Join us for our next Sully Night with Tracing the Pathway: Citing Site: Documentation as Traces of Place Making Tuesday 4 July, 2017 | 7:30 – 10 PM (presentation starts at 8 PM) DARC Studio, 8-10 Rhoda Street, London, E2 7EF Tracing the Pathway invite you to join them in an (a)live essay reading that […]

  • June 22, 2017

  What? Another Sully Night event. Which? Artist, dancer and researcher Carolyn Roy talking with (and without) Ernst Fischer about practices of permeability, erasure and spaces of encounter in bodies and in text. Where? DARC Studio space 8-10 Rhoda Street London E2 7EF When? Tuesday 6th of June from 7.30 pm And? We will provide food […]

  • May 31, 2017

Darc is delighted to share the photographic documentation of the 2017 edition of the BuzzCut Festival in Glasgow. WE would like to say big thank to Julia and the Festival organisers, Nick Anderson, Rosana Cade, Karl Taylor and Daisy Douglasand all the participants artists! We are aware that documentation is an indirect way of getting in […]

  • May 8, 2017

DARC member Holly Revell will present her current photo-book project ‘David Hoyle: Paralell Universe’ and show some of the original pages from the dummy of her book. She will also talk about her experience of crowdfunding for the book so far. There will then be an open discussion on the subject of photo-books documenting performance […]

  • May 2, 2017

This is text we share with DOCAM (The Document Academy)  a global collective that celebrates documentation and documents of all kinds.   Prior to the 20th century, library science was primarily concerned with books. But as libraries positioned themselves as satisfiers of information needs at the turn of the century, scholars and practitioners—most famous among them […]

  • April 19, 2017

DARC is very happy to share some images of the Sick Of The Fringe Festival (17-19 February 2017). This was the first edition of the Festival in London aiming to provide a rich context for artistic work engaged with issues around medicine, mental health and the junction between art and science. We looking forward to […]

  • March 2, 2017

We are very happy to invite you all to another Sully Night Event. Tuesday 7th of March from 7.30 RE/CREATING THE LIVE ACT: audio-visual experiments During the evening Ana de Matos will introduce us to new way of documenting live performances with the application of new technology. After a first part of presentations we will have […]

  • February 27, 2017

It has been great to see so many people during the last In Between Time Festival 2017. I don’t think I remember so many sold out gigs. Myself and Paul Blackmore have been asked to document the Festival and I’m here sharing some of the images created… by the way this is a really tiny […]

  • February 17, 2017

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

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

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

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

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

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 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

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

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

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: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Kipper_Kids

  • April 1, 2016


  • March 26, 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

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

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

DARC is a collective of artists documenting other artists. Members work in photography, film, performance, drawing, text, animation, and web technologies. DARC is also an open platform for artists to present and archive documentation of their own work. This workshop combines practical experimentation, skill-sharing and open discussion to consider current issues of best practice, as well as broader […]

  • February 16, 2016

It was a fun day and a pleasure to snap some moments of this event! Franko B presents FUCK / LIVE / ART A day of performance, music and video art at The Flying Dutchman London. Please navigate through the image gallery. Here live performances by: Andrea Marcaccio Andrea Abbatangelo Joss Carter Tristesse James and […]

  • February 3, 2016

DARC has been commissioned by the Jewish Music Institute (JMI) to document the tour of their new production Drawing Life. Bringing together a soaring live score with visuals and dramatics, Jocelyn Pook’s Drawing Life tells the story of the Terezin concentration camp – a story of the power of creativity and the resilience of the human […]

  • January 25, 2016

Every year, Jason Lim curates a programme of international performance art in Singapore. This year, the week long festival took place at Zarch Collaboratives in Golden Mile Tower. The 2015 line up was made up of all female artists. http://www.foi.sg

  • December 28, 2015

Cassils’ work Inextinguishable Fire speaks to the radical unrepresentability of certain forms of trauma and violence. How can we enact empathy when our own situation is so removed from the atrocities of torture and war? Inextinguishable Fire articulates the space where this overlap occurs. This performance for the camera feature Cassils engaged in a treacherous fire stunt. The final […]

  • November 12, 2015

  Every two years as part of the Special Program of the Moscow Biennale of Contemporary Art, Solyanka State Gallery undertakes field research of the current situation in Russian performance art. Such exhibits as Nine Days, Artists’ Zoo became important events as they have demonstrated collaborative efforts of the best artists in this genre: from Yelena Kovylina and Liza Morozova to Anatoly Zhigalov/Natalya Abalakova and Andrey Kuzkin. […]

  • November 3, 2015

Promotional photography by Manuel Vason, for Hussein Chalayan’s ‘Gravity Fatigue’. Sadlers Wells, London: 2015  

  • October 28, 2015

Promotional Images for SPILL Festival 2015 by DARC Artists, 2015 SPILL Festival of Performance commissioned the DARC artists to produce promotional images for their 2015 festival showcase artists. This project marks the beginning of the DARC collectives ventures into documentation for artists by artists.

  • August 25, 2015

Fuel – The Spalding Suite (2015) Presented and produced by Fuel. Conceived by Inua Ellams Directed by Benji Reid Co-commissioned by Southbank Centre and Contact. A new physical theatre show inspired by the UK’s basketball sub-culture. ‘When we were young, we worshipped stars. gleaming long-limbed gods framed in the act of impossible flight, For a time we tried to […]

  • August 18, 2015

Live drawings by Pato Bosich, of Franko B’s latest performance ‘Milk & Blood‘, ArtsAdmin, London: 2015.

  • August 18, 2015

Suprapto Suryodarmo, is the purveyor of Amerta, a meditative dance practice. Since the mid-1980s, many thousands of people in the West (as well as many more in Bali and his native Java) have witnessed, worked with or been otherwise influenced by Prapto and his Amerta Movement / Joged Amerta practice. Strongly situated in the daily […]

  • June 22, 2015

“All the artists are copying their fans, darling.” Fan Riot explores the phenomenon of fandom at a time when distinctions between the professional and amateur, the artist and fan are diminishing. It contemplates the ways artist and fans are negotiating these cultural shifts; making way for new expressive languages, and unusual and imaginative forms of […]

  • May 22, 2015

Promotional photography by Manuel Vason for the ‘Have Your Circumstances Changed?’ by Lu Kemp. Artangel, London: 2015

  • May 18, 2015

Miss Fish Interview a conversation by Emma Møller and Jørgen Callesen, Contemporary Other, Issue 1.   To read the full article, purchase a copy of Contemporary Other via the magazines website by clicking here.

  • April 22, 2015

For four days (19-22 February, 2015) we transformed the Maison Folie in Mons, Belgium into a replica of the infamous East End night-spot Bethnal Green Working Men’s Club. We filled it with gold lamé curtains, sticky carpet and a programme of performance music and film, celebrating the unseen aspects of London culture, the power of […]

  • February 22, 2015

Vibrant Matter/ La Métachorie is inspired from the work of a female French artist of the early 20th century, Valentine de Saint Point. It is a solo piece made, as homage for her contributions in the arts that still remain largely unnoticed. Vibrant Matter/ The Métachorie is a dialogue between Valentine de Saint Point and […]

  • November 22, 2014

In the two of us Jon explores themes of love and loss, the resilience of the broken heart and our yearning to heal and love again For Jon John the act of love is one of the last surviving ecstatic rituals in our disposable society. The intense physicality and emotional depth of Jon’s practice has […]

  • November 3, 2014