DVD | a film by Curious | 10 minutes

  • 35 mm, colour
  • ISBN: 978-0-9524337-5-0


Book | DVD | Rachel Gadsen | 2012

The Unlimited Global Alchemy catalogue features over 50 illustrations by lead artist Rachel Gadsden (UK) and the Bambanani Group (SA); contributions from writers and curators including a foreword by South African author Jonny Steinberg; and a DVD of seven short films directed by Gadsden made with fimmakers Cliff Bestall and Deborah May. Edited by Andrew Mitchelson, designed by David Caines, produced and published by Artsadmin. Commissioned by Unlimited as part of London 2012 Festival.

Wild Longings Badge by Curious

£5 each

A fabric badge especially commissioned for Curious' 2019 commission, Wild Longings.

Artsadmin 30

A snapshot of Artsadmin at 30

Created in collaboration with photographer Hugo Glendinning, Artsadmin 30 comprises thirty specially commissioned images, featuring some of the many artists Artsadmin has worked with over the last 30 years.


Book/DVD | Anne Bean | March 2006

Published by Matt's Gallery in association with Artsadmin with support from firstsite. A visual feast of images from performances with essays by Guy Brett, Sally O'Reilly and Miria Swain, and a DVD of Shadow Deeds. ISBN 0-970623-51-4



CAUTION brought together six international artists to collaborate on a project that explored invisible disability through ‘living art’ practice. This publication details the journey experienced by lead artist and curator Sinéad O’Donnell with the participating artists Sylvette Babin, Mariel Carranza, Paul Couillard, Poshya Kakil and Shiro Masuyama. ISBN:978-0-9565621-5-9

Dance Theatre Journal: What if...

Book | Lucy Cash | 2011

This is a special issue of Dance Theatre Journal responding to What if...which took place in April 2010, throughout the Siobhan Davies Studios in London. Contributors; Lucy Cash, Helena Blaker, Rachel Lois Clapham, Becky Edmunds, Ken Grimes, Nik Haffner, Claudia Kappenberg, Lizzy Le Quesne, Kyra Norman, THeron Schmidt, Olivia Swift, Litó Walkey, Chirstinn Whyte, Sarah Wood, Marisa Zanotti. Published by Trinity Laban Vol 24 No.1 2011.

Darwin Originals

DVD | Eight 3-minute films

Series of films by Ackroyd & Harvey, Bobby Baker, Anne Bean, Lucy Cash, Curious, Graeme Miller, Henry Montes and Lemn Sissay.

Darwin Originals Postcard Set

A set of nine postcards, one from each of the eight Darwin Originals films plus a series card. Send to friends or keep as souveniers. The postcards form a set, featuring still images from each of the films by Ackroyd & Harvey, Bobby Baker, Anne Bean, Lucy Cash, Curious, Graeme Miller, Henry Montes and Lemn Sissay.


Book | Station House Opera | October 2013

A book of fifteen prints on tracing paper, overlaid to produce combined images, with a text by Patrick Coyle.

Merging different performers together to produce hybrid characters, the book is a translation of the electronic form of Dissolved into physical form.


DVD | La Ribot | 63 Minutes | 2004

  • French, Spanish and English spoken. French, English, Spanish, German subtitles.
  • An intimate portrait of this key contemporary artist and her work, this DVD focuses on La Ribot's 'distinguished pieces': 13 Piezas distinguidas, Mas distinguidas, Still distinguished and finally Panoramix, the culmination of these three series' which reorganises and redistributes the 34 'distinguished pieces'.



Conceptual artist Chris Dobrowolski prided himself on developing a way to make his sculpture speak for itself. And then he decided to write a book. Inspired by Chris' own childhood reads, we follow the making of his escape vehicles from recycled materials: a boat, a car, a hovercraft, a plane, and culminating in his great escape to Antarctica to build a sledge. Published by Jardine Press.

