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Transfigured Stages: Major Practitioners and Theatre Aesthetics in Australia

Artist/Author: Margaret Hamilton | Reference: P3923 | ISBN: 978-9042033566 | Type: Publication

Captures the excitement of a key period in the emergence of postdramatic theatre in Australia in the 1980s and 1990s.

Multimedia Performance

Artist/Author: Rosemary Klich, Edward Scheer | Reference: P3799 | ISBN: 978-0230574670 | Type: Publication

Provides a comprehensive overview of the development, theory and definitive characteristics of a rapidly developing and popular area of practice.

Still Life Issue 3

Editor: Hamish MacPherson | Reference: P3688 | Type: Publication

Third issue of the online and printed zine about relationships and configurations in which one person is still while others are not.

In Defence of Formalism

Artist/Author: Roger Copeland | Reference: A0799 | Type: Article

On the politics of disinterestedness. 

Merce Cunningham: origins and influence

Artist/Author: David Vaughan | Reference: A0776 | Type: Article

On development of Cunningham's practice.

Performance by Artists

Editor: A.A. Bronson, Peggy Gale | Reference: P3461 | ISBN: 0920956009 | Type: Publication

A collection of essays, documents, & bibiliography reagrding performance art edited by people associated with a Toronto-based arts organization.

Towards an embodied poetics of failure

Artist/Author: Christel Stalpaert | Editor: Ric Allsopp and Kristen Kreider | Reference: A0723 | Type: Article

Exploration of violence and trauma in needcompany’s Marketplace 76.

Sensible Politics: The Visual Culture of Nongovernmental Activism

Editor: Meg McLagan and Yates McKee | Reference: P2800 | ISBN: 978-1935408246 | Type: Publication

A diverse group of contributors, from art historians, anthropologists, and political theorists to artists, filmmakers, and architects, considers the interaction of politics and the visual in such topics as the political consequences of a photograph taken by an Israeli soldier in a Palestinian house in Ramallah; AIDS activism; images of social suffering in Iran; the “forensic architecture” of claims to truth; and the “Make Poverty History” campaign. Transcending disciplines, they trace a broader image complex whereby politics is brought to visibility through the mediation of specific cultural forms that mix the legal and the visual, the hermeneutic and the technical, the political and the aesthetic.

The Illuminated Theatre: Studies on the Suffering of Images

Artist/Author: Joe Kelleher | Reference: P2722 | ISBN: 978-0415748278 | Type: Publication

A book about theatricality and spectatorship in the early twenty-first century. In a wide-ranging analysis that draws upon theatrical, visual and philosophical approaches, it asks how spectators and audiences negotiate the complexities and challenges of contemporary experimental performance arts.

Theatre for Beginners

Artist/Author: Richard Maxwell | Reference: P2721 | ISBN: 978-1559364867 | Type: Publication

This volume provides students and artists with a deeper understanding of a director and playwright Richard Maxwell's work, aesthetic philosophy, and process for creating theater.

Documenta X – Short Guide

Editor: Françoise Joly, Cornelia Barth, Jutta Buness, Brian Holmes. | Reference: P2029 | ISBN: 3893229388 | Type: Publication

Programme and documentation of the work presented on the 10th edition of the festival in Kassel, Germany. Includes exhibition booklet.

Social Works: Performing Art, Supporting Publics

Artist/Author: Shannon Jackson | Reference: P1585 | Type: Publication

An interdisciplinary approach to the forms, goals and histories of innovative social practice in both contemporary performance and visual art.

This item is referenced in the Dreams for an Institution Guide (P2313).

Performance Matters Launch Event

Artist/Author: Various | Reference: D1319 | Type: DVD

British Library Sound Archive recording and documentation of the “Performance Matters event on 30 April 2010. Evening launch event featuring Walid Raad, Irit Rogoff, Gavin Butt, Adrian Heathfield and Lois Keidan. Four of four (D1316 – D1319).

Performance Matters - Performing Idea Laboratory - Part Three

Artist/Author: Adrian Heathfield and Dominic Johnson | Reference: D2104 | Type: DVD

British Library Sound Archive recording and documentation of the “Performance Matters Lab” event, 30 April 2010. The daytime Performance Laboratory shows experimental durational and scheduled performances by some of the PhD researchers associated with the project at Goldsmiths and Roehampton University, Dr Gavin Butt from Goldsmiths, University of London, Prof. Adrian Heathfield from Roehampton University, and Lois Keidan of the Live Art Development Agency. Part three of four (D1316 – D1319).

Performance Matters - Performing Idea Laboratory - Part Two

Artist/Author: Fabrizio Manco, Jungmin Song, Terry O'Connor, Mathias Danbolt, R. Justin Hunt, Victoria Chalklin, Oriana Fox, Augusto Corrieri, Owen Parry | Reference: D2104 | Type: DVD

British Library Sound Archive recording and documentation of the “Performance Matters Lab” event, 30 April 2010. The daytime Performance Laboratory shows experimental durational and scheduled performances by some of the PhD researchers associated with the project at Goldsmiths and Roehampton University. The day will feature responses and discussions with invited thinkers around issues of duration, transmission, materiality,process, ideas and value.performance aesthetics, critical theory and cultural studies, Dr Gavin Butt from Goldsmiths, University of London, Prof. Adrian Heathfield from Roehampton University, and Lois Keidan of the Live Art Development Agency. performance aesthetics, critical theory and cultural studies, Dr Gavin Butt from Goldsmiths, University of London, Prof. Adrian Heathfield from Roehampton University, and Lois Keidan of the Live Art Development Agency. Fabrizio Manco, Jungmin Song, Terry O’Connor, Mathias Danbolt, R. Justin Hunt, Victoria Chalklin, Oriana Fox, Augusto Corrieri, Owen ParryPart two of four (D1316 – D1319).

Dingo - A Treatment Towards a New Communionism

Artist/Author: André Stitt | Reference: P1148 | ISBN: 978-1-920781-36-1 | Type: Publication

Book documenting the work presented at the gallery Artspace, Sydney, in which for 3 days the artist remains locked in a cage with a Dingo. Engaging with the themes of Joseph Beuys’ work, Stitt provides a reflection on acts of arrival and colonial encounter in relation to aesthetic activity and cultural dialogue.

Issues in Curating Contemporary Art and Performance

Artist/Author: various | Editor: Judith Rugg & Michele Sedgwick | Reference: P1006 | ISBN: 978-1-84150-162-8 | Type: Publication

In four thematic sections, a group of contributors consider curation in light of interdisciplinary and emerging practices, examine conceptions of curation as intervention and contestation, and explore curation’s potential to act as a reconsideration of conventional museum spaces.

This item is referenced in the Dreams for an Institution Guide (P2313).