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.
1990 Mona Hatoum, Alive and Well
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.Read more
1990 Chris Burden, The Sailing Destroyer
The Sailing Destroyer was an attempt by the artist to radically modify an existing, but obsolete warship into a sailing vessel.Read more
1990 Stefan Gec, Trace Elements
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.Read more