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WHITE DEATH: The Sky Burial Dream Scriptures of Kaddish

Artist/Author: Zmeu Pleroma | Reference: P3676 | ISBN: 978-0-9569569-8-9 | Type: Publication

A collection of prophetic dream texts and images found in the ribcage of an ancient Priestess buried in a Sky Temple of former Tibet.

Body of Art

Editor: Diane Fortenberry, Rebecca Morrill | Reference: P3694 | ISBN: 978-0714869667 | Type: Publication

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.

Curators’ Series 11 programme

Reference: P3633 | Type: Publication

For the 11th edition of DRAF Curators’ Series, guest curator Victor Wang 王宗孚 launches the Institute of Asian Performance Art (IAPA), an international network to deepen the awareness and understanding of the history of early performance art in Japan, Korea, China and Taiwan.

The Empire Remains Shop

Artist/Author: Cooking Sections | Reference: P3561 | ISBN: 978-1941332375 | Type: Publication

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).

World Film Locations: Hong Kong

Editor: Linda Chiu-han Lai, Kimburley Wing-yee Choi | Reference: P3553 | ISBN: 978-1783200214 | Type: Publication

The first of its kind in English, this book is more than a city guide to Hong Kong through the medium of film; it is a unique exploration of the relationship between location and place and genre innovations in Hong Kong cinema.

Untimely Encounter 2016

Editor: Lee Byunghee | Reference: P3411 | Type: Publication

Exhibition catalogue. Alternative Space Loop, 16 December 2016 – 12 January 2017.

Kwangjoo is Impeaching

Artist/Author: Soni Kum | Reference: D2239 | Type: DVD

The video juxtaposes the various form of mediation from one historical event – the 1980 student massacre –  according to linear time line. The public memory of the incident is formed and moulded with mediated images and languages.

1hour 27min

Performance Works 2008-2017

Artist/Author: Soni Kum | Reference: D2240 | Type: DVD

Includes: Foreign Sky, Beast of Me and Still Hear the Wound.

Catalogued with a spanned DVD.

Chinese Performing Arts Yearbook 2015

Reference: P3187 | Type: Publication

Comprehensive overview of China's performance art in 2015. Includes essays, five case studies and information on over 100 artists. In Mandarin.

Early video works

Artist/Author: Soni Kum | Reference: D2241 | Type: DVD

Includes: Foreign Sky, Beast of Me, Still Hear the Wound

Catalogued with a spanned DVD.

ART IN CONTEXT: Learning from the Field

Editor: Herman Bashiron Mendolicchio and Susanne Bosch | Reference: P3171 | ISBN: 9 783945 048245 | Type: Publication

21 passionate statements from practitioners in the field of participatory art from Myanmar, Japan, Germany, Malaysia, Thailand, Indonesia, the Philippines, Singapore, Hong Kong and China. Their contributions help to define a complex practice, that takes many forms and is called by many names, but is united by a spirit of giving, receiving and reciprocating in art-making.

Into Performance: Japanese Women Artists

Artist/Author: Midori Yoshimoto | Reference: P2917 | ISBN: 978-0813535210 | Type: Publication

This book brings to light the historical significance of five women artists – Yoko Ono, Yayoi Kusama, Takako Saito, Mieko Shiomi, and Shigeko Kubota, who were among the first Japanese women to leave their country – and its male-dominated, conservative art world – to explore the artistic possibilities in New York.

Six Years: The Dematerialization of the Art Object from 1966 to 1972

Editor: Lucy R Lippard | Reference: P2918 | ISBN: 978-0520210134 | Type: Publication

Lucy R. Lippard documents the chaotic network of ideas that has been labeled conceptual art. The book is arranged as an annotated chronology into which is woven a rich collection of original documents–including texts by and taped discussions among and with the artists involved.

Exploding Galaxies: The Art of David Medalla

Artist/Author: Guy Brett | Reference: P2834 | ISBN: 978-0947753061 | Type: Publication

A book on the multi-disciplinary and experimental practice of artist David Medalla, who was born in the Philippines. Based in London since the 1960s, he has made an effort to remain independent of the art market and the institutional structure. Artist biography, bibliography and illustrated documentation of works included.

