DARC Archive

Newsletter

    Fuel Theatre 10th Anniversary Birthday Cards: A collaboration with Manuel Vason “When thinking of celebrating 10 years of Fuel, it was clear the only way to do that was to let the projects we produce speak for themselves. We have created a season of live performances, digital projects and events to celebrate our […]


  • April 5, 2014

‘I Write, and You Read’ explores the authorship of the spectator, through applying ‘installation’ principles to the act of performance curation. The performance explores the individuated portrayals of masculinity of each performer. Performed by Tim Harris & Joseph Keeley | Directed / Choreographed by Rory Foster


  • March 24, 2014

This Study Room Guide for the Live Art Development Agency by Johanna Linsley is a response to a Study Room Gathering about the state of the institution and its alternatives for (and as) Live Art. We live in a time when many long-standing institutions are in a state of crisis, and precarity is becoming a […]


  • January 16, 2014

Margaret Sandbach – A Tragedy in Marble and Ink by Mark Baker & Dewi Gregory A commission by Cardiff-based production company Truth Department to create  images specific to the site of the ruins of Hafodunos in Wales. This was for the publication ’Margaret Sandbach – A Tragedy in Marble and Ink’, by Mark Baker & […]


  • October 5, 2013

  Clod Ensemble – Zero (Sadler’s Wells 2013) More info HERE Set to an original score played live by a band of acclaimed musicians and featuring an explosive cast of performers, Clod Ensemble’s latest work is a turbulent mix of dance, music and visual theatre. Zero is a world where nothing is certain – where women can […]


  • June 12, 2013

Oreet Ashery – Party for Freedom | People vs Freedom Various London venues  – 1 May – 22 June 2013 Somewhere between a travelling cinema and theatre troupe, a kiss-a-gram and a takeaway delivery service, London-based artist Oreet Ashery’s Party for Freedomis an itinerant work that combines live performance with moving-image and an original album soundtrack. An […]


  • May 1, 2013

Performing Documents is a major collaborative research project which asks how we are dealing with the remains of Live Art today. Drawing on creative, curatorial and research strategies, this project stages a wide-reaching investigation into the problems and potential of performance and its documents. It comprised a series of performance workshops and public symposia, and […]


  • April 13, 2013

Splat! – The Famous Lauren Barri Holstein First presented at: Laban, Bonnie Bird Theatre, Creekside London SE8 3DZ Wednesday 14th November 2012 7.30pm www.thefamousomg.com The Famous Lauren Barri Holstein’s latest gigantasaurus spectacularus masterpiece explores how women are often portrayed as victims, and how that’s like really cool, because like people really don’t realize how much […]


  • November 14, 2012

Empress Stah in Space More info HERE 02/11/2012, 03/11/2012 Empress Stah in Space is part of an ongoing project with a long-term ambition; to create a performance in outer space. As part of this research, Empress Stah has floated in ‘Zero Gravity’ and made a film as ‘The Stah Ship Trooper,’ strutting her stuff in the […]


  • October 12, 2012

This panel presentation and discussion brought together key voices in the conversation about performance and documentation, including Martha Wilson, founder of Franklin Furnace, Yelena Gluzman and Matvei Yankelevish, editors of the Emergency Index – an annual compendium of performance documentation published by Ugly Duckling Presse, and photographer Christa Holka. The event was organised, moderated and […]


  • February 19, 2012

A ‘workbook‘ created in response to IWY08: How to Stay Occupied, a project of I’m With You at the Bank of Ideas, during Occupy London. Compiled by Johanna Linsley, with contributions from R. Justin Hunt, Arkem, Mary Paterson, Caroline Smith, Jesse Darling, Eleanor Weber, Sophie Robinson, and Season Butler.


