Locus+

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Locus+ is a visual arts commissioning agency that works with artists on the production and presentation of socially engaged, collaborative and temporary projects, primarily for non-gallery locations. In each project place or context is integral to the meaning of the artwork. Locus+ places the artist at the centre of production and provides logistical and financial support to those who wish to work in different contexts and/or across formats.Every Locus+ project is generated by the organisation which does not act as a host for existing projects.There is also a Locus+ Archive at the University of Sunderland (incorporating material from the Basement Group and Projects UK)which forms a comprehensive historical overview of time-based work from the early 70s to the present, covering artist’s projects from a variety of British and international contexts. Documenting individual and festival events and work ranging from performance art to sculpture, conceptual work to site-specific installation, the Locus+ Archive is a resource for arts organisations, museums, critics, lecturers, students and artists. It consists of approximately 16,000 photographic images, and over 300 hours of raw and edited video material. Although Locus+ was formally established in April 1993, it was preceded by the Basement Group (1979 to 1984) and Projects UK (1982 to 1992) the first office-based organisation in the UK.