Restoring the Contemporary: Remembering Live Art at the Performance Space

Performance Space is a Sydney-based organisation that has been at the forefront of experimental art nationally and internationally since the early 1980s. The project analyses the Performance Space archive as a microcosm of how contemporary performance practices have evolved over the past thirty years. It argues that this rare national resource can contribute to wider global debates about the changing relationship between theatre, performance and live art. 

Our research aims to produce data for existing infrastructures such as AusStage as well as a public symposium and edited book to benefit the artistic community. This project will digitise and analyse key audiovisual and photographic records - preserving them for future scholars, artists and students.

Funding Agency

Australian Research Council / Discovery Early Career Researcher Award (DECRA) (DE150100553)


Dr Caroline Wake

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