Essences of London

DVD | Curious | 90 minutes | 2004

A composite portrait of London which captures the essences of city life through the sense of smell. Hundreds of Londoners were interviewed about their personal smell associations including workers in aromatic trades such as cobblers, fishmongers, florists, bakers, chemists and refuse collectors. Also includes documentation of On the Scent, a live performance by Leslie Hill, Helen Paris and Lois Weaver.

Goat Island: A Last, A Quartet

DVD | Lucy Cash & Goat Island | 49 Min | 2012

Four uniquely cinematic films by Lucy Cash and Goat Island: It's Aching Like Birds, Dark, Daynightly They re-school you The Bears-Polka and A Last, A Quartet. Shot on 16mm film in Chicago and UK, each work is both independent of and a companion to the last three live performances by Goat Island: It's An Earthquake In My Heart; When Will The September Roses Bloom / Last Night Was Only A Comedy and The Lastmaker. DVD includes a booklet of photographs by John W. Sisson and essays by David Williams and Theron Schmidt. Price is for institutions to buy as an individual at £12.50 call 020 7650 2350

Invisible Dances

Book | Bock & Vincenzi | 2004

On the 20th March 2003, in a 'dark' theatre in London's West End, Bock & Vincenzi presented invisible dances… from afar: a show that will never be shown. With texts by Fiona Templeton, James Brown, Rose English and Martin Hargreaves. Photographs by Henrik Thorup Knudsen,designed by Lewis Nicholson, published by Artsadmin. ISBN: 0-9524337-1-0

Linked Catalogue

Book | Graeme Miller | 2003

A full-colour 24-page catalogue with texts and images by Alan Read, Graeme Miller, Cornelia Parker, Cathy Ross and the contributors to Linked. Published by Artsadmin. Commissioned by the Museum of London, Graeme Miller's Linked opened in July 2003 as a massive semi-permanent sound work and off-site exhibition of the contemporary collection of the Museum of London.

Lost & found

DVD | Curious | 39 Minutes | 2005

Directed by Leslie Hill & Helen Paris. Filmed on location at Lost Property, Baker Street; the Black Country, West Midlands and Shanghai, China. Three films exploring the volatile, capricious nature of change in three very different environments. Lost Property, Lost & Found and Red Lantern House

Mare's Nest

DVD | Station House Opera | 75 Minutes | 2003

Filmed at Le Lieu Unique, Nantes, France. Mare's Nest is an intriguing mix of filmed and live action. Four people and their life size video doubles inhabit a real and imaginary, half-physical and half-virtual space, often occupying both at once. Mare's Nest is a play about double, triple and quadruple lives interacting in the complex, augmented space where architecture and video meet.



This publication contains a selection of bottles from the first year of Amy Sharrocks' Museum of Water project, with a foreword by the artist. Museum of Water is a collection of publicly donated water and accompanying stories. Accumulating over two years in different sites worldwide, it is an invitation to ponder our precious liquid and how we use it. Since this book, the collection has toured the UK and Europe, collecting more than 600 donations and retelling each bottles’ story. 40 page catalogue with 56 full colour photographs, 23cm x 16.5cm.

On Taking Care

2 Disc Interactive DVD set

An exploration of the interconnected themes and processes behind the making of Rosemary Lee's Common Dance. Includes full length recording of the performance, rehearsal footage and interviews. On Taking Care attempts to prise open the making of this acclaimed work, revealing the underlying concerns that permeate not only Common Dance but also Lee’s broader body of work.


DVD | 30 Minutes

Documentation of the PAVES year, edited by: Anne Bean and Chris Bishop. PAVES was a year long collaboration between five female aritists from Croatia, Israel, Kurdistan-Iraq, Northern Ireland and the UK that culminated in a process-based performance at the National Review of Live Art in Glasgow in March 2010. The artists were Poshya Kakl, Anne Bean, Vlasta Delimar, Efi Ben-David, Sinead O’Donnell

