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 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.

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The Sailing Destroyer

1988 Mona Hatoum, Over My Dead Body

A series of commissioned poster works for advertising hoardings on the Tyne & Wear Metro and in Manchester, Sheffield, Leeds, Derry, London, Glasgow and Middlesbrough.

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Over My Dead Body

1987 Richard Wilson, One Piece at a Time

Twelve hundred second-hand car parts were suspended by wires from a platform mounted in the South Tower of the Tyne Bridge. Over a period of five weeks a motorised cutting device cut approximately 40 wires a day, causing the car components to fall to the floor.

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One Piece at a Time

1986 John Kippin, The Strawberry Portraits

A series of portraits of artists photographed by John Kippin upstairs at The Strawberry pub in Newcastle upon Tyne.

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The Strawberry Portraits

1986 Alastair MacLennan, Lie To Lay

A performance for part of New Work Newcastle '86

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Lie To Lay

1986 Mona Hatoum, Position: Suspended

A performance lasting the duration of a day in which Hatoum occupied a rudimentary wedge-shaped cage or shack

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Position: Suspended

1986 Bruce McLean, Good Violence and Physical Manners Pt.I and Pt.II

A two-day performance at the Laing Art Gallery employing telephones, radios and CB radios dealing with notions of interference and interruption.

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Good Violence and Physical Manners Pt.I and Pt.II

1986 John Adams, Intellectual Properties

This six-part fiction is an ironic, stylized discourse on representation, reproduction, production and reality. Formally structured on the concept that sound qualifies image, each segment uses a different anecdotal soundtrack to recontextualize recurring visual material, until the narratives converge in the final sequence.

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Intellectual Properties

1984 Alastair MacLennan, The Touring Exhibitionists

The Touring Exhibitionists was the first project travelling solely under the Projects UK banner. A select group of performance artists toured the country in a coach playing a various venues.

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The Touring Exhibitionists

1983 Bruce McLean, Breaks on the Bridge

A performance featuring the Whickam Synchronettes - a local group of synchronised swimmers in the Elswick Swimming pool.

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Breaks on the Bridge