Gregg Whelan of Lone Twin was commissioned to write a guide looking at ideas of site and space, including performance and time-based works made in, through and for specific locations. Lone Twin’s Study Room Guide is called You may perform a spell against madness and is a selection of works by artists that attempt, however reliably or unreliably, to guide us: works that attempt to offer a charting or a mapping, of what possibly lies ahead, be that a city, a forest, a face, a cultural condition, a time, a language, a room or a sky.
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The Great Bear, Simon Patterson.
This Study Room Guide profiles contemporary and historical performance art practices from China in a series of texts and works.Read more
This Study Room Guide, by the performance artist and liar Tom Cassani, draws together resources that inform the sometimes disparate and eclectic field of deception and performance.Read more
Extensive and comprehensive guide on documentation, live performance and its traces and ghosts,inspired by the documents of the Study Room itself.Read more
This Guide addresses performance and activism, and the strategies that artists have engaged with to address radical cultural, social and political agendas.Read more
This Guide directs you to key artworks and texts in the Study Room (and beyond) in which the artist’s intention is to engage the audience in the work.Read more
Responding to a widespread lack of resources on neurodiversity and performance, this Study Room Guide containing a collection of recorded conversations with neurodivergent artists working in Live Art and performance; a list of resources relating to this field and a contextualising essay by the artist Daniel Oliver.Read more
A Study Room Guide considering issues of Performance, Politics, Ethics and Human Rights, in relation to historical and contemporary practices and ideas of representation, documentation and archiving.Read more
Robert Pacitti’s Study Room Guide addresses socially and politically engaged performances that seek to question and transform the institutions of power.Read more