Welcome to the blog for Performing Documents, a collaborative AHRC-funded research project, hosted by University of Bristol in partnership with Arnolfini and In Between Time. Performing Documents asks how we are dealing with the remains of Live Art today. Drawing on creative, curatorial and research strategies, this project stages a wide-reaching investigation into the problems and potential of performance and its documents. It will comprise a series of public events in 2012, culminating in a large-scale conference and exhibition as part of In Between Time Festival 13 at Arnolfini in 2013.
This blog is a collection of texts, images, videos and sounds that relate, directly or indirectly, to the Performing Documents project and the ideas and issues that arise from it. Maintained by project research assistant Johanna Linsley, this blog aims to coordinate a range of perspectives on the histories (and multiple possible futures) of performance and Live Art today.
For more information about the Performing Documents project, and to book tickets for any of the events, check out our website.