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Split Asunder: Obstetric Violence and Pain in Máiréad Delaney’s At What Point It Breaks (20170)

Artist/Author: Kate Antosik-Parsons | Digital Reference: EF5315 | Type: Digital File

Examines the embodiment of pain in Máiréad Delaney’s performance.

Part of The Library of Performing Rights (P3041).

Touched Bodies: The Performative Turn in Latin American Art

Artist/Author: Mara Polgovsky Ezcurra | Reference: P4031 | ISBN: 9-781978-802025 | Type: Publication

What is the role of pleasure and pain in the politics of art?  Polgovsky Ezcurra approaches this question as she examines the flourishing of live and intermedial performance in Latin America during times of authoritarianism and its significance during transitions to democracy. 

Part of the Library of Performing Rights (P3041).

Black Performance Theory

Editor: Thomas F. DeFrantz and Anita Gonzalez | Reference: P4026 | ISBN: 978-0-8223-5616-5 | Type: Publication

Considering how blackness is imagined in and through performance, the contributors address topics including flight as a persistent theme in African American aesthetics, the circulation of minstrel tropes in Liverpool and in Afro-Mexican settlements in Oaxaca, and the reach of hip-hop politics as people around the world embrace the music and dance.

Part of the Library of Performing Rights (P3041)
 

Black and Blur

Artist/Author: Fred Moten | Reference: P3757 | ISBN: 978-0-8223-7016-1 | Type: Publication

The first volume in the trilogy consent not to be a single being engages in a capacious consideration of the place and force of blackness in African diaspora arts, politics, and life.

Unlimited Action: The performance of extremity in the 1970s

Artist/Author: Dominic Johnson | Reference: P3717 | ISBN: 978-1-5261-3551-3 | Type: Publication

It examines the 'performance of extremity' as practices at the limits of the histories of performance and art, in performance art's most fertile and prescient decade, the 1970s. Dominic Johnson recounts and analyses game-changing performance events by six artists: Kerry Trengove, Ulay, Genesis P-Orridge, Anne Bean, the Kipper Kids, and Stephen Cripps.

Part of the Library of Performing Rights (P3041)

Actors and the Art of Performance: Under Exposure

Artist/Author: Susanne Granzer | Reference: P3599 | ISBN: 978-1137596338 | Type: Publication

The author draws on her experience as both a theatre actor and a university professor whose teachings in the art of acting rely heavily on her own experience and also on her philosophical knowledge.

You ought not to be obsessed with the idea you have to intervene on every subject at every moment

Artist/Author: Pia Brezavšček, Saška Rakef Perko | Reference: A0830 | Type: Article

Interview with Jacques Rancière.

Against Dance Criticism

Artist/Author: Nigel Farndale | Reference: A0802 | Type: Article

On the role and necessity of dance writers.

Applying Performance: Live Art, Socially Engaged Theatre and Affective Practice

Artist/Author: Nicola Shaughnessy | Reference: P3535 | ISBN: 978-1349317059 | Type: Publication

Draws upon cognitive and affect theory to examine applications of contemporary performance practices in educational, social and community contexts. The writing is situated in the spaces between making and performance, exploring the processes of creating work defined variously as collaborative, participatory and socially engaged.

Women, the arts and globalization

Editor: Marsha Meskimmon,‎ Dorothy C. Rowe | Reference: P3532 | ISBN: 978-0719096716 | Type: Publication

The essays in Women, the Arts and Globalization demonstrate that women in the arts are rarely positioned at the centre of the art market, and the movement of women globally (as travelers or migrants, empowered artists/scholars or exiled practitioners), rarely corresponds with the dominant models of global exchange. Rather, contemporary women's art practices provide a fascinating instance of women's eccentric experiences of the myriad effects of globalization.

Theatre at the Crossroads of Culture

Artist/Author: Patrice Pavis | Reference: P3300 | ISBN: 978-0415060387 | Type: Publication

Despite the problematic politics of cultural exchange in the theatre, interculturalism is not a one-sided process. Using the metaphor of the hourglass to discuss the transfer between source and target culture, Pavis asks what happens when the hourglass is turned upside down, when the `foreign' culture speaks for itself.

Part of the Library of Performing Rights (LPR) (P3041).

 

The Regenerative Ruination of Romeo Castellucci

Artist/Author: Timmy De Laet and Edith Cassiers | Reference: A0722 | Type: Article

This article proposes an expanded understanding of Romeo Castellucci's radical performance work as a genuine theatre of ruins.

