The performance pack

Building on the legacy of Live Culture at Tate Modern, Tate Interpretation and Education and the Live Art Development Agency have developed a unique educational resource, The Performance Pack.

Conceived and created by Joshua Sofaer, The Performance Pack is an educational resource, a signed and numbered limited edition artwork, and a performance enabler.

Drawing on works which have been informed by performance in Tate’s permanent collection and beyond, The Performance Pack is a ready-made kit containing all the audio-visual material, historical information and props needed to develop a lecture-based performance exploring the relationship between fine art and performance.

The Performance Pack is aimed at educationalists and advocates as an introduction to contemporary performance practices or as part of a wider general arts lecture programme. The Performance Pack has been conceived for young adult and adult audiences who have little knowledge of performance practices in the context of Fine Art. It is suitable for advanced A-Level Art students, Foundation Level students, 1st year undergraduates and even Fine Art MA students.

The Performance Pack features the work of Matthew Barney, Joseph Beuys, George Chakravarthi, Robin Deacon, Forced Entertainment, Franko B, Ronald Fraser Monro, Guillermo Gómez-Peña, Rebecca Horn, Tehching Hsieh, Zhang Huan, Oleg Kulik, Richard Layzell, Stacy Makishi & Vic Ryder, Piero Manzoni, Howard Matthew, Paul McCarthy, Bruce Nauman, Hayley Newman, Carolee Schneemann, Cindy Sherman.

The Performance Pack has been produced in a limited edition and is available at £30 (plus £3 P&P). To order a copy of The Performance Pack please contact the Live Art Development Agency on or phone 020 7033 0275.

The Performance Pack is a joint initiative between Tate Interpretation and Education and the Live Art Development Agency, 2004. Financially assisted by Arts Council England. ISBN 0954604016