Pleading in the Blood: The Art and Performances of Ron Athey presents the first critical overview of this major artist’s work. It demonstrates how Athey foresaw and precipitated the central place afforded they body and identity politics in art and critical theory in the 1990s and beyond.
Examining a range of performances from the 1960s to the present, as well as protest actions from the lunch counter sit-ins of the US civil rights movement to protest camps in the twenty-first century, this book provides a formal account of endurance and illuminates its ethical and political significance.
Explores the agency and materiality of the archival document through a collection of critical writings and original artworks,
An interview conducted at LADA’s new home in the Garrett Centre, Bethnal Green attempts to find out why the artist gave over his life to art.
A chronology of actions she performed between 2008 and 2015. The book was made in a limited edition, to be given, received, traded, lost, found, purposely lost lost, donated lent, passed on – and never sold.
Highlights the various aspects of particular interest and activity which make the British scene distinctive and exciting.
While considering repetition in relation to the difficult pleasures we derive from the theatre, this book explores ways of accounting for such experiences of theatre in memory and writing.
Whether he’s creating a dance composed solely of everyday actions, working with an ensemble of children, or running a “dancing museum,” Charmatz’s work experiments with the body as a vessel for subjectivity, history, and collective action.
Divided into two parts, `In the World' and `In the Room', the book presents a rounded picture of the possibilities of a `disobedient' culture and includes many games and exercises for creative practitioners.
Stages a beyond-disciplinary, inter-subjective encounter between the lines of choreography, drawing and writing, for exploring those forms of thinking-feeling-knowing produced through collaborative exchange, in the slippage and deviation as different modes of practice enter into dialogue, overlap, collide.
Includes: It’s an Earthquake in My Heart: Reading Companion; The Sea & Poison: Reading Companion; North True South Free; The Lastmaker
Book published in conjunction with the eponymous exhibition at Moderna Museet, Stockholm (February-May 2017), Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Humlebaek (June-October 2-17) and Bundeskunsthalle, Bonn (April-August 2018).
A limited edition publication exploring a series of innovative live performances and events.
Video documentation of contributions to the Performing Idea Symposium, investigating the shifting relations between performance practice and discourse, event and writing; Toynbee Studios, 5-9/10/2010.
Includes nine files, containing videos of contributions on In Silence, Performative Writing, Reciprocal Aesthetics and Living Archives.
A new anthology about the work of Jonathan Burrows & Matteo Fargion.
Produced in conjunction with FACING FRONT, a series of performances and workshops presented by Thirdbird in Philadelphia, in June 2015.
A publication where the work Fabião has been developing in the streets since 2008 acquires a new dimension. Containts extensive photographic material and writings by the artist and original essays.
A small selection of study room material on the subject of documention.
The book is based on an ongoing, long-term, extensive photographic project spanning over a five-year period, which follows a group of women (artists) through their pregnancies into motherhood.
A collection gathering the voices of some catalysts of contemporary performance: artists, cultural engineers, curators, collectors.
A small selection of study boxes curated by Live Art Development Agency for the Live Collision Festival in Dublin, April 2014. Boxes were based around live art history, disability, activism, bodily functions, race, queer performance.
The first comprehensive survey of the artist's work to be presented in Great Britain
Boxset contains 40 DVDS documenting public events with contextualising texts. Shelved in Oversize section.
Publication to coincide with exhibition at ZKM | Center for Art and Media Karlsruhe, Germany, 2012
Organised around the text from ‘First Night’ (2001) the book reflects on Etchells’ practice with Forced Entertainment and solo work, while exploring contemporary performance documentation.
British Library Sound Archive recording and documentation of Potentials of Performance events (26-27 October 2012). This third themed year of the Performance Matters project features a vibrant series of commissions exploring and exploding the dialogue as a potential format for thinking through and testing possible futures. Specially invited respondents working across the creative and critical field of performance (Nicola Cinibere, La JohnJoseph, Eirini Kartsaki, Harun Morrison, Joe Kelleher) gather to reflect upon the works experienced over the two days. Following, an informal conversation between the projects co-directors (Gavin Butt, Lois Keidan, Adrian Heathfield) looking back at the three-year project, its insights and paradoxes, and looking forward to the future of performance.
Publication accompanying the homonymous symposium: a collaboration between Plymouth Arts Centre and artist Marina Abramovic to produce a performance event that explored the history and future of the artist’s work. Newspaper-style publication in large folder.
