Documenting Live


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Commissioned by the Live Art Development Agency this unique publication and dvd resource represents and illustrates the work of 13 artists from the 1990s and 2000s, and places Live Art practices that are informed by questions of cultural identity within critical and historical frameworks.

Contributors: Barby Asante, David A Bailey, Ansuman Biswas, Malika Booker, Sonia Boyce, George Chakravarthi, Robin Deacon, Yara El-Sherbini, Harminder Singh Judge, Keith Khan, David Medalla, Harold Offeh, Emma Wolukau-Wanambwa, Ali Zaidi.

Documenting Live is a pioneering project. This epic documentation project …. provides the reader/viewer an incredible insight into one of the most vibrant live art scenes in the world.
Guillermo Gomez-Pena – US/Mexico Artist

If, by its very creation, Documenting Live highlights the growing gap whereby mapping and documentation is fast being out-paced by the speedy trajectory of the art-form itself, it has already succeeded in alluding to the disappearance and loss of history which has gone before, and of the potential loss of work still to come. It succeeds on many more levels than this however – through retrospection, it begins to join the historical dots of Live Art’s roots, and as a result equips a new generation of artists, writers, critics and curators with a culturally contextualised map, by which to navigate forward, into new, uncharted territory.”

AN Interface, 2008

Live Art Development Agency, 2008, Essay, 14 pages, 14cm x 19cm, 15 full colour artist postcards, 14cm x 19cm and DVD-PAL, 16:9, 90 minutes.

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ISBN 9780954604059

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Weight 270.0 kg