P-Form Magazine Archive


From 1986 - 1999 P-Form magazine covered new developments in performance and live art.  Originating in Randolf Street Gallery, Chicago - an experimental not-for-profit arts organisation - P-Form began as a newsletter focussed on performance and live art happening in Chicago, but grew to become a leading journal of live art activity in the 1980s and 1990s across the US and Europe.  Issues are comprised of articles, reviews, commentaries, interviews, performance texts and art work, often revolving around a central theme such as censorship, audio art or illness.  


What the collection holds

Kindly donated to the University of Bristol Theatre Collection's Live Art Archives by the Joan Flasch Artist Book Collection, School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 2011, the collection consists of 42 of the 46 issues published.  A full catalogue of the contents of each issue is available here.

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