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Trap Door: Trans Cultural Production and the Politics of Visibility

Editor: Reina Gossett, Eric A. Stanley, Johanna Burton | Reference: P4076 | ISBN: 9-780262-036603 | Type: Publication

Delves into themes as wide-ranging yet interconnected as beauty, performativity, activism, and police brutality. Collectively, they attest to how trans people are frequently offered “doors”—entrances to visibility and recognition—that are actually “traps,” accommodating trans bodies and communities only insofar as they cooperate with dominant norms.

Part of the Library of Performing Rights (P3041).

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. 

The Dialectic of Sex: The Case for Feminist Revolution

Artist/Author: Shulamith Firestone | Reference: P3798 | Type: Publication

The first book of the women’s liberation movement to put forth a feminist theory of politics. 

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. 

Homosexuality: Power and Politics

Editor: The Gay Left Collective | Reference: P3644 | ISBN: 9781788732406 | Type: Publication

After the leading organisations of radical sexual politics imploded or dissolved, the Gay Left Collective formed a research group to make sense of the changing terrain of sexuality and politics. Its goal was to formulate a rigorous Marxist analysis of sexual oppression, while linking the struggle against homophobia with a wider array of struggles, all under the banner of socialism.

Come Together: The Years of Gay Liberation 1970-73

Editor: Aubrey Walter | Reference: P3643 | ISBN: 9781788732376 | Type: Publication

Tells the incredible story of the emerging radicalism of the Gay Liberation Front, providing a vivid history of the movement, as well as the new ideas and practices it gave rise to across the United Kingdom.

Everything Seemed Possible: Art in the 1970s

Artist/Author: Richard Cork | Reference: P3665 | ISBN: 978-0300095081 | Type: Publication

A selection of articles from the seventies, eighties, nineties, and the year 2000. The result is a fascinating chronicle and invaluable record of a turbulent period that gives an overview and survey of British art and its reception over the past thirty years which is wholly unprecedented in its scope.

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)

Art Sex Music

Artist/Author: Cosey Fanni Tutti | Reference: P3200 | ISBN: 978-0571328512 | Type: Publication

Autobiography of an artist who, as a founding member of the avant-garde group Throbbing Gristle and electronic pioneers Chris & Cosey, has consistently challenged the boundaries of music over the past four decades.

Performing Machines

Editor: Museum Tinguely | Reference: P3188 | ISBN: 978-3-9524392-9-6 | Type: Publication

Exhibition catalogue; comprises essays and a section containing documents, hitherto unpublished interviews and a gallery discussion. Exhibition: 27 January – 1 May 2017, Museum Tinguely, Basel.

Spent

Artist/Author: Jordan McKenzie | Reference: P3178 | Type: Publication

An ongoing series of auto-drawings exploring libidinal economies and sexual desire. Started in 2009, these works (which will continue for the rest of McKenzie's life) are made by the artist orgasming onto Universal Litmus paper, the results being meticulously recorded not only visually but also in terms of the date and time that they were 'composed'. 

Dennis Oppenheim: Body Performance 1969 -73

Artist/Author: Nick Kaye and Amy van Winkle Oppenheim | Reference: P3064 | ISBN: 978-8857230320 | Type: Publication

The monograph follows the studio practice, public performance works, and gallery and museum shows that took place between 1969–1973 in which documentation of conceptual performance works in slide, film, video, and photographic form exhibited alone or as a component of installation.

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

Heart Beat Ear Drum: A Film About Z’EV

Artist/Author: Ellen Zweig | Reference: D2229 | Type: DVD

A portrait of the artist and musician Z'EV, known for his punk era scrap metal music – how his music changed and grew and how his personal journey led him to the margins of art and the depths of heart.

Post-Punk Then and Now

Editor: Gavin Butt, Mark Fisher, Kodwo Eshun | Reference: P3044 | ISBN: 978-1910924266 | Type: Publication

Focusing upon the production of post-punk art, film, music, and publishing, this book offers new perspectives on an overlooked period of cultural activity, and probes the lessons that might be learnt from history for artists and musicians working under 21st century conditions of austerity.

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)

REWIND + PLAY

Reference: D2210 | Type: DVD

A selection of key works from the first decade of artist's video practice in the UK. From early conceptual experiments exploring the parameters of the medium to works dealing with media culture and television this collection explores the range and diversity of the first years of video as new media.

DISC 1 Stories, John Adams (1982, 13 min) Eyebath Peter Anderson (1977, 8 min) In Two Minds (2 screen version) Kevin Atherton (1978, 25 min) Lenny's Documentary Ian Bourn (1978, 45 min) In the Home Ian Breakwell (1980, 10 min)

DISC 2 Pieces I Never Did (3 screen version), David Critchley (1979, 31 min) Circling, Peter Donebauer (1975, 12 min) Kensington Gore, Catherine Elwes (1981, 15 min) Time Spent, Judith Goddard (1981, 12 min) TV Interruptions (7 TV Pieces), David Hall (1971, 23 min) State of Division, Mick Hartney (1978, 5 min) The Extent of Three Bells, Steve Hawley (1981, 5 min) Flow, Brian Hoey/Wendy Brown (1977, 17 min)

