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Queering curating

Editor: Adrien Sina | Digital Reference: EF5371 | Type: Digital File

Documentation of projects undertaken by Adrien Sina, Tomasz Kitliński and Paweł Leszkowicz. Includes interviews, photos and promotional material from venues including Marlborough Pub and Theatre, Courtauld Institute of Art and Tate Britain.

Part of the Library of Performing Rights ( P3041).

London Orbital: A Walk Around the M25

Artist/Author: Iain Sinclair | Reference: P4063 | ISBN: 978-1862075474 | Type: Publication

Maps the vast stretch of urban settlement outside London bounded by the M25.

Exotic: A Fetish for the Foreign

Artist/Author: Judy Sund | Reference: P3912 | ISBN: 978-0714876375 | Type: Publication

Explores our obsession with the lure of distant lands and their promise of the weird and wonderful, the beautiful and grotesque.

Performance Now: Live Art for 21st Century

Artist/Author: RoseLee Goldberg | Reference: P3613 | ISBN: 9780500021255 | Type: Publication

This major survey charts the development of live art across six continents since the turn of the twenty- first century, revealing how it has become an increasingly essential vehicle for communicating ideas across the globe in the new millennium.

If You Lived Here: The City in Art, Theory and Social Activism

Artist/Author: Martha Rosler | Editor: Brian Wallis | Reference: P3497 | ISBN: 978-0941920186 | Type: Publication

Documents the crisis in American urban housing policies and portrays how artists have fought against government neglect, shortsighted housing policies and unfettered real estate speculation.

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

The Heritage Industry: Britain in a Climate of Decline

Artist/Author: Robert Hewison | Reference: P3494 | ISBN: 978-0413161109 | Type: Publication

Sets out to protect the present and the future of life in Britain from their most dangerous enemy: a creeping takeover by the past. While the real economy crumbles, a new force is taking over: the Heritage Industry, a movement dedicated to turning the British Isles into one vast open-air museum. 

T(r)ipping points: the architect-walker and the destabilised city

Artist/Author: Stephen Hodge | Digital Reference: EF5267 | Type: Digital File

Documentation (Power Point) from the DIY 13 project exploring notions of tripping and tipping points through the lens of the architect-walker.

Destruction of Art: Iconoclasm and Vandalism Since the French Revolution

Artist/Author: Dario Gamboni | Reference: P3452 | ISBN: 978-1861893161 | Type: Publication

nitially galvanized by the sweeping obliteration of architecture and art under the Communist regimes of the Soviet Union and eastern bloc countries, Gamboni investigates other instances of destroyed art and architecture around the globe, uncovering a disquieting and surprisingly widespread phenomenon. 

Refugee Camp for the First World Citizens

Artist/Author: FWC | Reference: D2278 | Type: DVD

A project based on a hypotethical (hypothetical and ethical) situation (political, social, military, security, natural catastrophy …) in which the citizens of highly developed countries (mainly from the West) would be forced to leave their country and look for a temporary home in another country.

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

Creative Prison

Artist/Author: squint/opera | Reference: D2285 | Type: DVD

A film showing the imagined interior of a prison, sculptures by prisoners on themes of rehabilitation.

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

Radio Ballet

Artist/Author: LIGNA | Reference: D2289 | Type: DVD

Around 500 participants – usual radio listeners, no dancers or actors – were invited to enter the Leipzig train station, equipped with cheap, portable radios and earphones. By means of these devices they could listen to a radio program consisting of a choreography suggesting permitted and forbidden gestures (to beg, to sit or lie down on the floor etc.). 

Os it My Body? - Selected Texts

Artist/Author: Kim Gordon | Editor: Branden W. Joseph | Reference: P3232 | ISBN: 978-3956790386 | Type: Publication

Throughout the 1980s and early 90s, Gordon produced a series of writings on art and music. Ranging from neo-Conceptual artworks to broader forms of cultural criticism, these rare texts place her writing within the context of the artist-critics of her generation.

Pentagon Petal programme

Reference: P3243 | Type: Publication

Programme for the installation project by artist Fran Cottell and architect Marianne Mueller, reflecting on the Rootstein Hopkins Parade Ground as the dream site for Jeremy Bentham's experimental panopticon, the real Millbank Penitentiary, a military parade ground and now university campus, outdoor gallery and thoroughfare to Tate Britain. 
 

