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.

1994 Nhan Duc Nguyen, Temple of My Familiar

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

1994 Mark Wallinger, A Real Work of Art

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

1994 John Newling, Skeleton

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

1993 Lloyd Gibson, Crash Subjectivity

Installation of a marmoreal hermaphrodite figure.

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Crash Subjectivity

1993 Louise K. Wilson, The Museum of Accidents

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

1993 Paul Wong, Feng Shui

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

1993 Pat Naldi & Wendy Kirkup, Search

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

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Search

1991 Ian Breakwell, Christmas Carol

A performance in which four synchronised figures dressed in Santa Claus costumes performed in Newcastle's Northumberland Street.

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Christmas Carol

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.

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Trace Elements

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.

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Alive and Well