The Live Art Almanac Vol. 2 is a new collection of found writing from 2008 and 2009 about and around Live Art. It brings together texts from a variety of UK and international sources, which are representative of some of the most engaging, provocative and thoughtful writing about Live Art and its cultural landscape.
Live Art Almanacs are my favourite books in the Unbound cannon. They are like a bumper annual of the kind that some of you might have found in your pillowcase on xmas morning when you were nippers, only these are for grown-ups. They’re beautifully edited and loaded with tid-bits, gossip, sandal, intrigue and righteous rants by extremely interesting people.
Charlotte Cooper, artist, activist, writer
Contributors: David A Bailey, Guy Brett, Gavin Butt, Helen Cole, Wesley Enoch, Andy Field, Lyn Gardner, Guillermo Gomez-Pea, Manick Govinda, Matthew Hearn, Simon Herbert, Lucas Ihlein, Bridgit Istim, Jonathan Jones, Nick Keys, Carol Kino, Caleb Kraces, Astrid Lorange, Arthur Lubow, Jason Maling, Paul Morley, Rabih Mrou̩, Lizzie Muller, Mary Paterson, Mike Pearson, Theron Schmidt, Aleks Sierz, Alistair Spalding, Julian Stallabrass, Jane Trowell, David Vaughan, David Williams (Australia), David Williams (UK), Aaron Williamson.
Facebook updates throughout the Almanac have been taken from Richard DeDominici, Brian Lobel and Kira O'Reilly's walls .
Live Art Development Agency and produced in partnership with Live Art UK, Performance Space 122 and Performance Space, 2011, 204 pages, 19cm x 25cm.
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