Live Art at the Library

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Live Art at the Library

Unfortunately, an electrical fault is affecting some of our onsite services including those in the Knowledge Centre where this event was due to take place. This means that sadly we have had to cancel this event. We are looking to re-schedule and hope you will be able to join us for that.

A rolling screening of selected video recordings of live art performances from the British Library’s archive of location recordings.

The documentation of live art and contemporary experimental theatre performance on video has been part of the British Library’s Location Recording Programme since the 1990s.

Recordings were made at the Institute of Contemporary Arts (ICA) and subsequently in other venues including shows at the Battersea Arts Centre from 2005 and the Sacred seasons of live art at the Chelsea Theatre from 2006. We have also recorded many panel discussions, and talks by artists. Many of these performances were either promoted by the Live Art Development Agency or made with their support.

Part of Light Source: A Festival of the Accused which explores the true stories of those accused of witchcraft.

Image Credit: Light Source opening performance- Amy Kingsmill photograph by Rod Doyle 2021.

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Name: Live Art at the Library
Where: Entrance Hall
The British Library
96 Euston Road
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When: -
Price: Online Free Event: £0.00
Enquiries: +44 (0)1937 546546