  • December 7, 2011

  Access All Areas: Live Art and Disability Eds. Lois Keidan and CJ Mitchell Access All Areas is a combination of artists’ writings, creative dialogues, critical commentaries and DVDs featuring documentation of artists’ presentations and performances spanning 20 years, which reflect the ways in which Live Art has represented issues of disability in inventive and […]


  • October 12, 2011

Encounter was a public arts project that happened in town centres across North Kent. Between July and November 2011, Encounter transformed six urban sites in Medway and the boroughs of Gravesham and Swale.  The project commissioned a creative documentation team to the commissions, and more broadly, to the sites Encounter occupied and the themes it […]


  • August 12, 2011

SPILL Festival of Performance regularly commissions writers to respond to the performance works – less as reviewers, and more as artists producing creative documents of the event. For the 2011 festival, these texts were titled SPILL Stings, and were coordinated by Theron Schmidt, with contributions from Johanna Linsley, Mary Paterson and Madeline Hodge. The following […]


  • April 23, 2011

Camden Arts Centre – The Big Rip Off 2010 marks the 20th anniversary of Camden Arts Centre’s internationally acclaimed residency programme. Outset Contemporary Art Fund is helping celebrate this milestone. The Big Rip Off! gives artists license to plunder the history of financial misdemeanours and raise funds through underhand means. Money raised will provide vital […]


  • September 13, 2010

An ongoing improvisation project with a group of approximately eight dancers that perform Contact Improvisation (inspired by Action Theatre practices), dressed in office suits, while moving through London Bridge, in silence. This involves passing through the crowd of people that is, in its most part, rushing from the City centre on their way home, after […]


  • June 22, 2010

An experiment in collaborative writing, initiated by Johanna Linsley, with contributions by Jennifer Tsuei, Marcus Slease, Ryan Ormonde, Alex Davies, João Florêncio, Mary Paterson, Nora Rabins, Maria Goyanes, Yoko Ishiguro, Alex Eisenberg, Theron Schmidt, Rachel Lois Clapham, Tamarin Norwood, Eirini Kartsaki, Nat Raha, Eleanor Weber, Elizabeth Guthrie, and Ali Mansour. Cover by Olga Raciborska and […]


  • June 15, 2010

  Spill Tarot The SPILL Performance Tarot is a new artist led experimental project at the heart of SPILL Festival of Performance 2009, conceived and produced by Pacitti Company. SPILL is London’s premiere festival of performance, live art and experimental theatre. The SPILL Tarot project brings together a new constituency of contemporary makers from a […]


  • October 5, 2009

Ear Cinema is an immersive multi-disciplinary performance project incorporating film, sound diffusion techniques, and live performance. The project aims to activate the live context of watching and listening by transforming the traditional architectures of aural and cinematic reception into sites of immersive experience that are heterogeneous, performative and non-determined. ‘Late Noon Sun’ has been installed and […]


  • September 22, 2009

This post was written for the blog More Milk Yvette. Describe this Girl Monster, then. Spotted at the Donau Festival in Krems, a small city in Austria not far from Vienna.  25 April, 2009. The Donau Festival presents music, performance and video, skewing towards the avant-garde aisle of available contemporary pop/art.  Operating since 2005 under […]


  • July 8, 2009

Once More With Feeling: Performing the WAL/Make archive – Tate Modern (27 June 2009) The Women’s Art Library/Make and Feminist Review presented an evening of rediscovery and new feminist performance art organised by Oriana Fox recipient of the Art in the Archive: Living with Make Bursary 2009. Oriana was invited to engage with the unique Women’s Art […]


  • June 27, 2009

  Peggy Shaw and Clod Ensemble – MUST (2009)     Must is a poetic look at what it feels like to have a body. It excavates the memories and images contained in the joints and layers of bone. Peggy Shaw is a self-made independent performer, writer, teacher, producer from New York. She co-founded with Lois […]


  • June 12, 2009

Written & Directed: Anna Frisch; Performed: Serena Bobowski, Art Terry (on piano), Yinka Oyewole (on guitar) Music: Art Terry, Yinka Oyewole Filmed & Edited: Chameleoneye Films Filmed @ SHUNT 2009


  • February 22, 2009

Clod Ensemble – Red Ladies (ICA 2008) Red Ladies is an ongoing performance piece featuring a group of identically dressed women. Red Ladies keep an eye on things. They observe. They witness. They gather evidence. They place sites of political importance and key landmarks under surveillance. They watch the watchers. “Brilliantly powerful; at once angry, funny, […]


  • July 12, 2008