Performance & Place

Book | Curious | 2006 | Palgrave Macmillan

This book explores sites of contemporary performance and the notion of place. It examines how we experience performance's many and varied sites as part of the fabric of the art work itself, whether institutional or transient, real or online. Half of the essays are by artists who speak directly from their own experience of placing performance outside of conventional spaces; half are by academics who reflect critically on place and placelessness. ISBN 1-4039-4504-7

Performing Difference

Book | 2004 | Published by Artsadmin

  • Performing Difference features 14 artists supported by our Artists' Bursary scheme from 1998-2002. Including Jananne Al-Ani, Leo Asemota, Oreet Ashery, Zarina Bhimji, Ansuman Biswas, Sonia Boyce, Marisa Carnesky, Robin Deacon, Kazuko Hohki, Maria Kheirkhah, Mem Morrison, Peter Reder, Zineb Sedira, Delroi Williams. Edited by Manick Govinda, text by Rohini Malik Okon. ISBN 0-9524337-2-9



How does proximity between audiences and performers change the nature of live performance? How does it feel? How long can it last? How close is too close?
Drawing on their experience as internationally acclaimed performance artists, Leslie Hill and Helen Paris richly document their creative processes, performance and audience’s responses in a series of illuminating case studies. Published by Palgrave Macmillan.

Roadmetal, Sweetbread

DVD | Station House Opera | 70 Minutes | 2005

Using video images and live performance, Roadmetal, Sweetbread is concerned with the mismatches that occur between people: the differences between our private thoughts and behaviour, the success and failure of our conscious selves to deal with our physical predicaments. Filmed at the Maison de la Culture de Nevers et de la Nièvre, France.

Station House Opera Jigsaw

The perfect gift for the Art lover who has everything! Buy a present for your discerning friends or just for yourself - the Station House Jigsaw Puzzle - 315 wonderful pieces, ideal for adults, children and swine flu patients. 40 x 28 cm. Comes in a smart black gift box (175 x 125 x 37mm)

Still Life

Book | Franko B | 2003

Still Life considers the notion of 'still life', from a range of formal and conceptual perspectives; the 'still life' of fine art traditions, the 'still life' of the body as sculpture, the 'still life' of sleep and the 'still life' of a life that seems to go nowhere. Text by Tim Etchells, published by Black Dog. ISBN1-901033-22-8

The Guerilla Guide To Performance Art

Book | Curious | 2002

Written by artists, for artists, the Guerilla Guide is designed for people engaged in creating original performance work including live art, installation, digital art and hybrids of theatre and visual art. Although there is no 'how to' for this kind of work, no clearly defined 'industry', this book stares unflinchingly into the headlights of the oncoming question : how do you make a living as an artist? Published by Continuum, 2nd Edition 2004. ISBN 0-8264-7398-9

This Mess is a Place: A Collapsible Anthology of Collections and Clutter


A limited edition publication, containing articles, artworks, interviews and fiction. This publication looks at the onset of hoarding through the voices of clinicians, artists, theorists and anthropologists. This anthology assumes artistic practice can co-exist with scientific research. It is hoped this will question the idea of ‘usefulness’ in the same way as a pursuit of order within a collection. The publication is unbound – illogical and precarious - and gathered together in no particular order.


Education Pack | METIS | 2017

Created by METIS and Company of Angels, World Factory is a game based performance exploring the contemporary global textile industry and its relationship to UK history. This is a stand alone resource that explores issues including working conditions, globalisation, ethics, consumption and waste. It includes a World Factory: The Shirt, which uses bespoke digital technology to make all the people and processes behind its production visible. The pack does not need an external facilitator and is aimed at KS3. It includes lessons plans, access to The Digital Quilt, the shirt, and the World Factory book.


Art Object | METIS | 2017

Created by METIS and part research method, part art object, The Shirt is a specifically designed consumer item, manufactured in a Chinese factory, which uses bespoke digital technology to make the people and processes behind its production visible. The Shirt has barcodes on it, and when a smartphone is placed over the barcode, using a bespoke app, it will trigger digital content that reveals the very people and processes involved in making the actual shirt in your hands. The app was designed in collaboration with TheFusionWorks.

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