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The Ray Langenbach Archive of Performance Art

Brief overview (-)

The Ray Langenbach Archive of Performance Art documents art and socio-political events from Southeast Asia spanning over 20 years since 1988. The private collection of video documentation (originally in DV and Hi-8 format) focuses predominantly on Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, Thailand, Vietnam, Cambodia, and Burma; it comprises over 1000 hours of video and several thousand 35mm slides, looking into performance art, installation, street performances and historical sites through the region.

This project is part of AAA’s Performance Art Archive Initiative, an effort to locate and digitise a number of collections documenting performance art in the region.
The archive of video documentation is now onsite accessible in AAA Library.

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This section contains primarily performance and event documentation that sheds light into the development of performance art in Singapore from early 1990s to mid-2000s, including Artists’ General Assembly (AGA), a week-long art festival that led to the prosecution of several people involved, and the proscription of performance art in Singapore in the decade that followed. The majority of material pertains to the performance works by the artists who were part of The Artists Village (TAV), an artist collective founded by artist Tang Da Wu in 1988.
Total records: 121