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.

The Elsdon Mystery, 1983 John Kippin

A "thriller" movie which asks questions about the communicative possibilities of visual information.

Read more
The Elsdon Mystery

A Deliberate Case of Particulars, 1983 Silvia Ziranek

A performance in the Pizzaland restaurant Newcastle upon Tyne

Read more
A Deliberate Case of Particulars

Sensible Shoes, 1983 John Adams

Sensible Shoes is a witty collision of fiction and reality, ironically rendered as a multi-textual pastiche of mass media and personal narratives.

Read more
Sensible Shoes

Mainbeam, 1983 Charlie Hooker

Mainbeam - a ballet for vehicles - was a performance carried out at night in the Trinity Square Multi-storey car park in Gateshead.

Read more
Mainbeam

Bob and Jill (pt. 2), 1982 John Adams

In Bob and Jill (Pt. 2), the relation between fact and fiction in the personal and popular narratives of everyday life is rendered in an assemblage of soap opera conventions, performance and documentary

Read more
Bob and Jill (pt. 2)

Three Real Things, 1982 Richard Grayson

Three Real Things, a film by Richard Grayson was originally part of The Basement Group Showreel produced in 1983.

Read more
Three Real Things

Twenty Four Hours, 1981 Alastair MacLennan

A performance in which the artist walked from midnight to midnight continuously in a circle through a square divided in two halves, one half black paint, the other white flour.

Read more
Twenty Four Hours

Look No Body!, 1981 Mona Hatoum

The themes of control, surveillance and coercive power are at the heart of Hatoumís work. On arriving in London in 1975 she became aware of the proliferation of surveillance camera in public places.

Read more
Look No Body!

Move In, 1981 Charlie Hooker

Photoluminescent installation for choreographed percussion.

Read more
Move In

Action at a Distance, 1980 Bruce McLean

A performance at the Basement, Newcastle upon Tyne.

Read more
Action at a Distance