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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 Place Free of Judgement

Artist/Author: Blast Theory and Tony White | Reference: P3173 | ISBN: 978-0-9956965-0-1 | Type: Publication

During 2016 Blast Theory and Tony White worked with a group of young people in libraries in Telford and Wrekin to re-imagine libraries, story telling and their place in the world. On 29 October 2016, over the course of 9 hours from 3pm to midnight, the young people took control of their local libraries, and performed live to a worldwide audience. This book is a result of that process.

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).

Emergency INDEX Vol 5

Editor: Yelena Gluzman, Sophia Cleary, Katie Gaydos | Reference: P3098 | ISBN: 978-1-937027-75-9 | Type: Publication

In each annual volume, contributors document works made in the previous year. By including performances regardless of their country of origin, genre, aims, or popularity, INDEX reveals the breathtaking variety of practices used in performance work today.

Avant-Garde Theatre Sound: Staging Sonic Modernity

Artist/Author: Adrian Curtin | Reference: P3108 | ISBN: 978-1349459063 | Type: Publication

Explores how artists engaged with the sonic conditions of modernity through dramatic form, characterization, staging, technology, performance style, and other forms of interaction.

After Live: Possibility, Potentiality, and the Future of Performance

Artist/Author: Daniel Sack | Reference: P3081 | ISBN: 978-0472052868 | Type: Publication

The book conceives of traditional dramatic theater as a place for taming the future and then conceptualizes how performance beyond this paradigm might stage the unruly nature of futurity.

Ouch: Pain and Performance

Digital Reference: EF5231 | Type: Digital File

A LADA screening programme for the 2016 Venice International Performance Art Week: a collection of documentation and artists’ films looking at pain and performance.

Includes:

Marina Abramovic – On ‘Rhythm O’, 1974, 2013,  3’07” ; Ron Athey – Ron’s Story, 2001, 4’44”; Marcel.Li Antunez Roca – Epizoo, 1994, 8’29; Franko B – Don’t Leave Me This Way, 2009, 5’03”; Wafaa Bilal – On ‘Shoot An Iraqi’, 2007, 2’21”; Rocio Boliver – Times Go By and I Can’t Forget You: Between Menopause and Old Age, 2013, 4’18”; Cassils – The Powers That Be, 2016, 2’24”; Bob Flanagan – Cystic Fibrosis Song, 1990’s 1’32”; Regina Jose Galindo – Lucha, 2002, 3’37”; jamie lewis Hadley – this rose made of leather, 2012, 9’10”; Nicola Hunter & Ernst Fischer  – Passion/Flower, 2012, 4’02”; Oleg Kulik – Dog House 1996, 4’10”; Martin O’Brien – Taste of Flesh, 2015, 2’59”; Kira O’Reilly – Wet Cup, 2000, 2’29”; ORLAN – Successful Operation, 1990, 6’16”; Petr Pavlensky – Radical Artist In Court – Ukraine Today News Item,  2015, 1’57”

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.

Breastcups

Artist/Author: Mothersuckers | Reference: P3030 | Type: Publication

Documentation from the project by Zoë Gingell and Eve Dent; includes exhibition programme, blog posts, and The Guardian review.

Part of Live Art and Motherhood: A Study Room Guide on Live Art and the Maternal (P3025).

My Nana’s Wedding (Gown) Part One

Artist/Author: Miffy Ryan | Reference: P3028 | Type: Publication

Stills from the performance, which comprised of over 300 images and took place in 2 parts; part one is performed in a photography studio, with the photographer the only spectator.

Part of Live Art and Motherhood: A Study Room Guide on Live Art and the Maternal (P3025).

Theatre and Interculturalism

Artist/Author: Ric Knowles | Reference: P3015 | ISBN: 978-0230575486 | Type: Publication

How are hybrid and diasporic identities performed in increasingly diverse societies? How can we begin to think differently about theatrical flow across cultures?

Theatre and Social Media

Artist/Author: Patrick Lonergan | Reference: P3011 | ISBN: 978-1137463708 | Type: Publication

Lonergan argues that social media is itself a performance space, analysing how it's used by both theatres and audiences and also in connection with each other.

Anna Birch archive

Reference: P2992 | Type: Publication

Includes The Wollstonecraft Live Experience! programmes and materials, two programmes for the Stoke Newington Literary Festival, and a list of publications.

VERBO 2005-2015

Reference: P2965 | ISBN: 978-85-64324-07-7 | Type: Publication

An overview of the first 10 years of the VERBO festival, featuring texts by Brazilian and foreign authors.

