Lois Weaver: The Library of Performing Rights

Lois Weaver: The Library of Performing Rights photo/foto: Laura Bluher

The Library of Performing Rights

A collaboration between Lois Weaver and Live Art Development Agency in London, The Library of Performing Rights aims to gather and make available materials that explore intersections between Performance and Human Rights. It is both a collection and a collecting place that allows for quiet perusal and animated interaction. Designed with Jo Palmer.

In addition to open hours, the Library of Performing Rights hosted the following Long Tables in collaboration with Encuentro participants:

Student Movements
Austerity and Philanthropy
Representing Bodies and Experiences
Archival Practices
Accessibility, Mobility, and Space


Lois Weaver is a performance artist, writer, director & activist. Co-founder of Spiderwoman Theatre, Split Britches, & WOW Theatre; Artistic Director of Gay Sweatshop Theatre & AiR Supply Collective. Her experiments in performance as public engagement include the Long Table, the Library of Performing Rights, & the FeMUSEum.


Lois Weaver: The Library of Performing Rights: Interview with Muriel Miguel Edited by Victor Bautista

Additional Info

  • Encuentro Location (Montréal): Concordia, Leonard and Bina Ellen Gallery
  • Date: June 21-28, 2014

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