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    LA 7


Live Action 7


Live Action is pleased to celebrate its 7th year anniversaire in the last weekend of May 24-27 2012. As a low-cost event with a strong hqc (high quality content), LA will continue to sustain its future.

We witnessed all, in December last year, how the major box-office festival in the field, National Review of Live Art/New Territories in Glasgow, despite a budget of more than half a million pounds went bankrupt for yet undisclosed reasons only a couple of months before its official opening. With this in mind, and despite being comparatively poorly funded, we are quite pleased to have made LA a sustainable event. We have changed some of its features when it has been necessary in respect to the surrounding context. However we have stayed with the hqc as our principal objective.

As such, one could say that it is a site-specific festival. LA will continue to develop and seek out new methods to the challenges it encounters. Whether it concerns giving new answers on how to bridge the gap between contemporary art and the public at large. Or how to promote the field on an international level through new partnerships and a long-term perspective with clearly defined objectives. 

We are celebrating this 7th anniversary with a major upgrade of the festival in the form of a new and innovative study program iLAS (see more in its sub-menu). But also through a cutting-edge program with as diverse international artists as Ulay (the Netherlands), Marilyn Arsem (the United States), Zhu Ming (China) , Tanya Mars (Canada), Nadia Capitaine and Joël Hubaut  (France), Monali Meher (India), Dominic Thorpe (Ireland), Valentin Torrens (Spain), Omar Ghayatt (Egypt) and many many more.

So stay tuned for more information on the detailed program which you will soon find here, as well as on our Facebook page. Let the sun be with us and make this 7th anniversary a great human experience.


Dominic Thorpe. Ireland. Guangzhou Live 2011. © Guangzhou Live.