LONGER WETTER FASTER BETTER A three days festival of Live Art and Performance 14-16 October 2016 at Rich Mix, Artsadmin and the Yard Theatre in London Here a small selection of images… so to give a taste of these intense three days. The festival was so charged with a diversity of live actions that I’m sure […]

  • October 17, 2016

“Creating, in other words, for me means letting go. Easier said than done. Relinquishing the possibility of getting something just right is, in many ways, a small encounter with one’s own demise, the death of an idea or a dream. There’s another paradox (they’re everywhere in this game): death as an urgent creative impulse.” Nando Messias […]

  • October 16, 2016
Keijaun Thomas - Drawn - Photo by Manuel Vason

D R A W N was a week long exhibition of durational performance art examining place & identity. The program coupled 6 international artists with 6 hyper-local materials (Stone, Water, Salt, Wood, Blood & Earth), across 6 venues in Folkestone’s Creative Quarter. Located at the shore of the English Channel & mouth of the Channel tunnel; D […]

  • October 10, 2016

DARC is very happy to present and share a selection of images created by  Julia-Kristina Bauer for the Tempting Failure INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL OF PERFORMANCE ART & NOISE ART . We are very impressed with the photographs of Julia and the quality of work presented by all the artists. Even though the festival happened few months ago we think this […]

  • October 6, 2016

We are very looking forward to this event and, most of all, to initiate a discussion around the Ethical Document. Wednesday 5 October 2016 / 1.30pm – 4pm / Free / Booking Required A round table discussion with Manuel Vason and members of the Documentation Action Research Collective (DARC) Join Manuel Vason and members of […]

  • September 24, 2016
Brink Festival | Promotional Image by Holly Revell | Mariana Aristizabal Pardo

In June 2016 Brink celebrated one year of independent postgraduate research as part of the MA/MFA Performance Practice as Research at Central. “When you and I take a risk and meet in the space between, what is revealed? What emerges? Sensuality? Style? Polyphonic voices? “Uniqueness”? Intimacy? Violence? Release? … Or, nothing but an awkward silence? “ D.A.R.C. […]

  • September 20, 2016

Jemima Yong captured 24 photos on roll film throughout ‘Performing the Archive’ by Tara Fatehi Irani at DARC’s August Sully Night. Many thanks to DARC members for preparing a delicious feast, to Manuel for organising the evening and to everyone who attended and made this a fantastic day.  

  • September 16, 2016
Bette Lust in Space

After the presentation during the Sully Night event Lavinia Co-op left with us a collection of precious images of the Drag Company Bloolips. It has been really a privilege to listen the stories and gossip of the company from an insider… “It wasn’t about being women, it was about being gay men in frocks’. ‘We […]

  • August 10, 2016
Cuba Tara Fatehi Irani

Tuesday 2nd of August – 7.30 till 11.00 pm DARC Studio 8-10 Rhoda Street London E2 7EF DARC – Documentation Action Research Collective invite you to our monthly SULLY night – an evening of contamination between artists, artforms, subjects and objects.Tara Fatehi   Tara Fatehi Irani is an artist who captures the ephemeral and reciprocal […]

  • July 27, 2016
An Artist - In Training | A Collaborative image by Rory Foster & Holly Revell

An Artist – In Training was presented at The Royal Academy of Art as part of a collaborative research venture between DARC member Rory Foster and Anna Makrzanowska & Kat Engell. This research explores the application of livestream technologies during rehearsal processes as a form of collaborating across spaces and countries. These images were made in collaboration with Holly […]

  • July 19, 2016

DARC – Documentation Action Research Collective invite you to our monthly SULLY night – an evening of contamination between artists, artforms, subjects and objects. Bird La Bird will talk about her processes in discovering historic information and hidden histores from public archives and museums and how she uses performance as a medium of delivery. She […]

  • June 29, 2016

For this performance Ana Montenegro drew flies on the white wall of her house for 28 days. ‘The white wall being filled by drawing flies suggests the transition as a counterpoint. The action also questions the relationship between drawing and performance.’ The live event, lost by the viewer, is mediated by images of Maurizio Mancioli […]

  • June 28, 2016
voice and gesture

Tuesday 14th of June – 7.30 till 11.00 pm DARC Collective is hosting its monthly Sully Night, an evening of artists gathering, discussion, presentation and contamination. Luísa Nóbrega will introduce us her art practice and provoke a discussion about voice and gesture. DARC Studio 8-10 Rhoda Street London E2 7EF We will provide food – […]