DISC 3 Split Seconds, Madelon Hooykaas/ Elsa Stansfield (1979, 11 min) Clapping Songs, Tina Keane (1979, 6 min) Vanitas, Tamara Krikorian (1977, 8 min) The Heart Cycle, Mike Leggett (1973, 9 min) Mirror, Stephen Littman (1979, 5 min) Go thru the Motions, Stuart Marshall (1975, 8 min) Continuum, Chris Meigh Andrews/Gabrielle Bown (1977 5 min) 2nd and 3rd Identity, Marcelline Mori (1978, 10 min) Monitor, Stephen Partridge (1975, 6 min) Video Sketches, Clive Richardson (1972, 22 min) Drift Guitars, Tony Sinden (1975 21 min)

ASCO Elite of the Obscure

Editor: Rita Gonzalez and C. Ondine Chavoya | Reference: P2920 | ISBN: 978-3775730037 | Type: Publication

Catalogue from the first retrospective to present the wide-ranging work of the Chicano performance and conceptual art group Asco. Exhibition held at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (September – December 2011) and Williams College Museum of Art (February – July, 2012). 

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. 

Ocaña, 1973-1983: Acciones, Actuaciones, Activismo

Editor: Pedro G. Romero | Reference: P2879 | ISBN: 9788498503579 | Type: Publication

Devoted to the largely forgotten Spanish artist; published for the eponymous exhibition. In Spanish, Catalan, Basque and 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.

Somewhere Near Variety

Artist/Author: Tim Etchells and Adrian Heathfield | Reference: D2199 | Type: DVD

In a series of letters composed to each other and delivered to camera, artist Tim Etchells and writer Adrian Heathfield examine what underlies their shared interest in the notion and forms of Variety.

73 minutes. 2006.

Multiple Occupancy: Eleanor Antin’s ‘Selves’

Artist/Author: Emily Liebert | Reference: P2494 | ISBN: 9781884919305 | Type: Publication

From 1972-1991, Eleanor Antin created multiple personae of different genders, races, professions, historical contexts and geographical locations. This book, issued in conjunction with a 2013 exhibition at the Miriam and Ira D. Wallach Art Gallery, explores these works

The Amazing Decade: Women and Performance Art in America, 1970-1980

Editor: Moira Roth | Reference: P2495 | ISBN: 0937122092 | Type: Publication

A detailed study of the role women artists played in the develpment and expansion of performance art

Gunter Brus: Bodyanalysis Actions 1964-1970

Artist/Author: Gunter Brus | Reference: D2115 | Type: DVD

DVD contains archive footage and photographs, English subtitles, booklet included. This item can be found in the locked glass cabinet.

Utterly Precarious: A master class with Carolee Schneemann

Artist/Author: Carolee Schneemann | Reference: D2114 | ISBN: 884501925617 | Type: DVD

Created to co-incide with Utterly Precarious: Carolee Schneeman in 5 Parts exhibition Spring 2012 at the Mutter Museum of the College of Physicians of Philadelphia. Includes booklet.

Rose Finn-Kelcey

Artist/Author: Rose Finn-Kelcey | Reference: P2270 | ISBN: 9781905464685 | Type: Publication

Comprehensive monograph on Rose Finn-Kelcey with illustrations and essays.

This item is part of the 'Glimpses of before: 1970s UK Performance Art' Study Room Guide by Helena Goldwater (P2497)

History or Not

Artist/Author: Monica Ross | Reference: A0539 | Type: Article

A presentation in response to an invitation to speak for 15 minutes on Art, Activism and Feminism in the 1970s at '347 minutes… a Conference' at Conway Hall, London, 24.3.2000, held in conjunction with the Whitechapel Exhibition 'Live in Your Head' January – March 2000. Miscellaneous articles, folder 4.

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)

Renegotiating the Body: Feminist Art in 1970s London

Artist/Author: Kathy Battista | Reference: P2121 | ISBN: 978-1-84885-961-6 | Type: Publication

Primarily concerned with the feminist body as a site for making and exhibiting works, this book examines themes that look at the body as material, the body and performance, as well as the alternative creative platforms in 1970s feminist art. Drawing on original material – never-before-seen images from artists' personal collections and commissioned interviews with prominent artists from the period – the book is an invaluable resource for artists, researchers, curators and students interested in recovering this period from the margins of art history.

This item is part of the 'Glimpses of before: 1970s UK Performance Art' Study Room Guide by Helena Goldwater (P2497)

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).

Coyote

Artist/Author: Caroline Tisdall | Reference: P1158 | ISBN: 978-0-50054368-9 | Type: Publication

Attempts to capture the one of Beuys’ best known Actions,  I Love America and America Loves Me. With 97 illustrations.

a-n: Community Engagement

Editor: Catherine Wilson | Reference: A0228 | ISBN: 0-907730-87-6 | Type: Article

Part of an ongoing series of a-n Collections. Find article in misc. folder 2

Performance Saga Interview 03 - Monika Gunther

Artist/Author: Monika Gunther | Reference: D0949 | Type: DVD

Appears in the series which collects recordings of conversations with female pioneers of performance art and provides insight into their self-image and thinking.