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.
2004 Mark Wallinger, The Underworld
The Underworld is a video work based on the 1982 BBC TV recording of Giuseppe Verdiís Requiem conducted by Claudio Abbado.Read more
2003 Christiane Löhr, Löwenzahnkissen
Artist residency, exhibition and commissionRead more
2003 Nathan Coley, Show Home
Show Home is a temporary public art work that addresses the aspirations of home buying and associated lifestyle packages.Read more
2003 Gary Perkins, Heat Signature
An interactive installation using heat and thermal imaging technology to recreate Winter Landscape (1811) by Caspar David Freidrich.Read more
2002 Simon Patterson, Escape Routine
Simon Patterson, Escape Routine. 2002
A commissioned film that focuses on the in-flight safety demonstrations enacted by flight attendants.
2001 Catherine Bertola, Scratching the Surface
For the work Scratching the Surface Bertola engraved a traditional decorative pattern into the exterior wall of a once-domestic, now-commercial building.Read more
2001 Tanya Axford, Babel's Folly
Babel's Folly crams a former department store space with thousands of rolls of domestic wallpaper pulled into teetering pillars.Read more
2001 Jo Coupe, Fruitbody
For the work Fruitbody, Coupe turned a warehouse into an incubating environment to reproduce graffiti tags (signatures) found in the city, from mould.Read more
2000 Wendy Kirkup, Echo
Using advanced Siemens Panoramic Ultrasound equipment a journey through the artist's body was broadcast simultaneously via satellite at two locations.Read more
2000 Simon Patterson, Landskip
Simon Patterson, Landskip. 2000
Commissioned as part of the pre-opening season at Compton Verney.