A curated selection of work from the Live Art Development Agency (LADA)’s Study Room has toured to Live Collision each year, representing topics such as feminism, sexuality, disability and race in relation to Live Art practices. This year we will host a selection of 12 short reads from the Study Room with a focus on issues of race, migration and displacement.

Titles include:

  • The Displaced and Privilege, Live Art in an age of hostility, a Study Room Guide, Elena Marchevska (P3107)
  • Toolkit for itinerant artists, Elena Marchevska (P3457)
  • A Contemporary Struggle, Alexandrina Hemsley and Jamila Johnson-Small (P2240)
  • Taking Receipts: A Log of Aggression for People of Color, Aram Hans Sifuente (P3484)
  • The Artists’ Borderpanic Compendium, Curious (P3443)
  • The Things We leave Behind Zine, Teresa Albor   (P3139)
  • Natasha Davis: Performance, Film, Installation, Natasha Davis (P2119)
  • Performing Borders: A Study Room Guide on physical and conceptual borders within Live Art, Alessandra Cianetti (P3043)
  • The Lexicon of Tanjas Ostojić, Tanja Ostojić (P3444)
  • The Live Art Almanac Volume 4, Eds. Harriet Curtis, Lois Keidan and Aaron Wright (P3082)
  • Extraterritorialities in Occupied Worlds, Mayaan Amir & Ruti Sela (P2839)
  • The Little Book of Answers Vol. 1, Laura Malacart (P3539)
The Artist’s Borderpanic Compendium is a new publication from Leslie Hill and Helen Paris (Curious), which addresses a virulent green EXIT sign full on, proffering an array of prêt–à–porter performance scores, performances for the page, artistic instructions for surviving border panic, strategic scripts, sketches, maps and images from an array of UK-based artists living in an emerging UK, a UK on the verge of an EXIT. The Artist’s Borderpanic Compendium was created by Helen and Leslie in 2017, following a DIY Progression grant from the Live Art Development Agency, and supported by Jerwood Charitable Foundation. A limited number of copies will be made available to Live Collision audiences.  For more information about this project, contact megan@thisisliveart.co.uk.

The Live Art Development Agency’s Study Room is one of the most (if not *the* most) important archives in the UK on experimental theatre, performance and Live Art. It has one of the best specialist book collections on these subjects and a fantastic array of DVDs stretching back over 40 years of artists’ innovative practices. It is a major and indispensable resource for artists, scholars, students and journalists and furnishes a vital space for research, considered curatorial decisions, writing and contemplation. – Adrian Heathfield, Professor of Performance and Visual Culture Roehampton University, London.

Free Admission, accessible during festival times in Project foyer.