Entr’acte: Performing Publics, Pervasive Media, and Architecture

Editor: Jordan Geiger | Reference: P3170 | ISBN: 978-1-349-49280-0 | Type: Publication

Generally taking place in front of closed curtains during set changes between acts, the entr'acte delivers a fleeting new purpose and event to the otherwise sometimes inert space between stage and pit. This collection employs the entr'acte as a model for conceptualizing emerging formations of publics and of public space.

Critical Landscapes: Art, Space, Politics

Editor: Emily Eliza Scott and Kirsten Swenson | Reference: P3132 | ISBN: 978-0520285491 | Type: Publication

One of the first comprehensive treatments of land use in contemporary art, the collection surveys the stakes and concerns of recent land-based practices, outlining the art historical contexts, methodological strategies, and geopolitical phenomena. 

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

Personal Shopper: A Kirkgate Market Mis-Giude

Editor: Etheridge & Persighetti | Reference: P3072 | ISBN: 978-0-9932664-9-2 | Type: Publication

Artists Katie Etheridge & Simon Persighetti team up with shoppers, traders and market enthusiasts to create a pick and mix selection of ways to navigate and explore the market as trading place, social space and playing space. The Mis-Guide was originally produced for Compass Festival. 

In Place of a Show

Artist/Author: Augusto Corrieri | Reference: P2963 | ISBN: 978-1474256728 | Type: Publication

An account of Western theatre buildings in the 21st century: theatres stripped of their primary purpose, lying empty, preserved as museums, or demolished. 

Building an Island

Editor: Graz 2003: Kulturhauptstadt Europas | Reference: P2910 | ISBN: 978-3775713573 | Type: Publication

Acconci's Mur Island in Graz forges a closer bond between life on the river and in the two halves of the city. The book documents the different stages of the design, and places sketches and computer simulations next to remarkable photographs of models as well as shots of the finished island. An interview with Vito Acconci and a presentation of the diverse work by the Acconci Studio round off the book.  In German and English.  

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. 

Guy Debord and the Situationist International: Texts and Documents

Editor: Tom Mcdonough | Reference: P2880 | ISBN: 978-0262633000 | Type: Publication

A revised and expanded version of a special issue of the journal October (Winter 1997) that was devoted to the work of the Situationist International (SI). The first section of the issue contained previously unpublished critical texts, and the second section contained translations of primary texts that had previously been unavailable in English. 

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. 

Who Cares? Dance in the Gallery & Museum

Artist/Author: Sara Wookey | Reference: P2809 | ISBN: 978-0992797416 | Type: Publication

A series of conversations with dance artists, curators and directors, who share their experiences of presenting or performing dance in museum and gallery spaces.

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.

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.

Ways to Wander

Artist/Author: Claire Hind and Clare Qualmann | Reference: P2764 | ISBN: 978-1-909470-72-9 | Type: Publication

This booklet reflects 54 intriguing encounters produced by artists involved with the Walking Artists Network and beyond.

De la mordida al camello: Roberto de la Torre (selección de obra / selected works 2000-2005)

Artist/Author: Roberto de la Torre | Reference: P2771 | ISBN: 9789709530803970-95308-0-1 | Type: Publication

Catalogue including a selection of the most representative projects developed by the Mexican artist between 2000-2005.

Civil Twilight & Other Social Works: And Other Social Works

Artist/Author: Roddy Hunter | Reference: P2698 | ISBN: 978-0955392719 | Type: Publication

Documentation of projects investigating environments for societal production of civic understanding through a series of durational performances that encouraged discursive public encounters in civic squares and related urban environments.

Nothing To Declare

Artist/Author: Dictaphone Group | Reference: P2662 | Type: Publication

Research booklet for a collaborative project initiated by live artist Tania El Khoury and researcher and architect Abir Saksouk. “Nothing To Declare” was the group’s first lecture performance and was developed during a residency at Watermill Studios in the United States in April 2013. Also see video documentation ref EF5156.

Nothing to Declare

Artist/Author: Dictaphone Group | Digital Reference: EF5156 | Type: Digital File

Trailer of a collaborative project initiated by live artist Tania El Khoury and researcher and architect Abir Saksouk. “Nothing To Declare” was the group’s first lecture performance and was developed during a residency at Watermill Studios in the United States in April 2013. Also find the project's Research Booklet as P2662.

Theatre and Architecture

Artist/Author: Juliet Rufford | Reference: P2646 | ISBN: 9780230218727 | Type: Publication

The book unpicks these assumptions, demonstrating ways in which theatre and architecture are essential to each other and contextualizing their dynamic relationship historically and culturally.

