ELAA is a unique European project involving the creation of a live art/performance art archive and the development of a live art programme in three European countries. In this way ELAA creates new routes for performance artists and reach new audience by providing access to original material in an area of contemporary art that has a very low visibility in archives, museums and collections worldwide.
We intend to collect, contextualize, disseminate and preserve information about performance/live art thus increasing the availability of information for education and research, and providing a forum for the freedom of artistic expression.
The interview programme is of utmost importance to the Archive project, given the almost complete lack of biographical material and interviews of performance artists available at this moment in time. Performance art has never been part of the mainstream art world and for this reason many important and influential artists have been completely overlooked by the history books.
Each co-organiser selected 18 artists, who were active since the 80’s, to participate in their interview programme.
The filmed interviews, documentation of the interviewed artists, as well as all the material generated in the performance program, which in the case of GlogauAIR in Germany is generated in the Home Sweet Home Festival (2010) and The Second Festival (2012) will be the results of the ELAA project and will be physically stored in the library of the Universitat de Girona in Spain.
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Universitat de Girona, Spain
Ruskin School of Drawing & Fine Art, University of Oxford, UK
GlogauAIR, Berlin, Germany
Funded by the European Culture Programme 2009-2012 of the European Commission
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