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Title: The development of live art in Liverpool from 1979-2013 : toward pragmatic recommendations for the sustainability of live-art practice in Liverpool
Author: Butterworth, Catherine
ISNI:       0000 0004 5357 2432
Awarding Body: Liverpool John Moores University
Current Institution: Liverpool John Moores University
Date of Award: 2014
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Using The Bluecoat Arts Centre as a case study this thesis discusses the emergence anddevelopment of live-art practices in Liverpool since 1979 and analyses how these practiceshave developed in Liverpool in relation to local conditions, the national institutionalinfrastructure for live art, and dominant discourse around live-art practice. The thesis provides pragmatic recommendations for improving the sustainability, diversityand development of live-art practices in Liverpool and is based on analysis, discussion andevaluation of my first-hand professional experience and in-depth knowledge of programming,presenting and supporting live art in the city from the year 2000. Analysis and discussion ofcomparative live-art activity in Manchester offers an expanded context within whichassertions and recommendations are tested and evidenced in order to provide useful insightsinto the institutional infrastructure for the live-art sector at a regional level.
Supervisor: Sheldon, Julie Sponsor: Not available
Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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