Diverse Actions: Vanishing Points

04 February 2020

I have struggled – no, still, present-tense struggle – with performance art. With art in general, to be honest. With the looking, with the seeing, with the looking that slips into seeing. I am always too eager for an “aha!” moment, too impatient for a moment of utter clarity that will cut clean through the fog –  Ava Wong Davies


The choreography of racism is not one of constant motion – Season Butler


Vanishing Points is a new anthology of cultural criticism, focusing on the making, watching and conditions of live art and performance in the UK today, featuring contributions from Season Butler, Jack Tan, Selina Thompson, Zarina Muhammad, Marjorie Morgan, Rajni Shah and Cecilia Wee.  It is published by Diverse Actions, an initiative by Live Art UK, championing cultural diversity in the sector and marks the final point of three years of activity.

Vanishing Points will be launched on Wednesday 18 March 2020 at the ICA (London), with an evening of readings from the publication and a discussion hosted by writer and gal-dem Life Editor, Niellah Arboine. Copies will be available for purchase on the night. Further details about the launch will be forthcoming.

Elements of the publication were proposed by artists and writers in a call for submissions in 2018.


Supported by an Arts Council England Ambition for Excellence grant, Diverse Actions is managed by Cambridge Junction on behalf of Live Art UK. 

Editor: Salome Wagaine

Deputy Editors: Ava Wong Davies and Ben Kulvichit

Designer: Chani Wisdom

Diverse Actions Project Managers: Afreena Islam and Salome Wagaine