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The Vorticist Appointments Volume One

Artist/Author: Jason Maling | Reference: P4017 | ISBN: 9780646516462 | Type: Publication

All appointment negatives and notes from the first year of the Vorticist project (Oct 2007 – Dec 2008) printed in a cloth bound and embossed book.

Signed and numbered edition of 100 (77/100).

Robert Whitman: Performances from the 1960s

Artist/Author: Robert Whitman | Reference: D2318 | ISBN: 0-9668010-4-0 | Type: DVD

Includes original footage of The American Moon (1960) and Flower (1963), a recent performance of Prune Flat (1965), and Ghost, Whitman’s recent theater work, as well as short documentaries about the works. 

Brief Synopsis

Artist/Author: The Opera Project | Reference: D2317 | ISBN: 978-1-922007-80-3 | Type: DVD

Pulls together rich elements of music, physical space, visual arts, text and movement; contemplates violence, without relying on sensational anecdote.

25 Years of Performance Art in Australia

Editor: Nick Waterlow | Reference: P3929 | ISBN: 9780733409066 | Type: Publication

Exhibition catalogue. Ivan Dougherty Gallery, Sydney, June-July 1994; Institute of Modern Art, August 1994, Perth Institute of Contemporary Arts, November-December 1995, Experimental Art Foundation, Adelaide, February-March 1995, ACCA, April May 1995.

Passion

Artist/Author: The Sydney Front | Reference: D2315 | ISBN: 978-1-922007-35-3 | Type: DVD

Passion takes up the theme of sacrifice that plays through all the work of the company, leading its audience into a re-enactment of the Stations of the Cross. 

In the glass cabinet. 

First and Last Warning

Artist/Author: The Sydney Front | Reference: D2314 | ISBN: 978-1-922007-32-2 | Type: DVD

The audience is divided. Those who can afford it are escorted to their private viewing area, to be served champagne and smoked salmon throughout the show. The rest risk the edges of the performance space, clad only in black lingerie. In the glass cabinet. 

Don Juan

Artist/Author: The Sydney Front | Reference: D2313 | ISBN: 978-1-922007-31-5 | Type: DVD

The audience mingle with the performers on the performance floor, which might be a kind of soirée or Don Giovanni’s ball. In the glass cabinet. 

Photocopies of God

Artist/Author: The Sydney Front | Reference: D2312 | ISBN: 978-1-922007-34-6 | Type: DVD

Presents images of a theatre struggling to move beyond the exchange of desires, beyond even the carnal itself. The performers attempt to break the endless cycle of impersonation and to submit themselves to the supreme gaze. In the glass cabinet. 

The Pornography of Performance

Artist/Author: The Sydney Front | Reference: D2311 | ISBN: 978-1-922007-33-9 | Type: DVD

A frenzied meditation on theatrical obsession, a festive overture of histrionic suffering and flapping genitalia. In the glass cabinet. 

John Laws/Sade: a confession

Artist/Author: The Sydney Front | Reference: D2310 | ISBN: 978-1-922007-29-2 | Type: DVD

Against the background of the disembodied voice a visceral and sado-masochistic exchange between bodies makes voyeurs of its audience.  In the glass cabinet. 

Waltz

Artist/Author: The Sydney Front | Reference: D2309 | ISBN: 978-1-922007-30-8 | Type: DVD

A single row of audience members around the edge of a performance space A curtain sometimes running across it cutting the space (and the audience’s view) in two.  In glass cabinet.

How Aborigines Invented the Idea of Contemporary Art: Writings on Aboriginal Contemporary Art

Editor: Ian Maclean | Reference: P3921 | ISBN: 978-0909952372 | Type: Publication

The first anthology to chronicle the global critical reception of Aboriginal Art since the early 1980s, when the art world began to understand it as contemporary art. 

Part of Library of Performing Rights (P3041)

Performing the UnNameable: Anthology of Australian Performance Texts

Editor: Karen Pearlman, Richard James Allen | Reference: P3922 | ISBN: 978-0868194202 | Type: Publication

Sheds light on a range of practices in the area of contemporary performance in Australia.

Staging Queer Feminisms: Sexuality and Gender in Australian Performance, 2005-2015

Artist/Author: Sarah French | Reference: P3916 | ISBN: 978-1137465429 | Type: Publication

Examines sexuality, gender and race in Australia’s vibrant independent theatre and performance culture.

Part of Library of Performing Rights (P3041)

William Yang: Stories of Love and Death

Editor: Helena Grehan, Edward Scheer | Reference: P3910 | ISBN: 978-1742234601 | Type: Publication

Features images from Yang’s personal archive and explores his self-portraiture across photography, performance and documentary.

Part of Library of Performing Rights (P3041)

Performance Ritual Document

Artist/Author: Anne Marsh | Reference: P3913 | ISBN: 978-1921394973 | Type: Publication

Explores performance art through live manifestations and reiterations in photographs, film and video.

The White Possessive: Property, Power, and Indigenous Sovereignty

Artist/Author: Aileen Moreton-Robinson | Reference: P3793 | ISBN: 978-0816692163 | Type: Publication

Explores the links between race, sovereignty, and possession through themes of property: owning property, being property, and becoming propertyless.

Mapping Cultural Identity in Contemporary Australian Performance

Artist/Author: Helena Grehan | Reference: P3906 | ISBN: 978-9052019475 | Type: Publication

An important addition to the current body of scholarly material on contemporary performance and theatre; it provides both a detailed focus on a number of important performance works as well as developing a framework for the interpretation of contemporary performance.