  • June 8, 2016

The Im/Material conference brings together artists, archivists, curators and academics to consider the role of the archive in the creation, interpretation and preservation of culture. More info about the specific events here Venue Chelsea College of Arts 16 John Islip Street London SW1P 4JU Contact [email protected] 13 – 14 May 2016 Full price ticket: £50 […]

  • May 7, 2016

‘The true end of tragedy is to purify the passions.’ Aristotle DARC Collective is hosting a night of art exchange, discussion and presentation on the 10th of May at the DARC Studio. The theme for our next Sully evening will be TRAGEDY, aiming to explore and express true facts under impossible combinations. Please join us […]

  • April 26, 2016
Boris Nieslony photo by Manuel Vason @DARC

Wednesday, April 13 Boris Nieslony performed the piece MA: Version at the State Museum of Contemporary Art of Thessaloniki The artist dedicates its performance people that have died, to people who were murdered by other people, from the death penalty of crimes against the state, from traumas that resulted from the state, from genocides, from […]

  • April 18, 2016
Ulay @ MAH by Mike Sommer 2016

MAH, Musee d´Art et d´Histoire, Geneva April 4 and 5, 2016 Ulay, performance and body art pioneer, gave a historic performance alongside Marina Abramovic at the Muee d’art et d’histoire of Geneva in 1977. 39 years later, the German artist has returned to the MAH, invited by curator Adeline von Furstemberg in the context of the […]

  • April 18, 2016

Here some images of our Sully Night of the 5th of April. A big thanks to all the participants and of course our two guest speakers Buzz Baun and Meilyr Jones. … and of course Pato for organising it!!!  

  • April 7, 2016
Photo collage by Martin v.Haselberg

Here a fantastic photo collage created by Martin v.Haselberg of the Kipper Kids. I had the pleasure to witness their work live at the Whitechapel Gallery in 2003 during the Short History of Performance Art series. to know more about their work:

  • April 1, 2016
Le Gateau Chocolate - George Ikediashi-397-A1

Here’s a lush review from Huck magazine! HUCK magazine review

  • March 31, 2016
Sully 5th of April 2


  • March 26, 2016

TRANSFORMATIONS – an exhibition in 2 parts Transformations is a series of images by Holly Revell. They reflect the transition from drag back to original self. The images echo post-performance emotion and fatigue, revealing the bodies which support their queens and the traces left behind post-drag. They are about the relationships the artists have with […]

  • March 7, 2016

ABON DROPODIRA Material dress – Traditional Sari, Safety pin Time duration – 30 mins VIDEO , PERFORMANCE ART The rules that society imposes on women are to be accepted or rejected by women only. Society never makes any rules for men, the men stay the samehey are not forced to accept or reject anything. Men […]

  • March 6, 2016
por favor nao tocar

Performance art – Installation art Lenght: about 120 minutes Video and Photos by Cia. Excessos Maus Hábitos. Porto, Portugal. In a hole made in a white wall of a gallery, from inside of the wall, I fit my butt and I stand for about 2 hours. The butt is not placed in its actual height; […]

  • March 3, 2016
DARC Workshop at Roehampton University

Our 1st DARC workshop went well and we want to thank all the participants and the Drama, Theatre and Performance department of Roehampton University for hosting it. We have invited the participants to share their documentation. Here is a comment/documentation from one of the participants: Thanks also to you, Holly, Ana and Pato for a really great afternoon on Friday. It was […]

  • March 2, 2016
promo image

The Documentation Action Research Collective invites you to a weekend long mini-festival of performance to celebrate the official launch of our collective! Join us 7pm – 11pm Saturday 12th and Sunday 13th of March at 8-10 Rhoda Street, London, E2 7EF We have invited some incredible artists – Ernst Fischer, Margarita Zafrilla Olayo, Martin O’Brien, Tales Frey – to […]

  • February 24, 2016

We are very please to share the information of this upcoming workshop we will be leading together. WHEN Friday, 26 February 2016 from 14:00 to 17:00 (GMT) – Add to Calendar WHERE University of Roehampton – Roehampton Lane. Jubilee Building, Studio 5. London SW15 5PU GB – View Map To book a place click here DARC is a collective of artists documenting other […]

  • February 24, 2016
Sully 1st March 2016

DARC Collective is pleased to host the first evening of SULLY artist gathering. We felt the necessity to create in London an informal evening of exchange for and between the community of artists. The sense of community will be the starting point for sharing information of each other practices and activity as well as an […]

  • February 24, 2016