British Library Sound Archive recording and documentation of the “Performance Matters” events, 30 April 2010. Lois Weaver responds to the theme of ‘process’. with Adrian Heathfield. Also see ref. D1920-3 and D1316-D1319.
British Library Sound Archive recording and documentation of the “Performance Matters” events, 30 April 2010. Terry O’Connor responds to the theme of ‘duration’. with Adrian Heathfield. Also see ref. D1920-1; D1923 and D1316-D1319.
Bringing together contributors from dance, theatre, visual studies, and art history, the publication addresses the conundrum of how Live Art is positioned within history.
Trashing Performance Talks. Under- and Overwhelmed: Emotion and Performance (Part 1)- the second year of Performance Matters – 25-29th October 2011.
Audio CD of Symposium and performances for Performing Idea.Track List:
Performance Matters: Performing Idea – Performative Writing
8th October 3.00-7.30pm
Performance Matters: Performing Idea – Performative Writing8th October 3.00-7.30pm (not 7th as stated on disk))Toynbee StudiosWith: Hélène Cixous (on video), Matthew Goulish, Adrian Heathfield and Peggy PhelanNew forms of writing on and around contemporary art and performance have emerged in recent years, alongside the emergence of the artist as cultural critic and curator. These forms of writing often problematize the notion of critical distance, deploying creative, dialogic and autobiographical strategies to engage with the multiple affects of the artwork. To what extent may critical thinking and writing be an art form? Speakers will examine the histories, limits and possibilities of the forms of ‘performative writing’, the dynamics of the performing idea.This session on Performative Writing will also comprise a preview of Trashing Performance, the second themed year of Performance Matters, with contributions from Oreet Ashery, Mel Brimfield, Gavin Butt, Dominic Johnson and Bird La Bird.
Performance Matters: Performing Idea – Performative Writing 8th October 3.00-7.30pm (not 7th as stated on disk) Toynbee Studios.
Articles by: Patricia Benecke, Tim Etchells, Matthew Goulish, Adrian Heathfield, Judith Helmer, Hans-Thies Lehmann, Florian Malzacher, Annemarie Matzke, Andrew Quick, Anke Schleper, Gerald Siegmund, Astrid Sommer. This item is part of the Study Room Guide on Performance, Politics, Ethics and Human Rights by Adrien Sina (P0661)
Performance Matters, Performing Idea – Reciprocal Aesthetics7th October3:00-7:30pmToynbee StudiosWith: Ron Athey, Wafaa Bilal, Maaike Bleeker, Shannon Jackson and Julie Tolentino The participation of the spectator in making the meaning of the work of art has been a staple of art and performance practices long before the recent charged debates on ‘relational aesthetics.’ Yet art, however solitary, is arguably always a kind of collaboration and involves itself in some form of exchange. What can be at stake in this exchange? Speakers will examine the notion and limits of the idea that contemporary art and performance is a reciprocal affair. They will ask what gets transacted in contemporary art? What is given and what is taken, what is shared and what cannot be shared?
Essays and creative texts accompany the photographic and textual documentation.
This item is part of the Study Room Guide On (W)Reading Performance Writing by Rachel Lois Clapham (P1433), the Study Room Guide On Disability and New Artistic Models by Aaron Williamson (P1529) and the Study Room Guide in Search of a Documentology by Marco Pustianaz (P1115)
A limited edition box containing artefacts, documents and critical theory from an international field of performance artists, theatre makers and writers. Shelved in Oversize publications section. This item is part of the Study Room Guide On (W)Reading Performance Writing by Rachel Lois Clapham (P1433)
From the launch of the first major publication on the extraordinary and influential Taiwanese-American artist Tehching Hsieh, see Ref. P1193.
Documentation from day of performances and interventions around ideas of performance and human rights. Disc 7 of 7, see REF. D1083/D1089.
Documentation from day of performances and interventions around ideas of performance and human rights. Disc 6 of 7, see REF. D1083/D1089.
Documentation from day of performances and interventions around ideas of performance and human rights. Disc 5 of 7, see REF. D1083/D1089.
Documentation from day of performances and interventions around ideas of performance and human rights. Disc 4 of 7, see REF. D1083/D1089.
Documentation from day of performances and interventions around ideas of performance and human rights. Disc 3 of 7, see REF. D1083/D1089.
Documentation from day of performances and interventions around ideas of performance and human rights. Disc 2 of 7, see REF. D1083/D1089.