Part of the Library of Performing Rights (P3041).

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.

When Species Meet

Artist/Author: Donna J. Haraway | Reference: P3658 | ISBN: 978-0816650460 | Type: Publication

Contemplates the interactions of humans with many kinds of critters, especially with those called domestic.

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).

In Confidence - Reorientations in Recent Art

Reference: P3362 | ISBN: 978-0-9871088-8-3 | Type: Publication

Catalogue published for the exhibition featuring Lynn Lu; photos and an essay by John Mateer.

Part of the Something Human Study Room Guide on Southeast Asian performance (P3334).

 

Yonder

Editor: Jasmin Stephens | Reference: P3378 | ISBN: 978-0-9871088-6-9 | Type: Publication

Exhibtion publication; Perth Institute of Contemporary Arts, 8 Sept – 21 Oct 2012

Part of the Something Human Study Room Guide on Southeast Asian performance (P3334).

1ltre of blood 100kgs of bullets / Pledge

Artist/Author: Rebecca Cunningham | Reference: D2255 | Type: DVD

Documentation from two performances, presented at Brisbane Arts (2007) and MAJU JAYA Performance Art Festival (2007).

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

A Different Temporality: Aspects Of Australian Feminist Art Practice 1975-1985

Editor: Kyla McFarlane | Reference: P3297 | ISBN: 9780987113948 | Type: Publication

Exhibition catalogue; Monash University Museum of Art, 13 October – 17 December, 2011

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

Community Theatre: Global Perspectives

Artist/Author: Eugene Van Erven | Reference: P3285 | ISBN: 978-0415190312 | Type: Publication

Published at the same time as a video of the same name, this is a unique record of these theatre groups in action. Based on the author's own travels and experiences working with community theatre groups in six very different countries, this is the first study of their work and the methodological traditions which have developed around the world.

Part of the Library of Performing Rights (LPR).

Co-Respond

Editor: Meg Hale | Reference: P3227 | ISBN: 978-0-646-57607-7 | Type: Publication

Publication exploring the possibilities of collaboration and conversation between visual art and writing. Featuring written works by fifteen emerging writers, responding to exhibitions presented between June 2011 and January 2012.

Acting Together Volume I: Resistance and Reconciliation in Regions of Violence

Editor: Cynthia E. Cohen, Roberto Gutiérrez Varea, Polly O. Walker | Reference: P3116 | ISBN: 978-0981559391 | Type: Publication

A series on Performance and the Creative Transformation of Conflict, describing peacebuilding performances in regions beset by violence and internal conflicts. The first volume emphasizes the role theatre and ritual play both in the midst and in the aftermath of direct violence.

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

Taking a hard look at the self

Artist/Author: John Bailey | Editor: Keith Gallasch, Virginia Baxter | Reference: A0693 | Type: Article

An article on autopbiographical perforance, including Fake It Till You Make It (Bryony Kimmings, Tim Grayburn), Elizabeth Taylor is my Mother (Suzie Hardgrave, La Mama Theatre), The Blueform (James Pratt, La Mama Theatre).

Theatre and Migration

Artist/Author: Emma Cox | Reference: P3016 | ISBN: 978-1137004017 | Type: Publication

A vibrant introduction to theatre that engages with stories, conditions and experiences of migration.

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.

Live Culture / Leigh Bowery at the Anthony d’Offay Gallery

Artist/Author: Leigh Bowery (film made by Cerith Ayn Evans) | Digital Reference: EF5209 | Type: Digital File

Documentation from Bowery's 1988 performance.

27:18

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.

Australia: Nine contemporary artists

Reference: P2911 | ISBN: 978-0938132097 | Type: Publication

Exhibition catalogue; Los Angeles Institute of Contemporary Art, June-August 1984. Artists: John Davis, John Dunkley-Smith, Marr Grounds, Lyndal Jones, John Nixon, Mike Parr, Redback Graphix, Stelarc

Leigh Bowery - The Life and Times of an Icon

Artist/Author: Sue Tilley | Reference: P2868 | ISBN: 0-340-69310-X | Type: Publication

A biography and tribute to a colourful unique and larger than life character, written by his close friend.

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.

Ephemerality Capture and Kin

Artist/Author: Keith Gallasch | Reference: A0622 | Type: Article

Review of the exhibition Performance Now, Queensland University of Technology (QUT) Art Museum, 6 Dec 2014-1 March 2015, Brisbane.

Intimate Delights and Dark Disturbances

Artist/Author: Nerida Dickinson | Reference: A0621 | Type: Article

Review of Proximity Festival 2014, Fremantle Arts Centre, Fremantle, 22 Oct-2 Nov.

Laurie Anderson: We Are Meaning Machines

Artist/Author: Gail Priest | Reference: A0611 | Type: Article

The author discusses with Laurie Anderson her musical collaboration with Kronos Quartet featured in the Adelaide Festival 2013. 

Back to Back Theatre: Small Metal Objects

Artist/Author: Back to Back Theatre | Editor: Alice Nash (General Manager) | Reference: P2179 | Type: Publication

Information pack, press reviews, photographs and marketing material from Back to Back Theatre’s performance piece Small Metal Objects (2005)

Pod 3

Artist/Author: Back to Back Theatre | Reference: D2066 | Type: DVD

Pod3 is an experimental performance installation developed over four days by participants of the Awakenings Festival in collaboration with Back to Back Theatre. Running time 5 minutes.