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.

dreamed about the flowers that hide from the light, 2018 Anya Gallaccio

A new commission for Lindisfarne Castle delivered in partnership with the National Trust through Trust New Art supported using funding from Arts Council England and the Henry Moore Foundation.

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dreamed about the flowers that hide from the light

A Critical Fine Art Practice, 2017 Monica Ross

An extensive exhibition from the archives of British artist Monica Ross (1950-2013)

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Densen-Disperse, 2016

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Densen-Disperse

Transfer Laban, 2016 Wolfgang Weileder

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Transfer Laban

A copy of Richard Hamilton, Whitley Bay, 1965, 2015 Jonathan Monk

A year-long project involving the reproduction of Richard Hamilton's famous Whitley Bay, 1965 postcard, mailed each month from the postbox in Whitley Bay.

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A copy of Richard Hamilton, Whitley Bay, 1965

A Small Glass Christmas Tree Ornament Placed Inside a Padded Envelope & Stamped on by Jonathan Monk, 2014 Jonathan Monk

A Small Glass Christmas Tree Ornament Placed Inside a Padded Envelope & Stamped on by Jonathan Monk was a commissioned work for the Locus+ 2014 Christmas card.

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A Small Glass Christmas Tree Ornament Placed Inside a Padded Envelope & Stamped on by Jonathan Monk

Blackbird Quadralogue, 2014 Ron Geesin

Drawing together the calls of four Blackbirds as they move through one year, Blackbird Quadralogue, is a beautiful musical composition that interrogates notions of territories and belonging, and those of the individual vs the collective.

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Blackbird Quadralogue

A Bathymetric Atlas of The English Lake District, 2014 Christian Barnes

A Bathymetric Atlas of The English Lake District, is a unique hand-made book measuring 120 x 120 cm. Conceived and devised by Christian Barnes and commissioned by Locus+, it reveals the hidden contours of the principal lakes in the English Lake District at a scale of 1:41250

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A Bathymetric Atlas of The English Lake District

Blind Landings, 2013 Jane and Louise Wilson

Blind Landings (H-bomb Test Site, Orford Ness) #3
2013, Photo collage, 360 x 360mm, Variation of 4

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Blind Landings

Celestial Objects, 2013 Sarah Pickering

Celestial Objects, by Sarah Pickering, has been made by photographing a revolver fired in total darkness.

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Celestial Objects

Second Moon, 2013 Katie Paterson

A fragment of the Moon, couriered around the earth for one year.

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Second Moon

Print Portfolio, 2012 Chris Burden

A Limited Edition print portfolio available in 2013

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Print Portfolio

Print Portfolio, 2012 Cornelia Hesse-Honegger

A Limited Edition print portfolio available in 2013

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Print Portfolio

Print Portfolio, 2012 Fiona Banner

A Limited Edition print portfolio available in 2013

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Print Portfolio

Print Portfolio, 2012 Richard Wright

A Limited Edition print portfolio available in 2013

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Print Portfolio

Print Portfolio, 2012 Mark Dion

A Limited Edition print portfolio available in 2013

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Print Portfolio

DIY Drone / Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV): 'ArduCopter 3DR Hexa', 2012 Suzanne Treister

Watercolour on paper, 210 x 150 mm, 2012

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DIY Drone / Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV): 'ArduCopter 3DR Hexa'

The End of Civilisation, 2012 Douglas Gordon

A grand piano burns in this epic film by Turner prize-winning Scottish artist Douglas Gordon.

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The End of Civilisation

Slow Motion Car Crash, 2012 Jonathan Schipper

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Slow Motion Car Crash

Permit yourself..., 2011 Cerith Wyn Evans

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Permit yourself...

Nail It, 2010 Oliver Beck

A commission for the 2010 Locus+ Christmas card.

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Nail It

Tornado, 2010 Fiona Banner

Tornado by Fiona Banner was a co-commission by Locus+ and Great North Run Culture forming part of the Cultural Olympiad's Open Weekend.

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Tornado

The Magpie Index, 2010 Richard Grayson

The Magpie Index is a single-screen high-definition video art-work by artist Richard Grayson, focusing on legendary singer-songwriter Roy Harper.

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The Magpie Index

Coil To Met, 2009 Alastair MacLennan

A two-day durational performance in an old disused warehouse as part of Wunderba Live Art Festival.

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Coil To Met

Hotel Monument, 2008 Tatzu Nishi

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Hotel Monument

For You Only You, 2008 Sonia Boyce

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For You Only You

Asymmetric Snowflake, 2007 Toby Paterson

Asymmetric Snowflake was a commissioned work for the Locus+ 2007 Christmas card.

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Asymmetric Snowflake

Memorial to Thomas Bewick, 2007 Mark Dion

A semi-permanent sculptural memorial to Thomas Bewick sited in Newcastle upon Tyne.

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Memorial to Thomas Bewick

Deadstar, 2007 Janice Kerbel

Deadstar is the plan for a "new" ghost town. Taking the form of a town plan, it uses the conventions of urban planning and the history of abandoned settlements, the orientation of extinct celestial formations and the habits of the supernatural to envisage a timeless settlement for ghosts.