In Portuguese and English; some text in Spanish.

Agora Collective documentation

Editor: Agora Collective | Reference: P2940 | Type: Publication

Includes:

Model Behaviours publication (AFFECT module I); in English; 2014

Mit freundlichen Gruessen exhibition catalogue; in German; 2013

promotional postcards; in English; 2014

Gardens Speak

Artist/Author: Tania El Khoury | Reference: P2938 | ISBN: 978-1-939067-20-3 | Type: Publication

Gardens Speak is an interactive sound installation containing the oral histories of ten ordinary people who were buried in Syrian gardens. Each narrative has been carefully constructed with the friends and family members of the deceased to retell their stories as they themselves would have recounted it.

This book contains the narrative text of those ten oral histories in both English and spoken Arabic, as well as an an introduction by the artist, and illustrations of the audience experience in Gardens Speak.

 

Performing Animality: Animals in Performance Practice

Editor: Jennifer Parker-Starbuck and Dr Lourdes Orozco | Reference: P2923 | ISBN: 978-1137373120 | Type: Publication

Theoretical and creative interventions into the presence of the animal and ideas of animality in performance.

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.

Contemporary European Theatre Directors

Editor: Maria M. Delgado and Dan Rebellato | Reference: P2908 | ISBN: 978-0415462518 | Type: Publication

An overview of many of the key directors working in European theatre over the past fifty years, situated lucidly in its artistic, cultural and political context. The resulting study is a detailed guide to the generation of directors whose careers were forged and tempered in the changing Europe of the 1980s and 1990s.

Performance

Artist/Author: Diana Taylor | Reference: P2913 | ISBN: 978-0822359975 | Type: Publication

In this invitation to reflect on the power of performance, Diana Taylor explores many of the ‘performance’ uses and iterations: artistic, economic, sexual, political, and technological performance; the performance of everyday life; and the gendered, sexed, and racialized performance of bodies. Images and texts interact to show how performance is at once a creative act, a means to comprehend power, a method of transmitting memory and identity, and a way of understanding the world.

Fair Play

Artist/Author: Jen Harvie | Reference: P2878 | ISBN: 978-1137027276 | Type: Publication

What is the quality of participation in contemporary art and performance? Fair Play: Art, Performance and Neoliberalism explores this question through the work of important contemporary artists and organizations including Marcus Coates, Phil Collins, Jeremy Deller, Michael Landy, Grayson Perry, Rachel Whiteread, Lone Twin, Punchdrunk, Tate Modern and the National Theatre.

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.

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.

Theatre and The Body

Artist/Author: Colette Conroy | Reference: P2883 | ISBN: 978-0230205437 | Type: Publication

Drawing on many examples from contemporary performance, this book is a provocative starting point for understanding the surprisingly complex relationship between theatre and the body. Foreword by Marina Abramovic.

Gob Squad and the Impossible Attempt To Make Sense of It All

Editor: Johanna Freiburg | Reference: P2875 | Type: Publication

A 150 page reader for students and other particularly interested audience members stuffed full of texts, scripts, interviews and concept documents.

The Only Way Home Is Through the Show: Performance Work of Lois Weaver

Editor: Lois Weaver and Jen Harvie | Reference: P2847 | ISBN: 978-1-78320-534-9 | Type: Publication

The book explores Weaver’s collaborative work with Split Britches and Spiderwoman as well as her solo projects, performance interventions, and work as a facilitator, teacher, and as Tammy WhyNot.

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.

The Number One Bus Drawing Book

Artist/Author: Sue Palmer and Joff Winterhart | Reference: P2844 | ISBN: 978-0956018717 | Type: Publication

An edited collection of work made between 15th and 25th September 2010 for b-side festival. Drawings by Joff Winterhart ; text and design by Sue Palmer. Includes a CD with the song composed by the piece.

Other Hospitalities: Reflections on Chris Goode’s Ensemble Ponyboy Curtis

Editor: Maddy Costa | Reference: A0644 | Type: Article

Includes reactions by Good, Megan Vaughan, Costa and Simon Bowes. 

Embracing the Elusive or the necessity of the superfluous

Artist/Author: Frie Leysen | Reference: A0638 | Type: Article

Belgian festival director and curator Frie Leysen challenges Australian artists and arts organisations to be bold, and to challenge an increasingly ossified status quo in her closing keynote address at the 2015 Australian Theatre Forum (ATF). Miscellaneous folder #5A.

