On making a case for arts subsidy in the face of austerity.
A collection of case studies from Live Art UK, the publication responds to the recent successes of Live Art and highlights those artists, projects and initiatives which are re-politicising and re-energising our arts spaces, sharing radical works and ideas with a public who are themselves being forced to do more with less.
Part of the Library of Performing Rights (P3041).
An invitation to encounter work and thinking that is in motion. Taking two years of projects and initiatives by Heart of Glass, a national agency for collaborative and social practice based in St Helens, as its starting point, the publication explores the interface between theory and practice.
Audio recording from the informal event which included a practical session of creating ‘access and equality riders’ for artists and audiences. LADA, 26 June 2018. 2 audio files.
Project zines; Fierce, intimate oral histories, collaborative stories, D.I.Y. research and interviews from people at the intersection of several kinds of marginalisation.
Part of Library of Performing Rights (P3041).
What is the relationship between capitalism and mental health? Berardi embarks on an exhilarating journey through philosophy, psychoanalysis and current events, searching for the social roots of the mental malaise of our age.
Combines performance analysis with contemporary political philosophy to advance new ways of understanding both political performance and the performativity of the politics of the street.
Delivers a counter blow to the rampant culture of fear fuelled by the likes of CNN, Fox and the Daily Mail. Exploring contemporary and historical manifestations of this controlling force, the conversations in this collection go beyond just scrutinizing what constitutes rational versus irrational fear, or identifying ways in which human fears are manipulated by political players. They reveal how fear antagonizes and changes our subjectivity and, crucially, how the political use of fear has been resisted in different times and places, by different people across the globe.
Part of the Study Room Guide on Live Art and Displacement (P3107).
A new anthology about the work of Jonathan Burrows & Matteo Fargion.
Produced in conjunction with FACING FRONT, a series of performances and workshops presented by Thirdbird in Philadelphia, in June 2015.
This engaging study examines the issue of crisis in European performance since the collapse of global financial markets in 2008. The book’s chapters examine diverse performances of crisis primarily in three cities with a loaded past and present for Europe, as idea and geopolitical reality: London, Athens and Berlin.
Leading scholars, artists, and activists examine the role of the arts in articulating the social agendas of urban mega-events like Olympic Games and World Expos.
The author analyses several contemporary performances as examples of artistic critique of current ideological canons and power structures governing labour relations in the globalised capitalist production.
Commemorative Edition of Vaccum Days to mark the state funded funeral of former prime minister Margaret Thatcher, available to download on the day of the funeral only, 17/04/2013.
Two Degrees 12-18 June 2011: Arts Admin reflects on world events since the first festival in 2009 (event description and information)