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.

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