All our events are free to attend, but if you’d like to support our public facing programmes, you can make a donation.

Wednesday 28 September, 7.30pm (postponed)

Live Art Club

Monthly open platform for artists working in live art, performance art and interdisciplinary practice.

Sunday 9 October, 12pm

Rocío Boliver

A one day seminar convened by the legendary performance artist Rocío Boliver reflecting on themes of  pain, excretions, sex, old-age & politics.

Thursday 3 November, 7.30pm

Live Art Club

Monthly open platform for artists working in live art, performance art and interdisciplinary practice.

zack mennell. Image by QueerGarden.

 Rocio Boliver. Image courtesy of the artist.

Kane Stonestreet. Image by Henri T.

Live Art Club 

November 2022

POSTPONED: Wedesnday 28 September 2022, 7.30pm
>Audience RSVP
>Artists sign up

Taking the function of a studio as a site of artistic creation, Live Art Club expands  the idea of what a studio can be. Rather than imagining a studio as a private, enclosed space, Live Art Club proposes the studio as a place of gathering, where creative experiments take place in dialogue with peers and community.

Do you have part of a new idea, an experiment in working with an audience, a way of moving your body, a series of sounds you’re excited by, an unexpected activation of the space, an interruption of tradition, guttural words that want to explode out of you, a re-performance of a forgotten idea or anything else that might look/feel/taste like Live Art?

We want to see it! Share what you’ve been working on with us at our next event on November 3rd.

>Info for artists about participating in Live Art Club

Live Art Club is a monthly open platform for performance art, taking place on the 1st of the month at VSSL. It is free to attend and free to participate in.

Audiences, please do RSVP to let us know you are coming.

Project  Info, Venue, Access
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Decrypting Performance Art

Rocío Boliver

a one day seminar

Rocío Boliver, image courtesy of the artist.

Decrypting Performance Art is a one day seminar led by Rocio Boliver, reflecting on key performances (via photographic and video documentation) they have created across the last 30 years of practice.

For this seminar, the artist invites 25 participants to spend the day with her as she examines five recurrent themes which continue to shape the aesthetic and surrounding discourse of her work: Pain, Excretions, Sex, Old-age & Politics.

In addition, Rocio will elucidate upon the three core aspects of their personal, performance art making methodologies: the Pre-performance, Performance & Post-performance moments. Rocio will share intimate details of these making processes through lively discussion with participants.


I devote myself to transgress limits. I dig into human behaviour. I disrupt accepted reality, absurd as the one I situationate. I was born a seductive Nabokov's “Lolita”. I lived censorship, scolding, fear and guilt, typical of a repressive society. I break the conventional woman scheme. My aesthetic is grotesque, in search of severity. I’m a human reaction voracious hunter, consumer and provocateur.
- Rocio Boliver

Rocio has presented her work in Europe, Asia, North and South America. Since 2012, Rocío’s performances have focused on the ageing female body – a body, and a body of work, that she describes as ‘between menopause and old age’. She aims to aims to demystify the horror of old age in an ironical way, inventing her own deranged aesthetic and moral solutions for the problem of age. She revels in the cultural unease the ageing female body tends to provoke, and she embraces, on the one hand, shame, disgust, and embarrassment, and on the other, pleasure, laughter, and great beauty, in often dizzying and un-navigable recombination.

Opening Hours

Sunday 9 October,  12pm to 6pm

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Tickets are offered on a sliding scale from £10 to £25. All revenue raised goes directly to the artist and we encourage those who can pay a little more than the £10 minimum to please do so as this enables us to continue making our work available to all.

Wait List

]ps[ will retain a handful of FREE tickets, if you are unwaged/financially precarious please contact to secure one of these limed free tickets.

Credits & Contact

Decrypting Performance Art is conceived and convened by Rocio Boliver and produced by ]performance s p a c e [ with support from the Live Art Development Agency and VSSL Studio.

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