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The Minor Gesture

Artist/Author: Erin Manning | Reference: P4127 | ISBN: 978-0822361213 | Type: Publication

Manning extends her previous inquiries into the politics of movement to the concept of the minor gesture.

Mal No 4: Real Girls

Editor: Maria Dimitrova | Reference: P4060 | ISBN: 9781916089235 | Type: Publication

Fourth edition of the journal of sexuality and erotics.

No One Is Too Small to Make a Difference

Artist/Author: Greta Thunberg | Reference: P4057 | ISBN: 978-0141991740 | Type: Publication

The book brings Greta in her own words, collecting her speeches that have made history.

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)
 

STILL LIFE Issue 2

Editor: Hamish MacPherson | Reference: P3998 | Type: Publication

Zine featuring Caroline Thomas, Francesca Laura Cavallo, Eleni Papazoglou, Lisa Kinsolving, António Branco, Riccardo, Leonie Brandner, Matthew de Kersaint Giraudeau, Wolff-Michael Roth.

 

STILL LIFE Issue 4: Ways to Disappear

Editor: Hamish MacPherson | Reference: P3972 | Type: Publication

Issue 4 featuring: Emma-cecilia Ajanki, Channing Tatum, Figs In Wigs, Igor & Moreno, Rowland Hill, Rukeya, Samir Kennedy, Theo Clinkard, Leah Marojevic, Trajal Harell, Ultimate Dancer, Robbie Thomson, Augusto Corrieri, Rowland Hill, Marica Innocente, Maartje Nevejan

Performing Citizenship: Bodies, Agencies, Limitations

Editor: Paula Hildebrandt, Kerstin Evert, Sibylle Peters, Mirjam Schaub, Kathrin Wildner, Gesa Ziemer | Reference: P3909 | ISBN: 978-3-319-97501-6 | Type: Publication

Discusses how citizenship is performed today, through the optic of the arts, in particular the performing arts, but also from the perspective of a wide range of academic disciplines such as urbanism and media studies, cultural education and postcolonial theory.

Part of Library of Performing Rights (P3041)

Animacies: Biopolitics, Racial Mattering, and Queer Affect

Artist/Author: Mel Y. Chen | Reference: P3760 | ISBN: 978-0822352723 | Type: Publication

Draws on recent debates about sexuality, race, and affect to examine how matter that is considered insensate, immobile, or deathly animates cultural lives.

Resist!: How to Be an Activist in the Age of Defiance

Artist/Author: Michael Segalov | Reference: P3625 | ISBN: 978-1786272171 | Type: Publication

How-to guide for people looking to make a stand. Included are solid pieces of advice, practical tips and inspirational stories from those who have already successfully stood up and made a difference. 

Part of the Library of Performing Rights (P3041).

 

Your Silence Will Not Protect You

Artist/Author: Audre Lorde | Reference: P3564 | ISBN: 978-0-99571-622-3 | Type: Publication

Brings Lorde’s essential poetry, speeches and essays, including ‘The Master’s Tools Will Never Dismantle the Master’s House’, together in one volume for the first time.

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

Against Dance Criticism

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

On the role and necessity of dance writers.

Sickled Feet, Scrunched Shoulders and Sexual Stereotypes

Artist/Author: Anthony Peppiatt, Nigel Charnock | Reference: A0781 | Type: Article

Conversation between two members of the Ludus Dance Company.

Theatre Criticism: Changing Landscapes

Editor: Duska Radosavljevic | Reference: P3533 | ISBN: 978-1472577092 | Type: Publication

Features 16 commissioned contributions from scholars, arts journalists and bloggers, as well as a small selection of innovative critical practice, sharing perspectives on relevant historical, theoretical and political contexts influencing the development of the discipline, as well as specific aspects of the contemporary practices and genres of theatre criticism.

Grey Matters

Artist/Author: Sexcentenary | Digital Reference: EF5265 | Type: Digital File

Documentation from the DIY13 project: a collective process of devising and then performing a public action, over the course of a weekend.

 

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

Juegos de Poder

Artist/Author: Regina José Galindo | Digital Reference: EF5280 | Type: Digital File

A hypnotist puts the artists into a hypnotic dream.

Disobedient Theatre Alternative Ways to Inspire, Animate and Play

Artist/Author: Chris Johnston | Reference: P3421 | ISBN: 978-1350014541 | Type: Publication

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.

Assuming Boycott: Resistance, Agency and Cultural Production

Editor: Kareem Estefan, Carin Kuoni and Laura Raicovich | Reference: P3407 | ISBN: 978-1944869434 | Type: Publication

The essential reader for today's creative leaders and cultural practitioners, including original contributions by artists, scholars, activists, critics, curators and writers who examine the historical precedent of South Africa; the current cultural boycott of Israel; freedom of speech and self-censorship; and long-distance activism. It is about consequences and causes of cultural boycott.

Wir sind überall: weltweit. unwiderstehlich. antikapitalistisch

Editor: Notes from Nowhere | Reference: P3298 | ISBN: 978-3894015367 | Type: Publication

A book of stories, stories written by activists from the front lines of resistance against capitalism and economic globalization. In German; for the English version see P0424.

This item is part of the Study Room Guide: A Bi(bli)ography of Insurrectionary Imaginati by John Jordan (P0793) and the Study Room Guide on Performance, Politics, Ethics and Human Rights by Adrien Sina (P0661)

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

Performing Communities: Grassroots Ensemble Theaters Deeply Rooted in Eight U.S. Communities

Editor: Robert H. Leonard | Reference: P3295 | ISBN: 978-0976605447 | Type: Publication

Profiles established ensemble groups from inner-city Los Angeles, small-town northern California, African-American South, multicultural southern Texas, low-income central Appalachia, economically struggling South Bronx New York, and cross-continental Native America.