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Deadstar

All about the Benjamins, 2006 Ant Macari

A commission for the Locus+ Christmas card 2006

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All about the Benjamins

Illumination Rig, 2006 Graham Gussin

A site-specific installation using film-lights to illuminate urban non-spaces, in particular the locations where architectural styles clash

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Illumination Rig

Sacred Selections, 2006 Matt Stokes

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Sacred Selections

Polar Wandering, 2005 Layla Curtis

A web-based project that recorded the three-month journey the artist made to and from Antarctica.

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Polar Wandering

NewcastleGateshead, 2005 Layla Curtis

NewcastleGateshead is a collaged map compiled from regional namesakes taken from city maps worldwide. In the form of a generic folded map, the collage mimics the existing, familiar structure of NewcastleGateshead.

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NewcastleGateshead

Space Travel, 2005 Elizabeth Wright

A sequence of 115 images of the interior of car parks reproduced on large light-reflective panels viewable through the Metro carriage as it passes through the tunnel.

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Space Travel

Ghost Ship, 2005 Chris Burden

Ghost Ship involved the construction and development of a crewless, self-navigating sailing boat, which undertook its maiden voyage between Fair Isle, Scotland and Newcastle upon Tyne. Audiences were able to track the boats progress via a live, daily updated website.

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Ghost Ship

Ordinary Living, 2005 Stepanka Stein & Salim Issa

Artist residency and collaboration with IPRN University of Sunderland

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Ordinary Living

Underwood (Christmas letter), 2004 Janice Kerbel

A letter composed by Janice Kerbel using a typeface based on that of a typewriter manipulated by the artist.

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Underwood (Christmas letter)

Creative Biotechnology: a user's manual, 2004 Natalie Jeremijenko & Eugene Thacker

Publication and on-line work, documenting and discussing research and issues surrounding Biotech Hobbyism funded by the Wellcome Trust. Launched: 15.09.04 Artists Space, New York and 22.09.04 Henry Wellcome Building for Neuroecology, University of Newcastle upon Tyne.

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Creative Biotechnology: a user's manual

The Underworld, 2004 Mark Wallinger

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The Underworld

Artist residency, exhibition and commission

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Löwenzahnkissen

Show Home, 2003 Nathan Coley

Show Home is a temporary public art work that addresses the aspirations of home buying and associated lifestyle packages.

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Show Home

Heat Signature, 2003 Gary Perkins

An interactive installation using heat and thermal imaging technology to recreate Winter Landscape (1811) by Caspar David Freidrich.

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Heat Signature

Escape Routine, 2002 Simon Patterson

Simon Patterson, Escape Routine. 2002
A commissioned film that focuses on the in-flight safety demonstrations enacted by flight attendants.

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Escape Routine

Scratching the Surface, 2001 Catherine Bertola

For the work Scratching the Surface Bertola engraved a traditional decorative pattern into the exterior wall of a once-domestic, now-commercial building.

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Scratching the Surface

Babel's Folly, 2001 Tanya Axford

Babel's Folly crams a former department store space with thousands of rolls of domestic wallpaper pulled into teetering pillars.

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Babel's Folly

Fruitbody, 2001 Jo Coupe

For the work Fruitbody, Coupe turned a warehouse into an incubating environment to reproduce graffiti tags (signatures) found in the city, from mould.

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Fruitbody

Echo, 2000 Wendy Kirkup

Using advanced Siemens Panoramic Ultrasound equipment a journey through the artist's body was broadcast simultaneously via satellite at two locations.

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Echo

Landskip, 2000 Simon Patterson

Simon Patterson, Landskip. 2000
Commissioned as part of the pre-opening season at Compton Verney.

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Landskip

Repens, 2000 Anya Gallaccio

Repens was a temporary land-work using a decorative motif designed by Robert Adam for the ceiling of the Great Hall at Compton Verney

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Repens

n, 2000 Lloyd Gibson

Gruinard Island was used by the Ministry of Defence in World War II to experiment in biological warfare. Project n, a figurative sculpture constructed from Shape Memory Alloys (SMAs) designed to distort and change at predetermined temperatures was installed on Gruinard.

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n

The Locus+ office, 1999 Andrew Grassie

Three paintings commissioned for a series of Locus+ Christmas cards. Tempera on paper, 14.2 x 19.7cm

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The Locus+ office

Fairy Tales and Factories, 1999 Laura Vickerson

Fairy Tales and Factories involved the construction and installation of a 3.5 metre wide hooded cape, with a 21-metre long train made from hundreds of thousands of red rose petals.

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Fairy Tales and Factories

Two Sisters, 1998 Anya Gallaccio

Two Sisters was a 6-metre high, 2.5-metre diameter and 70-ton column of chalk bonded by plaster installed on the silt bed of the Minerva Basin, Hull. The work was continually modified by the tidal flow of the River Humber until it finally eroded and collapsed.