The Clothes Make the Woman

Artist/Author: Marcia Farquhar | Reference: A0640 | Type: Article

Artist Sarah Baker talks to Marcia Farquhar about live performance, the visual, fiction and fantasy and meeting Peaches.

I Once Fell in Love with an Audience Member Practice, Performance, Politics

Artist/Author: Tania El Khoury | Reference: A0637 | Type: Article

In this essay, Tania El Khoury considers performance through the lens of her own practice as a live artist and as a member of Dictaphone Group, a live events project El Khoury started with Abir Saksouk. What emerges is a perspective of a contemporary artist working within the frame of performance, and how one within this frame might define their own practice through experience. In Miscellaneous Articles Folder #4.

Unruly Utterances: Participation, Criticality and Compass Festival 2014.

Editor: Yvonne Carmichael and Amelia Crouch | Reference: P2729 | Type: Publication

10 practitioners from different backgrounds to reflect on the broad themes of participation, audience, criticality and writing in a series of short essays and provocations inspired by their own practice and numerous works in Compass Festival 2014. Contributors include Andy Abbott, Emma Cocker, Patrick Coyle, Victoria Gray, Gillie Kleiman, Annie Lloyd, Gill Park, Harold Offeh, Nathan Walker, Adam Young. A limited edition hard copy.

Marina Abramović: 512 Hours

Artist/Author: Julia Peyton-Jones, Hans-Ulrich Obrist, Sophie O'Brien | Reference: P2712 | ISBN: 978-3863355821 | Type: Publication

This exhibition catalogue brings together material from the artist’s private archive: images, texts, diaries and other ephemera that act as points of reference in Abramović’s oeuvre. The publication includes an essay by the exhibition’s curator, Sophie O’ Brien, and also tracks, through diary entries and photographs, Abramović’s journeys in Brazil in 2013, which informed her planning for the exhibition at the Serpentine Gallery.

Demolish the Theatre!

Artist/Author: Simon Casson | Reference: A0615 | Type: Article

Written by Simon Casson, producer of Duckie, this is a polemic letter responding to the consultation towards the McMaster Review for James Purnell and the Department of Culture Media and Sport, condemnning the state of art-funding.

Fuzzy

Artist/Author: Tania El Khoury | Digital Reference: EF5152 | Type: Digital File

Video commisioned for “Documenting Intimacy”, a research initiative piloted by Brian Lobel and Marisa Zanotti to explore documenting one-to-one performance from the perspective of artists.

Ambivalent Intimacies: Performance and Domestic Photography in the Work of Adrian Howells

Artist/Author: Jon Cairns | Reference: A0606 | Type: Article

An exploration of Adrian Howells’s artistic practice of creating work that promotes intimacy and genuine exchange with an audience.

Walking Workshop

Artist/Author: Nando Messias | Digital Reference: EF5133 | Type: Digital File

Documentation of workshop presented as part an extensive programme curated by Lois Keidan and Aaron Wright (Live Art Development Agency) entitled “Just Like A Woman”, composed of lectures, performances, readings, installations, screenings, workshops and debates on performance of identity, is fully dedicated to the impact of performance on feminist histories and the contribution of artists to discourses around contemporary gender politics.  From the 19th edition of the City of Women (Mesto žensk) festival – 2-13 October 2013, Ljubljana, Slovenia – entitled “Let’s create a place for ourselves” on public space and politics.

Touching What’s Special in the Everyday

Artist/Author: FrenchMottershead | Reference: A0597 | Type: Article

FrenchMottershead discuss thir strategy of ‘microperformance’.

Emma Smith

Artist/Author: Emma Smith | Reference: P2584 | Type: Publication

Documents from the performances “A Greaât Stitheram” in the Greyfriars, Lincoln, and “Change in Energy = the Work” at Arnolfini.

No Innocent Bystanders Performance Art and Audience

Artist/Author: Frazer Ward | Reference: P2544 | ISBN: 978-1611683356 | Type: Publication

*currently unavailable*

This publication explores the ethical challenges with which performance art confronts its viewers speak to the reimagining of the audience.

Being Without Walls: Art Licks Weekend 2013

Editor: Holly Willats | Reference: P2551 | Type: Publication

Collected documents from the artist performance programme running throughout Art Licks Weekend 2013 called “Stop, Look, Listen!” – a series of performances held in public spaces across east and south east London taking work to audiences out of the gallery setting.