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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. 

Pink Triangles: Radical Perspectives on Gay Liberation

Editor: Pam Mitchell | Reference: P3645 | ISBN: 9781788732345 | Type: Publication

Each essay shares two fundamental premises. First, that the oppression of gays and lesbians is not an isolated case, and therefore their struggle is necessarily part of a larger movement for social liberation. And, second, that the experience of gays and lesbians uphold the basic tenets of a foundational Marxism, and that they are uniquely placed to contribute to a revitalisation of Marxist theory.

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.

Some Wear Leather, Some Wear Lace: The Worldwide Compendium of Postpunk and Goth in the 1980s

Artist/Author: Andi Harriman, Marloes Bontje | Reference: P3609 | ISBN: 978-1783203529 | Type: Publication

A book about the music, the individual, and the creativity of a worldwide community rather than theoretical definitions of a subculture, Some Wear Leather, Some Wear Lace considers a subject not often covered by academic books. 

Girl in a Band

Artist/Author: Kim Gordon | Reference: P3214 | ISBN: 978-0571309351 | Type: Publication

Founding member of Sonic Youth and role model for a generation of women, tells her story.

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Exhibition catalogue; comprises essays and a section containing documents, hitherto unpublished interviews and a gallery discussion.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.

British Black Art: Debates on the Western Art History

Artist/Author: Sophie Orlando | Reference: P3083 | ISBN: 978-2914563765 | Type: Publication

The book suggests new narratives about canonical artworks of the British Black Art movement, such as Lubaina Himid's Freedom and Change, Eddie Chambers' Destruction of the National Front and Sonia Boyce's Lay Back Keep Quiet and Think of What Made Britain So Great, interrogating their critical agency from an art-historical perspective.

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). 

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.

Maud Sulter: Passion

Artist/Author: Deborah Cherry | Reference: P2862 | ISBN: 978-1-906908-36-2 | Type: Publication

The first sustained publication on the artist and writer of Scottish and Ghanaian heritage who lived and worked in Britain. Originally accompanied the exhibition, Maud Sulter: Passion at Street Level Photoworks in Glasgow, 25 April – 21 June 2015.

Includes exhibition programme from Maud Sulter: Syrcas at Autograph ABP in London, 15 January – 2 April 2016.

Portable Borders

Artist/Author: Ila Nicole Sheren | Reference: P2839 | ISBN: 978-1477302262 | Type: Publication

Sheren explores performance art and politics on the US Frontera since 1984. Beginning with a political history of the border, with an emphasis on the Chicano movement and its art production, Ila Sheren explores the forces behind the shift in thinking about the border in the late twentieth century. 

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.

Paul Bright’s Confessions of a Justified Sinner

Artist/Author: Untitled Projects | Reference: P2789 | ISBN: 978-1783199495 | Type: Publication

In 1987, Paul Bright, a rebellious young Scottish director set out to stage James Hogg's cult novel Confessions of a Justified Sinner in a series of radical productions across Scotland. In 2010, Untitled Projects began work with the actor George Anton to assemble an archive and exhibition of this almost-forgotten feat of theatre. 

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

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 Gold Diggers

Artist/Author: Sally Potter | Reference: D2150 | Type: DVD

The Gold Diggers is a key film of early 1980s feminist cinema.  Two heroines begin to unravel the truth about the search for gold and the secrets of personal transformation and freedom

Mark Morrisroe

Artist/Author: Mark Morrisroe, Various | Reference: P2095 | Type: Publication

Book based on the Mark Morrisroe Exhibitions, 2011-2013, featuring photos and commentary

Action in China: Performance Art from the 1980s to 1990s

Artist/Author: Wen Pulin | Reference: P1360 | Type: Publication

Archive of Chinese Avant-Garde Art of the 1980s

Artist/Author: Wen Pulin | Reference: P1356 | Type: Publication

The Fiery Furnace

Artist/Author: C. Carr | Reference: A0098 | Type: Article