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.

Artist residency, exhibition and commission

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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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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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Landskip, 2000 Simon Patterson

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

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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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