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

The New Rules of Public Art

Artist/Author: Situations | Reference: P3287 | Type: Publication

Published to coincide with the launch of Public Art Now, a programme of events and discussions which explore new forms and approaches to public art.

Part of the Library of Performing Rights (LPR).

 

TRANSACTIONS #2

Editor: Fiona Whelan, Ailbhe Murphy, Helen Carey | Reference: P3250 | Type: Publication

Drawing threads from the meta to the micro level inevitably leads to a conversation about power – who has it, who doesn’t, who should have it, how it is adjudicated. TransActions #2 picks up on this context and sets out to pose questions for the field of socially-engaged art and education practice in 2017.

‘Illegal’ Traveller: An Auto-Ethnography of Borders

Artist/Author: Shahram Khosravi | Reference: P3126 | ISBN: 978-0230336742 | Type: Publication

Explores the issue of borders and border crossing in the era of globalization and transnationalism, analyzing how the nation-state system regulates movements of people.

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

Performative monuments: The rematerialisation of public art

Artist/Author: Mechtild Widrich | Reference: P3138 | ISBN: 978-0719095917 | Type: Publication

How did performance artists of the '60s and '70s, famous for their opposition both to lasting art and the political establishment, become the foremost monument builders of the '80s, '90s and today? This book argues that the centrality of performance to monuments and indeed public art in general rests not on its ephemerality or anti-authoritarian rhetoric, but on its power to build interpersonal bonds both personal and social.

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

Beyond Immersive Theatre: Aesthetics, Politics and Productive Participation

Artist/Author: Adam Alston | Reference: P3101 | ISBN: 978-1137480439 | Type: Publication

Does immersive theatre model a particular kind of politics, or a particular kind of audience? What’s involved in the production and consumption of immersive theatre aesthetics? Is a productive audience always an empowered audience? And do the terms of an audience’s empowerment stand up to political scrutiny?

Performance and the City

Editor: Kim Solga, Shelley Orr, D. J. Hopkins | Reference: P2954 | ISBN: 978-0230300491 | Type: Publication

Now in paperback and with a new preface by Susan Bennett, the book explores an interdisciplinary range of topics, including: theatre and urban policy development; architecture, trauma, and memory; urban performance history; site-specific performance and urban politics; sexuality and nationality in urban performance; and environmental performance theory.

Audience Participation in Theatre: Aesthetics of the Invitation

Artist/Author: Gareth White | Reference: P2865 | ISBN: 978-1137354631 | Type: Publication

This book presents a theory of audience participation in the theatre, based on the importance of the moment of invitation and how an event changes character when such an invitation is made.

Immersive Theatres: Intimacy and Immediacy in Contemporary Performance

Artist/Author: Josephine Machon | Reference: P2866 | ISBN: 978-1137019837 | Type: Publication

Charting the rise of the immersive theatre phenomenon, this is the first survey of immersive theories and practices for students, scholars and practitioners of contemporary performance. It includes interviews with immersive artists and examines key topics such as site-specific performance and immersive technologies. 

Embodied Avatars: Genealogies of Black Feminist Art and Performance

Artist/Author: Uri McMillan | Reference: P2837 | ISBN: 978-1479852475 | Type: Publication

Tracing a dynamic genealogy of performance from the nineteenth to the twenty-first century, Uri McMillan contends that black women artists practiced a purposeful self- objectification, transforming themselves into art objects.

TransActions#1

Editor: Jim Duignan, Glenn Loughran and Fiona Whelan | Reference: P2802 | Type: Publication

Taking Dublin and Chicago as two contemporary urban sites for exploration, The MA in Socially Engaged Art (Further, Adult and Community Education) at the National College of Art and Design (Dublin) have partnered with Stockyard Institute (Chicago) to explore the physical, geographic and social fabric of the two cities.

Nailwraps: Influences

Artist/Author: Phoebe Davies | Reference: P2579 | Type: Publication

Documentation of the event series “Influences'; collaborations with groups of women from across London, exploring current attitudes to gender equality, feminism, female expectations and individual agency. Collected material.  

Dark Matter : Art and Politics in the Age of Enterprise and Culture

Artist/Author: Gregory Sholette | Reference: P1907 | ISBN: 978-0-7453-2752-5 | Type: Publication

Investigation into collective and collaborative creative practice of marginalised artists of the art world.Reverend Billy Talent and the political economy of the art world. This article is referenced in the Platform Study Room Guide (P1820) and can be found in the Miscellaneous Articles 4 Binder.

The Body in Pain: The Making and Unmaking of the World

Artist/Author: Elaine Scarry | Reference: P0344 | ISBN: 978-0195049961 | Type: Publication

Part philosophical meditation, part cultural critique, this profoundly original work explores the nature of physical suffering.

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).
 

We Are Everywhere - The Irresistible Rise of Global Anticapitalism

Editor: Notes from Nowhere | Reference: P0424 | ISBN: 978-1859844472 | Type: Publication

A book of stories, stories written by activists from the front lines of resistance against capitalism and economic globalization.

This item is part of the Study Room Guide: A Bi(bli)ography of Insurrectionary Imaginati by John Jordan (P0793) and the Study Room Guide on Performance, Politics, Ethics and Human Rights by Adrien Sina (P0661)

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

Fuck You! - A feminist guide to surviving the art world

Artist/Author: Ara Osterweil | Reference: A0685 | Type: Article

A brief taxonomy that attempts to theorise why “Fuck You” has been such an indispensable survival strategy for feminist and avant-garde artists. 

In Misc folder 6.