Theaster Gates: 12 Ballads for Huguenot House

Artist/Author: Michael Darling, et al. | Reference: P2576 | ISBN: 978-3863352035 | Type: Publication

Publication documenting an ambitious installation project involving the renovation of an abandoned house in Kassel, Germany for the exhibition dOCUMENTA (13).

The Poetics of Space

Artist/Author: Gaston Bachelard | Reference: P2504 | ISBN: 978-0807064733 | Type: Publication

A philosophic exploration of our perceptions of houses and other shelters shape our thoughts, memories, and dreams. This item is part of the Study Room Guide to Remoteness (P2600).

You Are Here: Personal Geographies and Other Maps of the Imagination

Artist/Author: Katharine Harmon | Reference: P2506 | ISBN: 978-1568984308 | Type: Publication

A wide-ranging collection of inventive maps. This item is part of the Study Room Guide to Remoteness (P2600).

Vito Hannibal Acconci Studio

Artist/Author: Vito Acconci | Reference: P2465 | ISBN: 978-8495951717 | Type: Publication

A comprehensive selection of Vito Acconci's works, including a DVD of three 20 min videos in which he speaks about his realized and unrealized projects.

Vito Acconci: Writings, Works, Projects

Artist/Author: Gloria Moure | Reference: P2450 | ISBN: 8434308940 | Type: Publication

This monograph includes both extensive visual documentation from throughout Vito Acconci's career and a wide selection of his writings.

Vito Acconci, In Conversation at Acconci Studio, New York

Artist/Author: Vito Acconci | Reference: D2148 | ISBN: 9780981540931 | Type: DVD

Vito Acconci in conversation at Acconci Studio, New York with the Halpern-Rogath Curatorial Seminar at the University of Pennsylvania

Deep End

Artist/Author: Geraldine Pilgrim | Digital Reference: EF5104 | Type: Digital File

Documentation of a site-specific performance made for the disused Marshall Street Baths, Soho and Star Dust commissioned by Live Art Development Agency for a Variety Weekend at the newly refurbished De La Warr Pavilion, Bexhill on Sea.

The Salisbury Proverbs

Artist/Author: Station Opera House | Digital Reference: EF5105 | Type: Digital File

Documentation of large scale performance using breeze blocks to build a temporary monument to celebrate Salisbury’s most famous and permanent one. Located and inspired by Salisbury cathedral, the piece involved 25 performers, singers and musicians, the Festival chorus and over 10,000 breeze blocks. The performance itself consisted of a network of proverbial and allegorical narratives which were given an architectural and sculptural form – a version of Breughel’s Netherlandish Proverbs.

Ant Farm Video

Artist/Author: Art and Architecture group | Reference: D2145

Classics of video art from 1970’s by the Art and Architecture group

112 Greene Street: The Early Years (1970-1974)

Artist/Author: Jessamyn Fiore | Reference: P2371 | ISBN: 978-1-934435-41-0 | Type: Publication

Publication on the homonyms exhibition at David Zwirner, the landmark SoHo space

60 Farringdon Road: Wheelrights’ Workshop to Free Word Centre

Artist/Author: Philippa Lewis | Reference: P2165 | Type: Publication

This booklet tells the story of just one building in the vast metropolis of London – 60 Farringdon Road. Neither particularly distinguished nor particularly old, the building’s past – and that of the immediate neighbourhood of Clerkenwell – illustrates the ebb and flow of city life and commerce, the arriving technologies, fortunes and fashions.

The Most Beautiful: 20 Years of Architects of Air

Artist/Author: Alan Parkinson | Editor: Andrew Mitchelson | Reference: P2148 | ISBN: 978-0-9575091-0-8 | Type: Publication

Architectes of Air build Luminaria – monumental installations designed to generate a sense of wonder at the phenomenon of light. Drawing on the influences of traditional architecture, natural and geometric forms, company founder, Alan Parkinson, designs huge pneumatic environments that tour the world.

The Bastille Dances

Artist/Author: Station House Opera | Reference: D2032 | Type: DVD

For short edited version see REF. D1898.

Site Unseen

Artist/Author: Terry Smith | Reference: P2067 | ISBN: 953179303 | Type: Publication

An artists’ book documenting an intervention in a derelict house in North London. Due to the delapidated condition of the house, the public could not visit the house, so Terry Smith made a photographic record of individual impressions of each room.