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Text-Sound Texts

Artist/Author: Richard Kostelanetz | Reference: P3944 | ISBN: 978-0688036164 | Type: Publication

Anthology of scores, scripts, instructions, diagrams and documentation of art works that are meant to be heard. 

Performance in Contemporary Art

Artist/Author: Catherine Wood | Reference: P3651 | ISBN: 978-1-84976-311-0 | Type: Publication

Proposes that performance is not a genre of art separate from object making but rather an attitude that has infiltrated the entire terrain of contemporary art. 

World Film Locations: Hong Kong

Editor: Linda Chiu-han Lai, Kimburley Wing-yee Choi | Reference: P3553 | ISBN: 978-1783200214 | Type: Publication

The first of its kind in English, this book is more than a city guide to Hong Kong through the medium of film; it is a unique exploration of the relationship between location and place and genre innovations in Hong Kong cinema.

Yoko Ono: Half a Wind Show - a Retrospective

Editor: Ingrid Pfeiffer and Max Hollein | Reference: P3218 | ISBN: 978-3791352831 | Type: Publication

Named after her renowned exhibition at London's Lisson gallery in 1967, this volume features Ono's most important works. It also includes photographs of Ono surrounded by her art, her billboards, “instructions,” letters, invitations to her performances, and exhibition posters.

Published on the occasion of exhibitions at Schirn Kunstahlle Frankfurt (February-May 2013), Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Humlebaek (June-September 2013) and Guggenheim Museum Bilbao (March-September 2014)

People Show: Nobody Knows But Everybody Remembers

Artist/Author: Mark Long | Reference: P3100 | ISBN: 978-0-9565621-7-3 | Type: Publication

Written by The People Show's longest standing and original member, the publication chronicles a very other, non-mainstream way of making art, of living and breathing this art and all that it stands for, during the course of 50 years.

The Cockettes

Artist/Author: David Weissman and Bill Weber | Reference: D2231 | Type: DVD

Documentary about the gender-bending San Francisco performance group who became a pop culture phenomenon in the early 1970s. Includes deleted scenes, interview with directors and a booklet with Damon Wise film notes.

100 minutes

Slap & Tickle programme

Editor: Liz Aggiss | Reference: P2970 | Type: Publication

*currently unavailable*

A dark and ribald physical commentary on cultural mores, forays and sexual taboos. Aggiss places herself centre stage in this solo performance in a vociferously moving and disorientating display of contradictions and interpretations, on girls, ladies, women, mummys, mothers, bitches and dogs, pensioners and senior citizens.

Provinciality and the art world: the Midland Group 1961–1977

Artist/Author: Hannah Neate | Reference: A0649 | Type: Article

This paper focuses on the Midland Group Gallery in order to make a case for the consideration of the geographies of art galleries, highlight the importance of galleries in the context of cultural geographies of the sixties, and discuss the role of provinciality in the operation of art worlds.

In misc folder 5A.

Rasheed Araeen, Live Art, and Radical Politics in Britain

Artist/Author: Courtney J. Martin | Reference: A0650

An analysis of Araeen's performance Paki Bastard (Portrait of the Artist as a Black Person) and journal Black Phoenix.

Found in miscellaneous article folder #5A
This item is part of the 'Glimpses of before: 1970s UK Performance Art' Study Room Guide by Helena Goldwater (P2497)

Into Performance: Japanese Women Artists

Artist/Author: Midori Yoshimoto | Reference: P2917 | ISBN: 978-0813535210 | Type: Publication

This book brings to light the historical significance of five women artists – Yoko Ono, Yayoi Kusama, Takako Saito, Mieko Shiomi, and Shigeko Kubota, who were among the first Japanese women to leave their country – and its male-dominated, conservative art world – to explore the artistic possibilities in New York.

Guy Debord and the Situationist International: Texts and Documents

Editor: Tom Mcdonough | Reference: P2880 | ISBN: 978-0262633000 | Type: Publication

A revised and expanded version of a special issue of the journal October (Winter 1997) that was devoted to the work of the Situationist International (SI). The first section of the issue contained previously unpublished critical texts, and the second section contained translations of primary texts that had previously been unavailable in English. 

Situationist International Anthology

Editor: Ken Knabb | Reference: P2870 | ISBN: 978-0939682041 | Type: Publication

Generally recognized as the most comprehensive and accurately translated collection of situationist writings in English, this book presents a rich variety of articles, leaflets, graffiti and internal documents, ranging from early experiments in “psychogeography” to lucid analyses of the Watts riot, the Vietnam War, the Prague Spring, the Chinese Cultural Revolution and other crises and upheavals of the sixties.

Radical Prototypes: Allan Kaprow and the Invention of Happenings

Artist/Author: Judith F. Rodenbeck | Reference: P2798 | ISBN: 978-0262526128 | Type: Publication

Rodenbeck offers a rigorous art historical reading of Kaprow's project and related artworks. She finds that these experiential and experimental works offered not a happy communalism but a strong and canny critique of contemporary sociality. Happenings, she argues, were far more ambivalent, negative, and even creepy than they have been portrayed, either in contemporaneous accounts or in more recent efforts to connect them to contemporary art's participatory strategies.

State of Mind: New California Art circa 1970

Artist/Author: Constance M. Lewallen and Karen Moss | Reference: P2786 | ISBN: 978-0520270619 | Type: Publication

This companion book to the exhibition of the same name investigates California’s vital contributions to Conceptual art—in particular, work that emerged in the late 1960s among scattered groups of young artists. 

The Clandestine Histories of the OHO Group

Artist/Author: Misko Suvakovic | Reference: P2482 | ISBN: 9789616807012 | Type: Publication

The book exposes the activity of the OHO Group (1966-1971) and of the movement OHO-Catalogue (1966-1970) in the context of Slovene national culture, Yugoslavian socialistic culture and international youth culture of the late 1960s and early 1970s.

Witness: Art and Civil Rights in the Sixties

Artist/Author: Teresa A. Carbone, Kellie Jones et al | Reference: P2444 | ISBN: 9781580933902 | Type: Publication

How 1960s African American artists and many of their sympathetic peers addressed the struggle for racial justice in powerful works of art is examined across a pivotal decade.

Language to Cover a Page: The Early Writings of Vito Acconci

Artist/Author: Vito Acconci | Reference: P2441 | ISBN: 9780262012249 | Type: Publication

Vito Acconci began his career as a poet: this book showcases the artist's early experimental writing work, much of which remains unknown. Edited by Craig Dworkin.

What I Did On My Vacation: Allan Kaprow’s Happenings In the Hamptons

Artist/Author: Gordon Hyatt | Reference: D2100 | ISBN: 9780802608864 | Type: DVD

DVD featuring documentation of Allan Kaprow’s happenings in the 1960s.

Gross Indecency: true stories from the gay clubs of the sixties

Editor: Robin Whitmore | Reference: P1504 | Type: Publication

Programme for Gross Indecency: true stories from the gay clubs of the sixties.

The Connected Body?

Editor: Ric Allsopp & Scott de Lahunta | Reference: P1311 | ISBN: 90-71681-03-3 | Type: Publication

Amsterdam readings on the Arts and Arts Education. Drawing on contemporary practice and scholarship in the fields of dance, performance and installation art, theatre/archaeology, ethnography, holistic bodywork and the history of medicine, the collection provides insights into the body as a problematic site of performance and suggests a ‘new authenticity' which equates both its phenomenological and representational aspects. This item is part of the Study Room Guide: On Falling by Amy Sharrocks (P2249).