Diverse Actions: Vanishing Points
04 February 2020
The launch of Vanishing Points has been postponed due to the COVID-19 outbreak. This page will be updated with further information in due course.
In light of the ongoing and urgent change of circumstances across the arts, culture and entertainment industries, the print run for Vanishing Points will now be distributed on a pay-what-you-can basis in order to support a discretionary fund for artists and arts workers of colour working in Live Art. All proceeds from the sales will go to towards the fund and the process will be managed by the Diverse Actions Project Managers and Steering Group.
A free version of the publication is available digitally. All customers will receive a PDF download of Vanishing Points. Additionally, anyone who chooses to make a £5/£10/£15/£20/£25 donation to the discretionary fund will receive a physical copy of the title when Unbound resumes normal service.
Any questions about the discretionary fund should be addressed to Diverse Actions.
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.
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