Tiny Live Art (Development Agency): Tania El Khoury, Gardens Speak (2014)


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For LADA’s 20th anniversary, Robert Daniels has created the special edition Tiny Live Art (Development Agency) – 20 works for 20 years: 20 miniature sculptures of iconic performance works, which were nominated by artists and curators.

Part re-enactment, part archive, part hobby, Tiny Live Art embraces and embodies theories and practices of performance documentation, re-enactment and the making and sharing of memory, and draws from aspects of street art, installation and hobbyist pursuits like model railway and airfix kit building.

Robert Daniels has created two sets of Tiny Live Art (Development Agency) editions. One set of editions is made up of twenty pieces which have been created with a bespoke display and are exclusively available as one-off works for sale on Unbound.

The second set of editions are encased within bell jars, are on permanent display in LADA’s Study Room, and are not available to purchase.


Tania El Khoury, Gardens Speak (2014)

“This is Tania El Khoury’s Gardens Speak (2014) placed in a Syrian, Mother of Pearl, marquetry box. I wish I could’ve incorporated sound somehow (given its importance in the piece), but I’m still really happy with it. The handmade box indexes the themes and subjects in the work: and is sourced directly from an (ethical) Damascus artisan seller.” – Robert Daniels

Gardens Speak – in Syrian, Mother of Pearl, marquetry box (L12cm x W8cm x H5.5cm), with felt inlay. Preiser 10697, LED, balsa, cellophane, soil.


On purchasing your Tiny Live Art we will contact you about postage costs and delivery options.

View the full bespoke Tiny Live Art (Development Agency) collection here.​

Tiny Live Art (Development Agency) launch event: 6 March 2019, at LADA.

LADA marks its 20th Anniversary with a series of initiatives throughout 2019, including a publication, AGENCY: a Partial History of Live Art and a box set of 20 postcards representing key LADA projects and initiatives.

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