'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.