Call for Library submissions

The Performing Rights Library is a body of materials, documentation and evidence that aims to archive the remains of performance-related interventions, as well as to stimulate performance and human rights experimentation. An experimental model of the Performing Rights Library is being set up in June 2006 as part of Performance Studies international (PSi) #12: Performing Rights, a four-day conference and accompanying programme of live events. The event is organised by Queen Mary, University of London, in partnership with the Live Art Development Agency (UK) and East End Collaborations.

The Performing Rights Library will be developed into a resource that will tour to international locations, as a roving archive and educational resource. The project looks at the significance of human rights in a time of war and globalisation, makes links between international and local communities, and tests innovative practices that might facilitate human rights work. The library will create a network between academics, artists, and activists involved in the intersections between performance and human rights work.

Practitioners are invited to submit materials that explore the relations between performance practices and human rights, for inclusion in the project. Submissions might include photocopies of articles, publications, videos, DVDs, CD ROMs, brochures, posters, links to digital and web-based initiatives, or real and virtual archives. All submissions will be fully acknowledged and accredited within the Library, and contributors should provide full details on submission (or advise otherwise).

The Performing Rights Library is curated by Lois Weaver, Dominic Johnson and the Live Art Development Agency, and is being developed in collaboration with SPACE [new window].

Submissions should be sent before 15 May 2006.

  • By post:
    PSi: The Performing Rights Library
    Queen Mary, University of London
    Mile End Road
    London E1 4NS
    United Kingdom.
  • By email:
    Emails should include "Performing Rights Library" as the subject title.
Please note that submissions are non-returnable.


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