This item is part of the 'Glimpses of before: 1970s UK Performance Art' Study Room Guide by Helena Goldwater (P2497)

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

Artist/Author: Eddie Chambers | Reference: P2846 | ISBN: 978-1780762722 | Type: Publication

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. 

Making Myself Visible

Artist/Author: Rasheed Araeen | Reference: P2854 | ISBN: 978-0947753009 | Type: Publication

A book on the work of Pakistani artist and writer who has been based in London since 1964. The volume brings together a selection of his articles, essays and correspondence with gallery directors and funding bodies, interspersed with documentation of his multi-disciplinary work. Introduction by art critic Guy Brett.

This item is part of the 'Glimpses of before: 1970s UK Performance Art' Study Room Guide by Helena Goldwater (P2497)

Tree: Belief /Culture/Balance

Artist/Author: Ralph Lemon | Reference: P2553 | ISBN: 978-0819566997 | Type: Publication

A documentary album about the making of the second installation of the Geography Trilogy, Tree, commissioned by Yale Repertory Theatre in 2000 – an elaborate travelogue, documenting dance research selected events and collaborative creative processes.

Performance Art from Asia

Editor: Sinead O' Donnell | Reference: P2403 | ISBN: 9789535610144 | Type: Publication

Documentation from the 'MY EARTH STAGLINEC' International meeting of artists in memory of 'Antonio G. Lauer', showcasing performance art work from around Asia.  Croatia, 2013. Curated by Sinead O'Donnell. Contributors: Sinead O' Donnell, Suzana Marjanic, Akiko Sato, Chumpon Apisuk, Chuyia Chia, Lee Wen, Makoto Maruyama, Miyako Narita, Vasan Sitthiket, Vichukorn Tangpaiboon, Tzu-chi-Yeh, Watan Wuma. 

Ctrl+P – Journal of Contemporary Arts

Editor: Judy Freya Sibayan, Erika tan | Reference: P2057 | ISBN: ISSN 19089805 | Type: Publication

A special issue of the journal on art and China now.

Tatsumi Orimoto

Artist/Author: Tatsumi Orimoto | Reference: P2061 | Type: Publication

A collection of materials – posters, notes, drawings, programmes – mainly on two performances by the Japanese Artist – “Carrying a Baby Pig on my Back”; “Gaikotsu (Skull) Parade”. Miscellaneous printed material in large box.

Taking Place – Performance Art in Burma

Artist/Author: Yadanar, Aye Thwe Thwe, Elizabeth Rush | Reference: A0521 | Type: Article

Survey of performance art in Burma.

Korea Performance Art 40 Years 40 Artists

Reference: P1727 | ISBN: 978-89-960217-8-0 | Type: Publication

NOTE: Text is in Korean but images and artifacts give an extensive overview of Korean performance artists from this period. See KoPAS website for more details.

Korea Performance Art 1967-2005

Reference: P1726 | ISBN: 89-91437-53-2 | Type: Publication

NOTE: Text is in Korean but images and artifacts give an overview of Korean performance art from this period. See KoPAS website for more details.

Asiatopia: International Performance Art Festival, Thailand

Reference: D1795 | Type: DVD

Documentation of performances across the festival 1998-2004. Held in Thailand, the festival attracts artists from Europe and South East Asia. 

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

Documentation Bank: Mad For Real

Artist/Author: Mad For Real | Digital Reference: DB0041 | Type: Digital File

Part of the ‘Documentation Bank’ Collection, an extensive range of artists’ ‘Talking Heads’, documentation of key works, and a selection of Agency projects: http://www.thisisliveart.co.uk/resources/collections/documentation-bank.

Mapping the Body: Body Dialectics by Women Artists from Asia

Artist/Author: Bina Sarker Ellias | Reference: A0258 | Type: Article

Mapping the Body: Body Dialectics by Women Artists from Asia was presented at NRLA Glasgow in 2006. Varsha Nair and Tejal Shah – Encounters. Lilian Zumkemi – Brain Control.

Hysterical Asians (2)

Artist/Author: Sarbjit Samra | Reference: V0129 | Type: Video

This item is part of the Study Room Guide: The More You Ignore Me The Closer I Get by Robert Pacitti (P1100)