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Artist/Author: The Opera Project | Reference: D2317 | ISBN: 978-1-922007-80-3 | Type: DVD

Pulls together rich elements of music, physical space, visual arts, text and movement; contemplates violence, without relying on sensational anecdote.

Destruction of Art: Iconoclasm and Vandalism Since the French Revolution

Artist/Author: Dario Gamboni | Reference: P3452 | ISBN: 978-1861893161 | Type: Publication

nitially galvanized by the sweeping obliteration of architecture and art under the Communist regimes of the Soviet Union and eastern bloc countries, Gamboni investigates other instances of destroyed art and architecture around the globe, uncovering a disquieting and surprisingly widespread phenomenon. 

The Concrete Body: Yvonne Rainer, Carolee Schneemann, Vito Acconci

Artist/Author: Elise Archias | Reference: P3174 | ISBN: 978-0300217971 | Type: Publication

Offering an incisive rejoinder to traditional histories of modernism and postmodernism, this book examines the 1960s performance work of three New York artists who adapted modernist approaches to form for the medium of the human body. 

Minor Histories: Statements, Conversations, Proposals (Writing Art)

Artist/Author: Mike Kelley | Reference: P2823 | ISBN: 978-0262611985 | Type: Publication

The collection concentrates on Kelley's own work, ranging from texts in “voices” that grew out of scripts for performance pieces to expository critical and autobiographical writings. 

Asparagus – A Horticultural Ballet

Artist/Author: Pil and Galia Kollectiv | Reference: D1955 | Type: DVD

Recording of live performance narrating the rise of capital in the medium of asparagus. Ta rigid choreography inspired by Oskar Schlemmer’s Triadic Ballet and based on Karl Marx’s Capital dictated the movements of six performers in asparagus costumes. Bringing together the organic and the geometric, the ballet investigated the transition from the Fordist assembly line to immaterial labour through a reanimation of modernist abstraction. Produced in collaboration with Montreal based band Les Georges Leningrad and commissioned by The Showroom Gallery, London.