About Performing Documents

Performing Documents is a major collaborative research project which 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 comprised a series of performance workshops and public symposia, and culminated in a large-scale conference and exhibition at Arnolfini in 2013.

Performing Documents is funded by the AHRC and hosted by University of Bristol, in partnership with University of Exeter, Arnolfini and In Between Time.

[Photo credits: Every House Has A Door. Let us think of these things always. Let us speak of them never. Work-in-progress at MCA Chicago, June 17, 2010. Photo by John W. Sisson, Jr.

Every House Has a Door. They're Mending the Great Forest Highway. June 18 & 19, 2011. Photo by John W. Sisson Jr.]


For all enquiries about Performing Documents, please contact performing-docs@bristol.ac.uk.