The Live Art Archives
The Live Art Archives include the Record of Live Art Practice, the National Review of Live Art Archive,
the Digital Performance Archive, the Arts Council England Live Art and Performance Archive,
the Franko B Archive, Performance magazine Archive, the David Hughes Live Art Archive, the Alastair Snow Archive,
the greenroom Archive and the Bodies in Flight Archive. In addition, the Archives hold the original
tapes from the queerupnorth Video Archive, together with DVD copies for viewing.
The Archives' holdings also contain a number of smaller
collections of Live Art related material in various formats, such as full sets of Hybrid, Primary Sources, and
LiveArt magazine, and a complete set of DVDs by the artist
Additional Live Art resources include
Liveartwork DVDs, a complete set of the 9 DVDS for Bobby Baker's Daily Life series, and books to support research into Live Art, which
are held in the Theatre Collection library.
NEWS - The Live Art Archives now hold a copy of the
Performance Matters Archive. For further information, please see the relevant section below.
NEWS - The National Review of Live Art Video Archive is now
available to view ONLINE
NEWS - The Live Art Archives have worked with JISC Digital Media to digitise the
material held in the Digital Performance Archive (DPA) and we hope to make it available online as soon as possible.
As the original catalogue is no longer searchable via the AHDS, lists of the DPA holdings are available on
the DPA web page.
The Live Art Archives are responsible for the administration of the
JISCmail discussion lists.
The Live Art Archives web pages are included in the
Live Art Collection,
which is part of the UK Web Archive, a corpus of websites selected
by leading UK institutions for their historical, social and cultural significance in the UK.
The Live Art Collection is maintained by the British Library in collaboration
with the Live Art Development Agency, London.
How to Search the Live Art Archives
The Live Art Archives holdings catalogues are currently being migrated onto the Theatre Collection database
and in due course will be searchable through the main search facility.
At the moment, the most up-to-date catalogue of all our Live Art material is held
and maintained in the Theatre Collection and can be searched by a member of the Theatre Collection
team on request. Some typical database search requests have been included on the Live Art Archives' RLAP web page to help researchers
during this interim cataloguing period, and NRLA yearly searches are included on the Live Art Archives'
NRLA Archive web page. Users can also search
the NRLA catalogue online and the
NRLA Online project pages to find out more about the archive and its digitisation.
The Live Art Archives are available for viewing and research by appointment. For further information on
the Archives and/or to arrange a visit please contact:
Bex Carrington, Keeper: Live Art Archives
Tel: 0117 33 15186 or email:
The Performance Matters Archive is a collaboration between Performance Matters and the British Library.
Performance Matters (2009-12) was a creative research project rethinking why performance matters through the matter of performance.
The project was a collaboration between Goldsmiths, University of London,
University of Roehampton and the
Live Art Development Agency, funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council.
Performance Matters Archive DVD List
Arnolfini Live Archive
The Live Art Archives have close links with Arnolfini Live's Archive, which is held at the Bristol