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Two Sisters

The Day Before You Looked Through Me, 1998 Cathy de Monchaux

The Day Before You Looked Through Me is de Monchaux's first permanent public artwork, incorporating the use of photography on a monumental scale.

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The Day Before You Looked Through Me

Minumental, 1998 Paul St. George

Minumental scale version of Anthony Gormley's Angel of the North, launched to coincide with the opening of the actual Angel of the North.

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Minumental

An Indian Shooting the Indian Act, 1997 Lawrence Paul Yuxwelupton

A performance ritual enacted at the National Rifle Association Range, Bisley and on a private estate, Healey, Northumberland in which First-Nation-Canadian Yuxwelupton shot copies of the Indian Act.

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An Indian Shooting the Indian Act

Window '97, 1997 Paul Wong

Shown from 29 to 31 May 1997 to coincide with the hand-over of Hong Kong from the UK to China, Windows '97 was an installation consisting of large backlit colour photographs of Quenn Elizabeth II and Chairman Mao bordered by flashing neon symbols; the Union Jack, red star, AK47, Money signs, a crown and the new Hong Kong logo.

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Window '97

Gregnik (Proto 1), 1996 Gregory Green

A fully functional communications satellite created to broadcast stories and anecdotes from the community in the Meadow Well estateTyne & Wear

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Gregnik (Proto 1)

Jazz Slave Ships, Witness, I Burn, 1996 Jan Wade & Vanessa Richards

A site-specific performance installation in Whitehaven, Cumbria, the last English slaving port and Kingston upon Hull, Yorkshire, the birthplace of anti-slavery pioneer William Wilberforce

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Jazz Slave Ships, Witness, I Burn

The Cinema of Machines, 1996 Steve Farrer

The Cinema of Machines, explored both the history of cinema and the artist's own history

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The Cinema of Machines

The Joint's Jumping, 1996 Richard Wilson

A proposal for the Baltic Flour Mill in Gateshead prior to the opening of the Baltic Centre for Contemporary Art.

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The Joint's Jumping

Nach Chernobyl, 1996 Cornelia Hesse-Honegger

In 1986 Hesse-Honegger began to document the effects of the fallout from the Chernobyl disaster in the Ukraine, making studies of insects affected by the radiation plume that spread across Europe.

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Nach Chernobyl

Buoy, 1996 Stefan Gec

A fully operational ocean-going buoy fabricated by recasting the steel from the artist's previous project Trace Elements (1990)

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Buoy

Fragmens sur les Institutions Republicaines IV, 1996 Shane Cullen

The work consists of ninety-six large tablet like panels onto which the artist has transcribed meticulously in paint the contents of numerous 'Comms'; the written communications smuggled in and out of H-Blocks during the hunger strikes.

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Fragmens sur les Institutions Republicaines IV

The Birth Caul, 1995 Alan Moore

A performance monologue by comic book writer Alan Moore, in collaboration with composer David J (of pop group Bauhaus) and musician Tim Perkins.

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The Birth Caul

Sovereign, 1995 Philip Napier

A videotape and video installation produced during a residency by Belfast artist Philip Napier in Vancouver, Canada.

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Sovereign

Hidden Cities, 1995 Ian Breakwell

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Hidden Cities

Natural History, 1995 Stefan Gec

Six large black and white photographic portraits of the first six firemen who died trying to contain the fire within the nuclear reactor at Chernobyl.

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Natural History

How To Con A Capitalist, 1995 Daniel J. Martinez

Street performance, interrogating assumptions of public space and cultural hierarchy.

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How To Con A Capitalist

Temple of My Familiar, 1994 Nhan Duc Nguyen

Temple of My Familiar was a installation of a large (32 metres) mural using Vietnamese and Buddhist iconography depicting details of the artist's life. This included the incident in which he temporarily lost his sight as a result of a racist attack.

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Temple of My Familiar

A Real Work of Art, 1994 Mark Wallinger

An edition of 50 die-cast equestrian statuettes, sold to fund the purchase, stabling and training of a race horse named A Real Work of Art, which ran in the 1994 flat season.

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A Real Work of Art

Skeleton, 1994 John Newling

A temporary installation in which the residue of approximately 80,000 template sheets of communion bread (after the wafer had been punched out) were stacked at intervals on the church pews.

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Skeleton

Crash Subjectivity, 1993 Lloyd Gibson

Installation of a marmoreal hermaphrodite figure.

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Crash Subjectivity

The Museum of Accidents, 1993 Louise K. Wilson

A performance installation which recreated a 1920's tea dance in the Great Hall of the Museum of Science and Engineering. As an Orchestra played, ballroom dancers swept past a screen which showed a continuous projection of the virtual flight and accident of a simulated plane.

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The Museum of Accidents

Feng Shui, 1993 Paul Wong

A performance installation in which artists installed objects and carried out rituals associated with the ancient Chinese practice of Feng Shui.

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Feng Shui

Search, 1993 Pat Naldi & Wendy Kirkup

A project that highlighted the capabilities of the new CCTV systems and their impact on our personal freedom.

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Search