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Experimental theatre and live art: audio and video recordings

Since 1985, the Sound Archive has made video recordings of experimental theatre and live art at various venues including the ICA Theatre and Battersea Arts Centre. Together with related television material recorded off air, these recordings form one of the country's most comprehensive publicly accessible resources for the study of contemporary creative practice in British and international theatre.

The 'Guide to experimental theatre and live art' (PDF format) provides a rough guide to British Library documentation of a performance sector with ever fluid and contended boundaries.

Companies and performers represented in the collection include:

  • Forced Entertainment
  • Marina Abramovic
  • Ron Athey
  • Bobby Baker
  • Desperate Optimists
  • Gloria
  • Annie Griffin
  • Holly Hughes
  • Lumi√®re & Son
  • Moti Roti
  • Reckless Sleepers
  • Stan's Cafe
  • Station House Opera
  • Goat Island
  • Wooster Group

PDF files

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