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F U T U R E R I T U A L Film night

Digital Reference: EF5378

Documentation of the evening which featured a screening of short films and performance documentation by artists working around ritual, performance and queer futurity.

Love on Me

Author: Jon John | Digital Reference: EF5347

Draws strength from conversations with the performance artist Ron Athey and readings from Illness as Metaphor, by Susan Sontag.

Please note that Queen Mary University of London holds the entire archive of the late artist.

The 2 of Us

Author: Jon John | Digital Reference: EF5346

A romantic exploration performance about love and human relationships.

Please note that Queen Mary University of London holds the entire archive of the late artist.

Black Performance Theory

Reference: P4026 | ISBN: 978-0-8223-5616-5

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)
 

Queer Magic: LGBT+ Spirituality and Culture from Around theWorld

Author: Tomás Prower | Reference: P4009 | ISBN: 978-0738753188

A unique resource for LGBT+ spiritual seekers who want to experience the sustaining energy and strength of the worldwide queer community.

The Sound of Culture: Diaspora and Black Technopoetics

Author: Louis Chude-Sokei | Reference: P4016 | ISBN: 978-0819575777

Explores the histories of race and technology in a world made by slavery, colonialism, and industrialization. Beginning in the late nineteenth century and moving through to the twenty-first, the book argues for the dependent nature of those histories. 

Adrien Sina collection

Author: Adrien Sina | Digital Reference: EF5293

Includes: 
The  Fables of la Fontaine 5 (2007)
Walking Around Planet (2005)
Suspended Moments (2007)
Toubabou… Toubabou… (2007)
Farafin a ni Toubabou (2007)
The Small Clouds Crossing the Sky of the Soul (2007)
 

Black and Blur

Author: Fred Moten | Reference: P3757 | ISBN: 978-0-8223-7016-1

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.

Body of Art

Reference: P3694 | ISBN: 978-0714869667

The first book to explore the various ways the human body has been both an inspiration and a medium for artists over hundreds of thousands of years.

The Empire Remains Shop

Author: Cooking Sections | Reference: P3561 | ISBN: 978-1941332375

Speculates on the possibility and implications of selling back the remains of the British Empire in London today. Based on a public installation in London in the fall of 2016, the book catalogues and develops the installation's critical program of discussions, performances, dinners, installations, and screenings hosted at 91-93 Baker Street.

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

Demi-plié bubble shuffle

Author: Hilary Carty | Reference: A0819

About a conference on black dance, from the conference chair.

Black Attitudes

Author: David Henshaw | Reference: A0803

On Les Ballets Africains, Adzido, Phoenix and Irie! at Sadler's Wells, Autumn 1990.

Women, the arts and globalization

Reference: P3532 | ISBN: 978-0719096716

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.

Nurtured by Knowledge: Learning to Do Participatory Action Research

Reference: P3304 | ISBN: 978-0945257813

Examines the frustrations and limitations of conventional Western academic research on social change and describes the struggle to fashion a new approach based on the principle that people have a universal right to participate in the production of knowledge that directly affects their lives.

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

George Chakravarthi documentation

Author: George Chakravarthi | Digital Reference: EF5234

Includes an image bank and a video with extracts from different pieces. Documented works includes: Negrophilia!, Andhaka, Miss United Kingdom, Resurrection, The Ambidextrous Universe, Thirteen, Olympia, Barflies, Shakti, Masking, Genesis and Remote Control.

Performance in Place of War

Author: James Thompson, Jenny Hughes and Michael Balfour | Reference: P3134 | ISBN: 978-1906497149

The book looks at theatre and performances that often occur quite literally as bombs are falling, as well as during times of ceasefire and in the aftermath of hostilities. Includes interviews with artists, short play extracts, and photographs.

Part of the Study Room Guide on Live Art and Displacement (P3107).
 

Border as Method, or, the Multiplication of Labor

Author: Sandro Mezzadra and Brett Neilson | Reference: P3024 | ISBN: 978-0822355038

Mezzadra and Neilson explore the atmospheric violence that surrounds borderlands and border struggles across various geographical scales, illustrating their theoretical arguments with illuminating case studies drawn from Europe, Asia, the Pacific, the Americas, and elsewhere.

Theatre and History

Author: Rebecca Schneider | Reference: P3017 | ISBN: 978-0230246614

This provocative book meets the supposedly 'live' practices of performance and the 'no-longer-live' historical past at their own dangerous crossroads. Focussing on the 'and' of the title, it addresses the tangled relations between the terms, practices, ideas, and aims embedded in these compatriot – but often oppositional – arts and acts of time.

Anne Bean interview

Author: Rob La Frenais | Reference: A0681

The London-based artist whose family immigrated to England from Russia discusses naming, identity, place and memory in relation to her work, and how we are all each other's archives and legacies.

Black Artists in British Art: A History since the 1950s

Author: Eddie Chambers | Reference: P2846 | ISBN: 978-1780762722

Beginning with discussions of the pioneering generation of artists such as Ronald Moody, Aubrey Williams and Frank Bowling, Chambers candidly discusses the problems and progression of several generations, including contemporary artists such as Steve McQueen, Chris Ofili and Yinka Shonibare. 

Jive Talker

Author: Samson Kambalu | Reference: P2791 | ISBN: 978-3293004115

In German.

In this often subversive book, Samson Kambalu introduces his country of birth, Malawi, an impoverished nation in which no dissent is tolerated, where political opponents are “disappeared” and where a portrait of Life President Dr. Hastings Kamuzu Banda is always guaranteed to be watching. Narrated with sass and charisma, The Jive Talker is a love letter to an Africa that is hardly understood.

Remember Saro-Wiwa, The Living Memorial

Author: Ken Saro-Wiwa | Reference: P2189

Remember Saro-Wiwa is a coalition of organisations and individuals initiated and co-ordinated by PLATFORM. Pack includes press reviews, articles and promotional material, and a DVD ‘Refining Memory’ by Andrew Conio and Judy Price

Lagos Live Arts Festival at Freedom Park

Author: various | Reference: P2153

Lagos Live Arts Festival took place at Freedom Park, Nigeria, 6-9 December 2012.

Performing Idea: The Angola Project 2

Author: Cabula6, Jeremy Xido | Reference: D2104

Angola Project IICabula 6/Jeremy Xido8th October 8:30pmToynbee StudiosBased on Jeremy Xido’s true life adventures of trying to make a feature film in Angola, the ANGOLA PROJECT takes us on a dizzying journey through the history of colonial Portugal, the Travelogues of Burton Holmes, the films of Bruce Lee and Jim Kelly, the Detroit race riots/rebellion, Berlin documentary film crews in Africa and the blood-thirsty mechanisms of international film finance.

(be)longing

Author: Leslie Hill & Helen | Reference: D0715

A ten minute documentary made in collaboration with the NSPCC and a group of inspiring African teenagers who were brought or trafficked into the UK but overcame desperate situations and, with incredible will, built new lives for themselves in London.

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

The Post-Colonial Studies Reader

Reference: P0367 | ISBN: 978-0415345651

The essential introduction to the most important texts in post-colonial theory and criticism.

This item is part of the Study Room Guide on Performance, Politics, Ethics and Human Rights by Adrien Sina (P0661)

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