso Amsterdam), Jail Warehouse, Whirled Music, Captain Beefheart, Semza Pozcu, Rose Garrard, Monty Python, Anemic Cinema, Eadward Muybridge, Gilbert & George, Geneis P. Orridge, Suburban Relapse, Joseph Beuys in conversation with Rob Con, Mark Pauline, Adrian Henri, Jeff Nuttall, the I.O.U.Theatre, Jazz in Scandinavia, and much more.
This collection can be viewed in the Live Art Development Agency Study Room located in London, UK.
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Cover of Primary Sources, featuring Kenneth Williams.
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.
Originally created by Lois Weaver and Queen Mary University London in collaboration with LADA in 2016 for Performance Studies international (PSi)12: Performing Rights, the collection is a unique resource that examines the intersection between performance and Human Rights.Read more
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
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