'The Live Art Almanac is a collection of "found" writing about and around Live Art. The Live Art Almanac brings together texts which are representative of the most engaging, provocative, thoughtful writing about Live Art and the cultural landscape in which it is set, and which were first published between April 2006 and April 2008.' - from the back cover
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Introduction: The Live Art Almanac - Daniel BRINE, Emmy MINTON
Step Off the Stage - Tim ETCHELLS
You, the Spectator - Nick RIDOUT
Profile: FrenchMottershead - Mark WILSHER
Name in Lights - Mary PATERSON
Review: Richard Dedomenici Superjumbo - Tim ATACK
Be Here Now - Adam E MENDELSOHN
Release from Clarence House - Chris RIDING
Exchange Places: The Memory of Desire and the Desire of Memory - Will POLLARD
Ethno-techno: Writings on Performance, Activism, and Pedagogy by Guillermo Gómez-Peña, edited by Elaine Peña - Leslie HILL
Letter from Oaxaca: Performing in the Flames - Guillermo GOMEZ-PENA
Artists are now taking the lead politicians have failed to give - Madeleine BUNTING
Politics in an Age of Fantasy - Stephen DUNCOMBE
Seven Live Art Tips - John JORDAN
Bite-sized Chunks from my Life - Rajni SHAH
Live Art UK: Keynote Presentation - John WYVER
Travels Through 1000 nights cast - Barbara CAMPBELL
Paul Burwell, Experimental Performance Artist - Brian CATLING
Ian Breakwell, prolific artist who took a multi-media approach to his observation of society - Nick KIMBERLEY
Why Do Men Walk Funny? - David GALE
What a Carry On - Lyn GARDNER
An Even Bigger Splash: Swimming Across London - Ed CAESAR
A Brisk Walk After Midnight to Rediscover One's Own Backyard - Alex NEEDHAM
En Route - Daniel GOSLING
Judith Knight & Ritsaert ten Cate - Kate TYNDALL
I Can See Your Ideology Moving - Sally O'REILLY, Ian SAVILLE
The Document Performance - Rebecca SCHNEIDER
Review: Francesca Steele, Pulse - Rachel Lois CLAPHAM
Review: Helen Paris, Vena Amoris - Theron SCHMIDT
Dear Artist...Love Audience - Helen COLE
Demolish The Theatre! - Simon CASSON
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The selected publications on this page present the varied ways artists, curators, and researchers experiment with performance. For some, performance is a way to defy the commodification of art, a physical intervention into dominant narratives, or an enactment that eludes state control. Performance may be a protest that takes place in the theatre, on the streets, in a café, or in a private setting. For others, it is experimentation with the form: a transformation, appropriation, or expansion of dance, theatre, and film.