Dansbaren –The Mob without Flash

Artist/Author: Ingrid Cogne and Marika Hedemyr | Reference: P3157 | Type: Publication

An object consisting of two parts: a publication of articles and transcripts which reflect upon the 15 years of discourse that brought dance and choreographic practice and theory together in Dansbaren; and a tablecloth of topics—a tool for continuing dialogues which invites the reader to lay it on the table, welcome others to the table, and put dance and choreography discussions, literally, on the table. 

Essays on the Blurring of Art and Life

Artist/Author: Allan Kaprow | Editor: Jeff Kelley | Reference: P3167 | ISBN: 978-0520240797 | Type: Publication

Kaprow's sustained inquiry into the paradoxical relationship of art to life and into the nature of meaning itself is brought into focus in this newly expanded collection of his most significant writings. 

A Good Night Out for the Girls: Popular Feminisms in Contemporary Theatre and Performance

Artist/Author: Elaine Aston and Geraldine Harris | Reference: P2840 | ISBN: 978-1137518200 | Type: Publication

Moving across the boundaries of mainstream and experimental circuits, from the affective pleasures of commercially successful shows such as Calendar Girls and Mamma Mia! to the feminist possibilities of new burlesque and stand-up, this book offers a lucid and accessible account of popular feminisms in contemporary theatre and performance.

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. 

FANON Now: Jamila Johnson Small - documentation

Artist/Author: Jamila Johnson Small | Digital Reference: EF5174 | Type: Digital File

Contribution by Jamila Johnson Small for FANON Now – on the legacy of Mirage: Enigmas Of Race, Difference & Desire. The event brought together David A Bailey, artists from the original Mirage project, and artists from subsequent generations, to reflect on the contemporary moment in relation to structural violence, de-colonising culture and relations, and the power of aesthetics and its explorations of complex formations of racial identities.

FANON Now: Alexandrina Hemsley - documentation

Artist/Author: Alexandrina Hemsley | Digital Reference: EF5173 | Type: Digital File

Contribution by Alexandrina Hemsley for FANON Now – on the legacy of Mirage: Enigmas Of Race, Difference & Desire. The event brought together David A Bailey, artists from the original Mirage project, and artists from subsequent generations, to reflect on the contemporary moment in relation to structural violence, de-colonising culture and relations, and the power of aesthetics and its explorations of complex formations of racial identities.

Exit Strategies

Editor: Rut Blees Luxemburg | Reference: P2752 | ISBN: 978-1-910433-10-2 | Type: Publication

In association with the Royal College of Art, Exit Strategies situates new generation of artists alongside specially commissioned texts by international novelists, artists, academics and philosophers.

Robert Smithson: The Collected Writings

Editor: Jack Flam | Reference: P2557 | ISBN: 978-0520203853 | Type: Publication

Collection including previously unpublished essays by Smithson and gathers hard-to-find articles, interviews, and photographs, as well as a full picture of his wide-ranging views on art and culture. This item is part of the Study Room Guide to Remoteness (P2600).

Thinking Art – Beyond Traditional Aesthetics

Artist/Author: Various | Editor: Andrew Benjamin, Peter Osborne | Reference: P1972 | ISBN: 0-905263-29-4 | Type: Publication

Essays on philosophical and aesthetic perspectives on painting, photography, music, architecture, performance and cinema.

A Pathognomy of Performance

Artist/Author: Simon Bayly | Reference: P1946 | ISBN: 978-0230271692 | Type: Publication

Stages an encounter between performance and philosophy to investigate notions of the event, ephemerality and democracy that have perpetually marked the engagement of thought and the theatrical.

Going Public (e- flux journal)

Artist/Author: Boris Gray | Editor: Julieta Aranda, Brian Kuan Wood, Anton Vidokle | Reference: P1918 | ISBN: 978-1-934105-30-6 | Type: Publication

Exploration of art from the position of the producer, who does not ask what it looks like or where it comes from, but why it exists in the first place.

T.A.Z The Temporary Autonomous Zone, Ontological Anarchy, Poetic Terrorism part 1

Artist/Author: Hakim Bey | Reference: A0501 | Type: Article

This article can be found in the Miscellaneous Articles 3 Binder and can also be found in The cultural Resistance Reader: P1894

Fresh Tips 2

Artist/Author: John Jordan | Digital Reference: EF5012 | Type: Digital File

Fresh Tips 1 – 8

Art School (Propositions for the 21st Century)

Artist/Author: Various | Editor: Steven Henry Madoff | Reference: P1437 | ISBN: 9780262134934 | Type: Publication

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