Adrien Sina was commissioned to produce a Study Room Guide considering issues of Performance, Politics, Ethics and Human Rights, in relation to historical and contemporary practices and ideas of representation, documentation and archiving.
Adrien Sina has developed his Guide in the form of a website which provides an historical overview of the development of the question of Human Rights, illustrates the historical and contemporary strategies undertaken by artists, and lists key holdings in the Study Room.
Adrien Sina's Study Room List as pdf.
Adrien Sina - Performance, Politics, Ethics and Human Rights (2006)
The concepts and ideas which inform Adrien Sina's Guide are displayed on different sections of the website but can be summarised as:
- Artists' response to war : figures of trauma, revolt and lamentation
- The first wars of the century
- After Hiroshima, dances of pain and darkness: Butoh
- Political actions and engagement : artists against the Vietnam war
- Cold Wars, Warm Wars : points of view of the East and the West
- War in Bosnia: The dark and obscure substance of humanity
- Chinese political replies to repression and cultural coercion
- Religious and ideological wars, figures of trauma and lamentation
- Fascist Perspectives: disillusion of the social body and the failure of the collective body
- Totalitarian Dystopia: social, political and critical premonitions
- Gender performance, sexual politics, feminism, identity/alterity/minority, social and political critical strategies
- Feminine Identity, critical social and political strategies
- The Theatre of Cruelty: the body and the cry, traumas and tragedies
- The blood of slaughter, the political sexualisation of cruelty
- Concentrationary dystopias, injustice, artists and political engagement
- Theatre of the absurd and the human condition : political and social dimensions