Performistanbul Live Art Research Space
Turkey’s first Live Art Research Space PCSAA, that will host numerous resources in the field of Live Art and have a crucial role in the education and development of performance art, is located in Performistanbul’s building situated in Galata neighbourhood of Istanbul. Focused on performance art in Turkey and other geographies, providing a free open access to all, PCSAA is a live art library and archive dedicated to researchers from all fields. Apart from resources such as periodicals, books and thesis focused on Live Art, the collection also includes an archive in constant development that consists of visuals, audio-visual recordings and performance remainings of various artists.
The research space models itself after world’s leading research space in the field of Live, (LADA)Art Development Agency) in London and receives consultancy service from Lois Keidan, the director of LADA.
Why is Performistanbul Live Art Research Space (PCSAA) founded?
As a form of contemporary art practice, live process and performance art reach the large masses to increase the awareness and visibility.
Approaching the performance art as a unifying and healing power, we decided to establish a research space that will provide public access to extensive resources (both regional and international) for students, curators and researchers working with/in the field of performance and live art.