The Locus+ Archive (incorporating material from the Basement Group and Projects UK) hosted at the University of Sunderland currently has two PhD posts affiliated to it and is the largest archive of time-based work in Europe. It forms a comprehensive historical overview of contemporary art practice from the early '70s to the present, covering artists' projects from a variety of British and international contexts. Here is a snapshot of the projects that have been digitized to date.

Christmas Carol, 1991 Ian Breakwell

A performance in which four synchronised figures dressed in Santa Claus costumes performed in Newcastle's Northumberland Street.

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Christmas Carol

Trace Elements, 1990 Stefan Gec

Trace Elements was part of TSWA Four Cities. It comprised eight large bells cast from decommissioned Soviet submarines installed at the base of the High Level Bridge.

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Trace Elements

Alive and Well, 1990 Mona Hatoum

An installation at the very end of the Victoria Tunnel, behind the barred gate. The piece was created from the heating elements of an electric fire which glowed in the dark.

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Alive and Well

The Sailing Destroyer, 1990 Chris Burden

The Sailing Destroyer was an attempt by the artist to radically modify an existing, but obsolete warship into a sailing vessel.

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The Sailing Destroyer

Over My Dead Body, 1988 Mona Hatoum

A series of commissioned poster works for advertising hoardings on the Tyne & Wear Metro and in Manchester, Sheffield, Leeds, Derry, London, Glasgow and Middlesbrough.

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Over My Dead Body

One Piece at a Time, 1987 Richard Wilson

Twelve hundred second-hand car parts were suspended by wires from a platform mounted in the South Tower of the Tyne Bridge. Over a period of five weeks a motorised cutting device cut approximately 40 wires a day, causing the car components to fall to the floor.

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One Piece at a Time

The Strawberry Portraits, 1986 John Kippin

A series of portraits of artists photographed by John Kippin upstairs at The Strawberry pub in Newcastle upon Tyne.

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The Strawberry Portraits

Lie To Lay, 1986 Alastair MacLennan

A performance for part of New Work Newcastle '86

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Lie To Lay

Position: Suspended, 1986 Mona Hatoum

A performance lasting the duration of a day in which Hatoum occupied a rudimentary wedge-shaped cage or shack

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Position: Suspended

Good Violence and Physical Manners Pt.I and Pt.II, 1986 Bruce McLean

A two-day performance at the Laing Art Gallery employing telephones, radios and CB radios dealing with notions of interference and interruption.

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Good Violence and Physical Manners Pt.I and Pt.II