Since January 2021, Live Art in Scotland – or, more directly, me, Steve, supported earlier this year by Bryony – has been working to create a range of resources, materials and events relating to the project’s archival and interview-based research. The original funded period of the project has now come to an end, though I continue to work on a new book as well as a few different essays that I hope to share here in the coming weeks and months. For now, though, here’s a handy list of the project’s outcomes:
- a new collection of more than 45 oral history interviews and recordings, made freely available to researchers, students and the general public (with more to come this autum/winter)
- a research symposium on live art histories, methods and archival research
- a resource map to support other researchers of experimental performance
- a guide to artist residencies and development opportunities for live artists working in Scotland
- a short-form ‘zine using archive materials and original commissioned writing
- a podcast series featuring excerpts from the interviews
The podcast – launched earlier this week – will run for the next few months as I work to make the full collection of audio recordings accessible online.