7 Hour -2016 Bengal performance art week Copyright by sumana akter and Bengal Foundation There are lots of existing writing on earth, which was written already, I do not feel that urge to make another writing for same reason, so I prefer to share here a similar writing with the viewer for this work… ‘… […]

  • August 23, 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

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

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

“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

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

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

The body lay prone with the legs slightly apart, the left arm folded under the chest with the forearm set across the front of the neck and the hand close to the face. Heather in bloom which had become buried with the body had remained bright green. Throughout the one hour running time of Tara Fatehi […]

  • September 16, 2016

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

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

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

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

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    

  • January 10, 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.

  • 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

 INTIMATE COLLABORATIONS. THE BARE BODY OF PERFORMANCE IN UK AND IN RUSSIA Drawings based on the exhibition by MANUEL VASON and Russian performance artists held at Solyanka State Gallery, Moscow.  20 september – 1 november Intimate Collaborations explores the ‘intimate’ relationship between performance and photography, the action and the image.  The photographic image together with […]

  • October 14, 2015

Duckie | Documentation by Holly Revell

  • September 27, 2015

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

  • August 18, 2015

Navigate Festival (Newcastle, 30 June – 3 July 2005) BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art ms Stubnitz (moored Newcastle Quayside) and specially commissioned coach tour, NewcastleGateshead, UK SACHIKO ABE | TIM BRENNAN | MARIE COOL AND FABIO BALDUCCI DEER PARK | EVE DENT | DESPERATE OPTIMISTS | ETANT DONNÉS E-XPLO | KAREN FINLEY | JANINE FLETCHER […]

  • July 1, 2015

Mr Glory | The Glory | Documentation by Holly Revell

  • July 1, 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

An ongoing series of constructed and sometimes fictional documents produced by Johanna Linsley and collaborators that show the Future as a geographical location, feeding parasitically off the stolen potential of the Present. Developed in part as a Think Tank Associate of the Pacitti Company in 2013. Presented at the Performing Urban Archives conference, the Room […]

  • June 10, 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

A Short History of Performance: Part One – The Whitechapel Art Gallery (15 – 21 April 2002)   To mark the launch of Vason’s publication Exposures the Live Art Development Agency  collaborated with the Whitechapel Gallery on a debate exploring the enduring legacies of artists working in the 60s and 70s alongside the work of current practitioners and issues around the […]

  • April 21, 2015

Live Culture at Tate Modern (27 – 30 March 2003) A programme of Live Art performances, debates and presentations curated by theLive Art Development Agency and Adrian Heathfield. Live Culture was a four day programme of events considering the shifting nature of Live Art practice in relation to the visual arts, by bringing together distinguished artists, […]

  • March 30, 2015

    A series of experimental live drawings made in collaboration with artist Manuel Vason. Undertaken as a collaboration, the drawings explore the hidden physicality and gesture of the body of a documenter who transfigure himself through his very activity.

  • March 10, 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

Documentation of the 2015 Live Art UK Associates Gathering , which took place on February 12, 2015 in Bristol, on the opening day of IBT15 Bristol International Festival, curated by Live Art UK member organizations Live Art Development Agency and In Between Time. The Live Art UK Associates represent a wide cross section of presenters […]

  • February 8, 2015

Take The Money And Run? was an event about ethics, funding and art that took place at Toynbee Studios, London on January 29, 2015. Attended by over 200 people, it was a day of presentations and discussion hosted by three organisations, Live Art Development Agency, Artsadmin, Home Live Art and produced in collaboration with Platform.

  • February 8, 2015

A multi-authored, durational critical writing project in response to the 24-hour broadcast of Forced Entertainment’s Quizoola24! at the Millenium Gallery in Sheffield. By Exeunt Magazine, with John Boursnell, Laura Burns, Gareth Damian Martin, Mette Garfield, Debbie Guinnane, Johanna Linsley, Nisha Ramayya, Nik Wakefield, curated by Diana Damian Martin.

  • November 22, 2014

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